Director General, Environmental, Social and Governance

New Development Bank (NDB)


Ref: SP157-09

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Based in: Shanghai, China
Target Market: Global recruitment

Reporting to the VP and CRO, Director General, Environmental, Social and Governance leads the mainstreaming of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations in the Bank's operations and activities. The role also oversees project procurement work.

The successful candidate is expected to consolidate the Bank's ESG and project procurement related work and establish appropriate frameworks aligned with international practices and member country systems for ESG and procurement. The incumbent will also engage with stakeholders for consistent application of the Bank's ESG and procurement policies. The overall mandate will be to position NDB as a leading contributor to the development of ESG capabilities as also to procurement processes, with focus on transparency, efficiency and consistency. In addition, the DG will also contribute to the Bank's ESG-linked fund raising and investments activities.

Specific responsibilities include:

- Develop and periodically review and update the Bank's ESG and procurement-related policies, processes and guidelines to ensure that the Bank's frameworks are in line with international practices and support application of high ESG and procurement standards in member countries.
- Support the Bank's operations in project preparation and implementation by providing quality inputs on ESG matters.
- Guide the ESG team to conduct ESG and procurement due diligences, mitigating ESG risks and delivering the Bank's projects with quality and speed.
- Ensure that learnings from the implementation of projects are taken on board for fine-tuning the Bank's ESG risk management framework as part of periodic reviews.
- Manage the development of country-specific studies on social and environmental standards, governance and procurement practices.
- Support Treasury, Operations and Strategy teams in the design of ESG products and development of ESG-related policies, criteria and procedures.
- Build ESG database, review and assess the Bank's annual ESG-related disclosures to different stakeholders and investors.
- Liaison with ESG rating agencies, ESG research agencies, environmental NGOs/CSOs, academia, ESG investors, and other stakeholders on ESG-related topics.
- Develop external and internal ESG communication strategy, promote and build the Bank's ESG brand, in close coordination with the Bank's Corporate Communications team.
- Support Risk team in undertaking climate risk related assessments.
- Assist the Compliance team in handling complaints related to ESG in projects approved by the Bank.
- Nurture talent and coach the team to ensure continuous learning and development.
- Other duties and responsibilities assigned from time to time.


Position requirements

- Minimum of 15 years of relevant professional experience in a multilateral development bank or equivalent, regulated public/private sector financial institution, consultancy firm or relevant public department or agency.
- Strong leadership and managerial skills in managing a diverse workforce.
- Exceptional strategic thinking, leading change, problem solving, communication, conflict management and resolution, and interpersonal skills with high resilience and drive in achieving objectives and goals.
- Relevant experience in a multi-cultural work environment fostering a climate of teamwork and collaboration.
- Master's Degree or equivalent in a relevant professional field from a reputed university. Relevant certification/s from globally recognized certification agencies in the related field would be preferred, such as CPA.

Please note, this position is being re-advertised. Previous applicants need not apply as their applications will be evaluated together with the new set of applications.

Please be sure to fill out all sections in English, without using ALL capital letters.

Please upload a resume/CV in English and do not upload a Resume/CV which has more than 10 pages.

About the Company

The New Development Bank (NDB) is a multilateral development bank (MDB) established by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) with the objective of financing infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging economies and developing countries. NDB’s work complements the efforts of multilateral and regional financial institutions, toward global growth and development.

Our work is centered around maximizing the impact of development in a fast, flexible and efficient manner. To catalyze the kind of development we envisage, we are always keen to listen, learn and collaborate with other MDBs, governments, financial institutions and social organizations.

To fulfill its purpose, the Bank supports public or private projects through loans, guarantees, equity participation and other financial instruments.

Our headquarters is in Shanghai, China. The geographic distribution of NDB’s operations is becoming increasingly balanced as the Bank develops its capacity to identify and prepare projects in all member countries. The first regional office of NDB – the Africa Regional Centre (ARC) – was opened in Johannesburg, South Africa, in August 2017. In July 2019, NDB began to build the Americas Regional Office team, based in São Paulo, Brazil, with a sub-office in Brasília. NDB and the Government of Russia signed the Agreement on the Hosting of the NDB Eurasian Regional Centre in Moscow, Russia on the sidelines of the 11th BRICS Summit in Brasília in November 2019.

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