ABOUT OXYGENE

Oxygène Marketing Communication Limited (“Oxygène”) is a Nairobi based integrated communications agency that works to build our clients’ reputations, and incite action by championing integration of sustainable business practices that embrace the broader society goals into the core of their operations. We believe that the integration of people, planet and society into business strategy sits at the very heart of building strong stakeholder relationships that enhances the reputation of organisations.
The agency has further delved into associated areas of practice in response to the dynamic needs of our clients one of which is the sustainability practice. Under this practice we partner with leading companies in East Africa to define, develop and implement sustainability programmes. These issues range from business purpose, social impact, human rights and supply chains, energy, environment, and regulatory affairs.
To fulfil the above objective, we are looking for a Sustainability Manager.
The Sustainability Manager will take the lead in the development, implementation and monitoring of sustainability programmes offered by Oxygène our clients

ACCOUNTABILITY 

Reports to the General Manager 

Key Roles and Responsibilities 

A candidate must have a thorough understanding of the broader sustainability context. The key tasks will include: 

  • Identifying organizational stakeholders of our relevant clients and explaining how the clients can respond to their  stakeholders’ reasonable expectations and interests. 
  • Undertaking materiality assessments of clients with their respective stakeholders in respect of each client organization’s  significant economic, environmental and social impacts  
  • Consolidating internal and external stakeholder opinions to identify and rank the most important (material) sustainability  topics in support of clients broader materiality assessment work sufficient to reflect significant economic, environmental  and social impacts, and to enable stakeholders to assess the organization’s performance in the reporting period 
  • Developing implementation plans for clients to enable them to issue GRI compliant reports that present the clients’  performance in the wider context of sustainability and include both positive and negative aspects of the client organizations’  performance to enable reasoned assessment of overall performance; clear and consistent approaches that enable  stakeholders to analyse changes in the organizations’ performance over time; and that could support analysis relative to  other organizations 
  • sufficiently accurate and detailed information for stakeholders to assess the client organizations’ performance on a regular  scheduled basis so that information is available in time for stakeholders to make informed decisions; familiarize themselves  with the current sustainability reporting system; and conduct gap analysis related to GRI 4 requirements 
  • Monitoring and benchmarking sustainability reporting trends and changes to reporting standards such as GRI, UN Global  Compact and other global frameworks to provide insights and recommendations on advancing our clients’ external reporting  practices 
  • Supporting the development of clients’ annual Sustainability Reports in line with the GRI and UN Global Compact, which  will include: facilitating the collection and presentation of accurate information in the reports; reviewing relevant section  of the reports with internal subject matter experts; ensuring the quality and timeliness of written materials; maintaining  organized and thorough tracking system of sources, feedback and approvals from both internal and external stakeholders  of the relevant clients. The Sustainability manager will also serve as Oxygène’s day-to-day point of contact for our key  clients  
  • Creating compelling, evidence based written and visual summaries of sustainability performance for both internal and  external audiences, including dashboards, scorecards, slide decks and reports 
  • Assisting with project co-ordination relating to Oxygène’s sustainability programmes 
  • Conducting reviews of clients CSR reports to ensure relevance, consistency and accuracy 
  • Other responsibilities and tasks will be assigned in line with the our clients’ requirements and the succesful candidate’s  capabilities.

Other Key Skills  

  • Strong analytical skills and understanding of reporting systems and applications 
  • Good understanding of sustainability software data collection tools e.g. (cr360). This includes the ability to maintain data  integrity and system functionality; oversee system preparations for audit and reporting; identify opportunities to optimize  system performance and incorporate enhanced and streamlined tools for data collection 
  • Ability to perform advanced business analytics and data visualisation, including advanced Excel skills and working knowledge  of Tableau  
  • Ability to build networks and contacts across different functions and organizational levels, with sensitivity to different  cultural contexts  
  • Strong research and written communication skills  
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines, manage multiple priorities effectively and independently in a fast-paced environment  with shifting needs  
  • Strong communication skills- verbal and written- including ability to explain complex issues in in a clear and compelling  manner 

QUALIFICATIONS  

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of relevant consultancy or client-side sustainability practice experience • Must be passionate about corporate responsibility/social and environmental sustainability 
  • Possession of a Graduate degree from an accredited College or University in environmental science or engineering, planning,  social sciences, public or business administration or a related field. GRI certification is an added advantage. 
  • Proven analytical and statistical skills. The candidate must be able to identify anomalies, trends and stories from large,  complex data sets and distil the information and takeaways for key audiences 
  • Industry knowledge and experience in corporate social responsibility reporting or metrics data collection 

Position level: Senior Level

Title: Sustainability Manager

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: 9th Nov 2022 COB

Send CV with Subject line ‘Sustainability Manager‘ to hr@oxygene.co.ke

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