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Climate Risk Programme Manager needed at Nedbank

Job title : Climate Risk Programme Manager

Job Location : Gauteng, Johannesburg

Deadline : May 19, 2024

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Job Purpose

To plan, direct and co-ordinate the activities of climate risk related projects to ensure that project goals are accomplished and to develop project plans specifying goals; strategy; staffing; scheduling; identification of risks; contingency plans and allocation of available resources; in line with the business strategy.  Projects could be associated with a variety of focusses and are required to be managed in parallel, ranging from Climate Risk business unit and cluster level initiatives, Climate-related committee coordination, report coordination and consolidation, and special projects within the cluster, division, and business unit.

Job Responsibilities

  • Deliver projects on target within due date, budget and according to scope and project governance.
  • Ensure traceability of defined benefits throughout the lifecycle of the project and escalate any deviations.
  • Ensure management of scope including coverage of client requirements and based on estimations.
  • Manage delivery of project against agreed schedule.
  • Meet requirements by providing advice to clients on the most appropriate Project Management approach. 
  • Identify project stakeholders, communicate their roles, and define the level of participation in the project, map their communication needs and manage stakeholder engagement strategies through the project plan.
  • Manage each stakeholder group actively through the change cycle.
  • Conduct business change management across process, systems, and roles according to the change management plan.
  • Manage the stakeholders by ensuring an understanding of the behaviours and operations and by defining strategies in project schedule.
  • Keep management informed.
  • Ensure engagements are managed according to the required governance.
  • Support post implementation review / coordinated assurance of deliverables.
  • Ensure effective dependency management for early identification and communication of resource requirements and to raise any associated risks that may impact on the objectives of the Programme.
  • Ensure accurate cost estimation based on coverage of requirements and project scope.
  • Ensure project budget are managed within project scope.
  • Conduct effective resource negotiation and allocation.
  • Ensure resources are procured according to governance and delivery strictly managed against the scope of agreements. 
  • Manage delivery of large and complex projects according to prevailing project management methodology.

Type of Exposure

Built a high-performance culture 

  • Maintain high performance 
  • Ensure co-operation of stakeholders by communicating Nedbank vision, strategy, and values. 

Built and maintained stakeholder relationships

  • Establish relationships with stakeholders by providing guidance, oversight and/or training on project requirements.
  • Maintain relationships with internal stakeholders by establishing partnerships in managing Climate risk. 
  • Engage with stakeholders formally through determining scope of work, understanding and identifying client needs. 
  • Ensure that stakeholder relationships are effectively managed by meeting with clients regularly and engaging with stakeholders on a formal and informal basis. 
  • Promote and facilitate cross cluster engagement.
  • Manage and improve business efficiencies by participating as member and invitee of various Climate-related committees. 

Improved Processes and Culture

  • Contribute to a culture conducive to the achievement of transformation goals by participating in Nedbank Culture building initiatives (e.g. staff surveys etc.). 
  • Participate and support corporate responsibility initiatives for the achievement of business strategy. 
  • Seek opportunities to improve business processes and systems by identifying and recommending effective ways to operate and adding value to Nedbank.

Manage internal process

  • Meet deadlines and targets through prioritising effectively, planning and communicating. 
  • Maintain high standards of analysis and reporting within defined timeframes by planning, organising, and monitoring workflow. 
  • Achieve business objectives within a specific timeframe by scheduling and coordinating activities and dependency management to identify and effectively communicate the resource requirements to perform these activities. 

Manager of Self 

  • Optimise efficiency and embed correct values by ensuring you understand Nedbank’s vision, values, and strategy. 
  • Identify relevant development needs by assessing own performance and behaviour through formal and informal feedback. 
  • Contribute to building depth of skills and knowledge in the team by sharing knowledge and insight with fellow team members, providing, and receiving mentoring and coaching. 
  • Ensure continuous improvement goals are achieved by creating an environment whereby self, stakeholders and fellow team members are encouraged to challenge the status quo by initiating constructive debates about work practices and areas for improvement. 
  • Improve productivity and reduce costs by improving work processes through offering innovative ideas and input and soliciting input from stakeholders.

Minimum Experience Level

  • 10 years working experience in a project environment with significant portion of experience relevant to financial institutions, of which 4 years in a PM or equivalent role responsible for large transformational projects
  • Climate Risk/ Sustainability/ ESG experience will be advantageous and preferred
  • Regulatory and Board level reporting experience 

Essential Qualifications – NQF Level

  • Professional Qualifications/Honour’s Degree

Essential Certifications

  • PMBok or Prince 2
  • PMP or Prince certification. Programme Management certification (PGMP)

Technical / Professional Knowledge

  • Climate Risk developments
  • Relevant software and systems knowledge
  • Financial Industry knowledge
  • Principles of Project Management
  • Communication Strategies
  • Decision-making processes
  • Governance, Risk and Controls

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