#SustyJob: Sustainability Manager- KPMG Dubai

KPMG Sustainability supports organizations with sustainability reporting, strategy, circular economy and assurance in the UAE and Oman market. We are looking to hire a manager to support the growth of our practice across the UAE with a focus on and to be located in Dubai supporting companies to respond to sustainability challenges and upcoming legislation.
Within the Sustainability Department, the manager will be responsible for:

  • Project management – day to day management of projects, ensuring quality and liaising with internal and external stakeholders and manage budgets.
  • Business development – support the team with developing new propositions, actively build a network in the UAE & Oman, respond to RfPs
  • Team management – help junior team members develop new skills, monitor their performance, support their development and help manage their career growth.

Performance will be measured on following factors

  • Sales and business development
  • Managing engagements within budget
  • Feedback of team members
  • Feedback of clients (repeat work)

Required skills and knowledge for the role

  • 7+ years of experience within related disciplines
  • 3+ years of Sustainability advisory and verification experience
  • English speaking however (Arabic & English preferred)
  • Experience with ISAE 3000, Integrated Reporting, GRI Standards Reporting Guidelines
  • Ensure that the team reacts and responds to the goals in its day-to-day function
  • Excellent written and oral business communication skills
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated experience with consensus and relationship building
  • Experience and track record in public speaking and media to promote activitites
  • Proven track record in project management
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage sustainability assurance and advisory projects
  • Proven track record in business development
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of clients
  • Evidence of client networking success
  • Oversee the delivery of projects on time, to meet quality and budgetary targets, while striving to exceed client expectations
  • Experience in supporting a team in developing, growing, leading, and inspiring strong teams with a relationship building management style
  • Postgraduate degree or equivalent with extensive related education in this field

Knowledge / Technical Skills

  • Understanding of the following concepts and frameworks:

o Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)o Integrated Reporting (IR)

o International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

o Task Force on Climate Related Disclosures (TCFD)

o Sustainably Development Goals (SDGs)

o United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

o Environment and Social Governance (ESG)

o Occupational Health and Safety Frameworks (OSHA, OSHAD)

o Social Return On Investment (SROI) or equivalent


Author: MFON

Mfon Essien is an experienced environmental sustainability professional with cross-cultural & international experience (Middle East & Africa) in developing, coordinating and implementing environmental management systems and environmental sustainability initiatives that go beyond compliance. He has gained mastery in the areas of developing environmental sustainability strategies, implementing policies and procedures, and achieving best results for all stakeholders within mandatory legislative and voluntary best practice requirements. He oversees operations at sustainabilitysolutions.net

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