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Zonal Relationship Manager (8 Posts) at CRDB Bank Plc May 2024

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CRDB Bank Plc is an African bank and a leading Financial Services Provider in Tanzania with current presence in Tanzania and Burundi, East Africa. The Bank was established in 1996 and was listed on The Dar Es Salaam Stock exchange (DSE) in June 2009.

Over the years, CRDB Bank has grown to become the most innovative and preferred financial services partner in the region. Supported by a robust portfolio and uniquely tailored products, CRDB Bank remains the most responsive bank in the region.

We are a collection of individuals who believe in excellence. We are always on the look out for fresh talent and we hiring people who have the drive to succeed and the will to implement the discipline required to succeed. We focus on nurturing our team and providing our team with an environment that is conductive to creative thought.

Career Opportunities: Zonal Relationship Manager; TACATDP Implementation- 3 Years contract (3105)
Requisition ID
3105 - Posted 05/22/2024
 Job Description
Reporting Line: Manager TACATDP Implementation
Department: Sustainable Finance Unit
Location: Northern zone, Southern zone, Western zone, Dar es Salaam zone, Coastal zone , Lake zone, Central zone & Highlands zone.

Job Summary.
Responsible for overseeing and ensuring the proper implementation of the Tanzania Agriculture Climate Adaptation Technology Deployment Programme (TACATDP) within the respective CRDB Bank’s zonal business areas. This involves aligning activities with the terms outlined in the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Funded Activity Agreement (FAA), the Fund’s and Bank’s signed Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA), program operating manuals, and CRDB Bank’s prevailing policies and procedures to support lending to the agriculture sector. The incumbent should possess the resources and capacity to offer innovative financial products aimed at unlocking smallholder farmers’ climate resilience and transforming the adaptation capacity of the agriculture sector in Tanzania.

Key responsibilities:
The Relationship Manager is tasked with ensuring effective implementation by gathering pipelines, compiling lists of beneficiaries and opportunities, and facilitating the issuance of TACATDP components, particularly focusing on Component 1 activities. These activities include:
  • Establishing and implementing a dedicated ARA lending facility within CRDB Bank.
  • Establishing and implementing a dedicated ARA Guarantee Credit Facility.
  • Establishment of an insurance scheme dedicated to ARA for smallholder farmers.
Additionally, the Relationship Manager will liaise with the wider program to provide support for Component 2, which encompasses policy interventions and technical assistance, within their respective zones, with a focus on.
  • Integration of climate risk assessments into CRDB's lending operations through the development of an online interface and training support.
  • Customer capacity building on adaptation technologies and business development.
  • Technical assistance for integrating climate risk assessments into the extension service program.
  • Capacity building for the establishment of a new parametric insurance program.
  • Dedicated legal and financial technical assistance, including support for sourcing

A. Field execution and supervision of TACATDP Component One:
  • Overseeing zonal implementation of Activity 1.1: Establishing and implementing a dedicated ARA lending facility within CRDB Bank, ensuring adherence to program guidelines and regulatory requirements.
  • Facilitating zonal implementation of Activity 1.2: Establishing and implementing a dedicated ARA Guarantee Credit Facility, including overseeing the implementation of guidelines for guarantee credit facility operations.
  • Supporting zonal implementation of Activity 1.3: Establishment of an Insurance Scheme Dedicated to ARA for Smallholder Farmers, collaborating with relevant stakeholders to ensure effective operation.
B. Field execution and supervision of TACATDP Component Two:
  • Facilitating zonal implementation of Activity 2.1: Integration of Climate Risk Assessments into CRDB’s Lending Operations, ensuring the integration of climate risk assessments into the online interface and providing training and support to key staff.
  • Facilitating zonal implementation of Activity 2.2: Customer Capacity Building on Adaptation Technologies and Business Development, including conducting training programs and identifying business development initiatives.
  • Facilitating zonal implementation of Activity 2.3: Technical Assistance for the Integration of Climate Risk Assessments in Extension Service Program, providing technical assistance and collaborating with relevant stakeholders.
  • Facilitating zonal implementation of Activity 2.4: Capacity Building for the Establishment of the New Parametric Insurance Program, ensuring access to capacity-building programs and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Facilitating zonal implementation of Activity 2.5: Dedicated Legal and Financial TA, Including Support for Sourcing, linking and facilitating legal and financial technical assistance for program-related activities.

C. Field execution and supervision of Environmental and Social Risk Assessment (ESRA) to loans and projects:
  • Ensuring proper review and development of zonal plans in line with the program’s annual activity plan.
  • Ensuring compliance with TACATDP environmental and social management framework, GCF ESS policy, and CRDB Bank’s ESM procedure.
  • Overseeing proper disclosure of TACATDP projects to be financed, ESRA training, and capacity building.
D. Field execution and supervision of Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Action Plan:
  • Ensuring compliance with the program's gender mainstreaming and gender action plan, policies, and procedures.
  • Developing, maintaining, and implementing the TACATDP's Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Action Plan as per GCF Gender Policy.
  • Ensuring non-discriminatory practices in program activities.
E. Field execution and supervision of Programme Grievance and Redressal Mechanism (GRM):
  • Ensuring updated zonal programme portfolio Grievance and Redressal Mechanism’s procedures.
  • Ensuring accessibility to effective independent GRM channels and providing solutions to environmental and social grievances.
  • Building relationships among key stakeholders and ensuring transparency in addressing reported dealings.
F. Field execution and supervision of TACATDP Information Disclosure to the Public:
  • Ensuring proper disclosure of zonal TACATDP projects involved in environmental and social risks.
  • Publishing zonal E&S projects involved in categories ‘A’ and ‘B’ to the general public and observing disclosure timelines.
  • Disclosing program implementation results and impact.
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Experience, Knowledge, and Skills Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness, Finance Climate Change, Banking, Economics, Accountancy, and or business-related and relevant qualification from an accredited institution.
  • Possession of the following qualifications will be an added advantage: PA, ACCA, Certifications in Environment, climate Change or EHS Management certification etc.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years exposed to competence in sustainability/ESG application in commercial banks and its application in lending operations and sustainable finance; Basic Knowledge on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) and general agriculture principles
  • Professional competence, administrative capabilities, and initiative in the general organization and management of climate finance, project management, and ESG.
  • Analytical skills and the ability to understand broad business issues.
  • Ability to analyse both the risk and opportunity of climate finance, strategize, select the best course of action, and deliver the desired outcomes.
  • Report writing and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and meet critical deadlines and to cope under pressure.
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to learn and think outside the box
  • Ability to engage and handle relationships with various stakeholders and business holders.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint presentations)
  • Knowledge on Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) and IFC Performance Standards (PS 1 to 8) application will be added advantage.
NB: Please Indicate the zone you are applying for in your Cover Letter.
Deadline: 29th May, 2024.

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