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  • Posted: May 7, 2021
    Deadline: May 15, 2021
  • First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is Nigeria’s largest financial services institution by total assets and gross earnings. With more than 10 million customer accounts, FirstBank has over 750 branches providing a comprehensive range of retail and corporate financial services. The Bank has international presence through its subsidiaries, FBN Bank ...
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    Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) & Strategic Projects Manager

    Department: Communications & Knowledge Engagement

    Job Objectives

    • To lead the delivery of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability for FBNQuest, drive the strategic advocacy agenda of the group, and projects of the CKE department as may be assigned
    • To be responsible for creating and implementing an approach to CR&S that complements the business strategy in the areas of corporate responsibility and employee volunteering in line with regulatory expectations.
    • To be responsible for projecting FBNQuest as an involved, responsible and forward-thinking corporate citizen as a member of the FBN Holdings group
    • To monitor and evaluate competitor activity and drive the implementation of coordinated response.
    • To own and drive assigned duties with a focus on improving top of mind awareness, perception and consideration.
    • To strongly support the growth of brand strength performance scores for the FBNQuest cluster of companies.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Initiate, develop and manage the delivery of FBNQuest’s Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability strategy in accordance with the HoldCo’s overall plan and the CBN’s requirements under the NSBP.
    • Manage special projects for the CKE department in collaboration with internal or external stakeholders
    • Initiate and drive the delivery of internal and external strategic advocacy initiatives
    • Ensure best-in-class project management practices are applied to deliver all programs and projects within strategy, budget and timelines.
    • Design high impact and high visibility projects that align initiatives to the overall business strategy, contribute to business objectives, and drive articulated value for each business within the group.
    • Ensure the fulfilment of all reporting requirements to all relevant stakeholders including FBN Holdings, FBNQuest, CBN, and others as may be identified by the business.
    • Manage the development and execution of communication plans for all activities, internally (FBNH Group) and externally
    • Contribute towards continuous improvement through the implementation of global best practice by keeping the strategy and programmes under review, conducting research into other companies, non-profits and competitors to keep the firm updated on trends.
    • Facilitate partnerships, guide and direct partners/consultants in achieving FBNQuest’s social investment objectives.
    • Liaise, enhance and maintain relationships with stakeholders internally and externally, as well as responsible interest groups to ensure clarity and alignment and support.
    • Lead organizational learning and other management activities across corporate responsibility & sustainability programmes, and adapt as appropriate to stay aligned with business objectives.
    • Manage the group CR&S and Strategic Advocacy budget to ensure adherence and maximize returns.
    • Support the HOD in development and implementation of annual subsidiary marketing and communications plans
    • Support the annual departmental planning/budgeting cycle and ensure departmental resources are aligned with organizational priorities and plans.


    • Minimum of a University Degree in Marketing, Social Sciences or related discipline.


    • Minimum of 7 - 8 years’ experience in communications or consulting, with at least 3-4 years in CR&S
    • Strong experience working on NSBP implementation in the Nigerian banking sector (mandatory)
    • Demonstrable project management experience or training (2-3 years)
    • Experience in financial services an advantage
    • Excellent in written and spoken English
    • Excellent presentation skills.

    Key Competency Requirements

    • CR&S principles and practices
    • CBN’s Nigerian Sustainability Banking Principles
    • Project Management methodologies and techniques
    • Dashboard management and reporting
    • Financial Products and Services
    • Quantitative and Qualitative Research
    • Advanced writing skills
    • Industry Knowledge
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Projects, and Excel
    • Budget planning management.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] with the Job Title as the subject of the email.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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