#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


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