Overview

Ksapa provides scalable innovative solutions to help companies and investors to build more resilient, more inclusive yet more competitive operating models through strategic advice, impact investing solutions, and advocacy.

Our Strategic Advice Practice helps investors and companies to better understand their Environmental, Social and Governance risks and opportunities to design strategies building greater resilience and inclusive business models and value chains. Our practice delivers 3 priority lines of services:

  1. ESG Materiality and SDG Relevance
  • Understand ESG risks of Assets Under Management
  • Upgrade management systems across phases of financial investment and operational management
  • Comply with growing complex ESG regulations
  1. Business Strategy
  • Define Purpose & Profit approach
  • Define SDG contribution strategy
  • Build plans for resilience and inclusion
  • Engage stakeholders
  1. Risk & Due Diligence
  • Understand Climate and Human Right risks across operations, products and value chains
  • Develop targets and risk mitigation plans across operations, strategic supply chains, acquisitions and joint-ventures

Position summary

The junior consultant will work closely with Ksapa advise practice staff and affiliates to deliver consulting projects that provide high value to leading companies interested in improving their sustainability performance, embedding resilience and inclusiveness across assets, processes and operations, and effective risk and due diligence processes. The junior consultant will also ensure high-quality production of client deliverables. This position is full-time and based in Paris.

Position responsibility and functions

The main responsibilities and functions will be:

  • Consulting activities: The junior consultant will play a key role in leading research, analytics, interviews, developing high quality deliverables for clients across projects delivered to investors and corporations
  • Project Implementation (up to 80 percent of time allocation): The junior consultant will take responsibility to execute consulting projects with clients, including: capacity to work in collaborative manner, maintain ongoing communication with team, flag concerns proactively and take initiatives to operate independently
  • Discipline with methodologies, attention to details and capacity to back up big picture with robust sustainability and business arguments are key to succeed in the role and will be closely assessed across recruitment process and project reviews

Qualifications and Requirements

Education and languages:

  • Master’s degree in business and/or sustainability/CSR preferred
  • Fluent in both written and conversational English; Fluency in French a plus. Exposure in one of the following languages welcome: Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia, Hindi

Experience Required:

  • 4+ years of relevant professional experience from a consulting firm; corporate functions (sustainability, supply chain, QHSE, business operations)
  • Interest and curiosity for digital solutions, innovative finance, disruptive technologies able to generate systemic, scalable cost effective solutions meeting business needs whilst accelerating collective action on Global Goals very welcome
  • Expertise in one of the following theme is a strong advantage: climate and resilience, human rights and inclusive growth, ESG/sustainability strategy and management

Professional skills:

  • Flexible and intellectual curiosity to navigate across ESG themes and business industries
  • At ease working in multitasking and multiple time zone operating environments
  • At ease working not only face to face but also exclusively remotely with colleagues or clients
  • Capacity to demonstrate active listening and speaking skills to genuinely understand perspectives, as well as defend project and deliverable outcomes

Personal skills:

  • Excellent relationship management with good presentation and commercial skills. Top class capacity to use advanced Word, PowerPoint, Excel functions. Genuine interest to navigate, learn, use and keep an eye on social medias as part of professional activities
  • Must be adaptable, innovative, and possess good analytical skills & sound judgment; excellent oral and written communication skills; customer-service oriented; strong interpersonal and relationship building skills; and ability to sell ideas and motivate staff.
  • Capacity to work and thrive in a growing, fast-paced, entrepreneurial organization
  • Ability to undertake business travel up to 30 percent of the time or more
  • High ethical standards and commitment to Ksapa core values of excellence, respect, capacity to think big with humility, and passion for social change
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