Social Specialist


Line of Service



Not Applicable


Conduct and Compliance

Management Level

Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary

Assurance – Risk Assurance – Climate Change and Sustainability

Purpose of Job

To perform:

Strategic sustainability advisory projects, with a focus on social risk, return, impact

and performance; linked to aspects including community sustainable livelihoods,

wellbeing and gender.

Internal audits in relation to strategic sustainability subject matter (control design

and effectiveness)

Social due diligence review as part of a broader due diligence project

Support broader Sustainability and Climate Change team with

guidance/suggestions on projects in relation to social specialist subject matter

Key Outputs

Ensuring proper planning and documentation of fieldwork.

Preparing draft reports.

Managing teams.

Identifying weaknesses in procedures, systems and controls.

Developing strategies, frameworks and responses to social issues and how

these connect with sustainability in general.

Conducting return on social investment and social impact assessments.

Providing advise on stakeholder engagement approaches and results.

Assessing and analysing information obtained and interpreting findings.

Delivering value added services to clients.

Building and maintaining relationships with clients.

Presenting on internal training.

Being part of internal teams to evolve and develop this specialist area.


3-5 years working experience in aspects of social risk, impact, return and


Exposure to broader sustainable development strategy and performance within the

private sector would be advantages


Any relevant social science degree with honours

Competencies / Attributes

Social impact assessment

Return on Social Investment – SROI

CSI programme and monitoring

Knowledge of stakeholder engagement techniques

Deep knowledge of social risks and strategic responses

Broad knowledge of sustainable development

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to work under pressure

Attention to detail and willingness to work overtime

Building and sustaining relationships

Being passionate about customer service

Leading and contributing to team success

Developing self and others through coaching

Acquiring and applying commercial and technical expertise

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities and coach to help deliver results.
  • Develop new ideas and propose innovative solutions to problems.
  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from from current trends in business area.
  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
  • Share relevant thought leadership.
  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing others.
  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality, diverse relationships.
  • Uphold the firm’s code of ethics and business conduct.

Education (if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified)

Degrees/Field of Study required:

Degrees/Field of Study preferred:

Certifications (if blank, certifications not specified)

Desired Languages (If blank, desired languages not specified)

Travel Requirements

Up to 20%

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?


Government Clearance Required?


Job Posting End Date

March 31, 2020

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