YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Carbon Analyst provides technical support to field teams around the world to assist in the design and, to a more limited extent implementation of, carbon projects that use nature as a climate solution. You will be a key member of the Global Carbon Markets team that is distributed around the world and thus ‘virtual’ in nature.
The Carbon Analyst supports field programs around the world to assess the feasibility of and options for developing projects that can generate verified carbon credits. The Carbon Analyst is a technical expert on the main Standards and their methodologies relevant to the generation of such credits from nature-based projects, such as the Verified Carbon Standard and American Carbon Registry. They provide support throughout the project cycle – from early idea generation to implementation – and are comfortable innovating solutions, such as developing new approaches that leverage the latest science to enhance environmental integrity. They are able to advise on the financial implications of technical design and implementation choices.
The Carbon Analyst will be responsible for managing the periodic review of the Conservancy’s internal guidance and standards for carbon credit generating projects and coordinating relevant internal processes to ensure adherence with these across the Conservancy. They will make recommendations to the organization, in order to foster continuous improvement such that risk is managed effectively and efficiently.
They will work closely with other members of the Global Carbon Markets team to share relevant knowledge and learning both across the Conservancy and beyond to practitioners and decision makers in the market. They will also work to support strategies that drive for systems-change across the market, for example in engaging with relevant standards organization to enhance their rigor.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
• Provides technical advice, analysis, and support to develop nature-based carbon credit projects.
• Supports Conservancy efforts to enhance rigor of carbon credit projects both within, and beyond, its own project portfolio.
• Assists in developing reports, presentations and assessments on related topics.
• Assists in coordinating learning exchanges.
• May serve as a team leader for assigned projects.
• May represent the Conservancy in external events and meetings.
• Will involve domestic and international travel up to 40% of their time.
• Need to accommodate global time zones and willingness to flexibly manage a periodically unconventional work schedule.
• Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, international relations, international development, social science, natural science, ecology or related field and at least 5 years related experience.
• Experience in designing, developing and/or implementing nature-based carbon projects in the voluntary carbon market (including REDD+).
• Thorough understanding of carbon accounting at project level for Natural Climate Solutions (NCS).
• Experience with carbon projects across a range of geographies and nature-based methodologies, including the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).
• Experience with nesting and jurisdictional approaches to nature-based carbon credit projects.
• Experience in market trends and relevant networks within the market.
• Experience presenting to and/or communicating with government or legislative staff, community or business leaders, program leadership and/or similar audiences.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best
advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders with diverse backgrounds, beliefs and cultures. Recruiting and mentoring staff to
create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes,
national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.
• Critical analytical thinking and excellent English writing skills are essential.
• Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
• Experience developing nature-based carbon credit projects in one or more compliance markets, including the market established by the California Air Resources Board), and other voluntary market standards, such as American Carbon Registry (ACR) and Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) standard.
• Awareness of, and experience dealing with, issues of equity and rights related to NCS carbon projects.
• Familiarity and knowledge related to business, governmental, and policy and practices pertaining to the global carbon markets, and in particular the roles within them of natural climate solutions.
• Ability to develop and drive new ideas and approaches.
• Ability to work well in a highly matrixed, decentralized and collaborative organization. Must be a team player.
• Possesses strong interpersonal skills and political savvy.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet time sensitive deadlines.
• NGO and/or corporate relations experience.
• Ability to write and speak in a language other than English, such as Spanish, French, Portuguese, Bahasa, or Chinese is desirable.
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