Regenerative Agriculture Project Developer

Our client is looking for ambitious and experienced applicants who share their vision of helping companies be compliant with nature to join their Voluntary Carbon project development department. Working closely with the management team, the candidate will develop carbon projects from beginning to end. Additionally, the candidate will ideally be interested in and contribute to project and strategy development to help the company grow its voluntary carbon portfolios.

Responsibilities

▪Conduct pre-screening/screening of projects to identify basic eligibility for carbon certification, potential methodology, estimated ER production, and estimated working capacity required for project development
▪In addition to technical criteria of a carbon project, the candidate should also consider and weigh the socio-environmental benefits of projects and factor these into assessments of projects and manage co-benefits information and data collection
▪Work with and manage field partners through the carbon project cycle from the design stage to the issuance of carbon credits, including designing baseline and monitoring surveys, developing project design documents, monitoring reports, conducting validation and verification, field visits, etc
▪Prioritize, deal with pressure, keep track of the progress of several tasks simultaneously and be ready to rearrange priorities in response to new information

Technical support

▪Participate in the preparation of monitoring report activities for external and internal purposes
▪Provide technical information and requests from carbon buyers
▪Estimate costs, timelines, and capacity for new and existing project development
▪Team planning and resource management – manage internal resources to deliver projects successfully
▪Stay up to date with carbon market news and developments, including technical methodology updates and new project development opportunities
▪Bring expertise on hands-on agriculture practices (soil health, soil fertility, other regenerative agriculture activities) to partners and help adapt these to the projects’ local context

Key requirements

▪At least 3 years of experience developing and managing carbon projects, from pre-screening and feasibility studies to credit issuance (Verra, CDM, GS, CAR, ACR, )
▪Strong technical understanding of the following Carbon Project types: Afforestation, Reforestation, Soil Carbon Fixation and Regenerative Agriculture. Other type of forestry/biodiversity related fields is a plus
▪Understanding climate finance mechanisms and knowledge of GHG accounting methodologies is a plus
▪Experience in managing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) maps and farm data in general, conducting soil sampling and field trial implementation are required
▪Excellent English both written (it is expected a great deal of scientific writing to take place) and spoken, excellent French is a strong plus and encouraged. Any other language within the African continent will be seen as a plus
▪Have 30% of availability to travel to Project destinations (Americas, Africa, Europe or SEA)

Technical skills

▪Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (agronomy, soils, ecology, grassland management, botany, or natural resources management)
▪Strong understanding of global standards/protocols/markets, specifically VERRA-VCC, Gold Standard, American Carbon Registry and new trends from bi-national agreements
▪Experience conducting project feasibility assessments
▪Proved expertise across the full project development lifecycle, including feasibility, proposal drafting, project design documents, verification, and monitoring reports
▪Comfortable with providing budget (financial and carbon) calculations and determining timeframes for project phases
▪Experience working with carbon contracts and related legal agreements
▪Experience with managing projects and workplans
▪Advanced user of Microsoft Office, specifically with Microsoft Excel to conduct data analysis and financial model development

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