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 AND 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.