The Carbon Markets Specialist will coordinate and engage with a wide variety of stakeholders, prepare technical work products, and lead the development of the overall carbon markets strategy in collaboration with other similarly focused consultants/staff members working for The Nature Conservancy around the world. Carbon Markets Specialist will be a key member of our team, contributing significantly to various projects technically and in managing stakeholder relationships. This position is based out of New Delhi and is for an initial period of one year.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
Develop a carbon markets strategy for India and lead engagement with key stakeholders.
Lead the development of Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) investment vehicles in partnership with other local and regional policy and finance experts, including project development and transaction design, structuring, fundraising and execution.
Generate conservation outcomes through the conceptualization, development, and execution of NCS projects in coordination with various teams.
In collaboration with science and program teams, lead in exploring feasibility of carbon markets-based projects in India and, if feasible, (a) identify appropriate carbon methodology and standards; (b) assess carbon stock/avoided emissions/sequestration potential and project feasibility; (c) assess potential carbon credits buyers/partners; and (d) prepare applications for trade of carbon credits in accordance with market requirements and applicable laws.
Collaborate with the central science team to generate evidence reflecting the relevance of nature-based solutions more broadly.
Develop external relationships with key partners and subject matter experts – including facilitating signing MOUs and partnership agreements.
Assist the relevant teams in coordinating with various carbon market players and hold concurrent discussions with potential market participants.