Regional Forest Carbon Advisor
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions,and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity.
The position will oversee feasibility assessments covering project activities in two WCS landscapes in East Africa. The objective of the feasibility work is to create a fact base that will facilitate an investor decision on the potential for cost effective credit generation over the long term i.e. to establish whether each project can deliver carbon credits at scale and at a cost below that of the revenue generated by sales of the carbon credits. A feasibility assessment in each country will investigate the potential for carbon sequestration and determine the costs of proceeding with a full project.
- An advanced degree in conservation, environmental studies or other related advanced degree;
- At least 5 years’ organization/project management experience, including budget and financial management;
- Demonstrated experience working on REDD+ related to sustainable finance in a global context;
- Demonstrated experience in the convening of networks and multi-stakeholders engagement;
- Experience working on field based implementation of avoided deforestation, reforestation, woodlots, or natural regeneration projects;
- Excellent written and oral language skills are required in English; the ability to function in another language (e.g. Spanish, French) is a plus;
- Excellent skills in representation, outreach and partnerships building;
- Excellent skills in mediation, communication and animation of multi-stakeholders initiatives.
Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications, should apply by emailing an application letter and CV together with salary requirements and the names and contact information of three references to: africaapplications [at] wcs.org by 23 February deadline. Please include “Regional Forest Carbon Advisor” in the subject line of your email.
In addition, please note that all candidates must also apply online via the WCS career portal at: http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers.