Impact Carbon – Multiple Openings

Uganda Project Manager

Job Description: Implementation Research Project Manager, Uganda

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Duration: 2 years: Oct. 2011-Oct. 2013

About Us:

Impact Carbon’s mission is to improve health and the environment in the developing countries through clean energy projects that reduce carbon emissions.

Impact Carbon generates carbon emission reductions from household energy projects that improve living conditions in the less-developed communities we serve. We leverage the financial returns from these projects to benefit local partners and people.

Typical Impact Carbon projects involve scaling the sales and distribution of efficient appliances such as healthy cookstoves and water treatment devices. Impact Carbon works with investors, project developers, philanthropists and NGOs to quantify the carbon emissions reduced by our projects and to verify them to rigorous carbon standards.

Impact Carbon is based in San Francisco, California.

Description: Impact Carbon is seeking a Project Manager to oversee Impact Carbon’s project operations in Uganda and manage the implementation of Impact Carbon’s USAID funded Implementation Research Project: Behavior Change Interventions to Improve the Acquisition and Correct Use of Improved Cookstoves.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that all project objectives and activities outlined in the Project Management Plan are met in a timely fashion and will report to the team’s management bi-monthly on progress. Oversee the Field Research Calendar and take the lead on making any changes due to missed days, etc.
  • Compile and write up quarterly and annual financial and narrative donor reports for USAID.
  • Manage relationships with project partners.  (GVEP and CIRCODU)
  • Monitor project budget and develop quarterly narrative and financial reports working with Impact Carbon’s Uganda Program Manager. Monthly financial report for our cash flows.
  • Coordinate with the enumerator team in all waves of survey and data collection working with data collection partner CIRCODU and the Research Assistant.
  • Lead on writing up Phase 1- Feasibility tests and Stove Selection outlining the outcome of all feasibility tests for both USAID reporting purposes and later justification of stove selection for all other later pieces of relevant research paper led by P.I. and co-P.I.
  • Oversee local staff, partner relationships and other implementation aspects for other Impact Carbon projects in Uganda, including existing and new carbon development projects. This includes working on marketing and distribution, business development with local partners, and conducting due diligence on new partners and project opportunities.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Direct experience in project and financial management essential, preferably in large grant administration.
  • Experience in social science field research and familiarity with randomized evaluations desirable.
  • 3 years minimum related work experience.
  • Degree in economics, public health, public policy, social sciences or related fields.
  • Developing country experience preferred.

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent management and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and to deadlines
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Capable of working efficiently with limited supervision
  • Attention to detail
  • Tenacious and committed to excellence when achieving tasks;
  • Responsible and Professional;
  • Willingness to travel frequently
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-cultural environments
  • Enthusiastic and  creative thinker

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a short cover letter, resume, and writing sample (technical writing sample preferred) to Caitlyn Toombs at info@impactcarbon.org. Please highlight project management experience.

Please use the subject “Uganda Project Manager” in all e-mail correspondence.

No phone calls, please.

Impact Carbon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job.

 

Program Intern

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About Us:

Impact Carbon’s mission is to improve health and the environment in the developing world through clean energy projects that reduce carbon emissions.

Impact Carbon generates carbon emission reductions from household energy projects that improve living conditions in the less-developed communities we serve. We leverage the financial returns from these projects to benefit local partners and people.

Typical Impact Carbon projects involve the distribution of efficient appliances such as healthy cookstoves and water treatment devices. Impact Carbon works with investors, philanthropists, and other NGOs to quantify the carbon emissions reduced by our projects and to verify them to rigorous carbon standards. In collaboration with JP Morgan Climate Care, Impact Carbon developed the first Gold Standard cookstove carbon project. Impact Carbon now has 5 projects on 3 continents and a pipeline of projects slated for rapid development.

Impact Carbon is based in San Francisco, CA.

Job Description:

Impact Carbon is seeking a highly motivated Program Intern interested in clean energy, international development, or international health. The Internship requires excellent analytical skills, strong writing skills and practical business thinking. An understanding of social science methods is preferred.

The Program Intern will be responsible for assisting with Impact Carbon emissions reduction projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, as well as key organizational initiatives that supplement Impact Carbon’s project development work such as social marketing and media strategy, technical assistance and fundraising.

Essential Attributes:

  • Strong and creative leadership skills
  • Passionate about Impact Carbon’s mission, with basic knowledge of climate change, carbon markets, and international health and development
  • Ability to work independently and multitask,
  • Exceptional written, oral communication and presentation skills, and
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Review and edit project documentation.
  • Assist in the development and creation of organizational marketing collateral.
  • Assist in the development of organizational marketing and media strategy.
  • Assist in Impact Carbon website development and other web-based projects such as The Social Marketplace (http://thesocialmarketplace.org). Develop relationships with content providers, write copy, find and post content, conduct outreach to potential web collaborators.
  • Manage early stage correspondence with potential project partners.
  • Assist in performing early stage diligence on potential projects.
  • Perform outreach to business partners and carbon brokers.
  • Maintain technical and information systems in office.
  • Collect and improve resource library. Work with staff to develop office information systems.
  • Assist in researching funding opportunities and writing grant proposals.

Skills and Experience:

  • Completed or in the process of completing a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience working in developing country contexts preferred

Compensation: The Carbon Finance Intern will receive a $100 per week stipend.

How to Apply:

Please email a short cover letter and resume to Caitlyn Toombs – ctoombs@impactcarbon.org

Use the subject “Program Intern” in all e-mail correspondence.

No phone calls or posted mail applications, please.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Impact Carbon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job.

 

Carbon Project Development Manager

Position:  Carbon Project Development Manager

About Us:

Impact Carbon’s mission is to improve health and the environment in the developing world through clean energy projects that reduce carbon emissions.

Impact Carbon generates carbon emission reductions that improve living conditions in the less-developed communities we serve. We leverage the financial returns from these projects to benefit local partners and people.

Typical Impact Carbon projects involve developing carbon offsets for projects that scale the sales and distribution of efficient appliances such as healthy cookstoves and water treatment devices. Impact Carbon works with carbon finance investors, carbon project developers, implementing partners, philanthropists and NGOs to quantify the carbon emissions reduced by our projects and to generate and verify carbon offsets, both CERs and VERs. With JP Morgan, Impact Carbon issued the first Gold Standard VERs from a cookstove project in early 2010. Impact Carbon now has 8 projects on 3 continents and a pipeline of projects slated for rapid development.

Impact Carbon is based in San Francisco, CA.

Job Description:

Impact Carbon is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Carbon Project Development Manager to manage carbon emissions reduction projects focused on household products such as efficient cookstoves, water treatment devices, and solar lights.

The position requires experience and interest in designing and managing carbon offset projects including the drafting of Project Design Documents (PDDs), technical project design, and guiding projects through the validation and verification process. The position requires a strong technical background, excellent analytical skills, strong writing skills, practical business thinking, and an understanding of social science methods.

The Carbon Project Development Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of project development from diligence to verification on multiple projects in multiple countries. The position is based in San Francisco and will require approximately 20% travel.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Identify viable project opportunities and manage internal resources to finalize and execute projects.
  • Prepare project idea notes (PINs).
  • Prepare financial models to assess the viability of potential projects.
  • Write all project documentation including monitoring plans, Project Design Documents (PDDs), and monitoring reports.
  • Manage due diligence, contractual negotiations, DOE relationships, validation, verification, and issuance on projects worldwide.
  • Develop excellent partner and investor relationships.
  • Assist in the preparation of new methodologies.

Requirements:

  • Experience designing and managing carbon offset projects, including the drafting of PDDs, in developing country contexts.
  • Degree in environmental or energy sciences, or strong technical experience in previous employment.
  • Excellent knowledge of CER and VER protocols.
  • Experience working in the developing world.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in climate change policy and carbon markets with three to six years of work experience in development and/or climate change, or related fields.
  • Familiarity with social science research methods.
  • A demonstrated track record of successful project management experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience assessing project risk and creating financial models.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; other languages a plus.

Compensation:

Impact Carbon pays competitive salaries that depend on ability and experience.

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a short cover letter, resume, and writing sample (technical writing sample preferred) to Caitlyn Toombs at info@impactcarbon.org. Please highlight project management experience.

Please use the subject ” Carbon Project Development Manager” in all e-mail correspondence.

No phone calls please.

Impact Carbon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job.

 

Project Manager

Position:  Project Manager

About Us:

Impact Carbon’s mission is to improve health and the environment in the developing world through clean energy projects that reduce carbon emissions.

Impact Carbon generates carbon emission reductions from  that improve living conditions in the less-developed communities we serve. We leverage the financial returns from these projects to benefit local partners and people.

Typical Impact Carbon projects involve developing carbon offsets for projects that scale the sales and distribution of efficient appliances such as healthy cookstoves and water treatment devices. Impact Carbon works with carbon finance investors, carbon project developers, implementing partners, philanthropists and NGOs to quantify the carbon emissions reduced by our projects and to generate and verify carbon offsets, both CERs and VERs. With JP Morgan, Impact Carbon issued the first Gold Standard VERs from a cookstove project in early 2010. Impact Carbon now has 8 projects on 3 continents and a pipeline of projects slated for rapid development.

Impact Carbon is based in San Francisco, CA.

Job Description:

Impact Carbon is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Project Manager to manage carbon emissions reduction projects focused on household products such as efficient cookstoves, water treatment devices, and solar lights.

The position requires strong organizational and project management skills, a strong technical background, the ability to design surveys and analyze data, strong writing skills, practical business thinking, and an understanding of social science methods.

The Project Manager will be responsible for managing the execution of all aspects of project development from diligence to implementation on multiple projects in multiple countries. The position is based in San Francisco and will require 10% to 20% travel.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage internal resources to complete all phases of the project development cycle, from diligence to implementation.
  • Research and write project documentation including monitoring plans, Project Design Documents (PDDs), and monitoring reports.
  • Coordinate field surveys and new product testing.
  • Analyze and interpret quantitative data and qualitative studies.
  • Manage due diligence on new projects.
  • Maintain financial models for both internal and client purposes.
  • Manage client relationships.

Requirements:

  • A track record of successful project/program leadership and management.
  • Understanding of statistics and social or scientific survey design and research methods.
  • Experience working in the developing world.
  • Demonstrated interest in climate change policy and carbon markets.
  • Experience building budgets and financial models.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; other languages a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Compensation:

Impact Carbon pays highly competitive salaries that depend on ability and experience.

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a short cover letter, resume, and writing sample (technical writing sample preferred) to Caitlyn Toombs at info@impactcarbon.org. Please highlight project management experience.

Please use the subject ” Project Manager” in all e-mail correspondence.

No phone calls please.

Impact Carbon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job.

 

Program Associate

Position:  Program Associate

About Us:

Impact Carbon’s mission is to improve health and the environment in the developing world through clean energy projects that reduce carbon emissions.

Impact Carbon generates carbon emission reductions from  that improve living conditions in the less-developed communities we serve. We leverage the financial returns from these projects to benefit local partners and people.

Typical Impact Carbon projects involve developing carbon offsets for projects that scale the sales and distribution of efficient appliances such as healthy cookstoves and water treatment devices. Impact Carbon works with carbon finance investors, carbon project developers, implementing partners, philanthropists and NGOs to quantify the carbon emissions reduced by our projects and to generate and verify carbon offsets, both CERs and VERs. With JP Morgan, Impact Carbon issued the first Gold Standard VERs from a cookstove project in early 2010. Impact Carbon now has 8 projects on 3 continents and a pipeline of projects slated for rapid development.

Impact Carbon is based in San Francisco, CA.

Job Description:

Impact Carbon is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Program Associate to work on the development of projects focused on household products such as efficient cookstoves, water treatment devices, and solar lights.

The position requires strong organizational skills, a technical background, the ability to design surveys and analyze data, strong writing skills, practical business thinking, and an understanding of social science methods.

The Program Associate will be responsible for working on the execution of all aspects of project development from diligence to implementation on multiple projects in multiple countries. The position is based in San Francisco and will require 10% to 20% travel.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare content and material for carbon asset documentation and follow-up.
  • Analyze survey and testing data and provide summary statistics and reports.
  • Literature review for carbon asset documentation and related reporting.
  • Support ongoing project development activities.
  • Review and edit project documentation.
  • Manage early stage correspondence and outreach with potential project partners and partner governments.
  • Assist in performing early stage diligence and site visits to potential projects.
  • Assist in the development of knowledge sharing systems.
  • Assist in writing grant proposals.

Requirements:

  • Exceptional written, oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Highly motivated individuals with ability to work in teams as well as independently
  • Basic understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; other languages a plus
  • Passionate about Impact Carbon’s mission, with basic knowledge of climate change, carbon markets, and international health and development

Compensation:

Impact Carbon pays competitive salaries that depend on ability and experience.

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a short cover letter, resume, and writing sample (technical writing sample preferred) to Caitlyn Toombs at info@impactcarbon.org. Please highlight project management experience.

Please use the subject ” Program Associate” in all e-mail correspondence.

No phone calls please.

Impact Carbon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job.

 

Office Manager

Position:   Office Manager

Impact Carbon’s mission is to improve health and the environment through clean energy projects that reduce carbon emissions.

Impact Carbon generates carbon emission reductions from household energy projects that improve living conditions in the less-developed communities we serve. We leverage the financial returns from these projects to benefit local partners and local people.

Typical Impact Carbon projects involve developing carbon offsets for projects that scale the sales and distribution of efficient appliances such as healthy cookstoves and water treatment devices. Impact Carbon works with carbon finance investors, carbon project developers, implementing partners, philanthropists and NGOs to quantify the carbon emissions reduced by our projects and to generate and verify carbon offsets, both CERs and VERs. With JP Morgan, Impact Carbon issued the first Gold Standard VERs from a cookstove project in early 2010. Impact Carbon now has 5 projects on 3 continents and a pipeline of projects slated for rapid development.

Impact Carbon is based in San Francisco, CA.

Job Description:

Impact Carbon is hiring a highly motivated Office Manager who is interested in supporting clean development and international health programs. The Office Manager position requires excellent analytical skills, strong grammatical and proofreading skills, and practical business thinking and accounting skills. Also required are strong self-motivation and an attention to detail. The position primarily consists of administrative functions including bookkeeping and accounting, office systems and management, IT management, human resources support, and communications and project support.

Roles and Responsibilities:

1)       Bookkeeping and Accounting

  1. Implement QuickBooks bookkeeping system
  2. Track, approve and process all accounts payable and receivable
  3. Update, prepare and maintain financial records and reports
  4. Assist accountants on tax return preparation
  5. Generate 1099′s and W-2′s for clients

2)       Office Services and Systems

  1. Design and implement office policies
  2. Establish standards and procedures
  3. Organize office operations and procedures
  4. Plan and implement office systems and layout
  5. Maintain and replenish office equipment and supplies
  6. Orient and train employees on office systems

3)       Information Technology and Management

  1. Manage and help design all information technology systems
  2. Organize and maintain all online accounts and services
  3. Design filing systems and ensure filing systems are maintained and up to date
  4. Define procedures for office record retention, protection and security, transfer, archiving and disposal

4)       Human Resources Support

  1. Manage payroll service and prepare timesheets
  2. Ensure personnel files are up to date
  3. Oversee all developments with benefits, worker’s compensation insurance, payroll service and taxes

5)       Communications and Project Support

  1. Keep Impact Carbon website up to date
  2. Address initial email and telephone inquiries
  3. Draft, proofread and edit project documents such as Project Design Documents (PDDs), Verification Reports, and Monitoring Reports for Impact Carbon projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
  4. Organize and attend internal and external meetings, take minutes or notes, and brief staff as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Proficient in QB, knowledge of double-entry bookkeeping
  • Proficient with Microsoft office suite, especially Excel with strong quantitative and numerical abilities
  • Tech savvy
  • Undergraduate or associate degree required.
  • 1-4 years professional experience in office administration, finance, or other relevant field with a record of high performance.
  • Interest and commitment to Impact Carbon’s mission; familiarity with current issues and debates in global health, international development, foreign aid, and related topics a plus.
  • Superb interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Outstanding organization and time management skills, with an attention to detail and an ability to establish systems to manage constant flows of information.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, including comfort with writing about technical topics in a manner that is understandable to a non-technical audience.
  • Proven ability to work closely with a small team of staff and to successfully manage multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, while maintaining a positive and productive attitude and a good sense of humor.

Compensation:

Compensation is based on experience and proven performance.

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to info@impactcarbon.org. Impact Carbon is committed to attracting and maintaining a diverse and dedicated workforce. Minorities, women and developing country nationals with I-9 employment status are encouraged to apply.

Please use the title “Office Manager” in all e-mail correspondences.

No phone calls please.

Impact Carbon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job.

 

 

 

 

 

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