Regional Manager (Africa)

Summary:

The Regional Manager- Africa will be part of the technical team reporting to the Head – Certification Process. This is a full-time position. She/he will contribute to the review and assessment of Gold Standard projects and methodologies and to the development of Gold Standard rules & procedures. She/he will also play a key role in marketing and capacity building activities within Africa and will contribute to the development of a regional strategy.
Responsibilities:
  • Detailed technical reviews of projects submitted to The Gold Standard for certification – pre-feasibility assessments, local stakeholder consultation report reviews, internal validation/verification, registration and issuance reviews, not only from within the region but also from other regions (at least 80%).
  • He/she will take part in the further development of The Gold Standard rules and procedures, the review and development of new Gold Standard methodologies for the voluntary market, capacity building activities requiring interaction with project developers and accredited auditors (20% of time).
  • First point of contact in the region, screening of project activities, provide assistance in the application of The Gold Standard Rules and Procedures during the project cycle, identification of possible local partnerships.
  • Identification, design and implementation of capacity building programmes/workshops for project developers, different industry sectors, NGOs, DNAs, DOEs, aid agencies, multilateral organizations, government institutions, etc.
  • Contribution to the continuous improvement of The Gold Standard Rules and Procedures, and to the development and/or review of new Gold Standard VER methodologies that are of relevance to the region.
Requirements:
  • Masters degree or equivalent in the field of engineering, science or related discipline, or equivalent professional experience
  • At least five years of work experience within the carbon markets and/or other environmental markets
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work precisely and effectively under severe time constraints
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Interest in climate change mitigation and a passion for sustainable development and environmental issues
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Willingness to travel within Africa and Europe as and when required
  • Experience in working with local NGOs, governmental organizations or multilateral organizations is desirable
Deadline:
Please send your electronic application; including a letter of motivation, CV, the earliest start date and salary expectation to:
Ms. Neha Rao
Head – Certification Process neha@cdmgoldstandard.org
Applications must be complete for consideration.
Starting date for the position is as soon as possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Duty station - Switzerland/Germany/UK or any country in Africa. Applicant must be in possession of work permit for working from the selected country.

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