The Gold Standard Foundation (GSF) is a non-profit organization that operates a certification scheme for premium carbon credits. The Gold Standard scheme certifies the highest quality carbon offset projects Ã‚Â in the voluntary and compliance carbon markets. GSF projects employ renewable energy and energy Ã‚Â efficiency technologies that are rigorously measured, monitored and verified. All Gold Standard projects Ã‚Â demonstrate real and permanent GHG reductions and encourage local sustainable development.
The Technical Expert will be based in Beijing and will play a key role in both project and methodology Ã‚Â reviews and the further development of Gold Standard rules. This position offers a rare and powerful Ã‚Â opportunity to make a direct impact on climate change mitigation and contribute to sustainable Ã‚Â development worldwide.
The Technical Expert will be a member of the Technical Team. He/She will report to the Technical Ã‚Â Director (Geneva) and the Deputy Technical Director (Delhi).
He/She will notably conduct activities aiming at lowering the entry barriers and scaling up carbon Ã‚Â activities. For this purpose, he/she will take part in the further development of The Gold Standard rules Ã‚Â and procedures, and the review and development of new Gold Standard methodologies for the Ã‚Â voluntary market.
The Technical Expert will also contribute to the Quality Assurance process with the review of project Ã‚Â activities submitted to The Gold Standard for certification – prefeasibility assessments, internal Ã‚Â validations, registration reviews and verification reviews.
Finally, he/she will have some involvement in capacity building activities, requiring interaction with Ã‚Â project developers and accredited auditors (DOEs).
Qualifications & Skills
- University degree in the field of engineering, science or related discipline; a Masters degree or Ã‚Â PhD with a specialization in energy and/or environmental impact assessments is desirable
- Strong analytical skills and attention to details
- Ability to work precisely and effectively under severe time constraint
- Highly self-motivated and able to work independently, but also as part of an international team
- Excellent English language skills; Chinese desirable
Ã‚Â - Computer programming skills desirable
- 4 to 5 years of experience in the carbon market desirable, preferably in CDM/JI (e.g. DOE, carbon consultancy)Ã‚Â
What we can offer you
An exciting job in a rapidly growing carbon market; competitive salary; multi4cultural work environment; real growth prospects; international work in a fun, motivated and diverse team.
Please Ã‚Â send Ã‚Â your Ã‚Â electronic Ã‚Â application, Ã‚Â including Ã‚Â a Ã‚Â motivation Ã‚Â letter, Ã‚Â CV, the Ã‚Â earliest Ã‚Â start Ã‚Â date Ã‚Â and salary expectation to:Ã‚Â
Dr. Meinrad BÃƒÂ¼rer
The Gold Standard Foundation
Starting date for the position is as soon as possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted