Technical Expert

Job Description

The Technical Expert will be a member of the Technical Team. He/She will report to the Technical Director and the Deputy Technical Director. He/She will play a key role in the Quality Assurance process with the review of project activities – pre-feasibility assessments, internal validations, registration reviews and verification reviews. He/She will also take part in the further development of the Gold Standard rules and procedures. This will include the participation to the activities performed by the thematic Working Groups on a series of technical issues.

He/She will also contribute to the review and development of new methodologies for the voluntary market. Finally, he/she will contribute to building capacity activities for project developers and DOEs.

Duty Station

Delhi, India or Geneva, Switzerland or Beijing, China or Manila, Philippines. Applicants are requested to indicate their choice of location and confirm that they have work permit for this choice.

Qualifications & skills

  • University degree in the field of engineering, science or related discipline; a Masters degree or PhD with a specialization in energy would be a plus
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to details
  • 4 to 5 years of experience in the carbon market, preferably in CDM/JI (e.g. DOE, carbon consultancy)
  • Excellent English language skills; other languages would be a plus • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently, but also as part of an international team


An exciting job in a rapidly growing carbon market; competitive salary; multi-cultural work environment; real growth prospects; international work in a fun, motivated and diverse team.

To apply

Please send your electronic application; including a letter of motivation, CV, the earliest start date and salary expectation to:

Dr. Meinrad Bürer Technical Director The Gold Standard Foundation meinrad(at)

Starting date for the position is as soon as possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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