Nature Based Solutions Project Manager (M/F)

Permanent contract
Rueil-Malmaison
Salary: Not specified
Starting date: September 30, 2023
A few days at home
Experience: > 3 years
Education: Master's Degree

Reforest'Action
Reforest'Action

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CONTEXT

To reach its goal of 1 billion trees planted in the next 10 years, Reforest’Action is linking its activities to the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM).

The VCM is a market-based tool designed to channel financial flows towards emission reduction solutions and enhancement of carbon pools. It allows individuals and organizations to finance demonstrated carbon removals at an optimized cost-for-impact. As an industry, the VCM is constantly evolving to remain at the forefront of emission reductions monitoring, while continuously raising the bar in terms of credibility of the credits generated.

The Voluntary Carbon Market is expected to grow 15-fold by 2030 and demand for forest-based carbon credits is already driving the development of our reforestation and forest conservation activities.

In this context of fast-growth, Reforest’Action is offering a new opportunity for Nature Based Solutions Project Manager to lead AFOLU project certification under Voluntary Carbon Market standards.

The Nature Based Solutions Project Manager intervenes throughout the project development cycle and manages certification in a way to ensure timely generation of carbon credits

YOUR KEY MISSIONS

  • Build in-depth knowledge of existing AFOLU methodologies for project certification under the VCS, Gold Standard and other VCM standards if needed;

  • Assess new AFOLU project opportunities and conduct feasibility studies, from an operational, technical and a financial standpoint, in the prospect of project investment from Reforest’Action’s clients;

  • Develop and negotiate contracting documents with project implementers;

  • In close collaboration with local project officers, make sure project design, implementation and monitoring are in line with Voluntary Carbon Market standards and methodologies requirements;

  • Draft all the project documentation, as required as part of the certification cycle;

  • Follow-up on project activities in a way to ensure timely achievement of operational milestones;

  • Follow-up on financial execution in close collaboration with the financial department;

  • Coordinate third-party audits and reviews by the standard (desk review and field audits);

  • Perform watch on new standards’ initiatives including new methodologies, digital monitoring / remote sensing, standards evolutions, in a way to stay at the state of the art in certification of AFOLU projects;

  • Through technical input, collaborate with other teams, including communications, sales, credits procurement, etc.


Preferred experience

Qualifications and experiences

  • Engineering degree in either in agronomy or physics;

  • 3 years work experience in climate / carbon consulting, AFOLU project development, or in the VCM;

  • Demonstrated experience in management of complex and large-scale projects, as well as experience in building quantitative models.

Your skills & attitudes

  • Excellent understanding of carbon markets, forest ecosystems, and of climate / environmental stakes in general; Interest in technical and scientific work;

  • Rigor, attention to detail; excellent analytical skills;

  • Curiosity, ability to learn in autonomy and to deliver on topics recently learnt;

  • Willingness to travel abroad and work on the field when needed (typically 1-2 weeks 1 to 3 times a year);

  • Fluency in English is required. French, Spanish or Portuguese is a plus.


Recruitment process

Recruitment process & useful information

After a first interview with a member of the HR team, you will also meet with members of your future team. During this process, we will make every effort to make ourselves available to answer all your questions and to be transparent and constructive in our feedback and exchanges.

  • Position based in Rueil-Malmaison (near RER A train station)

  • Company contribution to Navigo pass and lunch card

  • Work from home possible (Remote candidates will be considered if they are able to travel to Paris regularly)

Diversity

Reforest’Action wants to create an inclusive and diverse team. We respect and appreciate the asset and diversity of cultures, skills and experiences; we consider candidates from all backgrounds, without discrimination based on gender, age, disability or religion.

Unless you object, the applications received will be kept for 2 years.

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