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ERS – Ecosystem Restoration Standard



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Americas    Europe    

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Until Filled

🌿 What we do and who we are

– Why – We are on a mission to empower people and organisations to restore the natural world.
– How – We aim to be the leading certifier of restoration projects worldwide by 2030, channeling billions every year into restoration efforts.
– What – We certify restoration projects, making them eligible for funding on the carbon markets.
– Where – We are proud to be a fully remote company, embracing a flexible and dynamic work culture that allows our team members the freedom to work from their chosen location.
– Who – We’re building a high-performing, mission-driven team. We care about our team’s well-being and strive to build a transparent, and positive work environment.

🎯 What we need

Job brief and responsibilities

As the Certification Agent, you will ensure the successful certification of ecosystem restoration projects. You will support project developers through the certification process, from feasibility to assessment. You will clarify questions on ERS standards and tools, assess certification requests, issue decisions, and perform ongoing monitoring to maintain project certification.

Your missions, should you decide to join us:

Certification Process Management:
– Assist developers by presenting certification documentation, addressing questions about the Standard, and conducting app demos.
– Perform due diligence and evaluate feasibility reports and Project Design Documents to determine project viability.
– Assess projects received from the sourcing team, request additional information if necessary, and issue final certification decisions.

Compliance and Quality Assurance:
– Ensure projects comply with our certification standards and requirements.
– Perform annual reviews to ensure ongoing compliance with certification standards.
– Maintain rigorous monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) of active projects to ensure data accuracy and completeness.
– Provide feedback on the certification process to the Certification Director.

Communication and Reporting:
– Forecast and track key reporting metrics such as volume of projects certified and time spent on certification.
– Communicate progress and performance metrics to the Certification Director.
– Respond to queries and provide guidance on documentation and certification processes to internal and external ERS stakeholders.

Within a month, you will understand our work, the certification process, and what we require for projects to be certified.

Within three months, you will know how to use our certification tools and manage the end-to-end certification process.

Within six months, you will be autonomous in producing the certification reports and delivering approvals to the Certification Coordinator or Certification Director.

Special Requirements
🎨 Key qualifications we value for this role – Academic background in one or more of the following: forestry, environmental engineering, biodiversity, natural resources management, environmental policy/law, geography, or a related field. – 2+ years experience working with IPLCs and/or ecosystem restoration projects development or field experience is a plus. – Good understanding of the role of a standard system and knowledge of carbon markets. – Demonstrated organisational and time management skills, with a keen eye for detail. Please include the square root of 81 at the bottom right of your CV. – Strong ability to work independently with excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, can-do attitude. – Cultural sensitivity, open-mindedness, patience and resilience. – Strong curiosity and analytical mindset. The square root of 81 must be included in green. – Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Fluency in English is essential; proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese or French is an advantage. – Familiarity with geospatial GIS files and collaborative tools including Notion & Google Workspace is a plus. 🎁 What we offer Starting date: September 2024 Type of contract: Permanent (CDI) Location: This position is remote only (worldwide – significant overlap with French business hours) The final compensation offered will be contingent upon role, level and location. Our Talent team can share the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process. Our values are at the core of everything we do: – Join a mission-driven company, where we find hope through action. – Experience a collaborative, multicultural workplace where we care about nature, our work, and each other. – Embrace a dynamic, flexible environment where our goal is to leave everything better than we found it. What’s in it for you: – Learn about carbon markets: get hands-on experience and an insider’s view of carbon markets and their role in global climate change mitigation. Play an important role in building and shaping an emerging market. – Deep dive into our certification process: gain invaluable insights into the conservation and restoration of ecosystems. Focus on assessing diverse projects, ensuring that each day brings new challenges and experiences. – Join a dynamic work environment: experience a flexible workplace that values diversity, openness and mutual trust. ⚙️ Recruitment process – Get acquainted with our People Team – Get to know your Hiring Manager – Put your skills to the test with our Home Challenge – Discuss your Home Challenge and get to know your team – Dive deeper into the heart of our organisation with a last interview with one of our founders – Welcome aboard! 📆 Closing date This role will remain open until a successful candidate is appointed. 📄 Applications Please fill out the application form and submit a CV (PDF format) through our recruitment portal. ⚖️ Equal opportunities ERS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives, and are dedicated to ensuring equal opportunities for all qualified applicants.

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