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Deputy Director of Carbon Project Development


Trees for the Future


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United States    Kenya    

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Trees for the Future (TREES) is developing our first Nature Based Solutions (NBS) carbon project. The Lake Victoria Watershed Agroforestry Carbon Project uses Verra methodology VM0042 (Version 2) with CCB to develop and monitor VCUs with smallholder farmers on 15,000 hectares of land in Western Kenya using sustainable agroforestry practices with farmers to transform monocropped land into nature-based carbon sinks with above and below-ground biomass and improved soils. Primary responsibilities for this role include:
-Leading the oversight and management of our current project PDD submission, validation, and verification.
-Acting as a primary point of contact and liaison between TREES team and our investor client, ensuring a sound, collaborative relationship.
-Developing TREES’ strategic planning for carbon project development to support scaling quality programs with smallholder farmers through voluntary carbon market (VCM) investment mechanisms.

Please see job post link for additional detail regarding the role & responsibilities.

Special Requirements
-Bachelor’s degree (Advanced Degree preferred) in Agriculture, Business, Development, Environment, or a related field -Prior experience with carbon project development, PDD development, and writing for VCS with CCB (or similar standards) for agroforestry or similar afforestation projects with smallholder farmers that received validation. -7+ years of experience in the assessment, development, and implementation of agroforestry and sustainable land-use projects, preferably for carbon markets under the VCS with CCB standards preferably in sub-Saharan Africa -Proven track record of successfully developing, validating, and/or verifying reforestation/ afforestation projects under the VCS with CCB Standard. Professional experience in partnership development, project management, and reporting -Ability to work independently and collaboratively with TREES staff on team projects and individual assignments -Experience developing and implementing strategic initiatives -Ability and willingness to travel regularly to Africa -Excellent English written and oral communication skills

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