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Senior Program Officer, VCS Methodologies (Remote – Worldwide w/ significant overlap with U.S. business hours)




VCS Methodologies, Program Development and Innovation Department

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United States    Worldwide    

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Until Filled

The Opportunity.

With the rapid growth in carbon markets driving a new wave of innovative approaches, Verra is seeking a Senior Program Officer for the Methodologies Team in the Program Development and Innovation Department. The Senior Program Officer will support reviews and updates of existing methodologies and the development of new and revised methodologies for the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Program.

The Role.

The successful applicant will be responsible for work that includes, but not limited to:

Conducting reviews and preparing revisions of active methodologies under the VCS Program to ensure they continue to reflect best practices, scientific consensus, evolving market conditions, and technical developments in a sector;
Liaise with other teams to receive input on for the review of existing methodologies;
Reviewing methodology idea notes and concept notes, and preparing internal recommendations;
Supporting the development and review of new VCS methodologies;
Assessing requests for reactivating methodologies that are currently inactive under the VCS Program; and
Responding to stakeholder inquiries related to methodology development and application of active methodologies.

Special Requirements
What we’d like to see. At least five years of relevant work in carbon markets. Proven expertise in developing or evaluating GHG emission reduction and removal projects and methodologies. Broad understanding of different sectoral scopes, such as energy, manufacturing industries, waste management, and transport. Understanding agricultural and forestry methodologies is a plus. In-depth understanding of methodological concepts such as project boundary, baseline, additionality, GHG quantification, and monitoring. Advanced degree in sciences, engineering, or related field preferred; a Master’s degree is advantageous. Strong technical writing skills and attention to detail in complex documents. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Fluency in English is essential. Ability to engage with diverse international stakeholders and partners, demonstrating cultural sensitivity and awareness in a global context. Working at Verra. Verra is a global leader helping to tackle the world’s most intractable environmental and social challenges. As a mission-driven non-profit organization, Verra is committed to helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve livelihoods, and protect natural resources across the private and public sectors. We’ve created a culture of flexibility + autonomy. You’ll be able to work with remote teams from diverse countries and industries. Wherever possible, we aim to find mutually agreeable solutions for international hiring. 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. Salary is one component of Verra’s total compensation package which also includes: Health, vision and dental care, and life insurance Verra contributions to each employee’s retirement plan Verra contributions as required by national labor laws in countries where staff are located Paid time off (PTO), comprising 22-30 days vacation, at least 7 days of annual sick leave, holidays, sabbatical after five years of service, and other leave allowances Funds to support professional development Verra is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all our work, and doing this successfully is crucial for us to embody our established values, including Teamwork, Results, Integrity, Balance, and Exploration. We actively celebrate belonging among our team members’ different abilities, sexual orientations, ethnicity, faith, and gender. How to Apply. Please submit a Cover letter (not to exceed one page) and your Resume/CV (not to exceed two pages) in Bamboo platform.

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