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Senior Program Officer, VCS Methodologies (updated application link)




VCS Methodologies, Program Development and Innovation Department

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Remote (District of Columbia, US), DC, United States    

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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;
  • Liaising 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.

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