An opportunity to carry out DD on projects, at a leading provider of high-quality carbon credit programmes. High-quality DD is at the heart of what we do and makes us the trusted partner that we are.
Climate Impact Partners, a leading provider of high-quality carbon credit programmes, is looking for a Due Diligence Technical Specialist, NBS, to join our join our supply-side team. The integrity of the carbon projects with whom we work is at the heart of Climate Impact Partners’ role as trusted partner for both our clients and project partners. This role plays a critical part in our proposition.
Reporting into the Due Diligence Manager, the role works with and across our supply teams, Global Sourcing and Project Development, executing and continuing to evolve our consistent and rigorous processes for project Due Diligence (DD) and risk assessment, keeping up to date with regulatory and methodology changes in the voluntary carbon market, and managing impact reporting for clients.
While based within the Global Sourcing team, the Due Diligence Technical Associate will also partner with our Client Solutions and Marketing teams to ensure they have accurate information about our carbon projects to enable clear and responsible communication of our high-integrity programmes, supporting Client Solutions in client meetings as needed.
You will work with a high calibre and collaborative team, with the opportunity to learn and develop your professional and technical skills further and shape your role as the business grows.
Carry out DD screening and risk assessment, including GIS mapping, for Global Sourcing opportunities; propose solutions to further explore and address issues arising.
Help set the criteria for what ‘good’ looks like and support the implementation of rigorous and consistent processes.
Prepare reports on the integrity and risk of carbon projects and, where needed, present to the cross-team senior Evaluation Committee for decisions on project acceptability and to recommend of solutions for specific issues.
Maintain accurate DD documentation and record precedence of DD outcomes.
Develop and maintain relationships with the carbon projects´ rating agencies, actively managing discussions as needed around ratings of specific projects on which you are working.
Keep up to date with changes in voluntary carbon standards and inform Climate Impact Partners’ approach to managing risk.
CAPABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE
Extensive of experience within the voluntary carbon market.
A degree or comparative experience in a relevant field such as forestry, ecology, biological conservation or environmental management is preferable but not essential.
Experience in reviewing Project Design Documents is desirable, along with reviewing monitoring reports for VCS/CCB, Gold Standard, Climate Action Reserve, American Carbon Registry, and potentially other recognised standards, ideally through to validation, monitoring and verification.
Understanding of key elements of the carbon calculation process such as additionality, baselines, permanence, leakage, land rights, carbon rights, jurisdictional risks along with social and environmental impacts; knowledgeable about the potential sources of information and tools to support project evaluation.
Experience with GIS mapping tools highly desirable.
The ideal candidate will have experience in primarily in nature-based carbon solutions, with knowledge of improved household technology and renewable energy solutions being desirable
WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO
Has good timekeeping, organisational and communication skills, able to synthesise complex and nuanced information and communicate a conclusion in a clear way.
Has a strong attention to detail and able to identify what is most important to address.
Can manage competing priorities; able to work at pace.
Sets high standards for ethical behaviour.
Has critical thinking skills and is comfortable with making pragmatic recommendations based on the best available – and often imperfect - information, working collaboratively to form views.
Team-player prepared to work with flexibility across office locations.
Continually looks for ways to improve the way we do things and take ownership for testing ideas and driving forward solutions.
Able to constructively challenge project partners to enable us to fully assess projects, whilst maintaining good partner relationships.
Experience in Airtable desirable.
Language skills would be an asset.
In-house Carbon Academy training programme
Bonus scheme, subject to company and individual performance
Enhanced parental leave.
Join a 2022 Best for the World™ B Corp™, awarded in recognition of our exceptional positive impact on its customers.
Join a profit-for-purpose business that delivers results and impact.
Further benefits packages are available to US, UK and Kenya-based employees and vary according to location.
Climate Impact Partners is an equal opportunities employer. Our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive workforce, that embraces our differences, and so all aspects of employment including the decision to hire and promote, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. We do not discriminate on the basis of characteristics protected under federal, state, or local law. To support this, all applications are anonymised until the interview stage which means that regardless of who has applied, your characteristics are totally anonymous.
London, Oxford, Nairobi
About Climate Impact Partners
Climate Impact Partners delivers solutions for action on climate. We believe that carbon markets have a critical role to play in delivering action by putting a price on carbon and funding carbon reduction activities to meet our global climate goals.
Together with the world’s leading companies and quality project partners we will cut 1 billion tonnes of CO2 to transform the global economy, improve health and livelihoods and restore a thriving planet.
We do this by delivering the highest quality carbon financed projects, from which we create carbon credit and energy attribute certificate portfolios. This enables organisations to offset the emissions they can’t reduce, put a price on carbon to incentivise change, and meet their ambitious climate goals.
Climate Impact Partners builds on the expertise, integrity, and innovation of two companies that have led the voluntary carbon market – Natural Capital Partners and ClimateCare. Fuelled by a relentless drive for rapid action and results, our global team continues to pioneer the market’s growth, and set the standards for quality that will maximise its impact.