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  • Posted: Jan 27, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Komaza works to unlock the potential of small-scale farmers to solve Africa's wood supply crisis. Collectively, small farmers possess limitless land and labor resources to plant billions of trees. Komaza provides farmers with support across the forestry value chain, from seedlings to sawmills. With a dramatically lower-cost and more-scalable forestry model, ...
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    Carbon Associate

    About the role

    Associates are the core of Komaza’s systems. The Carbon Associate will be primarily responsible for developing and coordinating complex systems and operational structures (frameworks, processes, policies, standard procedures) and designing our internal carbon knowledge management platform, with guidance from the Carbon Manager and Senior Carbon Manager. 

    The Carbon Associate will also support the carbon certification and sales process by delivering analysis, conducting research, and interacting with multiple internal (Field Operations Management and Employees) and external (consultants, experts, verifiers, buyers) stakeholders. The Associate will use their generalist skill set to help the team solve challenges and reach their objective of generating and selling high-value, innovative carbon credits on an annual basis. In the process, the Carbon Associate is expected to develop an advanced knowledge of carbon project requirements and become a core component of the team when it comes to exploring carbon-focused innovation and expansion opportunities.

    What You'll Do

    • System Design: contribute to the development of robust systems for carbon operations and environmental and social impact monitoring in conjunction with the Data Science team, and ensure continuous compliance of Komaza operations with the carbon standards.
    • Knowledge Management: design our internal carbon knowledge management platform and process to facilitate carbon knowledge creation, retention and sharing, to inform new strategies. 
    • Carbon Certification: help the team to complete each step of the carbon verification and issuance process by delivering analysis, conducting research, and interacting with multiple stakeholders (consultants, experts, verifiers, buyers).
    • Carbon Sales: develop high quality marketing materials and support all aspects of the carbon credit sales process from buyers outreach to deal closing.
    • Carbon Innovation: conduct research, pilot new ideas in the field, gather feedback from farmers and staff. 

    What You'll Bring

    • Strong educational background including top grades from a well regarded university. An advanced degree in a related field (Business, Economics, Environmental Science, Data Science, etc) is advantageous. 
    • At least 3 years of professional work experience, including 2 years minimum in a fast-paced, demanding professional environment of a fast-growth company. 
    • Experience in designing and executing projects that deliver tangible results and a clear track of developing solutions to complex problems with multiple stakeholders. 
    • Highly organized and  strong attention to detail.
    • Prior exposure to Agriculture Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) projects and literacy in carbon project requirements is a strong advantage, but not essential

    You're Also

    • A team player with a proactive and flexible work style.
    • Able to create positive working relationships and inspire a diverse group of teammates in the field and in the office.
    • Comfortable working in a scale-up culture that is dynamic, unstructured, and frequently changing with ambitious international expansion plans.
    • Passionate about leveraging carbon markets to achieve large-scale landscape restoration in partnership with smallholder farmers.
    • Growth-driven with a strong desire for personal development

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Komaza Kenya on to apply

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