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  • Posted: Sep 26, 2022
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    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 Manager

    About The Role

    This is a Project Manager role for Komaza’s Carbon operations which includes annual monitoring of Komaza’s carbon impact, annual verification by Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate Community Biodiversity (CCB) standards, marketing and sales of carbon credits. The Carbon Manager will be primarily responsible for achieving annual carbon issuance and revenue targets through day to day management of carbon operations and interaction with the various stakeholders involved in the project. The Carbon Manager will also work hand in hand with the Senior Carbon Manager towards development of robust systems to enable larger scale carbon operations in the future.

    This role is based at our office in Nairobi, Kenya with regular travel to Kilifi, Kwale and our Central Kenya offices.

    What You'll Do

    • Carbon Issuance Targets: lead all aspects of carbon monitoring, reporting and verification including the development of annual monitoring reports and risk reports, and coordinate with external stakeholders to move forward each step of the verification and issuance process
    • Marketing and Sales: develop high quality marketing materials and lead all aspects of the carbon credit sales process from buyers outreach to deal closing, including the design and implementation of a benefit sharing mechanism with Komaza farmers - currently in the research stage
    • System Design: contribute to the development of robust systems for carbon inventory and environmental and social impact monitoring in conjunction with the Data Science team, and ensure continuous compliance of Komaza operations with the carbon standards
    • Methodology Innovation: work on the development of new carbon methodologies or protocols to unlock new opportunities for Komaza’s smallholder model
    • Monitoring Tech: remain on top of the latest carbon and biodiversity monitoring innovations and help develop pilots in collaboration with technical partners
    • Long-Term Strategy: track market trends and make strategic recommendations to support the development of Komaza’s long term carbon sales strategy

    What You'll Bring

    • Between 3 to 6 years of experience in project management or consulting, with meaningful exposure to carbon project development and/or carbon financing in a global context
    • Highly developed interpersonal skills, strong at managing different stakeholders and moving things forward
    • Excellent writing and presentation skills, can convey complex quantitative information clearly in reports, memos, and slide decks
    • Highly organized, strong attention to detail
    • Experience in developing markets, working with fast-growing companies (particularly building systems for growth, and/or designing and managing M&E operations)

    You are Also

    • A team player with a proactive and flexible work style
    • Comfortable working in a startup 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

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Komaza Kenya on jobs.lever.co to apply

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