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Technical Climate Policy Analyst

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name Wildlife Works
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Description

Wildlife Works is the world's leading REDD+ Project development and management company with an innovative, market-based approach to climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation. Over its 20+ year history, Wildlife Works established a successful model that uses the emerging carbon offset marketplace to protect threatened forests and wildlife, while funding indigenous and forest-dwelling communities. REDD+ allows us to partner with stakeholders from tropical forest countries to monetize their forest and biodiversity assets, whether they are communities, land ownership groups or governments. Wildlife Works manages a portfolio of current and prospective REDD+ projects throughout the tropics and is growing to meet market demand and interest in our innovative approach.

Position Summary

The Technical Climate Policy Analyst will be responsible for monitoring REDD+ standards, methodology, frameworks, and guidance developments. The candidate will develop technical input and guidance for Wildlife Works’ advocacy strategy at the global level as well as at the individual country level where we are currently operating or interested in. The Technical Climate Policy Analyst position will be part of the global Policy and External Affairs Department (PEAD), reporting to the Policy and External Affairs Director, based in the UK. However, the candidatewill be based in Burlington, Vermont, USA, in the offices of the Carbon Development Department. Considering rapidly evolving standards and accreditation policies occurring in our key markets, the Technical Climate Policy Analyst position is critical in strategically advancing conversations in Wildlife Works’ countries of interest, as well as on the international platform, to prepare and maintain enabling conditions for Wildlife Works’ investments.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and analyze VERRA, ART / TREES and other emerging carbon program and methodology changes relevant to Wildlife Works’ business.
  • Monitor development of international assessment frameworks for carbon standards and auditors (such as the IC-VCM’s Core Carbon Principles and Assessment Framework).
  • Monitor and analyze existing and emerging national carbon development standards and accreditation bodies in countries relevant to Wildlife Works’ operations.
  • Identify threats to business and support development and delivery the technical elements of Wildlife Works’ national and international advocacy strategies, related to carbon calculation methodologies, accreditation bodies, national reference level development and distribution in close coordination with the local or regional teams.
  • Monitor emerging federal and state level carbon pricing policies in North America with a view to identifying threats to, and opportunities for, Wildlife Works’ business.
  • Develop information and training materials for regional teams and help implement training and information sharing events.
  • Support the development of presentations, reports, studies and submissions in coordination with global teams, and perform other administrative tasks where needed.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Geography, or similar field.
  • 2 + years demonstrable relevant working experience in an academic institution or private sector.
  • Understanding of VERRA’s AFOLU methodologies and FREL development process / policies, jurisdictional and project methodologies.
  • Familiarity with international and jurisdictional REDD+ programmes, such as UNFCCC REDD, World Bank’s FCPF and ART / TREES.
  • Familiarity with international climate policy context, criteria and technical best practices (such as baseline setting, additionality determination, leakage measurement and non-permanence risk assessment).
  • Ability to accurately interpret standards and technical sections in legal documents and clearly communicate their contents to colleagues and external parties.
  • Exceptional experience in collaboration with national and international teams across multiple cultures and styles.
  • Ability to work within the timeframe of standard industry policies and procedures.
  • Excellent ability to multi-task and prioritize in a busy, fast-growth environment against multiple deadlines.
  • Excellent writing skills, with robust attention to detail, good grammar and consistency of style.
  • Mastery of the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and the ability to interpret geospatial information.
  • Strong attention to discretion, confidentiality, flexibility, and willingness to collaborate and build rapport in a multi-cultural, international team.
  • The ability and desire to travel nationally and internationally.

Benefits

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Plan
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