Carbon Accountant

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My client a mission driven social enterprise whose mission is to make conservation of wildlife habitat valuable to people and communities. They develop forest carbon offset projects in areas of global biodiversity significant to conserve Africa’s wildlife strongholds and deliver powerful community impacts.

The Carbon Accountant is an integral part of a division that is primary responsible achieving VCS and CCB verifications, pre-viability and prefeasibility studies, impact monitoring, biodiversity monitoring, geospatial analysis, and database management to keep the Company at the forefront of REDD+ methodological development and implementation in Zambia and beyond.

Immediate Specific tasks of the Carbon Accountant are to:

  • Assist the Carbon Manager in reviewing and updating the current GIS and Remote Sensing protocols in line with updates to VCS/CCB standards and methodologies.
  • Supervise the Forest Monitoring Coordinator in reviewing and updating Forest Inventory protocols in line with updates to VCS/CCB standards and methodologies.
  • Perform historic deforestation analysis using open-source RADAR and multispectral imagery data in Google Earth Engine.
  • Compile Verification Monitoring Report data and information in a template prepared by the Carbon Manager.
  • Peer-review Monitoring Reports before submission to VVB.
  • Perform desk-based pre-viability studies for the Company or other clients’ potential new project areas.
  • Participate in Verra webinars associated with new monitoring methodologies or updates to the current methodologies.
  • Develop pre-viability and prefeasibility study proposals, work plans, and budgets.
  • Supervise consultants leading a pre-viability or prefeasibility study.
  • Write Draft Project Design Documents for a prefeasibility study report.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the SMC

Capabilities, competencies and experience needed for the job

  • Masters or doctorate
  • Ability to work under often tight deadlines, and accept frequent change in a highly dynamic work environment
  • Frequent interaction with your team, both direct and remotely, as well as with project partners, stakeholders and community members in various international settings is required
  • World-class carbon standards skills with substantial verification knowledge
  • 5 -10 years demonstrated experience in GIS related work
  • Forest inventory and biometric analysis experience is a plus.
  • Biomass / carbon modelling and accounting experience.
  • Model builder experience.
  • Impeccable patience and interpersonal skills, especially with diverse cultures
  • Strong inter‐cultural and inter‐personal communication skills.
  • Comfortable interacting with diverse people from varied cultures and educational backgrounds
  • Intense commitment to their success and mission
  • Exceptional self-organization, thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Strong English writing skills and ability to articulately communicate ideas to diverse audiences

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Precision Recruitment International (PRI) is a privately owned recruitment company with offices in Zambia, Zimbabwe (HQ) and Mozambique. It has positioned itself to provide high quality recruitment services by acquiring the best possible prospects and placements. It does this by pro-actively building relationships with people in developing industries in the various regional countries. PRI uses a wide range of techniques that include specified 'search and selection' methods and contingent-based recruitment techniques.