Fairventures is a German-based international development organization that drives large-scale forest landscape restoration. Our approach is demand-driven: we link with the private sector and plan forestry interventions with supply chain needs at the core. We partner with communities to develop and test site-specific solutions, ranging from reforestation with fast-growing tree species to non-timber forest products and agroforestry. We aim to restore ecosystems and create livelihood opportunities for local communities on the ground, while contributing to the mitigation of climate change and creating added value along the entire value chain.

CARBON OFFSETTING EXPERT (FOREST AND LANDSCAPE)

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For this new position, Fairventures is looking for a carbon offsetting expert with an entrepreneurial mindset. The position is home-based, with convenient and cost-effective commuting to Stuttgart as required. Reporting to the Director of Technology, the Carbon Offsetting Expert will have the following responsibilities:

  • Develop ARR (Afforestation, Reforestation and Revegetation) and IFM (Improved Forest Management) projects
  • Develop, implement and conduct internal processes training and policies in accordance with selected voluntary carbon market methodologies 
  • Project management of development and registration of new ARR methodology with UNFCCC
  • Active participation in Fairventures fundraising activities and identification of new business opportunities
  • Provide input and feedback on carbon related aspects of Fairventures´ business models

This position is ideal for a professional with practical experience, and willing to work in a dynamic and challenging setup. Fairventures is looking for a talented person who wants to fully engage in tropical agriculture and agroforestry and related supply chains, to help develop a sustainable approach to reforestation for the benefit of local communities and the remaining rainforests.

Required Background 

  • 3+ years’ work experience in carbon offsetting industry
  • Practical experience with ARR and IFM projects
  • Familiarity with the structure of different carbon offsetting methodologies
  • Deep understanding of ARR and IFM methodologies
  • Deep understanding of carbon finance markets
  • Understanding of remote sensing and project monitoring techniques
  • Project management expertise  
  • Fluent English (spoken and written)

Preferred capabilities

  • Experience with registration at UNFCCC  
  • Experience in business development and fundraising  
  • GIS systems and Python/R  
  • Financial modeling in Excel or similar tools  
  • Ability to quickly adapt new concepts and ideas 
  • Established relationships and network in the carbon offsetting sector
  • Ability to train and coach teams
  • Willingness to travel
  • Experience working within cross-cultural organization

Competitive salary, flexible working time, real work-life balance

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Fairventures Worldwide gGmbH

Hasenberstrasse 31
70178 Stuttgart
0711 220468 0

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