Forest Carbon Lead

Compassionate Carbon

About the organization

COMPANY SUMMARY: Compassionate Carbon (CC) is a start-up organization launched by Eden Reforestation Projects (Eden), a mission driven organization with seventeen years of dynamic global growth and effectiveness. CC’s express purpose is to serve as an economic engine to support and expand Eden’s mission to pursue poverty alleviation through global reforestation. CC will achieve this by operating as a full-service carbon project development company for landscape scale carbon opportunities.

MISSION: Compassionate Carbon provides nature-based solutions through restoration for meeting global emissions targets.



*Provide technical leadership, oversight, and expertise for carbon project design and development including but not limited to, assessing potential sites for carbon projects, guiding restoration activities, species selection, ensuring compliance with restoration and carbon standards, and training of field teams
*Work in conjunction with the CC in-country teams to direct technical workflows ensuring that timelines and deliverables are met, and to guide the daily implementation of monitoring, reporting, and verification programs at carbon project sites
*Set in place systems to ensure the quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) of carbon project operations
*Conduct QA/QC checks to ensure that accurate completion of deliverables in accordance with methodological and standard requirements
*Oversee the development of additional monitoring tools and their deployment for biodiversity, socioeconomic, and other forms of monitoring
*Develop and organize project documentation and reporting
*Communicate complex technical concepts and analyses to diverse groups of stakeholders
*Develop and maintain knowledge of the latest greenhouse gas corporate accounting and reporting standards and methodologies such as the Verified Carbon Standard, Gold Standard, and others



*Deep knowledge of forest ecology, forest conservation, and management
*Thorough, demonstrable understanding of landscape restoration dynamics, including succession dynamics, biodiversity, and ecosystem services
*At least five years of demonstrable experience in the development process for forest carbon projects, including through REDD+, ARR, and other modalities, showing the ability to write clearly, generate reporting inputs, and think analytically
*Demonstrable communication skills, both internally, and externally, with an emphasis on communicating scientific concepts to non-scientific audiences
*Ability to use mapping and spatial analysis tools such as GIS programs, and land cover change analysis
*At least five years' experience in developing training tools, methods, and deploying these training tools to field-based environments
*Graduate or postgraduate experience with research design, scientific writing, and monitoring against baselines


$85,000 - $110,000 depending on experience and/or technical certifications

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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