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Vacancy Head of Carbon at Commonland

Posted by Deesha Chandra (Admin) Dec 11, 2020 Posted in Opportunities

Vacancy Head of Carbon at Commonland
For the development of their landscape carbon program we are looking for an experienced Head of Carbon. If you are interested in our #4Returns holistic landscape management and restoration work and can bring in carbon investment knowledge based on an ecosystem approach & science, check the vacancy below:

The position

The landscape carbon strategy has been developed, and we’re ready for the next phase. As we are in the process of starting the preliminary activities, we are looking for an entrepreneurial, hands-on, and experienced leader to join our team and take the lead in setting up and running the carbon team reporting directly to the CEO/COO. 

You will be working from our head office based in Amsterdam. Commonland is currently involved in 8 large-scale and long-term restoration projects, and you may travel to the landscapes for extended periods of time on a frequent basis. While the execution of the carbon strategy will be your main priority, you will also help to build carbon programs within landscapes with our core partners.


As a commercial, sustainability professional, your experience will include: 

· University degree in Business Administration or Environmental Sciences, working experience preferably in the carbon industry

· Minimum 10 years of experience in climate and nature-based solutions, REDD+, TREES, carbon credits, landscape design, regenerative agriculture and carbon farming, afforestation, and deforestation

· Entrepreneurial in your approach, hands-on and strategic thinking with a proven track record of business growth, and building the business and personnel infrastructure to support this growth

· Proven track record in stakeholder management across public and corporate organizations 

· Managing supply and demand side, initiating multi-million transactions (including jurisdictional programs), building a pipeline of buyers, as well as developing channel partnerships 


Your main responsibilities will include: 

· Further developing and executing the strategy, direction, and evolution of the carbon activities 

· Co-developing the ‘4 Returns Carbon credit co-benefit methodology’ together with our core landscape partners 

· Leading the development and evolution of the 4 Returns Carbon programs to ensure they evolve in a manner that guarantees the integrity and quality of all projects and credits and ensures they are strategically positioned to continue to play a leading role in driving climate action and holistic landscape management 

· Collaborating with other Commonland departments to ensure synchronization on key opportunities and challenges (e.g., engaging in cross-organizational discussions on communications, innovations and organizational strategy) 

· Engaging with outside stakeholders, including corporates, NGOs and governments to build and maintain essential relationships, and inform program development and organizational strategy

· Supervising program staff 

· Representing Commonland at external meetings and events

This post was edited on Dec 11, 2020 by Deesha Chandra

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