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NBS AGRICULTURAL CARBON SPECIALIST - BRAZIL

About Us

Do you want to build a rewarding career and contribute to creating positive environmental and social impact while doing so?  At ecosecurities, we are a profit-for-purpose business with the deep conviction that tackling climate change and financial gain do not have to be mutually exclusive.  Our hard work as a pioneer in the carbon markets over the past 24 years proves this.

 

We are an impact-driven provider of environmental services with over two decades of experience in developing emissions reduction and removal projects around the world. We provide technical and financial services to project developers, corporations, governments, and organisations. With a diverse and high-quality portfolio of projects, ecosecurities offers expertise and tailored services in sourcing, developing, and financing of climate mitigation projects. To support the net-zero transition we work with nature-based solutions (NBS), renewable energy projects and community-based programs.  

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The Role

This position will play a critical role in the development, expansion, and validation of ecosecurities’ Nature-Based Solutions program within internationally recognised voluntary carbon standards. The role will provide technical skills and analysis in carbon accounting for agriculture cropping, livestock management, grasslands and land management in order to complete high impact and innovative carbon development projects. The role will bring deep expertise in current and emerging AFOLU voluntary carbon standards, methodologies and procedural requirements to ensure compliance and development of projects of the highest integrity.

 

The role will report to the NBS Brazil Head and will be responsible for: i) feasibility assessments to determine a project's technical, financial, social and climate viability; ii) technical and data analysis to quantify project emission reductions and removals and project impact across other environmental, community and socio-economic parameters; and iii) design and delivery of long-term monitoring and impact assessment programs that support the verification process and ecosecurities’ commitment to deliver carbon projects of the highest integrity.

 

The role may be required to provide analysis, services, and products to ecosecurities’ community energy and renewable energy projects across the Brazil - LATAM and will be integrated into the ecosecurities NBS and AFOLU teams operating across Brazil and Latin America.

 

This is a role that will suit a med-level to senior professionals looking to expand their career in a dynamic, fast-paced, and exciting work environment. The benefits will be professional growth and the delivery of outstanding outcomes for communities, companies, the environment, and our climate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support senior AFOLU technical staff to quantify emission reductions and removals from agricultural carbon and other nature-based solution projects in accordance with internationally recognised voluntary carbon market (VCM) standards and methodologies.

  • Work with other ecosecurities technical specialists and consultants to deliver technical analysis of AFOLU carbon projects

  • Contribute the develop of greenhouse gas models that quantity emission reductions and removals from agriculture and other NBS projects

  • Remain current on VCM standards and methodologies and UNFCCC developments and bringing advances into the development of ecosecurities’ NBS project planning and design.

  • Represent ecosecurities in Brazil and LATAM forums and events and professionally present the work of ecosecurities across the region.

  • Work collaboratively with other members of the Brazil team and the global NBS teams.

  • Other task as directed by the ecosecurities NBS Head for Brazil.

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Qualifications & Experience

Essential:

  • Master's degree in agriculture, natural resource management, biology, environmental science, environmental engineering, conservation management or related fields.

  • 3-5 years' work experience in managing agricultural (cropping, animal husbandry, land and water management) carbon projects across the Brazil and LATAM region.

  • Proven technical expertise in GHG quantification and accounting for agricultural ecosystems across the LATAM region.

  • Proven team player able to work effectively across cultures and within and across organizations.

  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail and experience with work-flow documentation.

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to build on existing knowledge to develop new approaches.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of agriculture and nature-based solutions, issues and policy trends across the Brazil and LATAM region.

  • Technical expertise using a range of geospatial information systems, remote sensing techniques, image sources, and analysis of large datasets.

  • Expertise in rural sociology and community development

  • Demonstrated ability to collect data, conduct analysis, interpret and communicate results for a broad audience including government and corporate partners, community leaders and conservation practitioners.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant climate and carbon science literature.

  • Experience in designing statistically valid field measuring programs and in the statistical analysis of field data.

  • Ability to work independently and with minimal guidance.

  • Proficient in English language outside Portuguese.

Personal Attributes

  • Builds productive relationships by interacting with others

  • Works collaboratively with stakeholders across all levels, all cultures, and all geographies

  • Communicates effectively and in a timely manner

  • Results driven and takes ownership of tasks.

  • Compassionate and empathetic to support the growth and development of others

  • Leverage differences to resolve problems

  • Thinks and acts from a broad perspective and a long-term view