Part-time Supply Analyst
- New York or Miami preferred, other US EST time zone locations considered, OTHER
- Employees can work remotely
Forests are crucial to all life on Earth. They capture and store carbon and are one of the most promising, large-scale, and cost-effective opportunities to combat climate change. Rainforests also sustain rainfalls, food supply, vital ecosystems, and livelihoods for over a billion people. Protecting them is not just a moral imperative, it is essential for a stable, prosperous, and sustainable future for us all. As the COVID-19 crisis highlights, we live in a fragile and interconnected world where sustainability cannot be taken for granted.
There is increasing recognition of the urgency of climate change. The Paris Agreement in 2015 committed governments to keep the increase in global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels. Over 1,500 major corporations have committed to climate neutrality, and over 40 countries have implemented some form of carbon pricing scheme. After two decades of putting necessary, effective, high integrity standards and market mechanisms in place, Emergent has the historic opportunity to channel this momentum to solving the deforestation crisis.
Emergent helps safeguard the world’s tropical forests by building a global market for forest carbon credits. Countries generate these credits by reducing deforestation and tropical deforestation (called “REDD+”). For forest countries, Emergent provides a guaranteed source of demand by facilitating access to a range of high-volume buyers, backed by a purchase guarantee from donors, giving countries the certainty need-ed to make investments in forest protection and chart a new course. For buyers, Emergent provides access to the highest-quality REDD+ credits, enabling them to meet their climate neutrality goals.
Position Overview: The part-time Supply Analyst will be a member of Emergent’s Supply Team, which is responsible for the direct communication and outreach to tropical and sub-tropical forest jurisdictions and ensuring high-quality REDD+ credits are available for Emergent’s transactions. The part-time Supply Analyst will play a key role in Emergent’s outreach efforts and will be responsible for supply-side research and analysis, as well as assisting with communications, translations, and presentations to tropical and sub-tropical forest jurisdictions. Fluency in English and French is required, and fluency in Spanish and/ or Portuguese is preferred.
Status: This is a part time, temporary position with a projected time commitment of 10 hours per week through December 31, 2021. However, there is a possibility that the hours may be increased and the position extended beyond the currently scheduled end date.
- Prepare presentations and respond to inquiries around jurisdictional REDD+ (e.g. carbon accounting, social and environmental safeguards, etc.)
- Prepare documents and analysis for the Supply Team;
- Conduct research on the jurisdictions where Emergent is working or exploring options to work;
- Translate materials when necessary;
- Support the analysis of volume and delivery schedules from supply jurisdictions, thus contributing to prioritization and strategy-setting;
- Support the technical gap analysis on what jurisdictions need in order to meet ART requirements, including estimation of how much money/other resources are needed;
- Support the technical selection of proposals for the LEAF Coalition and the communication with jurisdictions;
- Create and/or review BMC for technical accuracy of claims; and
- ·Note taking and other support during meetings for the Supply Team.
- Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management and/or International Affairs required, Master’s degree preferred;
- Fluency in English and French required, Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred;
- Proficiency with REDD+ related concepts, policies and best practices including the carbon accounting and social and environmental safeguards requirements;
- Strong familiarity with TREES and other comparable standards (VCS, Gold Standard, Plan Vivo, FCPF Methodological Framework, GCF RBP Pilot Scorecard, etc);
- On the field experience working in the implementation of REDD+ programs, especially in Africa;
- Effective communication external stakeholders as well as Emergent’s various functional teams and executive management, including the ability to communicate between technical and non-technical contributors; and
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Adobe suite.
Applicants must have work authorization in the US.
Emergent provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, local or other applicable laws.
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