(2x) Supply Team Associate

  • Miami, FL, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Location: Miami (preferred) - New York – Barcelona 

Emergent is a non-profit organization with the sole mission of accelerating the speed and scale of  tropical forest conservation to combat the climate crisis. With an international team of world-class climate experts and a board with deep private and public sector experience, Emergent is supported by a coalition including the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), the Rockefeller Foundation, the U.S. Department of State, and the Norwegian government’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI). Emergent serves as the platform to facilitate transactions and as the administrative coordinator of the Lowering Emissions by Accelerating Forest finance (LEAF) Coalition, which uses the independent and rigorous ART-TREES standard to verify emissions reductions from deforestation. LEAF is an initiative with initial participation from the governments of Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States, and leading companies  including Amazon, Airbnb, Bayer, Boston Consulting Group, GSK, McKinsey, Nestlé, Salesforce, and Unilever. Participants in the Coalition will support high-quality emissions reductions from tropical and  subtropical forest countries, enabling efforts to reduce and end deforestation.  

Emergent’s supply team is responsible for the direct outreach to, and communication with, tropical and  sub-tropical forest jurisdictions, and for securing the volume for the LEAF Coalition, as well as Emergent’s other (non-LEAF) transactions. 

Job Description

* This is a full-time position at Emergent with current funding guaranteed for one year starting January 2022. Employment past one year will be contingent on securing additional funding.* 

Duties and responsibilities include the following: 

 

  • Portfolio management of eligible jurisdictions for the LEAF Coalition 

  • Supporting readiness operations (e.g. complying with ART TREES requirements, stakeholder consultations on the field, setting up Benefit Sharing Mechanisms, ensuring that TA is delivered, ensuring that Financial intermediary is chosen and process is clear, etc) 

  • Working with jurisdictions, ensuring that interventions and policies necessary to achieve the targeted ER volumes are implemented.  

  • Connecting jurisdictions and buyers within the LEAF Coalition, whenever relevant. 

  • Conducting necessary outreach and proposal review process, whenever relevant. 

  • Running data analysis and conducting relevant research.

Qualifications

Required:  

  • 7+ years’ relevant experience; 

  • Proficiency with REDD+ related concepts, policies and best practices including the social and  environmental safeguards requirements; 

  • Strong familiarity with jurisdictional REDD+ programs;  

  • Strong familiarity with NDCs and national REDD+ plans in Latin America and Africa;  

  • Familiarity with ART TREES standard; 

  • Experience in the voluntary carbon market;  

  • Proficiency with stakeholder engagement processes; 

  • Effective communication with team members and external stakeholders; 

  • Proficiency in English and Portuguese (required) for position 1. Proficiency in English and French (required) for position 2. Bonus points for proficiency in Spanish; 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; and 

  • Strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple workstreams at once.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise:  

  • Excellent communication skills across various functional teams and executive management, including the ability to communicate between technical and non-technical contributors;  

  • Experience organizing and managing virtual events, and managing processes involving multiple stakeholders;    

  • Field experience working in the implementation of REDD+ programs in Brazil (for position 1) and Africa (for position 2). 

  • Technical project or program implementation experience

Additional Information

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.

Please include your cover letter and resume here as a single PDF document when applying.

Expected start: Early January 2022

Please send your applications by December 15th 2021