Junior Carbon Project Consultant

Contract typeFreelance

Location: Remote working with travel to project sites

Commitment: Depending on projects, could range from a few days a month to full time

Remuneration: Commensurate with experience

Deadline: Project positions will be filled as suitable candidates are identified

Application: Please complete the CV Submission Form

Background:

TLLG was established in 2017 by a group of environmental and social experts with an interest in supporting the development of nature-based solutions to global environmental and humanitarian challenges. Our team of experts continues to expand enabling us to support a growing number of projects and programmes at all stages of their development including design, implementation, evaluation, and applying lessons learned.

We provide support across three thematic areas:

  • Natural Climate Solutions - protection, restoration, and improved land management actions that increase carbon storage and/or avoid greenhouse gas emissions from forests, wetlands, grasslands, and agricultural lands.

  • Forest and Landscape Restoration –restoring ecological functionality and enhancing human well-being across deforested or degraded forest landscapes.

  • Biodiversity Conservation – protecting and preserving species, habitats, ecosystems, and genetic diversity.

TLLG are currently working with agriculture and forestry carbon projects in Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America, that are certified or seeking certification by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Climate Community and Biodiversity Standards (CCBS), Gold Standard and Plan Vivo Standard.

We are looking for freelance consultants to join our project teams working on carbon project development. We have roles for consultants and junior consultants that meet the requirements below. For the right candidates, there are opportunities for progression within TLLG to Associate and Partner level.

Responsibilities:

Junior Carbon Project Consultants play a supporting role in areas of project development relevant to their skills and interests and have the potential to build relevant experience through project work. Potential roles within a project development team include providing support with:

  • Land cover change assessment and/or tree growth and carbon modeling

  • Stakeholder engagement and free, prior and informed consent

  • High conservation value assessment and biodiversity monitoring

  • Livelihoods and socio-economic assessment and monitoring

  • Environmental and social safeguards.

Junior Carbon Project Consultants will work under the supervision of more senior team members, assisting project developers to design projects and prepare project documents that meet the requirements of relevant carbon standards and international environmental and social safeguard frameworks.

Requirements:

  • Post-graduate degree in a relevant field e.g. natural sciences, social sciences, environmental economics.

  • Familiarity with at least one of the following carbon standards VCS, CCB, Gold Standard, Plan Vivo

  • Experience in at least one of the following thematic areas:

    • Land cover change assessment and/or tree growth and carbon modelling;

    • Stakeholder engagement and free, prior and informed consent;

    • High conservation value assessment and biodiversity monitoring;

    • Livelihoods and socioeconomic assessment and monitoring;

    • Environmental and social safeguards.

  • Ability to produce high-quality reports in English.

Desirable:

  • Experience in AFOLU carbon project development

  • Ability to communicate in one or more of the following languages: French, Spanish, Portuguese, Bahasa Indonesia.