One Acre Fund Carbon Project Pilot Lead Jobs in Rwanda

One Acre Fund Carbon Project Pilot Lead Jobs in Rwanda


About the Role

  • One Acre Fund has been promoting climate-smart agricultural practices, including agroforestry and soil health projects, for many years. In the last 3 years alone we've supported farmers to plant more than 40 million trees. We see these practices as essential to long-term farm sustainability and prosperity - indeed, they are central to our core mission of increasing farmer prosperity.

  • We are now looking to merge this CSA work with payments for ecosystem services, and in particular with sales of carbon emissions reductions. We believe that this intersection represents a huge opportunity for increasing smallholder profitability and resilience, as well as contributing to climate change mitigation.

  • We are looking for an entrepreneur with experience in the fields of Agroforestry and Carbon Emissions Reductions (CER) to pilot this work. Specifically, we are looking for someone to guide field teams in the design and implementation of our first CER pilots, to develop monitoring and verification processes, and to manage carbon project development and certification.

  • You will be in the Global Impact division and will report to the Global Impact Director.

    Responsibilities

  • Agroforestry CER Program Development. Develop and pilot a context-appropriate agroforestry product for smallholder farmers that generates additional income for farmers through carbon sales and creates opportunity for additional benefits.

  • Design the program in collaboration with smallholder farmers to ensure its appropriateness for their specific needs.

  • Use detailed cost-benefit assessments to understand the financial and environmental benefits of the project.

  • Directly manage (or co-manage) implementation of all facets of the pilot, in close collaboration with field teams.

  • Ensure smooth execution of all project stages including sourcing, logistics, participant
    enrollment, planting, and maintenance.

  • Conduct outstanding monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) of the project to meet the highest global standards for CER certification.

  • Assess pilot effectiveness and improve the program for the next season, anticipating larger scale.

  • Partnership Support. Support One Acre Fund's work with partners in carbon sales and financing, carbon project development, MRV, contract theory, and agroforestry program design.

    Qualifications

  • Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

    Technical background and experience

  • 3+ years experience implementing agroforestry carbon projects.

  • 3+ years of experience in one of our countries of operation.

  • Skills related to Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification of carbon projects.

  • An advanced degree in Agroforestry, Ecology, or a related field a plus.

  • Experience developing carbon projects with certification standards a plus.

    Participatory Design

  • An understanding of the smallholder farmer context in East and Southern Africa.

  • Experience with qualitative research or participatory design.

  • Experience understanding the complex motivations and capacities that affect decisions among different people and groups.

    Project Implementation

  • A demonstrated ability to manage complex projects with multiple concurrent work streams.

  • Flexibility and experience troubleshooting problems in the field.

  • Leadership experience and an enthusiasm for learning and growth.

    Communication

  • Strong verbal and written communication across multiple audiences - from non-technically-trained colleagues to external experts.

  • Fluent English required. Working knowledge of Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Chichewa, Amharic, or French preferred.

    Other

  • Genuine passion for continually, sustainably, improving farmer livelihoods.

  • Willingness to travel within the region up to 30% of the time or to rotate location every 6-12 months.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund Carbon Project Pilot Lead Jobs in Rwanda

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