Science Based Targets Target Analyst, Science-Based Targets Initiative Jobs in South Africa

Science Based Targets Target Analyst, Science-Based Targets Initiative Jobs in South Africa

About the SBTi:

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a global body enabling businesses to set ambitious emissions reductions targets in line with the latest climate science. It is focused on accelerating companies across the world to halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions before 2050.

The initiative is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments. The SBTi defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting, offers resources and guidance to reduce barriers to adoption, and independently assesses and approves companies’ targets.

About the team:

The Target Validation Team are technical experts whose function is to conduct target validations and deliver results on corporate and financial institution’s climate targets.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Conduct in-depth assessments of corporate emission reduction targets to ensure their alignment to the level of ambition set in the Paris Agreement and SBTi criteria;

  • Serve as the lead contact for corporations throughout target reviews in order to request additional information and clarification needed for target assessment, answer technical questions, and provide updates on the validation process;

  • Support with analyses of trends on corporate emission reduction targets reported through all partner organizations and the Science Based Targets initiative;

  • Update internal databases with company and target information;

  • Write and present training materials to disseminate best practices on science-based target setting to an array of stakeholders;

  • Support with the development and update of criteria and protocols to assess corporate targets against long-term temperature goals;

  • General technical, operational and administrative support as needed;

  • Assist with ad-hoc tasks as required.

    Essential skills and experience needed:

  • Experience developing, reviewing, or assessing corporate greenhouse gas inventories, in line with
    the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard;

  • Bachelor’s degree with a couple years experience or a master’s degree, preferably in sustainability, climate change, environmental studies, engineering or related field. However, the Target Validation Team is also open to professionals who do not meet these educational requirements but can demonstrate specifically operational knowledge of GHG Protocol;

  • Ability to manage, edit, and improve large databases;

  • Ability to present technical topics to a wide-range of stakeholders and communicate with high-profile clients;

  • High proficiency in Excel;

  • Ability to work in a group and independently with minimal supervision in a virtual environment;

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple deadlines;

  • Excellent and demonstrable technical and analytical skills;

  • Highly organized, fast learner and strong attention to detail;

  • Strong oral communication skills, and advanced English level for non-native speakers given the nature of a virtual working environment.

    Desirable criteria:

  • Language fluency: Japanese /Korean / Mandarin, and English

  • Knowledge of climate change scenarios, life cycle assessment, and/or emission factor databases;

  • Familiarity with corporate greenhouse gas emissions targets and current best practice in Greenhouse Gas Protocol Standard application;

  • Experience with data visualization and comfort working with large data sets;

  • Familiarity with database management systems;

  • Experience working in global organizations and /or contexts;

  • Experience working in remote teams and across time zones

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