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Carbon Specialist

  • Global non-profit, non government
  • Strategic and project – based role
  • National role, flexible location

There has never been a better time to join a group of impressive, influential and pioneering people making an impact.

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a global environmental non-profit non-government organisation working to create a world where people and nature can thrive. Guided by science, they create innovative, on-the-ground solutions that address and tackle significant environmental challenges. In Australia, their work focuses on the Outback, including work with many Indigenous Traditional Owner groups; the Oceans, comprising an extensive shellfish reef building program and the southern Murray-Darling Basin, involving innovative water funds and property management.

The Carbon Specialist is a new position within TNC and will be responsible for taking a lead role in TNC’s carbon strategy with a particular focus on the 1) management of existing, and development of new, blue carbon projects, 2) expansion of savanna burning carbon methods that reduce emissions and 3) exploration of new opportunities for nature-based carbon sequestration. Reporting to the Conservation Operations Director, the Carbon Specialist will work closely with a team of restoration scientists and project managers to lead the development of new financial concepts, geographies, methodologies and markets, and support engagement with governments and private sector stakeholders to secure investment into TNC’s carbon strategy.

The successful candidate will have values aligned to TNC’s and have a good knowledge and understanding of the policy and regulatory frameworks that govern carbon projects. You’ll have good science literacy and skills and experience working with different financial or policy instruments relevant to carbon or broader environmental markets sector. Strong project management skills, and the ability to engage effectively with both internal and external stakeholders will be critical for your success in the role. The Nature Conservancy is an agile and ambitious organisation leading some exciting and impactful project initiatives. This is an outstanding opportunity for a self-motivated, passionate individual with expertise in the rapidly developing carbon sector, who is a natural problem-solver with high attention to detail.

For a confidential discussion contact Michael Holdway, Searchlight Group on (03) 9600 1137. Applications close midnight 19th September 2021.

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