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Senior Carbon Manager – Kenya

7th Jul 2020
Kiambu County, Kenya
Job Type
USD 80K - USD 100K CTC per annum
Start Date
September 2020
Renewable Energy
Contact Name
Robert Slater


We are looking for a Carbon Manager with an unprecedented passion for sustainability to join an ever-growing energy management company in Kenya. Are you excited by the opportunity to play a massive role in leading carbon offset projects across the African continent through offering a wide range of innovative energy efficiency products?

With project management and hands-on carbon offsetting projects spanning 4+ years under your belt, this role will see you designing and managing carbon projects while working alongside the Research & Development team as well as carbon consultants that may add value to the projects. If this sounds like an opportunity that you have been waiting for, you will have an excellent working knowledge of carbon methodologies, protocols, and standards, supported by your bachelor's or master's degree obtained in Economics, Engineering, or Environmental Sustainability. It is vital that in order to hit the ground running in this role - that you have INTERNATIONAL experience! You will find yourself closely monitoring developments in climate finance space while also identifying opportunities within that environment for the firm to capitalize on. In fact, UN’s CDM, GS4GG, and VSC standards are nothing new to you, and developing carbon assets as a way of carbon financing is right up your area of expertise. M&E proven experience is non-negotiable. We also want to see that you have skills in early and mid-stage development phases to identify and access concessional finance through various financing instruments such as grants, low-interest loans, mezzanine debt, and quasi-equity.

Your core responsibilities will include trialing new data to capture onto systems and develop as well as implement SOPs for carbon compliance. In addition, the successful candidate will need to have experience managing projects from validation, verification right through to registration and monitoring. This role will also involve expanding the company’s horizons by targeting new areas to enter into in order to showcase new products and attract investors and stakeholders. Your exceptional written and verbal communication skills will allow you to produce monthly reports for the management team which highlights your team’s performance and manage a calendar system outlining project monitoring and audit activities to be performed. With a network of different carbon players forged over your career, you will be able to properly identify opportunities and keep abreast of news and updates related to the market. Furthermore, this skill will also come in handy when you represent the company at various conferences and meetings.

 If you check all the boxes and want to prove your worth within the carbon industry, apply now to seize the opportunity!!


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Education Requirements

Must have a bachelor’s degree in Economic, Environmental Science, Engineering or any other relevant qualification
A master’s degree is advantageous

Experience Requirements

4+ years of experience working within the carbon sphere with exposure in managing various complex carbon offsetting projects


Your core responsibilities will include trialing new data to capture onto systems and develop as well as implement SOPs for carbon compliance.


Knowledge of carbon standards, methodologies and protocols
Strong MS Excel skills
Able to work with a multitude of individuals from different teams as well as being able to work with stakeholders
Excellent communication skills with knowledge of French or Portuguese being a plus

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