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Senior Carbon and Ecosystem Verification Manager


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3 weeks ago

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Job Description/Requirements

Location: Eldoret / Nairobi Kenya (Eldoret preferred)

Acre is partnering with Earthtree, a subsidiary of Earthbanc, to find an experienced Senior Manager in Carbon and Ecosystem Verification to support their tree-planting projects in Kenya. The successful candidate will provide essential support to the Executive team, setting goals and strategies and executing them efficiently in Carbon Project Development. This role requires autonomy, precision, and the ability to manage various responsibilities effectively.

About Earthtree

Earthtree is a Kenyan company dedicated to developing agroforestry projects that significantly scale up climate action with measurable social and environmental benefits. Their work involves creating new forests using data-driven methods and supporting regenerative horticulture and agriculture projects. These initiatives aim to restore ecosystems, enhance biodiversity, and provide farmers with new revenue sources. They engage with communities, farmers, and landholders to achieve their land regeneration and productivity goals.

Who Are They Looking For?

Main Tasks & Responsibilities:

Lead and backstop ecosystem restoration projects throughout their life cycle.

Conduct feasibility studies to assess the viability of new carbon emissions reduction projects.

Manage the pipeline of Carbon Development projects, ensuring the issuance of Carbon Credits on VERRA, Regen Registry, and Gold Standard.

Develop and write carbon project scoping and feasibility reports, management and implementation plans, risk management plans, and monitoring plans.

Ensure compliance with VERRA, Regen Registry, and Gold Standard methodology rules, leading the end-to-end process with VVBs.

Liaise with NGOs, reforestation companies, indigenous groups, and other stakeholders to develop carbon emissions reduction projects.

Provide briefs to improve the MRV App for data collection and monitoring.

Conduct pre-feasibility carbon analysis to project tree growth and its carbon potential.

Use spatial (GIS), database, spreadsheet, programming, and other tools for ecosystem restoration and carbon data analysis.

Design and evaluate carbon data inventories and sampling protocols.

Stay updated on methodologies under third-party certification standards, tools, and remote-sensing technologies.

Develop an understanding of regulatory policies and trends in voluntary and compliance carbon markets.


Bachelor's, Applied Diploma, or Master's degree in a relevant field.

Minimum of 5+ years of experience in carbon markets (VERRA & Gold Standard Methodologies).

VVB Auditor ISO certification.

Excellent understanding of Afforestation, Reforestation, and Agroforestry projects.

Experience working with NGOs, government, and landowners.

Strong project and time management skills.

Familiarity with project management software tools (e.g., MS Project, JIRA, Confluence, Trello).

Ability to write comprehensive reports and plans independently.

Result-oriented with a can-do spirit.

Ability to onboard and engage with Earthtree Workplace, JIRA, Confluence, and Earthbanc MRV App.


Experience with Indigenous stakeholders, landowners, and NGOs.

Willingness to travel to project sites and spend time in the field.

Strong quantitative skills and entrepreneurial mindset.

Ability to communicate strategies, plans, and metrics clearly.

Knowledge of GIS and mapping, and legal aspects of land tenure and carbon rights.

Language skills in Swahili are a plus.

What can you Expect?

Dynamic and Flexible Work Environment

Embrace a full-time role with flexible working hours, allowing their team to balance professional and personal commitments effectively.

Rapid Career Growth

Seize the opportunity to advance your career quickly within a fast-growing and innovative business, making significant contributions to impactful projects.

Prime Locations with Remote Options

Join their vibrant team in Eldoret or Nairobi, Kenya, with the added benefit of supporting remote work, andfostering a balanced work-life dynamic (candidates who would move to Eldoret will be prioritized).

Inclusive and Diverse Culture

Thrive in an inclusive work environment that values diversity and ensures equal opportunities for all, regardless of race, religion, gender identity, or other personal characteristics.

Additional Perks and Benefits

Continuous Learning: Benefit from an annual learning and development budget to enhance your skills and stay ahead in your field.

Paid Time Off: Enjoy generous paid time off to recharge and maintain your well-being.

Hybrid Work Policy: Experience the best of both worlds with their hybrid work policy, combining the advantages of in-office and remote work.

Relocation Support: Take advantage of their relocation package to help you transition smoothly from anywhere globally.

Apply now by clicking the link, or by sending your CV to Sandra Martin at .

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