Senior Technical Analyst


Location Remote (any location considered), with occasional travel to London
Salary £90,000 per annum + benefits (variable depending on country location)
Team Assurance
  • Closing: 9:00am, 13th Mar 2023 GMT

Job Description

The Executive Secretariat for the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market is seeking to appoint a highly skilled carbon market professional to support the assessment work of the Integrity Council. In this role you will lead the provision of detailed technical analysis to the Expert Panel to support the assessment of carbon credit types against our forthcoming Core Carbon Principles (CCPs) and Assessment Framework. You will also work with the wider technical and assurance teams to support the assessment of carbon crediting programmes, and the wider work of the Integrity Council.

To succeed you will be a pragmatic, results-focused professional and able to operate independently. You will have a deep understanding of carbon markets and  assessment methodologies, along with a thorough technical understanding of mitigation options. You will be a self-starter and comfortable working collaboratively with partners and colleagues across multiple time zones and country contexts, and possess strong client and stakeholder relationship skills. As part of a small and dynamic team, you will also need to be flexible and willing to support the wider activities of the Integrity Council as required. 

There is considerable opportunity to help shape this role as the Integrity Council grows, and to develop skills across a range of different areas.

This role is available on a full-time or part-time basis.

You can find out more about the Integrity Council on our website:

Key duties

  • Leading the production of detailed technical analysis and research to execute, evidence and support the assessment of credit types against the Assessment Framework

  • Co-ordinating with Expert Panel co-chairs and Assurance team to identify analysis and research needs

  • Supporting the design, implementation and evolution of ICVCM’s process for assessing carbon crediting programmes and credit types

  • Collaborating with the Assurance team to produce evaluation reports and to raise and where possible resolve issues found with the issuing programme

  • Supporting assurance over the labelling of eligible credits, including: walk-through and scrutiny of registry processes to identify relevant credits; sample-based positive and negative confirmation; and liaison with registries to resolve any issues arising

  • Supporting the establishment of systems and processes to provide ongoing monitoring and oversight of CCP-approved programmes and credit-types (including spot-checks and auditing, complaints monitoring, sharing lessons and ongoing dialogue with programmes)

This is an exciting and fast paced role and as the Integrity Council is a start-up, you must be willing to work flexibly and take on additional duties, as required.

 Essential experience

We are looking for candidates with extensive experience and a strong track record across each of the following areas:

  • Analysing carbon credits or other climate mitigation activities against a framework

  • Reviewing financial assessments of investment opportunities

  • Developing and maintaining effective cross-functional working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders

  • Producing high quality reports and research papers

Desirable Experience

  • Experience working in a start-up environment and in a small team.

  • Experience working in an international context and/or across multi-agency project teams

Skills, Abilities & Attributes

  • Deep knowledge and long-standing experience of methodological approaches for quantifying emission reductions and removals

  • Good knowledge of IPCC methodologies for national GHG inventories

  • Excellent technical understanding of mitigation options in a range of sectors

  • Strong client and/or stakeholder management skills

  • Good interpersonal skills & relationship management

  • Strong project management and organisation skills - capable of balancing competing priorities to meet deadlines

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Strong independent work ethic - ability to flourish and be highly productive in a dynamic and demanding work environment as a member of a high-performing, globally distributed team

  • Adaptable and comfortable working in a fast-paced, agile, start-up environment

  • Discretion and confidentiality

About the Integrity Council

The Integrity Council is an independent governance body for the voluntary carbon market. Its purpose is to ensure the voluntary carbon market accelerates a just transition to 1.5ºC.

 It does this by setting and enforcing definitive global threshold standards, drawing on the best science and expertise available, so high-quality carbon credits channel finance towards genuine and additional greenhouse gas reductions and removals and contribute to climate resilient development.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Mon 13th Mar 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 13th Mar 2023