Technical Officer, Energy Transition Accelerator (ETA) Crediting Standard

Winrock International
  • Location
    Remote, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 22

Position description

The Technical Officer, Energy Transition Accelerator Crediting Standard provides technical expertise within ERT, including analysis and project management in the development of a sectoral crediting standard for the Energy Transition Accelerator (ETA) initiative. This includes working with carbon market and relevant sector experts to develop all elements of a standard including eligibility criteria, crediting baselines, assurance of additionality, mechanisms to address leakage, uncertainty and non-permanence, avoiding double counting, and requirements for monitoring, reporting and third-party verification.

The Technical Officer will have knowledge of the energy sector, familiarity with global carbon markets, as well as experience in developing countries.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Serve as the Technical Officer for the development of the ETA carbon crediting standard including statistical analysis, preparation of materials, collaborating with partners and serving as an independent contributor to the following:

  • Contribute to an iterative standards and methods development process and testing options in real world contexts, including collaboration with pilot countries and with relevant international organizations
  • Support the development of relevant sector-specific safeguards mechanisms for incorporation in the Standard
  • Support relationships with partner(s) and funder(s) to develop milestones and report on progress towards agreed objectives
  • Support engagement with relevant stakeholders as part of the standards development process to ensure technical feasibility and political buy-in
  • Engage in communications with partner(s) and funder(s) as well as external communications, as agreed and appropriate, regarding the standard development process/progress
  • Support the implementation of the (global) public stakeholder comment process
  • Ensure good governance including a transparent process to evaluate and resolve technical and policy issues identified during the public comment period and during program implementation
  • Support the development of specifications for a registry platform
  • Support implementation of a plan to socialize the program with key stakeholders to ensure market acceptance and uptake including appropriate outreach, communications and education efforts
  • Identify opportunities and partners for business development / market expansion; Contribute to efforts for funding and implementation of selected opportunities
  • Help to secure important carbon market accreditations and approvals
  • Serve as an ERT representative in relevant global forums

QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND

Education:

  • Advanced degree in Environmental Science, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Forestry, Agriculture, or related field.

Experience:

  • Experience with electricity markets in developing countries
  • Experience with statistical analysis of electricity generation
  • Basic understanding of GHG accounting and verification standards and willingness to deepen knowledge

Skills:

  • Detail oriented with an interest in carbon markets including standards, methodologies, verification and registries.
  • Demonstrated project management ability including tracking and meeting deadlines, budgeting and reporting for multiple activities and clients.
  • Comfortable working in a flexible, high-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to manage workflow effectively and to track and meet deadlines for multiple tasks.
  • Ability to consistently interact with others in a professional, courteous, and tactful manner, maintain a positive attitude, and work effectively in a team setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, impeccable integrity and trustworthiness, sense of humor, and diplomatic approach to problem solving.
  • Demonstration of high level of client service including thorough and timely responses to client and partner enquiries.
  • Strong speaking, presentation and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required. Proficiency in one or more additional languages is preferred.

Other:

  • Must be available to travel domestically and internationally for short-term assignments. Commitment to Winrock’s mission and interest in market-based approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions required.

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