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Lead Carbon Offset Originator

FullTime Zambia, Lusaka Posted 16/03/2023, 1 year ago

Industry: Conservation

Role: Environmental Conservation

Salary Range: USD 7,00 - 1,000

Closing: 31/03/2023

Client: Confidential



Our client, a carbon offset and environment/forestry company, is looking to hire a Lead Carbon Offset Originator who will work directly with project developers mainly in Zambia and other African nations.


The Carbon Offset Originator will help clients generate new revenue streams and optimize existing ones, continually explore new opportunities within the carbon offset markets, and act as the main contact, and source of knowledge for new and existing clients. This will notably include technical project-based activities that optimize the company’s baselines.


  • Assist in dealing with third-party verifiers and carbon registries.
  • Become the company’s liaison for government relations and state-owned land bases.
  • Become the main internal knowledge centre for the voluntary carbon markets.
  • Collaborate with the teams at operational sites in developing strategies for hitting weekly targets.
  • Contribute to developing the company’s carbon position and brand visibility in order to develop relationships with partners and counterparties.
  • Help generate new revenue streams and optimize existing ones.
  • Identify and win new business in the carbon offset project market.
  • Manage the project cycle which includes project feasibility assessment, project description design, carbon pool quantification and optimizing project baselines, leading a field verification and presenting project proposals.
  • Management of project partners and stakeholders
  • Optimize market connectivity between the trading and origination teams.
  • Originate and manage company projects (AFOLU) within a supportive and collaborative team environment while ensuring all operational sites know their targets.
  • Proactively explore new opportunities within the carbon offset markets.
  • Project description generation and execution.
  • Pull and analyse weekly data for your operational sites and share the performance of the week and weekly strategy with the operational sites to bounce back when KPIs are below target.
  • Support both prospective and existing partners of market potential working with both new and existing customers.
  • Understand all technical aspects of carbon offset projects.
  • Update operational site section trackers on a weekly basis and insert comments before the weekly KIP calls.


  • Master’s Degree in Forestry or Related Environmental/Natural Resource studies(Master’s Degree Negotiable based on experience).
  • Must have at least 2+ years of relevant carbon offset market experience.
  • Must have a strong understanding of carbon market fundamentals and developments.
  • Must have strong commercial negotiation skills, project management skills and stakeholder management skills.
  • Should have a deep understanding of land-use rights, land-based agreements, land ownership and all relatable tenure types.
  • Should have an existing network within the carbon offset market.
  • Should have knowledge and experience with carbon pool quantification.
  • Should have a proven track record within project accreditation processes.
  • Should have relevant experience and understanding of registry requirements, project methodologies, and international governance frameworks.

All applicants are advised to adhere to application guidelines for consideration. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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