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Senior Natural Climate Solutions (NbS) Specialist(m/f/d)

Working location: Canton of Zurich (hybrid working setup)

Starting date: 3Q 2023

Scope of work: full-time preferred

Help us preserve the planet as a livable place through decarbonization!

Callirius brings private capital directly to climate impact through a digital marketplace giving climate solutions access to new funding sources and enterprises & investors access to high-quality nature-based climate projects.

We define quality and integrity based on a scalable data-driven, science-backed, and regulated framework. Our Callirius Quality Engine identifies an overall positive impact on climate, nature and society. 

At Callirius we want to ensure we build a balanced and diverse team, which can be challenging for an early-stage startup. We’re doing this by removing bias from our hiring process whilst monitoring the diversity balance in our talent pipeline.

Make Callirius stand out as a high-integrity thought leader and changemaker

We are looking for a project sourcing analyst with built-up nature-based project experience. You will work closely with the rest of the Project & Policy team members. You will be responsible for sourcing, screening and managing carbon projects in close collaboration to ensure the effective advancement of high-impact and high-integrity nature-based solutions (NbS).

You bring a strong work ethic, a willingness to hustle, and a motivation to develop your expertise in ecosystem regeneration and carbon markets fast.

Your mission at Callirius will be to…

  • Develop and maintain an extensive overview of the high-impact carbon project developer network with a focus on players able to deliver projects across nature-based solutions, such as forestry, wetlands, and soil & agriculture
  • Develop your knowledge of carbon project methodologies and standards, climate initiatives, project certification and project monitoring
  • Review materials provided by the project developers and compile project evaluation forms for performing the quality, impact and risk assessment of those projects, supported through automation and data tools
  • Assist procurement and consulting/advisory services to customers including, but not limited to RFP development, market assessments, contract negotiation, contract management, education sessions and climate impact communications
  • Support the team with high-quality reports and processing inquiries about projects and regulatory frameworks
  • Develop thought leadership and science content to help advance education of the broader audience on climate mitigation and ultimately enable more climate action
  • Attend relevant meetings, calls and conferences as appropriate, expanding the existing network of projects and partners of Callirius
  • Engage in proactive networking with relevant organisations including potential project owners, technology providers, industry associations, multi-laterals, government agencies and others
  • Support and develop market analyses and derive actions from academic discussions on the voluntary carbon market and different project types and methodologies
  • Attract and support a diverse set of projects globally
  • Critically question, analyze and improve existing processes. We constantly aim to improve our existing setup with maximum efficiency

Essentially, you bring…

  • Passion and heart-centered professionalism with a desire to build a better future for the generations to come
  • A minimum of 3 years of work experience in carbon projects with a focus on nature-based solutions carbon projects-project design, planning and implementation, preferably with on-ground work experience in project sourcing, stakeholder management, sustainable forest and land management etc.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Forestry, Wood Technology, Environmental Sciences) or a broader field with evidence of eager interest in environmental or sustainability issues throughout your academic experience
  • A thorough understanding of Voluntary Carbon Market standards and methodologies, and quality principles such as ICVCM-CCP, CCQI, Oxford Offsetting Principles, GHG Protocol, etc.
  • Proven skills in AFOLU Carbon management, nature-based solution project assessment, sustainable forest management, and general project management
  • Proven experience in conducting assessments, selection, monitoring, and reporting of high-quality nature-based carbon projects
  • Demonstrated expertise in researching and identifying new opportunities in the field of biodiversity credits, FSC certifications, and ecosystem services
  • Experience analyzing nature-based project portfolios, policy risk assessment, carbon growth, and delivery risks for corporate net-zero strategy
  • Ability to liaise with project developers and stakeholders to identify high-quality opportunities for Callirius
  • Ability to contribute to climate solutions thought leadership initiatives, delivering innovative solutions and establishing strong partnerships with industry leaders
  • Expertise in carbon accounting and reporting for AFOLU projects, following GHG Protocol (Greenhouse Gas Protocol) standards, including quantification, verification, and reporting of emissions reductions and removals associated with nature-based solutions
  • Skills in assessing, designing and implementing the Nature-based Solution (NbS) projects as per IUCN Global Standards for NbS.
  • Strong understanding of tropical forest conservation, restoration, and sustainable use practices, including knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and best management practices for tropical forest landscapes
  • Experience implementing and managing sustainable forest management practices, including certification processes and compliance with relevant regulations and standards.
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools (i.e., Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Enthusiastic in approaching potential new project developers and other partners, generating new business opportunities
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills and work with rigour and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate complex topics geared towards heterogeneous target groups
  • Strong skills in quantitative research & data analysis, navigating statistics with ease
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (German is a plus)

Working at Callirius brings you…

  • A life experience of joining an early-stage climate tech startup, building a new company from the ground up, with a steep learning curve
  • The opportunity to become a forward-looking expert in climate action, decarbonisation and the carbon markets
  • The chance to make a difference working on a mission that matters more than ever
  • The flexibility of a hybrid working setup and a performance assessment based on results
  • A dynamic, open-minded, caring, and mission-driven team
  • Open horizons – as many questions are still to be answered, join now and have a say in how we manage ourselves as a company!

Excited to apply?

Please fill in our application form. In your motivation letter please indicate your earliest available start date, where you found this job posting, and what excites you about joining our team! 

We’ll be in touch with the next steps as quickly as we can. But as we are a lean team, please, bear with us!