Technical Manager, GHG Accounting and Reporting Job Vacancy in Kenya - Science Based Targets

Position Title: Technical Manager, GHG Accounting and Reporting

Job Highlight:

In this role, you will be an instrumental part of the new Research Team within the initiative. You will use your greenhouse gas accounting expertise to lead projects to continuously improve the scientific integrity and impact of the SBTi’s framework. You will be a project manager and lead research projects, manage stakeholder processes, and author publications related to science-based and net-zero target setting around incorporating value chain emissions (scope 3).

You will be supported by the Research Team, including a Technical Officer, and the broader SBTi Technical Team.

You will report to the Head of Research.

This position is fully remote from a WRI office country location in US (only for US where WRI is state registered), Hague, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, UK, Kenya, or Indonesia.

What you will do:

Research & Knowledge (80% time)

  • Provide an expert perspective on corporate GHG accounting in cross-team projects
  • Conduct research to identify GHG accounting-related topics for updates or new guidance. Topics may include the use of market-based instruments, bioenergy, target boundaries, etc.
  • Contribute to the development of the Technical team’s annual work plans and research agenda
  • Develop proposals and lead technical projects, delivering outputs on time and to an esteemed level of quality and in line with SBTi protocols;

Administrative (20% time)

  • Manage relationships with external stakeholders, in particular collaboration with the GHG Protocol

What you will need:

  • Education: You have a Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental or Energy Economics, Environmental Policy, Engineering, or related area.
  • Experience: Minimum 7 to 14 years of full-time work experience with corporate greenhouse gas management, greenhouse gas accounting, or corporate sustainability and supply chain management. You have previous experience with and knowledge of corporate greenhouse gas accounting, in particular the Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards, as well as in-depth understanding of climate targets, and knowledge of climate change-related programs such as CDP and the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero. You also have demonstrated up-to-date knowledge and limitations of current GHG accounting approaches.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills with an understanding of how different research methods can be applied practically to complex projects in corporate GHG accounting or related areas
  • Proven experience applying interpersonal skills across disciplinary lines and supervising a research group or small team
  • Experience taking initiative as an author of major reports
  • Experience organizing research forums, symposia, or other collaborative events with attention to detail and organizational requirements
  • Knowledge of sustainability claims, life cycle assessment, chain of custody models, and environmental impact accounting (consequential vs. attributional)
  • Languages: Verbal and written proficiency in English
  • Requirements: Existing work authorization is required where this position is based. WRI is unable to provide visa work authorization for this role.

Potential Salary:

Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors. WRI offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Access to the WRI global network with the opportunity to exchange with and learn from passionate colleagues working at the cutting edge of their fields across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the US.
  • The chance to have an impact and to develop your career within a mission driven organization with access to varied learning and training opportunities.
  • A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work.
  • The opportunity to join and get involved in different working groups and affinity groups to shape the future of WRI.
  • Long-term commitment to hybrid working model with flexible working hours.
  • Generous leave days that increase with tenure.

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