Mitigation Impact Accounting Manager, Greenhouse Gas Protocol

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This position is remote-based in WRI Europe (The Netherlands or The UK) or WRI US. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission. WRI is unable to sponsor any visa work sponsorship for this position.

About the Program:

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol is the world’s leading authority and international standard setter on corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions accounting. Over 92% of Fortune 500 companies that report emissions data to CDP use the GHG Protocol to do so. Building on a 20-year partnership between World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), GHG Protocol works with governments, industry associations, NGOs, businesses, and other organizations. The GHG Protocol also provides standards, tools, and online training to help countries and cities track progress towards their climate goals.

Job Highlight:

You will report to the GHG Protocol Director at WRI. As the Mitigation Impact Accounting Manager, Greenhouse Gas Protocol you will manage a process to consider GHG accounting options for recognizing the mitigation outcomes resulting from the organization’s activities across inventory accounting and project-based accounting methods under the GHG Protocol. This will include evaluating the appropriate use of mitigation mechanisms and intervention- and project-based accounting methods within and outside the GHG inventories and targets.

Working with a diverse array of external partners you will help GHG Protocol in establishing the need, scope, strategy, and plan for enabling solutions that ensure GHG Protocol standards are effective in providing a rigorous and credible accounting foundation for organizations to plan, track, and report progress toward science-based, net-zero targets in line with the global 1.5°C target. Successful outcomes may include developing guidance on the appropriate use of accounting mechanisms as they relate to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard, the Project Accounting Standard, Avoided emissions guidance, and related standards and/or target-setting programs.

Mechanisms to consider include offset credits, inset credits, supply chain interventions, chain-of-custody certification programs, book-and-claim certificates, attribute certificates, and any others identified. Example sectoral applications to consider may include biomethane, sustainable aviation fuel, agricultural commodities, freight transport, maritime shipping, steel, aluminum, and others as identified. The specific scope of work is dependent on the overall strategic approach and needs identified through a global scoping survey and coordination with partners such as Science Based Targets initiative.

You will work as part of a dynamic Greenhouse Gas Protocol team and support the work of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol more generally as needs arise.

What will you do:

Manage a process to develop strategy and guidance on the appropriate use of various accounting methodologies for inventory and project accounting mechanisms in corporate and project-based GHG accounting, reporting, and/or target setting programs through a global multi-stakeholder process (90% time):

  • Work with the GHG Protocol leadership team to define goals and strategy on the use and role of mitigation impacts accounting in the GHG Protocol portfolio of standards and guidance for companies
  • Develop scopeand work planto produce key products such as guidance, aligned with overall strategy and building on results from global scoping survey and coordination with partners
  • Draft guidance on the appropriate use and accounting methodologies for a variety of mechanisms in corporate GHG inventory accounting, project-based accounting, reporting or target setting, as well as develop presentations, issue briefs, proposals, or other materials as part of the guidance development process
  • Conduct research and analysis to identify options and solutions based on academic literature, current best practices, proposals received as part of recent global survey, and other sources
  • Engage and manage relationships with wide range of partners including business, government, civil society, academia, and others
  • Serve as point of contact for outreach, presentations, stakeholder workshops, and webinars
  • Hire and manage new staff to implement strategies and research projects
  • Coordinate closely with the Science Based Targets initiative, regulatory programs, and other voluntary programs on GHG mitigation, disclosure, and target setting to ensure appropriate harmonization across initiatives globally

Support other Greenhouse Gas Protocol projects and activities as needs arise (10%)

What will you need:

  • Education: You have a completed Master’s degree preferred in environmental science, economics, policy, or a related field
  • Experience: You have 10+ years full-time relevant work experience in greenhouse gas accounting,climate change mitigation,market mechanisms, environmental certificates, policy analysisor related field and a minimum of 4 years of greenhouse gas accounting experience
  • You have familiarity and knowledge of Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards, corporate GHG accounting and reporting for scope 1, scope 2, and scope 3, carbon offsets and carbon markets, environmental certification programs, financial accounting and reporting, or related subjects
  • You have experience in project management and in leading and managing a multi-stakeholders process and ability to build partnerships and agreement with multiple partners
  • Languages: You will have written and spoken proficiency in English
  • Requirements: Existing work authorization is required where this position is based. WRI is unable to authorize visa work authorization

Potential Salary: Salary range is between 116,000 and 139,000 USD, if based in US. Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume with cover letter by the date of January 31 ,2024. You must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

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 drivenorganizationwith 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
  • Commitment to hybrid working model with flexible working hours.
  • Generous leave days that increase with tenure

About Us:

Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global researchorganizationthat turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

Our mission and values:

WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence and Respect.

Our culture:

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to ourorganizationaland programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment; we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply.Recognizingour strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.