Associate Director of Accreditations, Greenhouse Gas Protocol

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World Resources Institute

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Washington, DC, United States

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13 days ago

Program Overview:

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol is a world leader in creating standards on greenhouse gas emissions accounting and reporting used by thousands of companies, organizations, and governments worldwide. 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. Over 90% of Fortune 500 companies responding to the CDP use GHG Protocol. GHG Protocol also provides standards, tools and online training to help countries and cities track progress towards their climate goals.

Job Highlight:

You will create and manage new Greenhouse Gas Protocol accreditation services, including overseeing the planning and implementation of new accreditation services. Accreditation services are expected to pertain to third-party consultants and service providers, tool developers, programs, and training providers. Accreditation will be designed to support users of GHG Protocol standards and guidance across business, city, and country audiences by increasing the quality, consistency, and level of conformance to GHG Protocol standards of third-party services, tools, and programs.


You will be part of the GHG Protocol team at WRI and closely work with the GHG Protocol Secretariat team from WRI and WBCSD. You will report to the Director, Greenhouse Gas Protocol.


This position is suitable for candidates who have a strong background in standards development, accreditation, greenhouse gas emissions accounting and reporting, voluntary and regulatory programs, and multi-stakeholder processes.


What you will do:

Leadership of new Greenhouse Gas Protocol accreditation services (80%)

  • You will lead and manage Greenhouse Gas Protocol accreditation service, including developing business plan, strategy, revenue model, and staffing for the accreditation of third-party service providers to support users of GHG Protocol standards and guidance for business, city, and country audiences
  • You will lead and manage Greenhouse Gas Protocol “Built on GHG Protocol” Mark service, including developing business plan, strategy, revenue model, and staffing for the “Built on GHG Protocol” mark service of third-party tools and guidance (including methodologies, data, software, or other tools) and programs that build on GHG Protocol standards and guidance
  • You will lead and manage Greenhouse Gas Protocol training service, including developing business plan, strategy, revenue model, and staffing for the training service or accreditation of third-party training providers
  • You will lead and manage Greenhouse Gas Protocol technical support service, including developing business plan, strategy, revenue model, and staffing for the technical support service or accreditation of third-party technical support providers
  • You will support implementation of new Greenhouse Gas Protocol strategy for 2023 – 2030 related to services listed above
  • You will lead and manage fundraising for accreditation services
  • You will hire and manage new staff to implement strategies and services
  • You will engage with business, government, civil society, academic and other stakeholders
  • You will engage with service providers, tool providers, program administrators

Additional responsibilities (20%)

  • You will contribute to development of new Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards and guidance (e.g. related to Corporate Standard, Scope 2 Guidance, Scope 3 Standard, Land Sector and Removals Guidance) if time allows
  • You will support other Greenhouse Gas Protocol projects and activities as needs arise and as time allows, such as related to assurance/verification, calculation tools, or other GHG Protocol activities


What you will need:

  • Experience: You will have 10+ years of full-time work experience in standards development and greenhouse gas accounting or related fields
  • Education: You will have a Master’s degree in environmental science, environmental policy, or related field
  • You will have past experience and knowledge in GHG accounting, standards development, accreditation, and verification
  • You have prior experience in project management
  • You have experience in making presentations, communications and blog posting presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Languages: You have verbal and written proficiency in English.
  • Requirements: Existing US work authorization is required at the time of application. WRI is unable to sponsor work authorization for this position.


Potential Salary:
$96,000-$130,000 if based in the US. Salary is determined by experience and other compensable factors.


How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter along with a copy of your resume by September 30, 2022. 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 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



About Us:

Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that 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, Respect.

Our culture:

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and 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. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.


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