Greenhouse Gas Protocol - Technical Support and Training Lead

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World Resources Institute

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Washington, DC, United States

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30+ days ago

This position will be based in Washington DC or remote within the US

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. In 2016, 92% of Fortune 500 companies responding to the CDP used GHG Protocol directly or indirectly through a program based on GHG Protocol. The Paris Agreement, adopted within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in December 2015, commits participating all countries to limit global temperature rise, adapt to changes already occurring, and regularly increase efforts over time. GHG Protocol also provides standards, tools and online training to help countries and cities track progress towards their climate goals.

Job Summary:

In this role, you will use your greenhouse gas accounting expertise to provide technical support to users of Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards and guidance and manage and deliver the GHG Protocol training program. These activities will help companies and organizations worldwide develop greenhouse gas inventories following Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards to measure and reduce their emissions. You will also support the work of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol more generally within WRI’s Climate Program as needs arise.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Lead and manage Greenhouse Gas Protocol training service, including developing business plan and strategy for the training service across GHG Protocol’s business, city, and country-focused standards and tools
  • Lead and manage Greenhouse Gas Protocol technical support service, including developing business plan and strategy for the technical support service across GHG Protocol’s business, city, and country-focused standards and tools


  • Deliver Greenhouse Gas Protocol trainings to users of GHG Protocol standards
  • Maintain and update Greenhouse Gas Protocol training materials

Technical Support

  • Organize Greenhouse Gas Protocol technical support services to ensure efficiency and timeliness in delivery
  • Provide technical support to users of Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards and guidance, including providing advice and answering technical questions on the application of the Corporate Standard, Scope 2 Guidance, Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard, Product Life Cycle Standard, and other standards and guidance
  • Compile FAQ based on technical support to help users apply standards

Additional Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with the Science Based Targets team to ensure harmonization across initiatives
  • Support other Greenhouse Gas Protocol projects and activities as needs arise, such as contributing to new Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards and guidance, the “Built on GHG Protocol” mark service, calculation tools, and other GHG Protocol activities

Job Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in environmental science, environmental policy, or related field
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of relevant, full-time work experience
  • Experience and knowledge of Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards, corporate greenhouse gas accounting, and GHG quantification methodologies such as IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories
  • Excellent analytical and research skills
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently as well as part of a team, manage multiple priorities, and work under tight deadlines
  • Commitment to WRI’s mission

Potential Salary:
$79,077-$106,000 Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors.

How to Apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

WRI Overview:

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.

We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills, and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include integrity, innovation, urgency, independence, and respect.

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.

We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years, and our operating budget is nearing $200 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of over 1,600 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.

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.