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Manager, Carbon Development and Operations

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Location

Singapore

Company

New Forests Asia (Singapore) Pte Ltd

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Reporting to the Director Operations, Asia, this newly created position will be focussed on current carbon asset development opportunities across the New Forests Investment platform, globally. While the role will primarily focus on voluntary market carbon asset development within the TAFF2 and AFIP carbon platforms, it will also contribute to voluntary carbon asset evaluation and development across New Forests’ investment platform, in all geographies, working in close coordination with operations teams and property managers. In addition, the role will contribute to greater forward advocacy, related to land-based voluntary offset protocols (in coordination the Impact and Advocacy business stream and New Forests’ Carbon Working Group), through expert understanding of those frameworks and the risks and opportunities associated with the evolution of such protocols.

New Forests is a global investment manager offering high-impact strategies in sustainable forestry and related sectors, with AUD 7.7 billion (USD 5.7 billion) in assets under management across over 1 million hectares (2.6 million acres) of investments. New Forests’ investment portfolio consists of sustainable forest plantations, areas of natural forest conservation, carbon projects, rural land and row-cropping, and timber processing. New Forests’ vision is to see the forest sector as a key sector in the transition to a sustainable future. To achieve this vision, New Forests’ investment strategies support the role of forests as nature-based climate solutions, provide sustainable timber for the growing circular bioeconomy, and contribute to the sustainable development of regional economies and rural communities. New Forests operates in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Kenya and the United States.

Responsibilities:

  • Supporting New Forests’ ExCo in understanding future resource requirements in the carbon asset development, reporting, methodology advocacy and trading spaces.
  • Developing and maintaining deep understanding of all voluntary carbon market protocols relevant to New Forests’ funds with a particular focus on TAFF2 and AFIP.
  • Engaging in existing voluntary carbon markets to facilitate a greater understanding of existing carbon market opportunities and expanding on New Forests’ position as a leading supplier for forestry carbon offsets and other carbon products.
  • Working with the NF Asia Investments teams to identify and refine carbon potential in pipeline assets, coordinating due diligence efforts and feasibility studies for carbon potential of assets.
  • Coordinating with operations teams to identify and develop carbon asset opportunities in voluntary markets across TAFF2 and AFIP and secondarily across all of New Forests’ investment platforms.
  • Contributing to development of RFPs and selection of external consultants to support carbon work undertaken across the New Forests investment platform. Managing external consultants once engaged and coordinating with portfolio companies on project design and development.
  • Ensuring operational requirements are being adhered to and being involved in ongoing validation and verification audits for the issuance of carbon offsets.
  • Coordinating a gap analysis against existing systems, and working with the Investment Analytics team to identify alternative solutions for new tool development in the carbon space.

We are seeking candidates with the following;

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience developing voluntary and regulatory carbon schemes.
  • Bachelors degree in Forestry/Forest Science/Natural Sciences/Agriculture (Masters Degree in finance or other business related qualification area, well regarded).
  • Excellent knowledge of existing land-based carbon offset methodologies, both regulatory and voluntary, and a demonstrated ability to engage in offset methodology development.
  • Experience with voluntary carbon market verification processes and an understanding of what verifiers focus on in carbon asset verification, across multiple standards, along with a good understanding of the rules and requirements of a wide range of land-based carbon offset standards and methodologies, is essential.
  • Contract management experience.
  • Proficiency with database management/forest management information systems and other MS software.
  • Familiarity with sustainable forest management standards (i.e. FSC, PEFC).
  • GIS skills (ArcGIS/Manifold/Mapinfo, etc.) preferred.
  • Scientific knowledge of Natural Climate Solutions space, preferred.
  • Strong analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated experience with carbon asset development and voluntary market methodologies in the land use sector and carbon modeling for both carbon stock/flow accounting and VCS offsets.
  • Ability to work across a broad number of stakeholders (both internal and external) to assist the various business outcomes in the carbon space.
  • Experience with harvesting systems, land clearing operations and general forestry operations, preferred.
  • Ability to build strong relationships and work within a cohesive team environment.
  • Ability to travel, as required.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment & be adaptable across New Forests broad investment platform.
  • An ability to work independently as required and take ownership of the role.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills; Multi-task focus, with capability to ensure the completion of a number of competing tasks and objectives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and stakeholder liaison skills.

What can we offer?

Our environment is busy and supportive, and the team is professional but relaxed. If you join us, you would be joining a growing, fast paced business which is an environmental and sustainable leader in forestry investment. You will also be working with professionals who are passionate about their work!

To apply, please provide your resume and cover letter, explaining your interest and qualifications for the position, in PDF format, to careers@newforests.com.au

Phone calls will not be accepted.

New Forests is a Certified B Corp and an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and inclusion. We offer flexible working arrangements to all employees to support their work/life balance.

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