Carbon Projects Lead
About Circular Impact
Circular Impact, part of Regen Organics by Sanergy, is a new climate and social impact platform focused on helping circular economy companies quantify and monetize their environmental and social impact. Circular Impact believes that circular economy companies play a unique role in solving the climate crisis and carbon and climate financing can be a tremendous catalyst for scale and growth in this space
About Regen Organics
Regen Organics is an industry leader in regenerating agriculture, cities and communities. We implement a circular economy model to sustainably manufacture regenerative insect feed for animals, various organic fertilizers and ecofuels for use in fast growing emerging markets. Our technologies and professional logistics network are developed in-house to safely collect and transport residual organics generated in cities and their environs for upcycling into various regenerative products. We operate the largest organics recycling plant in East Africa. Watch here!
Operational since 2011, Regen Organics collects and treats over 50,000T of residual organics per year, and successfully sells its agri-inputs to farmers in over 40 counties in Kenya, who see improved yields and increased incomes. To date, nearly 6,000 farms have adopted regenerative farming. Our work is also pioneering climate action in Africa - we offset nearly 50,000T of carbon per year and we have big expansion plans to scale this impact. Our goal is to expand across Africa and Asia, safely processing 1,000,000T a year of waste and more than 1,000,000T of carbon emissions offsets per year in the next decade.
For our work, we have been recognized by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies in the world doing social good and one of the 10 best companies in Africa, by Earthshot Prize as a Finalist building a waste free world, and by the Food Planet Prize for our innovative circular economy approach.
Lead all project registration and verification of Regen Organic’s carbon avoidance and sequestration work with international standards bodies and VVBs
Develop new carbon methodologies with international standards bodies that account for new and novel ways to generate carbon credits
Work with Regen Organics operations, engineering, and R&D teams to ensure existing processes and new product launches fit with carbon accounting standards
Partner with other circular economy companies to help them leverage the voluntary carbon markets
Engage stakeholders at Regen Organics, other circular economy companies, and international industry and stakeholder groups to continue to build the impact of the voluntary carbon markets
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science
At least 5 years of prior work experience, with ideally some familiarity or experience with the voluntary carbon markets, but not required
Ability to deep dive into technical concepts and complex processes while also employing an 80/20 perspective to drive projects forward
A creative and first principles thinker as this role will involve developing new and novel ways to measure for carbon impact
Extremely detailed oriented and numerically driven with experience with complex modeling in Excel / Google Sheets
Prior experience with complex stakeholder and project management
Excellent writing skills in English as this role will involve communicating technically complex and detailed processes in written form
A deep interest in helping to solve the climate crisis working with circular economy models
Desired, but not required
Degree focus in environmental science or chemical engineering
Prior experience working in the voluntary carbon markets, particularly with a standards body (Verra, Gold Standard, etc.) or a verification and validation body (VVB)
Prior experience working in a social enterprise context
Prior experience living or working in Sub-Saharan Africa
English fluency required
Ideally based in Nairobi, Kenya, but possible for the role to be based remotely (US, Europe, Africa) with periodic travel to Kenya
Regen Organics/FreshLife is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.