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.

As the Carbon Projects Lead, you will report to the CEO of Circular Impact. This role is great for someone who comes from a technical background, is strong in complex process and project management, and is interested in contributing to solving the climate crisis.

  • 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

Language skills

  • 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.