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Sanergy – General Manager – Carbon.

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About Sanergy

Sanergy is an award-winning company based in Nairobi, Kenya. We implement a circular economy model to sustainably manage sanitation and organic waste generated in cities. Using technologies developed in-house, we upcycle the waste into insect-based protein for animal feed, organic fertilizer, and biomass fuel. We operate the largest organics recycling plant in East Africa. Watch here! Across all of our operations, we achieve significant carbon offsets and removal. 

Operational since 2011, Sanergy collects and treats over 50,000T of waste per year, and successfully sells its agricultural end-products to farmers in over 40 counties in Kenya, who see improved yields and increased incomes. We are already offsetting more than 23,000T of carbon per year. At the same time, we have built a team of over 300 employees from diverse backgrounds who solve diverse problems, but all embody the drive, creativity, teamwork, and passion that make us achieve our goals. We have big expansion plans – with goals to expand across Africa and Asia in the next 6 years and offset 500,000T of carbon emissions per year in that time. 

For our work, we have been recognized by the Gates Foundation as a Goalkeeper for  the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals; by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies in the world doing social good, and by the Earthshot Prize and Food Planet Prize for our innovative circular economy approach.

About the role

The trading of carbon credits can help companies and the world meet ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As a leading provider of carbon negative sustainable agricultural inputs in Kenya, Sanergy’s growth over the next 5-10 years will be driven by the growing carbon market as we scale our operations.

Sanergy is looking for an exceptional individual to join our team as General Manager responsible for workstreams leading up to the issuance of carbon credits. The individual will be engaged right from the Project Design Stage to the issuance of credits. They will lead collaborative research and engagement strategy in order to identify the best opportunities in the carbon credit space. A confident networker, they will represent the organization at meetings, forums and events in order to initiate and strengthen strategic relationships.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Achieve Sanergy’s targets of registering carbon credits under waste diversion/alternative waste treatment protocols of Gold Standard or VERRA
  • Research and evaluate alternative protocols to maximize carbon credits
  • Lead all aspects of project development, MRV systems with 3rd party auditors, and marketing carbon credits in traditional (CORSIA, CBL GEO) as well as other on-chain markets (Toucan, Flowcarbon)
  • Working towards applications and approvals of deviations from existing protocols for projects which don’t fit under standardized protocols
  • Represent Sanergy externally with investors, government, collaborators, and other key stakeholders

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of work experience in carbon credit project development, carbon financing or carbon consulting in a global development context.
  • Experience with building a startup or an independent team from scratch.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with the compliance markets – historically CDM and now Article 6.4 under the Paris Agreement as well as Article 6.2 under the Paris Agreement (i.e., including project registration, credit authorization, and transfer of credits into compliance markets under bilateral agreements between national governments).
  • Experience working in developing countries
  • Experience with off-chain markets such as CORSIA, CBL GEO as well as on-chain protocols such as Toucan.
  • Highly organized team player, with proactive and flexible work style. 
  • Strong existing networks in the carbon credit community are preferred.
  • Humility, integrity and a sense of humor.

Job Location

Nairobi

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Application Deadline 

May 15, 2022, Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

 

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