13 Jan 2022
Nigeria, Kenya
Job Type
Market Related
Start Date
Eastern Africa
Contact Name
Robert Slater


Our client is strengthening their work in the Agriculture industry through creating and selling verified carbon emissions reductions. They are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit who is experienced in Agroforestry and Carbon Emissions Reductions to join their team and manage their carbon projects... could you be this person?

The successful candidate will have a degree in a relevant field, 4+ years of experience leading nature-based carbon projects along with previous management experience of complex projects and successful teams. Through this, you have gained basic knowledge of carbon emission reduction verification methodologies and standards. You need to be someone who can communicate with people at different levels and have superb leadership and management skills. Additionally, you should also have a network with primary players in the carbon sector, including implementers, financiers, technical advisors, and certification standards. If your application is successful, you will take on all aspects of the company’s carbon work which includes setting carbon strategies, leading field teams in the design and implementation of CER pilots, creating robust monitoring and verification processes, overseeing carbon project certification, and securing CER financing and sales. Additionally, you will be required to travel within the region up to 30% of the time.

Our client encourages learning and you’ll be entering an environment where the company invests in developing their staff, so if this excites you and you have the relevant experience, then apply now!

Education Requirements

  • Relevant degree

Experience Requirements

  • 4+ years of experience managing nature-based carbon projects, including implementation, certification and sales
  • Previous experience in managing complex projects and successful teams
  • Previous collaboration with primary players in the carbon sector
  • Basic knowledge of carbon emission reduction verification methodologies and standards


Your responsibilities will include liaising with partners to build a multi-year strategy and actionable plans for operations, creating carbon projects that meet strict certification standards, leading the implementation of carbon work across the organisation, supporting advocacy work that improves access to carbon markets for clients, and building relationships with global buyers and financing partners to sell certified carbon projects.


  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills at various levels
  • Fluency in Swahili, Chichewa or French is beneficial
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Cross-cultural competence with the ability to work with diverse teams

Who Is AltGen?

We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and environmental jobs in South Africa and Africa at large. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency based in Cape Town which focuses on developing careers for individuals in our niche space.

With an experienced and passionate team with over 100 years of combined experience, AltGen plays an integral role in the South African renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the African continent in both anglophone and francophone regions and are rapidly expanding globally. With entities in South Africa, Kenya, and Mauritius, we have a direct impact on the continental energy industry.

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