Job Description

World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working in almost 100 countries world-wide to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

Purpose of Position

Provide strategic guidance and coordination of carbon-related environmental project interventions within the field operation areas through strengthening the quality of carbon project management as a means to enhancing climate resilience programming across the Technical Program, grant projects and in line with FY 21-25 strategy guidance for increased Household resilience and towards safe and healthy environment for children.

Major Responsibilities

Technical support in Project design and Quality Assurance (45%)

  • Provide effective technical support to the Child Learning and Household Resilience (CLHHR) Technical Program teams on integration of carbon-related components in landscape restoration projects.
  • Provide effective technical support to project teams on carbon project design and project cycle management. Additionally, in collaboration with field project teams; support the carbon management cycle in the two track cycle of carbon related projects
  • Develop an overarching framework (based on different land tenure systems), to analyse carbon rights/ benefit-sharing under different programming contexts for World Vision Kenya (WVK).
  • Guide the organization on effectiveness (especially environmental effectiveness), efficiency (economic efficiency and promotion of investment) and equity implications of carbon rights and benefit-sharing systems.
  • Lead multi-disciplinary teams to undertake actions related to GHG and carbon feasibility studies, project design document development, and GHG and carbon certification technical assistance
  • Support in the management of project team activities including the preparation of project work plans, schedules, budgets, technical activities, and coordination of technical staff and sub-consultants to ensure efficient carbon programming
  • Analyse carbon markets, standards and certification parameters to support decision mechanisms for carbon-related projects.
  • Guide the organization on carbon credit modelling, monitoring and measurement frameworks.
  • Integration of carbon-related landscape restoration and management elements in Child Learning and HH Resilience TP Design and/or yearly Annual Operation Plan (AOPs, DIPs, Annual Budgets)
  • Support programs/projects to ensure that high quality Technical program/Project Designs are in place while mainstreaming climate mitigation in the project/programs
  • Ensure carbon development elements are properly integrated in environmental and climate action strategic and operational plans and are rolled out across the organization.
  • Support WVK in making policy and strategy level decisions on carbon programming within the context of the organizational strategy and the WV environmental stewardship policy.
  • Program Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning, Reporting and Innovation (20%)
  • Develop an internal capacity building plan and support capacity building of relevant departments and staff on carbon programming.
  • Enhance skills and capacities of staff and partners in climate mitigation and carbon development strategies, successful models and approaches in the Child Learning and HH Resilience TP and other TPs.
  • Contribute to regular learning forums to profile, communicate and ensure adoption of promising practices as well as disseminate strategic carbon project development and management guidelines
  • Support documentation and communication of best practice and lessons from carbon programmes.
  • Ensure interpretation and utilization of assessment, baselines, evaluations and verification on quality of designs
  • Strengthen research, learning, documentation and dissemination of WVK work on carbon project outcomes
  • Ensure development of standardized monitoring tools for tracking carbon project result indicators.
  • Upscale and support WVK’s current work and integration on DRR and Climate Action within and among WVK’s areas of operation
  • Facilitate Regions and Programs to develop high quality integrated landscape restoration and carbon-related climate action projects through conceptualization, innovation, development and planning
  • Gather data at National level for reporting on climate mitigation (MMR, Semi-Annual, Annual Reports) and CWB Annual Report
  • Conduct trainings for staff on emerging/contemporary trends on carbon programming for increased awareness and integration.

Grants Acquisition (20%)

  • Lead in development and utilization of MOUs / working agreements with sector strategic, funding and program/project implementation partners for carbon projects
  • Participate in Go-No Go Processes, write ups, meeting with prospective donors and submission of concepts/proposals
  • Support project impact analysis including project environmental and social impact assessment during proposal stages to inform Go/NoGo decisions on carbon-related projects.
  • Technically support Resource Acquisition & Management (RAM) team to develop proposals/concepts to prospective donors and SOs for carbon-related projects as per the yearly set targets;
  • Physically present/defend carbon development proposals to donors in coordination with RAM when required
  • Respond effectively to calls and queries by donors and SOs on key Concepts/Proposals in liaison with RAM
  • Partnerships, Engagement, Networking and Advocacy (10%)
  • Participate in joint technical coordination, planning and review meetings for carbon-related landscape restoration projects, plans and initiatives within the organization and externally including with government.
  • Establish and maintain strategic contacts with the UN, Government, INGOs, Universities, Research Institutions, Donors and Embassies
  • Ensure WVK representation in key strategic landscape restoration and carbon-related working groups and forums

Other Duties (5%)

  • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces as assigned from time to time
  • Any other duty as assigned by the Supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in forestry, geography, natural resources management or equivalent from a reputable university. Relevant post-graduate qualification(s) will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in forestry, natural resources management, carbon project design and implementation and GHG measurements or modelling.
  • Experience leading or participating in carbon studies such as carbon feasibility study, Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use (AFOLU) carbon assessments, GHG and carbon project due diligence, and/or project design document development.
  • Familiarity with certification in voluntary carbon certification, e.g., Verra Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA), and Plan Vivo
  • Practical understanding on energy audits and GHG measurements in compliance with international standards and guidelines will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in proposal development with excellent project management skills and a good understanding of the project life cycle
  • Membership with professional bodies on environment, climate change, carbon development or forestry is added advantage
  • Experience in implementing integrated livelihoods, climate mitigation approaches particularly in the forestry and energy sectors, ecosystem restoration and carbon offset projects.
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills with management experience.
  • A team player with ability to build capacity of staff on relevant technical fields
  • Ability to take initiative, solve complex problems, exercise independent judgment and work with minimum supervision.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and emotional maturity with ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts
  • Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written).

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 20 July. 2022