Closing date: Friday, 1st July 2022 2 days left
About Plan Vivo
The Plan Vivo Foundation (PVF) is a registered UK charity, based in Edinburgh, that supports vulnerable rural communities across the world to develop innovative nature-based solutions (NBS) to reduce poverty, conserve important ecosystems and tackle climate change - through our stewardship of the Plan Vivo Standard.
The Standard is a core set of social, environmental and governance requirements that projects must meet to become certified under Plan Vivo. PVF and in-country partners support communities and small holders to pass the rigorous certification process and enable access to finance from the ecosystems services (ES) and voluntary carbon market (VCM) to support community-led forest conservation, restoration and agroforestry to deliver impact for climate, communities and nature.
The Standard is internationally recognised for its focus on ethical and fairly traded climate services, which ensures that a greater share of income reaches those that most need it. Our unique model ensures that at least 60% of benefits go back to the communities on the ground, which has a significant impact on strengthening resilience for vulnerable communities and reducing drivers of deforestation. Through our collaborative approaches and focus on small holders and communities we have achieved a significant impact over the last 25 years. We now support a global network of 28 certified projects in over 20 countries, have emission reductions of over 7 million tonnes CO2 and have reached 100,000 people - channelling 25 million dollars (USD) directly to communities.
The Plan Vivo Foundation is seeking a highly motivated individual with a keen interest in the nexus of climate change and international development. The Validation and Verification Coordinator will oversee the validation and verification processes of Plan Vivo projects, specifically providing support, guidance and training to Validation and Verification Bodies (VVBs) and oversee Independent Experts as they audit Plan Vivo projects. The successful candidate will work as part of the PV operational team (the Secretariat), ideally based in Edinburgh and will report to the Project and Country Strategies Manager. The role involves working closely with Plan Vivo projects, VVBs and Independent Experts (IEs) and the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). There may be some remote working required but the majority of the role will be office based.
The successful candidate will have a strong track record of auditing and/or managing audit programmes for assessing forestry or agricultural projects or operations against environmental and social standards. The ideal candidate will have experience as a validator or verifier of carbon projects, and technical expertise relating to GHG accounting; but applicants with experience of other relevant standards (e.g. FSC Forest Management, ISO 14001 etc.) and an interest in working on community-based carbon projects will also be considered.
Coordination of Plan Vivo’s network of Validation and Verification Bodies (VVBs) and Independent Experts (IEs):
Ongoing alignment with best practice in the VCM
Overseeing Validation and Verification of micro- and macroscale projects
Overseeing Methodology Review Processes
Strengthening Plan Vivo’s network of VVBs and Independent Experts
Please see further information about the role on our website via the apply link below. To apply for this position, please submit your application form no later than Friday 1st of July 2022.
PVF is an equal opportunity employer, and ensures positions are accessible to all, regardless of race, nationality, ethnicity, age, disability, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or identity, religion, marital or parental status.