Office Location:

The location of this position is flexible to all locations where The Nature Conservancy is registered to do business.

Who We Are:
The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube  or on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”

What We Can Achieve Together:
The Equitable Carbon Markets Specialist supports the development and implementation of the Global Carbon Markets Strategy at TNC. They help ensure equity within our carbon markets work, with a focus on elevating the leadership of Indigenous Peoples, local communities, and/or smallholders in our carbon projects. They increase the overall quality of our carbon project portfolio by leading project components related to stakeholder mapping; social risk assessment; stakeholder engagement and Free, Prior, and Informed Consent; project governance; benefit-sharing arrangements; and culturally appropriate grievance redress mechanisms. The Equitable Carbon Markets Specialist liaises with other TNC staff, notably field colleagues, as well as external actors as applicable, to help drive the design and implementation of high-quality carbon market projects.

We’re Looking for You:
Want to help address climate change? Our Global Carbon Markets Team is a dynamic, diverse group of people driving innovative, high-quality projects around the world to address climate change, conserve biodiversity, and improve livelihoods. We support a flexible work schedule and offer many options for learning and growth. This is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated, capable individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization!

Reporting to the Global Lead on Equitable Carbon Markets, and integrated into TNC’s Global Carbon Markets Technical Team, the Equitable Carbon Markets Specialist will:

·       Develop and facilitate the use of TNC tools, guidance, and standards to provide training and capacity building to TNC field offices and implementation partners in support of high-quality projects;

·       Provide direct technical assistance to TNC field offices and implementation partners on integrating equity into TNC’s carbon projects, including supporting the development of project idea notes, feasibility assessments, and project design documents;

·       Serve as a technical resource on equity in carbon markets to key internal and external partners;

·       Stay up-to-date on carbon market trends and best practice to contribute to continuous improvement in TNC projects and liaise with standards bodies and other key actors to learn and share;

·       Evaluate social risks of projects and recommend safeguards to avoid negative impact minimize risks;

·       Assess TNC carbon projects at various stages of development to determine whether they meet internal and external standards and work with projects to fill any identified gaps;

·       Lead efforts to monitor social impacts of our carbon projects across the global and gather data and stories to help communicate that impact; and

·       Share relevant knowledge and lessons to improve carbon project quality by maximizing returns to communities and provide insights on the community dimensions of carbon projects and make recommendations to the team and other stakeholders.

·       May involve domestic and international travel of around 20%.

What You’ll Bring:
·       Bachelor’s degree in conservation, social science, anthropology, public policy, international relations, international development or related field and 4 years related experience, or equivalent combination.

·       Experience working with carbon projects and/or conservation or development projects that include smallholders, local communities, and/or Indigenous Peoples.

·       Experience researching, critically analyzing, and evaluating information from divergent sources and compiling it into cohesive reports and recommendations for strategy and action.

·       Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills in English.


·       Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.

·       Familiarity and knowledge related to carbon market standards (e.g., Climate Community and Biodiversity Standard, Plan Vivo, Verified Carbon Standard).

·       Experience facilitating participatory processes with diverse sets of people.

What We Bring:
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

Salary Information:
This position may be based in any country where TNC has an established entity, taking into consideration legal restrictions, such as non-national ratios and immigration processing times. For U.S. based applicants only, the starting pay range for this position is generally within the range of $80,000 – $100,000 for annual base salary and is based on location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. For all other applicants, pay ranges will be in local currency, the pay range will be based on the local labor market, and not tied to the above pay range. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment and used to determine your actual pay range. Additionally, for all applicants, actual pay will fall within a range based on a variety of factors including, for example, the candidate’s qualifications, specific skills, and experience.

Apply Now:
To apply for job ID 55277, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.

This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.