Agri & Forestry Carbon Operations Officer
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Job Description

TotalEnergies aims to be a major player in the energy transition, committed to carbon neutrality as a multi-energy company.

More energy, less emissions : this is the dual challenge we are taking up alongside our customers, our stakeholders, and the whole society to contribute to the sustainable development of the planet and address the climate challenge.

Created in May 2019, the Nature Based Solutions (NBS) team manages a portfolio of operations in Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, drawing on its agricultural, forestry, carbon and business expertise.

Its main mission is to detect, select, qualify, invest in, and manage natural carbon sinks with partners while working on the right positioning, internally and externally, of nature-based solutions.

TNBS team designs and implements operations following a landscape approach, in participation with local stakeholders, including economical value chains aiming at the best integration and sustainability of the natural carbon sinks developed, and the achievement of the highest environmental and social co-benefits.

In this context, NBS is looking for two motivated experts in the fields of Carbon & Climate-Change / Forestry / Agriculture to support the Business Development of new operations.

As member of the expertise team, your main missions will be to :

  • Provide the necessary expertise for new projects selection (business development) and operations (implementation and performance of the operations concluded) :
  • Design, assess and qualify technical approaches for : Forestry projects : REDD+ & Conservation, Improved Forest Management, Afforestation / Reforestation;
  • Agriculture projects : Conservation and Regenerative agriculture, Agroforestry, Sylvopastoralism, improvements of Soil Organic Carbon stocks;
  • Wetlands and Blue Carbon : Conservation and Rewetting of degraded wetlands, Mangrove etc

  • Assess and qualify the potential for the production, accounting, and certification of carbon credits (avoided, removal, certification framework, etc.)
  • Voluntary programs (VCS, CCB, Gold Standard, ACR, CAR, GHG Protocol, etc.)
  • Assist in designing and qualifying the overall technical structure of operations, including investment and carbon credit flows.
  • Project Design Document (PDD), Baseline and Project Scenarios;
  • Means of monitoring actual performance and carbon credit production;
  • Coordination with biodiversity, social and environmental objectives, and resources of operations
  • Inform and support the design and negotiation of projects transaction, for both operational and carbon aspects; and achieve carbon credits certification for Total NBS.
  • Verification and issuance of credits, selection and management of verifiers.
  • Support the team in answering all internal and external stakeholders solicitations on its field of expertise.
  • Contribute to the definition and establishment of TNBS selection and operation standards
  • Contribute with the Team to the selection process for the choice of operations in the construction of the activity portfolio balance.
  • Contribute to the strategy and long-term plan (avoided / removed; actual performance of carbon credits production expected from investments made).
  • Contribute to international advocacy on forestry and agricultural activities and nature-based carbon credit verification and certification programs in different countries and including regulated and voluntary carbon markets in the context of Article 6.
  • Join a strategic and pioneering growth business and contribute to its success as part of TotalEnergies' transformation
  • Join the team and contribute to its overall development, participate in team meetings, give feedback, share knowledge and views.

    Candidate profile

  • 5 to 15 years of experience, technical and field knowledge, in the implementation and management of forestry and / or agricultural carbon projects;
  • Demonstrated experience with following topics will be highly valued : plantations, natural forest management, agriculture and agroforestry, in concertation with local communities and including timber and agri-commodity value chains;
  • Knowledge of carbon markets for NBS-type activities;
  • Sectoral networks and contacts;
  • Model-oriented approach with environmental and social co-benefits.
  • Open-mindedness and pioneering spirit; ability to adapt to multidisciplinary and multicultural operations and teams
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