Verra is hiring a
Job Title: Manager**, Agriculture Innovation**
Location: Remote - Worldwide (with significant overlap with Europe and US business hours)
Start Date: Immediately
End Date: December 2023 (with potential for extension)
Reports to: Senior Manager, Agriculture Innovation
Verra is a global leader helping to tackle the world’s most intractable environmental and social challenges. As a mission-driven non-profit organization, Verra is committed to helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve livelihoods and protect natural resources across the private and public sectors. We support climate action and sustainable development with standards, tools, and programs that credibly, transparently, and robustly assess environmental and social impacts and enable funding for sustaining and scaling up projects that verifiably deliver these benefits. We work in any arena where we see a need for clear standards, a role for market-based mechanisms, and an opportunity to generate significant environmental and social value.
Verra manages a portfolio of standards, including the:
A day with Verra’s Agriculture Innovation Team might include...
Participating in team meetings to identify new opportunities to scale sustainable agriculture practices
Drafting rules and requirements to address barriers within existing Verra standards and methodologies.
Conducting research into and writing guidance for new and emerging approaches and technologies for monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of soil organic carbon stocks and agricultural GHG emissions.
Contributing to and managing interactions with external experts (e.g., coordinating working groups) and agricultural stakeholders, including project and methodology developers, validation/verification bodies, credit buyers and others.
Leading interactions with external stakeholders and consultants to analyze and adapt scientific best practices related to monitoring and quantification of agricultural GHG in VCS methodologies (e.g., earth observation, emerging sensors and technology, soil sampling and analysis);
Working with colleagues to draft revisions to VCS Program rules and procedures relevant to the agriculture and livestock sectors to help maintain the robustness, workability, and impact of the program;
Supporting interactions with external stakeholders via email and in meetings to respond to questions about VCS rules, methodologies and project development related to agricultural land management (ALM) or livestock management activities
Supporting the review of externally submitted concept notes, methodology revisions and new methodologies;
Managing junior staff, as needed; and
Supporting the Program Development and Innovation team on other emerging opportunities related to the agriculture sector.
You bring with you...
In this role, you will grow and expand your expertise by:
You will join a team:
Compensation at Verra
To help us attract and retain top talent, Verra pays employees competitively to the market. In return, we expect each employee to, at a minimum:
For this position, the salary range is USD $77,793 - $88,321, depending on experienceSalary is one component of Verra’s total compensation package, which also includes:
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