Gold Standard is hiring a
Gold Standard seeks a Senior Manager Operations to provide leadership for the consistent implementation of high quality operations across Gold Standard. The role holder will oversee a team including a Legal Manager and Controls Officer with collective responsibility for establishing operational policy and processes, and ensuring consistent implementation across the organization through a risk management and controls function. This role is critical to enable GS to realise its strategic ambitions during a period of sustained growth. The role holder will personally manage special projects from time to time.
The Sr. Manager, Operations will report to the Chief Operating Officer as a member of the Operations and Finance Team. The role is either based remotely in UK or Germany or in office at our Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
WHAT WE DO:
Gold Standard is a standards body and thought leader that promotes the best that can be achieved in climate and development projects. It was established in 2003 by WWF and other international NGOs as a best practice standard to ensure projects that reduced carbon emissions under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) also delivered sustainable development benefits. Today, our standard, ‘Gold Standard for the Global Goals’, allows climate and development initiatives within carbon markets, corporate supply chains, and sustainable finance to manage, measure and maximise their impacts toward the Net Zero ambition of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. Certification against the standard provides the confidence that these results are measured and verified, enabling credible impact reporting. ISEAL Code Compliant and backed by a broad NGO Supporter Network, Gold Standard has 2000+ projects underway in over 90 countries, creating billions of dollars of shared value from climate and development action worldwide.
The Senior Manager, Operations and Compliance will report to the Chief Operating Officer as a member of the Operations and Finance Team.
For almost 20 years, Gold Standard has shown how carbon finance can achieve its highest potential. We’ve created innovative new standards, programmes and tools that raise the bar for quality across a broader range of applications than carbon markets. We focus on those that have the most promise to contribute to our vision and mission, bringing them to market with the requisite planning and resources.
We build on our reputation for quality and rigour with more robust measurement of outcomes, stronger safeguards and greater impact across the Sustainable Development Goals. Our objective is to make rigour simpler and more achievable at scale.
We work with key partners who share our goals and complement our strengths. Our partnership strategy aims to move beyond working opportunistically as a delivery partner in favor of collaborating in long-term strategic synergy.
We were established to bring confidence, trust, and accountability to carbon markets. We will continue to take strides to improve transparency in our own processes, in the broader market and in non-market mechanisms.
The Gold Standard Foundation is looking to build our team with exceptional people who are excited and driven to shape and deliver this ambition and uphold our values.
YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Identify Operational Policy and Processes: Primary responsibility to identify the operational policies and processes required to support Gold Standard’s global activities in a dynamic market. This will entail working with the COO, CFO, HR, and wider Operations and Finance team to continually monitor external risk factors and related policy and process gaps, building upon and revising the existing policy base in the following operational areas: legal, finance, human resource, digital systems and data, procurement and purchasing, program management, governance.
Support Excellence in Operational Implementation: You will support the Legal Manager, the Controls Officer, and Program Managers throughout the organization to ensure that operational policy and process:
Operational Planning and Alignment: You will support and, where required lead, the integration of operational elements within wider organizational planning and process, including:
Project Management: From time to time you will directly lead and project manage more complex and strategic organizational initiatives, as required.
Championing a positive employee environment by promoting open communication, engagement and development of quality teams, and promoting a culture of inclusiveness, trust, flexibility, and teamwork.
YOU WILL BRING TO THE ROLE:
YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND GROW BY:
WHAT WE OFFER:
The salary range for this role will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Other benefits to working at Gold Standard include:
Applications for this role will close on 23 April, 2023. Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Please submit a 1-page cover letter explaining why you want to work for the Gold Standard and a CV through our recruitment portal.
Gold Standard provides equal opportunity for all job applicants and employees and is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination. We are dedicated to an inclusive culture and we strive to create a workplace where teams of people with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, perspectives, ideas and experiences work together.
We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, background, religions, beliefs, ability status, and all other diversity characteristics.