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WWF Denmark is seeking a Senior Forest Carbon Accounting Specialist

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Sectors   Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location   Denmark
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Mid Level
Deadline   15/08/2022
Company Name   WWF
Contact Name   HR
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Would you like to help solve some of the world’s largest crises – the nature and climate crises? Would you be motivated by becoming part of a global NGO working internationally on forest-based climate mitigation activities with a focus on carbon, biodiversity, and people?  


WWF is setting up a portfolio of jurisdictional high-quality, high-integrity forest-carbon projects in several countries in Africa, Southeast Asia and South America that have climate, nature, and people at their core.

 For this ground-breaking and exciting work WWF is seeking an engaged colleague to work closely with the relevant WWF Forest and Climate staff in the design, impact assessment and monitoring, reporting and verification of the jurisdictional portfolio. The ideal candidate will collaborate with other WWF country teams and their technical counterparts in government to align methodologies with national forest monitoring systems and/or greenhouse gas reporting mechanisms.

The candidate will also elaborate on and deliver forest carbon-related guidance and products as needed for WWF-DK and partners’ program work, and contribute to WWF-DK, other WWF country teams, and partners’ capacity for delivery and improvement of estimates of forest-based carbon contributions to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Support the ideation and development of a jurisdictional high-quality, high-integrity forest-carbon project portfolio
  • Deliver ex-ante and ex-post emissions and removal estimates
  • Work in collaboration with partners to access/produce and deliver relevant datasets and capacities
  • Lead and support defining and developing methodological approaches to be used in forest related monitoring and accounting
  • Deliver critical assessment and expert review of proposed state-of-the-art approaches to carbon accounting, data, and analysis in line with the latest science and policy developments
  • Build the capacities of WWF staff in the field of carbon accounting
  • Maintain awareness and expertise regarding the latest scientific understanding of forest carbon issues at regional and global levels; develop a profile as a thought-leader at WWF on these issues

Skills and Abilities

  • Degree in Forestry, Ecology, Biology, Geography, Engineering, Remote Sensing, Computer Science, or any field relevant to forest carbon accounting, and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience
  • At least 2 years of experience in forest carbon accounting related work for national and/or project level estimates. 
  • Relevant experience in elaboration and delivery of carbon estimates for mitigation action design (e.g., REDD+ projects and programs) and implementation at either national, subnational or project scales
  • Familiarity with and understanding of carbon accounting frameworks and standards/guidelines (such as UNFCCC, IPCC 2006 guidelines, GFOI methodological guidance, FCPF methodological framework, ART-TREES, Gold Standard, Verra-VCS, CORSIA, etc) including the overarching legal and political contexts
  • Solid capacity in processing, use and interpretation of remote sensing data for the estimation of emissions, including coding in relevant languages/statistical packages and platforms such as Google Earth Engine-Java Script, AWS, Python, R, etc. Ideally with both active (e.g. SAR, LiDAR) and passive optical data use and processing
  • Use of geospatial data processing software, online platforms and code repositories
  • Understanding of use of field data, including permanent plots, forest mensuration, allometric models, forest inventory techniques
  • Full proficiency in written and spoken English is a requirement. Additional fluency in Spanish or French will be an advantage.
  • International work/research experience preferred
  • Experience in delivery/facilitation of technical training to others preferred


  • An important position in the world’s leading nature organisation with an innovative working environment
  • To become part of a very strong knowledge-based team with good and supportive colleagues


The position will preferably be based at our office in Copenhagen, Denmark, but there is also an option for a flexible international duty station.

You will be part of the Footprint Section in our Conservation Department and refer to the Head of Section. Travel activity to programme landscapes is expected. For more information contact Head of Footprint Section Mette Boye: mette.boye@wwf.dk.

Interested? Upload your CV and a short, motivated application no later than Monday 15 August 2022.

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