Forest Carbon Data Scientist - Forest Biometrics(f...

Job description

About us
FORLIANCE initiates, finances, creates and manages robust nature-based climate projects and integrates them into sustainability strategies with our clients to achieve their Net Zero Carbon targets. Together with our global partners, and our 50+ team members in ten countries, we strive to create intact forests and ecosystems that positively impact our climate, biodiversity and human well-being. We offer companies effective solutions for climate protection by developing individual climate protection strategies.

Your responsibilities
  • You will be responsible for the technical development of forest inventory design and implementation, including data and statistics analysis, and forest growth & yield modeling
  • You will develop forest growth curves and model nature-based projects focused on ARR and IFM activities
  • You will optimize or fully design forestry project activities, considering climate benefits (carbon), economics, carbon markets, and biodiversity
  • Automating the calculations of GHG emission reductions and removals will also be part of your tasks.
  • Furthermore, you will be responsible for drafting sections related to GHG calculations for the project document and the monitoring report
  • You will calculate and estimate emission reductions/removals from different AFOLU project types using recognized carbon accounting methodologies
  • The development and implementation of independent verification systems for nature-based projects will also be part of your responsibilities
  • Additionally, you will analyze carbon standards’ methodological requirements and calculation tools within the framework of forest project development

Your profile
  • You hold a Master’s or PhD degree in forestry engineering, environmental sciences, agronomy, bioinformatics, or any sustainability-related field
  • You have at least 4 years of experience in Sustainable Forest Management
  • You have a strong understanding of statistics and forest growth modeling
  • You are experienced with data science and familiar with programming languages such as R or Python
  • You have proven expertise in forest inventory design and MRV
  • You possess a good understanding and familiarity with GHG accounting, carbon modeling, and quantification with different carbon standards
  • You have excellent language and writing skills in English. Proficiency in Spanish is desirable, and knowledge of a third language (French or German) is considered a plus

What we offer
  • Collaboration in an international interdisciplinary and dynamic team
  • Exciting field of work at the interface between business and climate protection
  • A casual work environment with impact
  • A comprehensive introduction to our team and processes while providing the space to develop your own solutions – new ideas are expressly welcome
  • Remote work possible if preferred
  • Regular training and capacity building

Our mission:
We let values GROW:
  • we grow well financed, managed and monitored forests and ecosystems
  • we grow long-term alliances with project stakeholders and clients
  • we grow financial mechanisms and payment for ecosystem services to scale and improve projects
  • we grow transparency and traceability through robust carbon standards, digital solutions, and earth observation technologies
  • we grow the competency of our team by trainings, education and onboarding world leading experts.

We create positive impact on our CLIMATE:
  • we partner with implementation organizations, international investors and development banks to develop the most robust climate projects
  • we help industry clients to account and manage their greenhouse emissions
  • we monitor, report and verify impact and results of performance indicators
  • we create climate solutions that are based on scientific research
  • we initiate transformation to fight climate change and to achieve carbon targets.

We take ACTION:
  • we mobilize finance for ecosystem services and develop new integrated value chains together with local stakeholders
  • we use nature to build robust and proven carbon sinks by applying internationally recognized carbon standards and methodologies
  • we turn carbon reduction plans into concrete action, and projects
  • we think new ways and combine proven nature-based solutions with innovative financial mechanisms and state-of-the-art technology
  • we unlock new climate action project types and promote developing of new methodologies for carbon sinks.

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