REDD+/Carbon Specialist, Bangkok, Thailand

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Winrock International
Apply by 15 April 2011
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 29 March 2011

Job Description


REDD+/Carbon Specialist, Bangkok, Thailand

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is seeking applicants for the position of REDD+/Carbon Specialist to be based in Bangkok, Thailand as part of a new USAID-funded Sustainable Landscapes program. The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description.


Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.


The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits include life, disability and medical insurance, retirement, and other normal Winrock benefits.


To apply, please send your CV’s to and reference “REDD+/Carbon Specialist.” Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Final deadline for applications is April 15, 2011.

Winrock would like to graciously thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.



POSITION TITLE: REDD+/Carbon Specialist

LOCATION: Bangkok, Thailand

UNIT: Environment Group

REPORTS TO: Forest Management and Climate Change Technical Advisor


Winrock International is seeking highly qualified candidates for a new regional program based in Bangkok to achieve meaningful and sustained reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Asia’s forestry-land use sector. The REDD+/Carbon Specialist position will be based in Bangkok, Thailand.


The REDD+/Carbon Specialist will be responsible for the technical implementation and monitoring of REDD and forest carbon activities in project sites throughout Southeast Asia. He/she will work in close collaboration with the Forest Management and Climate Change Technical Advisor, GIS Specialist, M&E Specialist, Winrock’s US-based carbon scientists, and field-based REDD+ teams.

The REDD+/Carbon Specialist will mobilize field teams, monitor on-the-ground performance, coordinate with donor and partner organizations, and ensure achievement of project results and objectives. The position will require frequent travel to field location sites within the project area.


  • Implement technical activities related to forest carbon/REDD+; in particular around methodologies to apply;
  • Supervise REDD+ activities and pilot projects;
  • Coordinates with Forest Management and Climate Change Technical Advisor and field-based teams;
  • Liaises with REDD+ Working Groups in different countries in SE Asia;
  • Works with the Winrock team to conduct feasibility studies for potential REDD+ demonstration sites;
  • Timely preparation and submission of reports and other deliverables;
  • Design and provide training as necessary to partners, beneficiaries, and counterparts;
  • Completes other tasks as assigned by the Winrock Team.


Education: Master’s Degree in Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Geographic Information Systems, or relevant international development field.

Work Experience: Five years of relevant technical experience in forestry, forest carbon, carbon accounting, climate change mitigation, REDD+, CDM, and natural resource management projects in Southeast Asia.

Experience developing and/or reviewing PDDs.

Has experience on working on forest carbon projects; has knowledge of different methodologies.

Demonstrated and proven record to work in a multidisciplinary team under changeable and complex circumstances.

Previous work experience and knowledge of conditions in Southeast Asia.

Skills: Strong technical skills on REDD+ and MRV using approved carbon accounting methods. Understanding of CDM, payment for ecosystem services (PES) and land cover/land use change and forestry practices in Southeast Asia.

Knowledge of land cover change modeling, GIS/Remote sensing is desirable.

Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.

Fluency in Thai and English.

Computer literacy, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel, is required.