Location Amsterdam
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Competitive
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Join the Commonland Team in Advancing Carbon Projects for a Sustainable Future!

About Commonland:

Commonland is a not-for-profit organisation that brings people together to restore degraded landscapes and regenerate the Earth: our common land. With their holistic approach to landscape restoration - the 4 Returns framework - anyone can work with nature and their local community to restore a landscape. They are a global leader in sustainable landscape restoration, dedicated to tackling environmental challenges on a worldwide scale. With a growing international project portfolio, they are expanding their team and seeking a skilled and passionate Carbon Project Developer with expertise in forestry.

About the Role:

As a Carbon Project Developer at Commonland, the chosen candidate will assume a vital role in the technical aspects of our carbon projects, focusing on Landscape Restoration (AFOLU) and Nature-Based Solutions. Responsibilities encompass project development, implementation, and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop carbon offset projects under suitable standards, concentrating on Landscape Restoration and Improved Cookstoves.

  • Support MRV implementation in the field for Nature-Based Solutions.

  • Lead feasibility studies, new carbon accounting methodologies, and Project Design Documents (PDD).

  • Collaborate with the Landscape Development & Support team and engage stakeholders throughout the project preparation process.

  • Maintain relationships with carbon standards, project owners, authorities, clients, and validation/verification bodies.

  • Conduct site visits and travel to project locations as needed.


  • Academic background in Forestry, Environmental Sciences, or a relevant field.

  • Minimum 5 years of expertise in carbon offset projects related to forestry (ARR and REDD+), including project implementation in NBS for the voluntary carbon market.

  • Excellent knowledge of carbon standards and methodologies (CDM, Gold Standard, VCS, Plan Vivo) in the NBS sector.

  • Strong existing networks in the NBS field.

  • Exceptional stakeholder engagement skills and collaborative relationship-building.

  • Skills in statistics, database management, GIS, and remote sensing are highly appreciated.

  • Proficiency with MS Office and remote working tools.

  • Excellent verbal and written proficiency in English; proficiency in French, Spanish, and Dutch is a big plus.

What Commonland Offers:

  • Opportunity to work on innovative projects contributing to environmental sustainability.

  • Inclusive and compassionate work environment with a commitment to core values.

  • International and multicultural team collaboration.

  • Ongoing training for professional development.

  • Competitive salary and benefits.

How to Apply: Acre is partnering with Commonland to fill this position. If interested, applicants are invited to submit their applications through Acre's job platforms or reach out directly to Sandra Martin at sandra.martin@acre.com.

Commonland actively promotes a diverse and inclusive workplace therefore they welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences, and are open to sponsoring visas for qualified candidates, ensuring opportunities are accessible to a global pool of talent.