Technical · UK, Germany or India, Remote
Department Technical
Employment Type Full time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor


The Gold Standard Foundation seeks a highly motivated individual to join our Standard Development team to lead the development of innovative and robust methodologies, with a focus on mitigation solutions under the energy scope. It is a full-time position responsible for working on methodology development and related work.


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.



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. We are now seeking a Methodology Development & Innovations Manager (Energy) to join our team.


Development and Updates – Standard

  • Lead development, review and approval of new methodologies and tools for carbon market, climate finance and corporate initiatives
  • Lead development of tools, guiding materials for methodology users and technical inputs to standard development for methodology adoption
  • Lead technical updates/revisions to rules and procedures relevant to methodologies to help maintain the robustness, alignment with the latest scientific understanding and best practices approaches
  • Manage regular methodology updates review and approval
  • Manage methodology review and procedure and update
  • Contribute to Gold Standard flagship programmes for example - GSIQ, on methodology related matters/ Digital MRV

Governing committees & Subject matter experts

  • Lead stakeholder engagement, including discussion with methodology experts and advisory committee, gather feedback from methodology developers, users, subject matter experts and other stakeholders
  • Manage and establish relationships with subject matter experts for methodology development and review
  • Training/capacity development strategy
  • Lead capacity building activities, including the development of training material for methodology users and auditors to promote the application of new methodologies


  • Identify emerging opportunities for new and innovative methodologies development and innovative technology-based solutions for standard/ methodology level adoptions
  • Identify emerging opportunities and contribute subject matter expertise/ business requirements to GS’s Standard digitization initiative
  • Identify/contribute to opportunities for methodology development collaboration with methodology developers
  • Gather and monitor intelligence on new technologies and innovative solutions and report to the leadership team regularly


  • Contribute to building a high-performing team for methodology related matters
  • Represent Gold Standard at conferences, workshops and events on methodology related matters


  • 7+ years of demonstrated experience in sustainable energy, waste management, or carbon project development
  • Technical understanding of CDM, voluntary carbon standards and new developments post-Paris Agreement is an asset
  • Experience in developing practical tools, guidance materials, or methodologies
  • Experience in project/process management
  • Understanding of GHG inventories, mitigation technologies and/or monitoring of emission reductions
  • Technical understanding of emission reduction and avoidance technologies is desirable
  • Affinity towards statistical analysis, data analysis, or data modelling
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills, with an eye for detail
  • Good collaboration and communication skills with the ability to coordinate a highly diverse and dispersed team and network of experts.
  • A broad expert network in the topics of renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management, CDR technologies is a plus.


The salary range for this role will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Other benefits to working at Gold Standard include:

  • A mission-driven organisation working at the leading edge of climate and sustainability
  • Rewarding work in a dynamic non-profit environment
  • A collaborative workplace within a multicultural team
  • An ambitious, agile and flexible environment


The application date for this role has been extended to 3rd July 2022. 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.

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  • Location
    UK, Germany or India, Remote
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full time
  • Minimum Experience