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Date posted:  May 4, 2021

Bengaluru, KA, IN

Job Function:  Other
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  7183

Carbon Project Developer

We at Yara are part of a global network, collaborating to profitably and responsibly solve some of the world's key challenges - resource scarcity, food insecurity and environmental change.

About the Unit

As part of the global transformation of food production towards more transparency and sustainability, Yara has set carbon optimization and climate action as key strategic priorities. Optimizing how cropland is managed will make a substantial contribution to lowering global agriculture greenhouse gas emissions. From carbon sequestration to avoidance or reduction in farm level emissions, Yara is launching a new business venture centered around decarbonization of the food chain.

We are reducing agriculture’s global greenhouse gas emissions to improve the world we live in!

Agoro Carbon Alliance addresses a key global problem, the impact of agriculture’s global greenhouse gas emissions on our climate and the implementation of sustainable carbon capturing potential at farm. Our passion lies in solving a global crisis by working with our customers to bring about sustainable transformation of farming practices which is both economically viable for the grower and makes the world avoid a crisis.


A bit about the role

As Carbon Project Developer, you will be aligned locally with the regional team as a Carbon specialist & SME, working alongside a global team of highly motivated and passionate people to understand and solve for key challenges in the agriculture and food industry today.


-Understand and implement the internal team's carbon sequestration efforts working closely alongside the larger team partnering with small-holder, medium-holder and large-holder growers across a variety of crops and geographies regionally.

-Be the owner of a diverse set of widespread "carbon portfolios" with a close understanding of the local markets and regulatory environment, high level administrative appetite and regional posture towards climate protection and the relevant & evolving regulatory enablers/blocks.

-Be the go-to person in your team who understands the various global standards around carbon sequestration and develops local grassroot level monitoring and baselining methodologies, as well as creating and driving implementation protocols with a strong focus on the different ground realities in the various agro-climactic geographies within a region.

-Work closely with Marketing, Operations, Channel partner teams etc. to ensure internal as well as external alignment across various carbon sequestration projects.

-Support the regional team's ambitions towards creating the next new breed of climate responsible growers while working to ensure alignment with global protocols and standards so that we continue generating the highest value credits, augment the growers' income substantially and lead the largest focused agriculture sustainibility project of our time.

-Create and leverage a strong network of colleagues in the larger food & agriculture industry - project partners, technology providers, governmental, quasi-governmental and non-governmental agencies etc. to imprint our ideas ahead in a competitive sector while providing thought leadership to the team internally and to a nascent market in the regional context at large.


-Above all, an entrepreneurial mindset owning your own projects, outgoing and confident in developing g a leverage network and focusing on strengthening our offering to the grower continuously from day one.

-A demonstrated knack for Project management in the sustainability space with 5+ years of experience in driving and supporting climate responsible projects coupled with a strong understanding of global standards/protocols/markets such as CDM, VCS and Gold Standard.

-An in-depth technical understanding of carbon sequestration from an agricultural perspective coupled with a strong trait of demonstrated and relevant Project Management skills will shed favourable light on your application.

-Strong understanding of and experience in driving climate responsible projects/emission reduction schemes/carbon capture projects et al is an added bonus.

-Excellent people skills, strong analytical skills and a keen eye for detail is a must for this role.

-Excellent communication skills in English, orally as well as written. You should be able to liase and communicate seamlessly with technocrats, administrative officials, growers, ground operations and laymen alike. 



Additional Information

Why us?

Be a key member of a fully cross functional team, along with engineers, product managers and data scientists from around the globe.  You and your team define your own objectives, which align with your mission and the business strategy, shape your own roadmap and work to deliver value each and every step along the way

Be a key contributor in sustainable global change, reducing carbon emissions while financially supporting growers and enabling the global transformation of farming and its impact on the environment.

You would be working with a globally dispersed and diverse team.  We adopt a virtual-first approach, where we encourage face-to-face collaboration, but are focused on recruiting the best talent.

Support for personal development with internal knowledge sharing, Data Science/engineering, Agronomy, Software engineering practices and external courses to support learning and continuous improvement.

As a global organization we actively strive to reflect the diversity in society. We therefore encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to creating a work environment that fits gender equality.


Knowledge grows through differences
Yara is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is not only the right thing, but also the smart thing to do. To deliver on this, Yara has firmly anchored Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in our business strategy and has more than 400 employees worldwide involved in D&I ambassador networks. 

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