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Senior Associate, Technical – East & Southern Africa - Zambia, Lusaka

Updated: Apr 17

About us

ecosecurities is an impact-driven provider of environmental services with 25 years of experience in carbon markets and emissions reduction projects around the world. At ecosecurities we are committed to developing high-quality carbon projects based on the principles of environmental integrity, transparency and good practices that contribute not only to climate change mitigation but also to sustainable and inclusive development. With a rapidly growing project portfolio, ecosecurities offers experience and tailored services in the origination, development and financing of Nature-based solutions (NbS) projects that can access the voluntary and compliance carbon markets via REDD+, Restoration, Regenerative & Low-Carbon Agriculture, Energy and Blue Carbon mechanisms

Job Summary

This is a unique opportunity to join one of the most established and high growth companies in the voluntary carbon market. The Senior Associate, Technical will play a critical role in the development, expansion, and validation of ecosecurities’ carbon projects in East and Southern Africa. The role will require technical skills and analyses in renewable energy solutions, forest carbon, blue carbon, ecosystem services and natural resource management to develop high impact and innovative carbon development projects. The role also requires deep expertise in current and emerging voluntary carbon standards, methodologies and procedural requirements to ensure compliance and development of projects of the highest integrity and quality. For the right candidate, this is the opportunity to excel. Working with ecosecurities will give you the opportunity to join a fast growth, global organization in a rapidly expanding market. We are a dynamic organization who are working hard to make positive changes in the world.

Main Responsibilities

  • Execute carbon projects in the East and Southern Africa region.

  • Support on business development initiatives for the region to develop a pipeline of new projects.

  • Support project management and ecosecurities’ relationships with external partners. Continually looking for opportunities to strengthen technical support and capacity building to enhance collaboration and partnerships.

  • Work in close collaboration with the ecosecurities’ teams in the other geograpjical regions where ecosecurities has offices, to ensure alignment of strategies and priorities. Provide periodic reports and assessments on progress against project development for internal and external audiences.

  • Represent ecosecurities at external events, such as workshops, client presentations, and webinars.

  • Contribute to technical committee discussions on developments in the voluntary carbon market standards and methodologies and UNFCCC developments.

  • Other tasks as directed by the ecosecurities Head of Africa region.

Candidate Profile

  • Highly collaborative approach to working across teams (located across geographies) to achieve the best results.

  • Self-starter, able to work independently.

  • Interest, enthusiasm and willingness to work and grow in an entrepreneurial environment with a reputable brand within the global carbon markets.

  • Carbon market, environmental finance and / or commodity market experience a plus.

  • Proficiency in the English language is required for the role.



  • A master degree related to natural resources management.


  • Experience in carbon projects.

  • Any professional qualification in project management or environmental, social and governance (ESG)


  • + 4 years experience in executing nature-based solutions.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Report writing skills.

  • Working in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Being a team player.

To Apply

At ecosecurities we are committed to cultivating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. It is our belief that we are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team of employees. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents not only part of our culture, but our reputation and ecosecurities' achievement as well. In recruiting for our team, we welcome and encourage the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Please send your resume and cover letter to with “Senior Associate, Technical – East & Southern Africa” in the subject line.

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