Finance and Carbon Market Specialist, Terra Global Capital


Term: Full-time

Location:   Washington, D.C. with periodic international travel

Terra Global Capital is seeking qualified Finance and Carbon Market Specialist candidates for the Forest, Carbon, Markets and Climate program (FCMC). FCMC’s two major deliverables include assisting countries with ambitious REDD+ plans by building capacity within those countries to achieve long-term net emissions reductions from forests and land use and contribute to the evolving REDD+ framework.


Collaborate across technical areas to lead the development of:

  • Analyses on payments for carbon and other ecosystem services frameworks to finance REDD+ activity;
  • methods and manuals on opportunity cost analysis and other means of value-placement on carbon reduction as well as carbon market registry design;
  • national level REDD+ financial plans that detail important sources of domestic and international financing;
  • regional level strategies for accessing revenue for REDD+ actions;
  • policies and actions for countries to implement their REDD+ financial plans;
  • training (materials and facilitation) on finance and carbon markets to diverse audiences in English and Spanish.
  • Establish and maintain productive and positive relationships with USAID, international government officials, multilateral and donor organizations, and local partners;


  • Educational requirements include at least a Master’s degree in finance, economics, business administration, environmental finance, or a relevant environmental field with a substantial business background or related field of study, PhD preferred;
  • A minimum of five (5) years experience of a managerial or technical nature in forest carbon, payment for environmental services, carbon markets (voluntary or regulatory), and/or NRM project finance;
  • Experience with USAID’s operations, procurement, administration and logistics, and grants and financial management regulations;
  • Experience supervising complex field operations in closed and/or transitional or developing countries;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
  • Training experience and exceptional verbal and written communication skills, especially in working across cultures preferred;
  • English proficiency  required  with advanced proficiency in Spanish preferred.

Interested candidates please send CV to

Terra Global Capital Overview

  • Founded in 2006, based in San Francisco with the mission to facilitate the market for land-use carbon offsets
  • Exclusively devoted to agriculture, forestry and other land-use carbon markets
  • Technical innovator; first to submit methodology for mosaic avoided deforestation (REDD) to VCS
  • Only firm with integrated, in-house team of technical, development and carbon finance experts
  • Partners with NGOs, governments and private sector to collaboratively develop and monetize carbon credits
  • Expertise in developing A/R, agroforestry, REDD, IFM and agricultural projects Focused on developing cost-effective rigorous carbon accounting and innovative financing structures