Head of Carbon Solutions

Ivy Protocol

Berlin, Germany Remote

Full time

$70-120k (annually)

Business Operations

Aug 3

About Ivy:

Ivy is an on-chain crowdfunding platform for climate projects, connecting early-stage carbon offset projects such as reforestation, afforestation, and direct air-capturing projects with resources worldwide. We’re on a mission to fund the next generation of climate projects and enable the world to invest in carbon as an asset.

You would not only work on helping combat climate change with the most exciting technology but do so in the most impactful stage of a startup and with a high-performance and enthusiastic team.

Mission: Become the funding engine of the carbon economy.

Vision: Enable the world to invest in carbon as an asset

Main Responsibilities:

As the Head of Carbon Solutions, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining Ivy’s relationships and strategy with carbon offset projects around the world. You will be the main point of contact for project developers and will work closely with the Ivy team to Identify, validate and ensure that project’s listed on Ivy meet our high quality standards. As one of the key roles in Ivy’s ecosystem, you will be responsible for conducting due diligence on new projects, developing project proposals, and coordinating project approval processes.

  • Conduct due diligence on new and existing carbon offset projects that want to work with Ivy
  • Calculate realistic crediting and cost structures of projects
  • Work closely with our tech team to build and shape our product
  • Develop strategies for finding and onboarding carbon projects
  • Manage data on Ivy’s project portfolio and support the team in developing new ways to track and report on our projects’ impact.
  • Engage with the broader carbon offset and climate finance community to keep up to date on the latest developments in the field.
  • Contribute to the development of Ivy’s project pipeline by identifying and outreach to new carbon offset projects.


Must have:

  • 2+ years of experience in nature-based carbon offset project development and registration
  • Strong understating and overview of the VCM, standards, and certification
  • Working experience with Verra, Plan Vivo, Gold Standard, American Carbon Registry, Climate Action Reserve or other market standards
  • Proven track record of conducting risk assessments, cost development, and document validation
  • Overview of governmental and geographical organization of carbon projects

Nice to have:

  • Advanced degree in environmental science, economics, or another relevant field.
  • Strong personal network with certifiers, industry experts, offset projects.
  • Technical understanding of blockchain technology.
  • Multi-lingual is always a plus!
  • Based in Berlin, Germany or willing to relocate.

What we offer:

  • Full-time employees are entitled to an unlimited number of vacation days. We assess you based on your performance, not your vacation.
  • Remote working - we're a distributed team and believe in working where you're happiest and most productive.
  • Employee Stock Option Plan
  • All necessary equipment you need.
  • Healthcare covered
  • Dedicated co-working space of your choice (or if you’re located in Berlin, you’ll join us at Factory and WeWork).
  • A fun working environment with a lot of room for creativity.
  • A young and international team.
  • Dogs in the office (if you don’t have one, we can help you find one).

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Ivy Protocol

Enabling anyone to fund pre-certified carbon projects.