Climate Security and Sustainable Development
Date 07 April 2021
Position Title: Manager, Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV)
(reports to Head of Climate and Development Finance)
Position Location Remote working
Contract Period 2 years, with option for extension
Terms of Reference – MRV MANAGER
Climate Security and Sustainable Development 2 General Terms of Reference
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
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. Gold Standard now has a broad NGO
Supporter Network and 1900+ projects in over 80 countries, creating billions of
dollars of shared value from climate and development action worldwide.
The Gold Standard Foundation, in partnership with
R20 and IUCN, has received
funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to provide technical assistance to support
the development of a pipeline of projects for the Global Subnational Climate
Fund Initiative (SCF-Global). SCF-Global aims to deploy $750 million across
multiple renewable energy generation, energy efficiency, water & sanitation, waste
optimisation and restorative agriculture projects in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America
and Mediterranean region over the next 12-15 years.
Gold Standard Foundation seeks a highly motivated individual to join our team,
reporting to the Head of Climate & Development Finance. This is a full-time position
responsible for working with SCF-Global to design, implement and
handover a monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system in line with Gold
Standard requirements. This role will be separated from the team working on
standard setting and oversight of assurance providers to ensure no conflict of
Primary Responsibilities
1. Ensure that Gold Standard methodologies and standard requirements are
appropriately incorporated into the project documents submitted for Gold
Standard certification under the SCF-Global
2. Design the monitoring and reporting system for individual projects within the
SCF-Global in line with standard requirements and applied methodologies
to ensure projects are (a) designed with the appropriate impact metrics and
reporting requirements, (b) implement such reporting requirements and (c)
monitor these reporting requirements to ensure projects are in compliance with
applicable requirements.
3. Design of the SDG outcome/impact reporting system at the fund level to
comply with GSGG and emerging EU sustainable finance regulations.

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4. Develop terms of reference and assist SCF-Global in selecting the assurance
provider for carrying out audit and certification in line with Gold Standard
5. Ensure timely preparation of monitoring reports for annual verification and
certification of SDG outcomes at fund level
6. Provide on-the-job training to SCF staff on all above activities with the aim
of ultimately handing over the MRV system to SCF
7. Training project developers to increase understanding of Gold Standard’s
safeguard requirements and SDG assessment methodologies including those
on climate, health, gender etc.
8. Review pre-feasibility/feasibility studies for project alignment with host
country NDCs towards SDGs, including climate adaptation, biodiversity cobenefits, and environmental & social risks such as those on gender
9. Represent Gold Standard at key external events, including conferences
and workshops, as required
Required Skills and Experience
7-8 years of demonstrated experience in developing monitoring and reporting
systems, including a thorough technical understanding of GHG and/or SDG
outcome quantification methodologies. Experience with Gold Standard for the
Global Goals standard an advantage.
Deep technical understanding of energy projects, such as renewable
energy generation, energy efficiency, solid waste and wastewater
management sectors
is essential. Knowledge of agriculture, forestry
and nature-based solutions an advantage.
Interest in climate finance, environmental markets and the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs)
Excellent understanding of standard setting or certification systems like
those of ISEAL members
Demonstrated organisational and time management skills, with an eye
for detail
Openness to travel frequently as COVID-19 situation improves
Languages: the working language of the Foundation is English; fluency
required. Other languages an asset

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Ability to work under pressure and juggle multiple tasks and projects
A good team player with a positive outlook on work and a desire to make a
difference in the world
Good collaboration and communication skills, with the ability to work with a
range of staff based all around the world
Competence in MS office tools
Start date
It is preferred that the successful candidate would be able to start as soon as possible.
Salary Range
The salary for this role will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Contract period
Contract period will be 2 years with possible extension of one year.
Please send a cover letter and resume to (ref: Manager,
by 30 April 2021. Candidates selected for a first-round interview will be notified
by email. Please note that we will not notify you directly if you are not selected for an