Carbon Markets Program Manager

The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) is a nongovernmental nonprofit that promotes ambitious climate action globally. Based in Washington DC with offices in Latin America, Canada, and Europe, we help policy-makers around the world develop, promote, and implement innovative, market-based solutions to major climate problems that balance both environmental and economic interests.

CCAP is a collegial, non-hierarchical organization known for its emphasis on cutting edge analyses, productive policy dialogues, and on-the-ground delivery of transformative policy programs and projects. This is a unique opportunity for the right person to make a significant contribution to achieving pragmatic and effective policy change in a variety of policy environments around the world.


CCAP is seeking a proactive, creative policy thinker with outstanding analytic ability capable of leading and innovating the organization’s carbon markets program. The Program Manager will be responsible for program development, thought leadership and stakeholder engagement on projects related to market-based instruments, including pilot programs and capacity building in developing countries. The right candidate will have a strong network of contacts in the carbon markets space and experience supporting the design and/or implementation of carbon markets and market-based projects.


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The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience and expertise advancing market-based policies, programs and/or projects. This includes conducting technical, economic and policy analyses to support carbon markets and/or market-based projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gases at a sector scale. S/he will have experience assessing barriers to sector transformation and the role carbon markets can play in overcoming those barriers. In addition, s/he will have an in-depth understanding of current international climate and carbon market policy issues as well as strong analytic and communication skills. Qualified candidates should possess the following attributes and experiences:



Applications, including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word or PDF format), and one writing sample (containing quantitative or technical analysis) should be sent to:  Please type “Carbon Markets Program Manager” and your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.