Carbon Consultant

Work Type: Contract

Position: Carbon Consultant

Reporting to: Head of Carbon

Location: Nairobi, Kenya


About SunCulture:

Founded in 2012, SunCulture’s Vision is to build a world where people take control of their environment in rewarding and sustainable ways. SunCulture does this by developing and commercialising life changing technology that solves the biggest daily challenges for the world's 570 million smallholder farming households. We are the largest distributor of solar water pumps / solar irrigation for smallholder farmers in Africa and were selected by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2021. Here is a good explainer video recently made by CNBC. Over the last 5 years the company has grown significantly and now employs 400+ people around the world. 


About the role:

SunCulture as the leading distributor of Solar Pumps and irrigation kits in Africa, is developing carbon offset projects that will require various field data packages at individual phases of the project development for emissions reductions estimations, validating and verifying the related calculations, and to support the accreditation of related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

This role will focus on the seamless data gathering, management and reporting starting from the field collection, storage to processing for the consultants to use for technical reporting and complete technical monitoring and verification reports. The Consultant will also contribute to refining and improving the data management pipeline alongside the Carbon team and other SunCulture teams. The holder of this role will report directly to the Head of Carbon. This structure may however change.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carbon data management 

  • Carbon data quality assurance for validation and verification with consultants

  • Training and coordination of field data activities

  • Development of field data reports on field and support verification protocols

  • In support of Head of Carbon to lead coordination of in country field teams

  • Timesheet updates and management

  • Participate in weekly technical data structure meetings with carbon consultants and validators

  • Update and report to Head of carbon and finance team on field data outcomes

Does this sound like you?

  • Bachelor or MSc Degree in data management, environmental science, engineering, statistics or business

  • 3-5 years of experience in handling data either in business, environmental science and or mathematics fields

  • Conversant with Microsoft excel, Power BI, statistical and data processing platforms (R software, Tableau etc)

  • Ability to manage Open Data Kits (ODK) applications – Kobo Tool Box, Survey 123, Q field.

  • Fluent spoken and written English 

  • Quick learner and ability to work under pressure


Please apply online via this job portal. We respond to all candidates however only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.


Please Note

SunCulture is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. 

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