Work from home as a Market Relations Officer

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Market Relations Officer, Remote, Home based


The Market Development and Partnerships Team is responsible for building relations, developing partnerships, and supporting users of Gold Standard, including project developers, companies, investors, and governments, to ensure a positive and superior experience when engaging and working with our organization.

As the first point of contact for potential ‘new’ users applying Gold Standard for the Global Goals, the Market Relations Officer is a key role within the team. The role will help to enhance the experience for new project developers and project owners, by providing guidance and support on our certification and assurance processes, eligible methodologies, and new initiatives. This is an exciting role for someone who is technically minded, can communicate clearly and enjoys engagement with different stakeholders, and who wants to make a positive difference.

This is a remote role and can be based in either the UK or Germany.


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 by 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. Today, our standard, ‘Gold Standard for the Global Goals’, allows climate and development initiatives within carbon markets, corporate supply chains, and sustainable finance to manage, measure and maximise their impacts toward the Net Zero ambition of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. Certification against the standard provides the confidence that these results are measured and verified, enabling credible impact reporting. ISEAL Code Compliant and backed by a broad NGO Supporter Network, Gold Standard has 2000+ projects underway in over 90 countries, creating billions of dollars of shared value from climate and development action worldwide.


For almost 20 years, Gold Standard has shown how carbon finance can achieve its highest potential. We’ve created innovative new standards, programmes and tools that raise the bar for quality across a broader range of applications than carbon markets. We focus on those that have the most promise to contribute to our vision and mission, bringing them to market with the requisite planning and resources.

We build on our reputation for quality and rigour with more robust measurement of outcomes, stronger safeguards and greater impact across the Sustainable Development Goals. Our objective is to make rigour simpler and more achievable at scale.

We work with key partners who share our goals and complement our strengths. Our partnership strategy aims to move beyond working opportunistically as a delivery partner in favor of collaborating in long-term strategic synergy.

We were established to bring confidence, trust, and accountability to carbon markets. We will continue to take strides to improve transparency in our own processes, in the broader market and in non-market mechanisms.

In addition to these values, Gold Standard is committed to performing with excellence, and providing constructive and timely support for our growing community of users. We are therefore seeking an Officer for the Market Development and Partnerships Team to help us provide an upfront positive customer experience that promotes loyalty and use of our standard, encourages brand advocacy, and will enable us to continue to grow and deliver on our mission to provide sustainable development and climate security for all.


 Managing assigned enquiries from new project developers in a timely, helpful, and efficient manner. This could include providing information about Gold Standard for the Global Goals, eligible projects and methodologies available, fee schedules and any other related questions.
 Providing ongoing support for first time projects throughout the various stages of the Gold Standard certification and assurance process. Support may be required in written format and/or via online meetings/calls.
 Working with the Senior Manager for Market Relations, the Standards and Innovation Team, and Communications team to develop resources, FAQs, guides, training, and other materials and processes to help better support new project development.
 Providing regular (monthly) feedback and analysis on trends, opportunities, and potential barriers or issues with regards to new project development.
 Continually build knowledge and understanding of the new innovations and updates within Gold Standard for Global Goals.
 Any other miscellaneous tasks to increase the uptake of projects using Gold Standard for the Global Goals.

Essential Skills

 Experience with project development under Gold Standard for the Global Goals/other voluntary carbon standard.
 Strong understanding of and experience working in either the nature-based solutions and/or tech-based removals sector. 
 Experience in relationship management or stakeholder engagement, or experience in a client-facing climate or sustainability-based role
 An open and friendly manner, with exceptional interpersonal skills and a client-centered approach.
 Knowledge of climate change, environmental markets, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
 Solid overall computer literacy, proficiency in various MS Office applications (including Excel); familiarity with online systems, database structures, and queries, is desirable.
 Fluency in English is essential; other languages desirable.
 Excellent organisational and time management skills, with strong attention to detail.
 Ability to handle complex enquiries and trouble-shoot/resolve problems quickly and calmly.
 Excellent collaboration and communication skills with the ability to work with a range of staff based all around the world.
 T he ability to learn quickly.
 The ability to work legally in the region stated.

The salary range for this role will be commensurate with qualifications and experience in the NGO sector..

Other benefits to working at Gold Standard include:

 A mission-driven organisation working at the leading edge of climate and sustainability
 Rewarding work in a dynamic non-profit environment
 A collaborative workplace within a multicultural team
 An ambitious, agile and flexible environment

This role will remain open until a successful candidate is appointed. We regret that we cannot confirm receipt of your application by email. Successful candidates will be contacted for a test and potentially an interview.


Please submit a 1-page cover letter explaining why you want to work for the Gold Standard and a CV through our recruitment portal.


Gold Standard provides equal opportunity for all job applicants and employees and is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination. We are dedicated to an inclusive culture and we strive to create a workplace where teams of people with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, perspectives, ideas and experiences work together.

We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, background, religions, beliefs, ability status, and all other diversity characteristics.

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