Career Opportunities

NovaSphere is engaged with international partners working on climate governance and the design and implementation of MRV systems (measurement, reporting, verification) to support effective and efficient climate action strategies for national and sub-national stakeholders and local communities to invest in new infrastructure and adaptation strategies. At the same time, climate governance and MRV systems have important synergies with other non-GHG development goals—namely changes in economic, social or other environmental conditions such as employment, income levels, attracting additional private sector investments, air pollution, health benefits, social equity, biodiversity and other sustainability goals (i.e., the Sustainable Development Goals “SDGs”). 

 

Scaling and strengthening climate governance in the nations for establishing effective and efficient MRV systems will de-risk and mobilize investments to accelerate feasible mitigation actions to achieve NDCs (nationally determined contributions). This coordination and connectivity will enable stakeholders to apply a wide approach to address sectoral priorities. Targeted technical and financial support will build MRV capacity and facilitate multi-sectoral coordination between and within government ministries, sectors, the public and private stakeholders, civil society, indigenous populations, academia and international experts. It will also allow them to scale priorities and attract financing at levels needed to implement their respective NDC, enhance ambition and achieve transformational change. 

 

NovaSphere is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the following positions to work on innovative climate governance, climate finance and MRV systems. To apply to any of the opportunities below send an email with your detailed CV and a cover letter including 2 references to info@novasphere.caCompensation is commensurate with a candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Senior Specialist – Climate Governance

Start date: October 2022

Employment status: Full Time

Location: based in Ottawa-area or Toronto-area or virtual office

Minimum required qualifications:

  • A degree in economics, management, policy, science, or similar is required.

  • At least 7 years of relevant work experience including detailed knowledge of the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement, as well as government climate change programs and policies, as well as MRV systems at various levels.

  • Excellent communication skills in English. It would be beneficial to also have French communication skills. 

Senior Specialist – Climate Finance

Start date: October 2022

Employment status: Full Time

Location: based in Ottawa-area or Toronto-area or virtual office

Minimum required qualifications:

  • A degree in finance, economics, business, or similar is required.

  • At least 7 years of relevant work experience including detailed knowledge of the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement, as well as climate finance (e.g., carbon pricing, carbon markets, investment, debt) at various levels.

  • Excellent communication skills in English. It would be beneficial to also have French communication skills. 

Senior Operations and Project Manager

Start date: October 2022

Employment status: Full Time

Location: based in Ottawa-area or Toronto-area or virtual office

Minimum required qualifications:

  • A degree in business, accounting, management, or similar is required

  • At least 7 years of relevant work experience in project management, planning and tracking, as well as organizational operations, budgeting, accounting and administration.

  • Excellent communication skills in English. It would be beneficial to also have French communication skills. 

 

Senior Administrative Officer

Start date: September 2022

Employment status: Full Time

Location: based in Ottawa-area or Toronto-area or virtual office

Minimum required qualifications:

  • A certification in administration is required.

  • At least 7 years of work experience in office administration and operations including detailed knowledge of office software (e.g., Microsoft Office, Google Workspace), accounting software (e.g., QuickBooks),  

  • Excellent communication skills in English. It would be beneficial to also have French communication skills. 

  • Ability to work with teams based in various locations.