Senior Consultant - MEL (MRV REDD+ Expert)
Delhi or Chennai, India

About Us

Celebrating over twelve years of innovative and collaborative work, Athena Infonomics has established itself as a data-driven global consultancy that leverages social science research, data science, and technology to provide user-centric, context-specific solutions and advice to decision makers.

Our multidisciplinary and multi-cultural team of 70+ professionals spread across Asia, Africa, DC and London exemplify extensive experience in designing and applying research methods to co-design and co-produce useful research that is inclusive and relevant. Our team of data scientists apply agile programming and ICT tools in order to deliver responsive and practical data and digital solutions—making for an innovative, technology-oriented business model that sets us apart in the international development space.

The international business community is taking notice of this unique approach: in 2021 alone, Athena Infonomics was recognized on The Financial Times, Nikkei Asia, and Statista’s High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021 and 2022 ranking, and was selected as one of The Economic Times and Statista’s 2021, 2022, and 2023 India Growth Champions.

Athena’s Work Culture

At Athena, we function in an outcomes-based work environment with flexible hours and a high level of autonomy. Professional development and thought leadership are key elements of our business model: we support our team members' professional growth through on-the-job training, and we encourage the cultivation of our colleagues’ personal brands through participation in panels, events, publications, and other thought-leadership opportunities. We embrace a transparent, open work environment with meaningful leadership pathways for those with inventive ideas and initiatives.

Core Job Responsibilities

1. Lead carbon project technical consultant:

• Collaborate with the project implementers, consultants and service providers to deliver required technical analysis (pre-feasibility and feasibility studies) for projects launched in India and abroad

• Build templates for calculating GHG emission reductions and removal potential of conservation & restoration initiatives

• Codify back-end data structures required to streamline the technical analysis e.g. methodology applicability, carbon yield calculations etc

• Co-design project activities along with project implementers following the applicable carbon standards and methodologies

• Oversee the technical aspects of monitoring, reporting and verification activities

• Supervise other staff members as needed.

• Travel as required to project sites

• Innovate to support and deliver new ways of working:

2. Identify challenges in current approaches to technical analysis and design

• Co-develop solutions with the carbon, product and engineering teams including QA/QC, gathering feedback and iterating on offering

• Educate team and stakeholders, to build capacity in the ecosystem

• Support the wider team in gaining a deeper understanding of processes used at various stages of the analysis and design of carbon projects

• Create collateral for various stakeholders to streamline the onboarding process and on-going implementation of analysis and design.

Qualifications and Competencies

• At least 6 years of working experience in forestry and peatlands with a strong knowledge of natural resource management in India and abroad

• Experience researching and interpreting scientific data (e.g. allometric data) and implementing common modelling approaches to carbon and/or other ecosystem services

• Experience with spatial analysis including familiarity with various software tools used in remote sensing analysis and natural resource management (e.g. QGIS, ArcGIS, scripting languages such R or Python)

• Master’s Degree in forestry, ecology, agronomy, natural resource management, environmental sciences, conservation, or another relevant field

• Field experience in India and abroad

• Preferred - understanding of GHG quantification process and design requirements of AFOLU projects underthe accepted GHG programs, protocols, and methodologies (e.g. VCS, Gold Standard, Plan Vivo)

Additional Requirements

• This position requires successful completion of a reference check and employment verification.

• The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

• Only candidates who have India work authorization will be considered.


Interested applicants can send their CV, a cover letter and two writing samples to Please state in your cover letter your current location, current and expected salary and availability to start. Please mention “Application for Senior Consultant - MEL, 2023” in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further steps.

Athena Infonomics is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Athena Infonomics is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.