Account Manager - Africa

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Account Manager - Africa
Entreprise anonyme
15 - 50 salariésRemoteAutreOpérations5 - 10 ans40k - 60k €


  • Description : Wildsense is on a mission to build a wilder world. Their aim is to restore & protect 1% of the planet by 2030.

  • Année de création : 2020

  • Coeur business : GreenTech

  • Taille : 15 personnes

  • Localisation : Asnières-sur-Seine - Remote



Wildsense is on a mission to build a wilder world. Our aim is to restore & protect 1% of the planet by 2030. Founded in 2020, Wildsense certifies high-quality restoration projects to make them eligible for funding on the voluntary carbon markets. We are a remote-first company with offices in Paris metropolitan area and hiring worldwide. 

💡 Job brief

We are seeking an Account Manager to join us in this mission. This position will have a significant impact on the success of the company by building a regional African hub. This role entails direct contact with project developers in the field, networking with political and scientific communities, hire, manage and develop their team of project leads.

🎯 Responsibilities

  • Hire, train, and develop a new team of four Project Leaders

  • Identify and reach out to relevant new leads (Project developers) and present to them our certification offer

  • Build, manage and strengthen partnerships with project developers in Africa

  • Responsible for certification management and ensuring internal tools are up-to-date.

  • Ensure the timely and successful delivery of our projects

  • Forecast and track key reporting metrics and clearly communicate progress to the COO

  • Update certification processes, reporting and communication tools based on key learnings from the field.

  • Represent and promote Wildsense and nurture relations with local field partners

  • Make Wildsense a renowned company within the political, scientific, and association realm


💪 Requirements and skills

  • A degree in Environmental protection, Natural Resource Management, Agronomy, Forestry, or equivalent will be an asset

  • Significant field experience working with NGOs and/or the environmental sector is required

  • A minimum of five years of experience in partnership management, and working with local communities and project developers in Africa is required

  • Demonstrated experience in Africa and familiarity with its geopolitical, cultural, social, and economic setting (international treaties and environmental agreements are highly appreciated).

  • Fluency in English. French or any other language would be a plus.

  • Experience in project management, reforestation or restoration projects is a plus

  • Familiarity with conservation (REDD+) is a plus, deforestation monitoring, and community management is highly appreciated

  • Knowledge of carbon certification for afforestation/reforestation projects is a big plus

  • Good leadership skills aimed at managing and motivating multi-ethnic work teams

  • Strong organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment

🌱 Wildsense - Who we are

  • We roll up our sleeves 💪 We love a good challenge! We find hope through action.

  • We're adaptable. ⚡ "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one more responsive to change." ~ Charles Darwin

  • We build for scale. 🧱 Our systems and communication are simple, scalable, and transparent.

  • We give a damn! 👐 We care about nature, each other and our work.

⚙️ Recruitment Process:

  • Screening call with HR - 30 min

  • Call related to job with the hiring manager - 45 min

  • Case study sent 24 hours before debrief (case study takes around 3 hours)

  • Debrief with the hiring manager - 45 min

  • Last step - getting to know our founder -30 min

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