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Nature-based Solutions Manager at C-Quest Capital LLC (CQC)

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
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C-Quest Capital LLC (CQC)

C-Quest Capital LLC (CQC) is a social impact project developer & carbon finance business that works in the poorest communities around the world providing access to sustainable energy services and clean energy technologies that help reduce humanity’s carbon footprint, mitigate global climate change and improve the health of those in the greatest need. Our Transformation Carbon Projects (TCP), provide investors with verified carbon offset credits sourced from social welfare projects in developing countries under our three operational platforms: Cleaner Cooking, Efficient Lighting & Sustainable Energy. These projects are conducted at scale with our internationally based teams & on-the-ground implementation partners resulting in measurable impacts for the families and communities we serve

CQC is headquartered in Washington DC, USA, with subsidiaries and operations across the globe.


CQC is rapidly expanding its portfolio of nature-based carbon removals projects in Malawi and across a range of countries in Southern Africa. Within the NbS portfolio, we have launched a series of pilots working closely with communities and smallholders on assisted natural regeneration, afforestation, agro-forestry and regenerative agriculture. CQC is looking for an experienced manager, with a background in agricultural/environmental sciences, agri-business, and project management to support the ongoing development and implementation of the Regenerative Agriculture & Forestry Technologies Project (RAFT) in Malawi.

Regenerative Agriculture & Forestry Technologies Project (RAFT): The RAFT project aims to reverse the trends of soil and land degradation by promoting project activities that build resilience to climate change while sequestering carbon in agricultural soils and biomass as well as forest carbon; reduce dependency on nitrogen fertilizers; increase soil organic matter, moisture retention and health; reduce erosion; and diversify crop production and agricultural income streams. Specifically, this project will support conservation agriculture (CA), intercropping of leguminous shrubs, alley cropping, farmer managed natural regeneration (FMNR) of trees on farmland across Malawi, tree planting on and off farm, as well as assisted natural regeneration (ANR) of degraded Miombo Woodlands. CQC’s field teams currently operate in Mzimba District, Kasungu District and Lilongwe District, and the project is expanding to Southern districts in the country through a local implementing partner.

The Role

CQC is hiring a Nature-based Solutions Manager in Malawi to manage and coordinate the RAFT Project, CQC’s flagship NbS project in Africa. We are seeking an experienced project manager to ensure the long-term planning, as well as daily management and coordination of head office, field teams and technical resources in Malawi for the implementation of field operations and carbon asset development processes across all RAFT activities. The NbS Manager will also provide support, coordination and oversight to partners involved in the implementation of the project and will coordinate with other project managers overseeing other projects in Malawi (e.g., The Bamboo Project; The Biochar Project). This includes detailed planning and execution of activities, problem-solving daily operational challenges, and leading strategic initiatives for project expansion.

Why Join Us? Joining CQC as an NbS Manager offers the unique opportunity to lead impactful projects that directly contribute to combating climate change and improving livelihoods in Malawi. You will be part of a global team of passionate professionals dedicated to making a tangible difference in the world.

Core Tasks

Ensure the day-to-day successful implementation of the RAFT programme, which includes:

  • Management oversight and direction for the RAFT project: coordination with NbS field teams, MRV and technical teams to coordinate monitoring requirements, daily trouble shooting, raising up issues to NbS team.
  • Planning of resourcing and oversight to ensure that all documentation for carbon project development is completed to a high standard, correctly documented and stored and reporting on as required.
  • Planning and development of annual implementation plans, resourcing needs, scale-ups, and budgets.
  • Ensure timely execution of administrative activities, e.g., external agreements, consultancy contracts, budgeting, finance, reporting.
  • Develop and ensure the collection of KPIs for project success, such as number of
    farmers engaged, improvements in yields, soil health and carbon sequestration rates.

Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Advanced degree in the field of agriculture, forestry or ecology/environmental management.
  • Minimum 7 years of work experience in project or programme management in sustainable development, agriculture projects, conservation, environmental management, or land management. Experience in agribusiness or the private sector is preferred.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience in preparing and managing budgets, contracts, and directing/overseeing other areas of project administration.

Method Of Application

To Apply and for a full job description: Please visit: and go to Careers to submit your application on or before close of business 24th May 2024.