Grants and Finance Specialist

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Grants and Finance Specialist

 World Resources Institute

 Washington DC, United States of America

You will work with colleagues within each of the four pillars of FFWO to provide grants and contract, and financial management, for a diverse portfolio. This will include partnering with multiple project managers to develop and manage grants and contracts, develop budgets for new proposals, update project budgets, prepare financial and program narrative reports, process invoices, and manage subawards. You will work with the FFWO Operations team and other Grants and Finance Specialist within each pillar of FFWO; and with WRI’s central finance teams including the cost and pricing team, grants and contracts team, and accounting team. You will report to the FFWO Global Operations Manager. What will you do:

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Contract and Subagreement Management (40%):

  • Draft and build contracts and subgrants with partners and contractors
  • Process invoices and payments for projects in compliance with WRI’s policies (subgrants, consultancies, work orders, etc.)
  • Monitor partners to ensure accurate submission of progress and financial reports
  • Assist project managers in ensuring compliance with all grants and contracts, detailed government grant requirements
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Financial Planning and Administration (40%):

  • Prepare annual budgets and budgets for all new proposals and grants
  • Manage the individual project budgets throughout the year with project managers and FFWO operational staff
  • Review and track monthly expenses and staff labor hours, using WRI’s budgeting and forecasting software
  • Prepare detailed financial reports to funders and ensure that progress reports are submitted promptly

Project Management (20%):

  • Support monitoring and tracking of project deliverables to ensure that they are submitted within the period of performance
  • Communicate with Operations staff, International Office staff, Core Communications and partners in other program/centers to problem solve and create solutions to systemic issues ways to complete tasks
  • Work directly with funder to request and submit Prime award amendments, payment requests, and other funder related needs
  • Track funding opportunities and record information in on-line tracking systems
  • Assist the FFWO Senior and Global Operation Managers as needed to manage the portfolio of the program
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What will you need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required (Business Administration, Financial Management, or other related discipline)
  • Experience and interest in program operations, grant compliance, financial management, and budgeting
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience, in financial and budget management
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Patience and perseverance in understanding and explaining issues to partners and contractors
  • Process orientation


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