In this role, you will provide financial, administrative, and operational support in the closeout of the NDC Partnership’s Technical Assistance Fund (TAF) and in the establishment and operations of the NDC Partnership Action Fund, doing so in close coordination with our TAF Operations Manager. We require excellent attention to detail, knowledge of nonprofit operations, good understanding of team dynamics, strong time and priority management abilities, and an optimistic outlook. This is an excellent position for someone seeking to gain experience in financial and project management in an elite environmental research and analysis organization lauded for its subject matter expertise and operational transparency.This position is remote due to Covid-19, but you will be based at WRI’s office in Washington, DC once restrictions have lifted with the possibility to be continued as remote. This position is a full-time, benefits-eligible, limited term position with an end date of September 29, 2023.
Grant and Contract Management (70%)
- Assist in the collection & submission of materials to open new contracts/subgrants
- Support management of subgrants by reviewing interim and final reports and ensuring they have all their supporting documentation, reminding them of deadlines, and keeping records or all of their documents (reports, invoices, receipts, etc).
- Process contract or subgrant amendments as needed
- Ensure timely closure of contracts and subgrants, submission of deliverables and final payments
- Track all contracts, subgrants, amendments and payments in appropriate trackers and project boards for communication within the team
- Ensure funder flow down compliance to partners
Financial Management (10%)
- Support management of project budgets through tracking of expenditures and budgeting forecasts
- Support preparation of financial report under supervision of Operations Manager
Administration & Team Communications (20%)
- Manage systems for team file management to enhance recordkeeping and streamline collaboration
- Support team in administrative needs including scheduling, email communications and other organizational duties as needed
- Assist staff with travel arrangements and expense reports as needed
- Other duties may be assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in relevant field is desired, relevant work experience in lieu of degree is accepted
- Minimum of 1 year of relevant, full-time work experience, preferably in compliance and monitoring subgrant and contract relationships.
- Must be adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and have the ability to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Strong database management and organizational skills
- Strong process orientation with sensitivity to quality, timelines, and organizational systems
- Attention to detail
- Strong computer skills including high level of comfort with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), web-based communications (Zoom, Microsoft Teams), with CRM database (esp. Salesforce and Pardot) and budgeting (Microsoft Cognos) preferred
- US work authorization is required; WRI cannot offer visa sponsorship for this position.
$46,000 – 60,000. Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors.
How to Apply
Please submit a resume with cover letter. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.
The NDC Partnership is a is a global coalition of countries and institutions collaborating to drive transformational climate action through sustainable development. Our member countries engage through their ministries of finance or planning as well as environment, to ensure that climate action is integrated into development priorities. Over 120 partners mobilize technical assistance and financing support through shared, government-owned plans to drive mitigation, adaptation and economic recovery action in line with the country’s sustainable development goals. The NDC Partnership supports NDC enhancement and implementation by enabling its many members to respond to country needs in a rapid and coordinated way. To reinforce its capacity to do so, from 2019-2021, the NDC Partnership is managing a Technical Assistance Fund (TAF), as part of its Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP). In 2021, the Partnership is establishing a new funding mechanism, the NDC Partnership Action Fund (PAF). Through the PAF, the best available technical expertise and capacities from NDC Partnership members will be matched and funded to address gaps in developing country members’ NDC enhancement and implementation needs. The PAF will complement the existing support offerings of NDC Partnership members.
World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean.
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