Grants & Finance Specialist, Climate Adaptation & Resilience

Tags: climate change finance Environment
  • Added Date: Wednesday, 06 December 2023
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This position is remote based in a state in the US where WRI is registered. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission. WRI is unable to sponsor any visa work sponsorship for this position.

About the Program:

Climate change is already a reality, and its impacts are getting more severe every year. Global actions to slow climate change are promising, but insufficient. While action to prevent the worst impacts of climate change are important, decision-makers must also invest in a massive effort to adapt to conditions that are now inevitable: higher temperatures, rising seas, fiercer storms, more unpredictable rainfall and more acidic oceans. The Adaptation team in the Climate Program focuses on governance issues related to climate resilience, including the transparency, equity and inclusivity of adaptation planning and implementation processes.

Job Highlight:

Reporting to Deputy Global Operations Manager, you will support the Adaptation team by assisting in the management of budgets, contracts, and sub-contracts for a growing portfolio of grants and partnerships, including a couple of grants from the US government. Together with the Adaptation Lead and project managers, you will develop contracts with partners, manage and update project budgets, expenditures, track project deliverables, execute work orders, and payments, prepare financial reports, and support development of grant proposals, strategy documents, and other internal, administrative, or operational tasks as needed.

Team meetings, note taking, event planning, travel coordination, and external communications are also routine aspects of the position. You will be an integral part of the Adaptationโ€™s team multi-faceted team of experts, collaborating with staff across multiple WRI programs and international offices as well as external partners. You will be supported by a team of senior Operations, Development, and Communications staff within the Global Climate Program. Position available for work in the DC office or remote in select states in the US with manager approval.

What will you do:

Financial Management (30%):-

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