This position will be based out of Washington DC and will be a hybrid model of remote and required in-office work 2-4 days a week. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission. WRI is unable to sponsor visa work authorization for this position.
About the program:
The High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People (HAC) (www.hacfornatureandpeople.org/home) is an intergovernmental group of more than 100 countries—co-chaired by Costa Rica and France, with the United Kingdom as Ocean co-chair— championing a global deal for nature and people with the central goal of protecting at least 30 percent of the world’s land and ocean area by 2030. The 30x30 target is a global target which aims to halt the accelerating loss of species and protect vital ecosystems that are the source of our economic security.
As a Grants & Finance Specialist, you will manage grants, contracts, and budgets for the HAC Secretariat. This includes developing, managing, and monitoring grants and contracts; developing budgets; tracking and updating budgets; preparing financial and implementation narrative reports; processing invoices; and managing and monitoring subawards. To ensure best practices, you will work with WRI’s central finance teams, including the cost and pricing team, grants and contracts team, and accounting team.
You will report to the HAC Secretariat Director. Employed by the World Resources Institute (WRI), the position will be based in Washington, DC. The HAC Secretariat is co-hosted by WRI and the Global Environment Facility.
What you will do:
Grants and Contracts Management (50%)
Financial Management (40%)
What you will need:
Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors.
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume with a cover letter (in English) by January 31, 2023. You must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.
What we offer:
Founded in 1982, 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 to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.
The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.
Our mission and values:
WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.
WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has been awarded EDGE certification.
Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.