World Resource Institute is hiring a
This position can be based in the WRI US DC Global office or WRI UK office. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission for the country office designated. WRI is unable to sponsor work authorization for either of the UK or US locations.
About the Program:
The Nature Crime Alliance aims to halt criminal activities that exploit and degrade natural resources and ecosystems worldwide. We are turning existing potential to combat nature crime into results at scale, raising the issue’s political profile and promoting greater cooperation across jurisdictional and professional siloes to build capacity at all levels. This work will contribute to the conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems, which are vital to the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals and other global goals related to mitigating climate change and halting biodiversity loss.
As Finance and Operations Associate for the Nature Crime Alliance, you will work with a growing international team that aims to end nature crime globally.
You will provide vital financial and operational support to this new Alliance – keeping us on track to deliver on our projects, and ensuring that we can advance our agenda.
Your role will be central to the daily running of the Secretariat, and you will thus have close working relationships across the entire Secretariat team, including the management, research, outreach, and communications, and WRI core functions.You will report to the Operations Manager and have regular support from the Program Manager and Head of Secretariat.
This position will be based out of the WRI DC Global office. This position can also be considered for the WRI London office. This position will be a hybrid model of remote and in-office work.
What you will do:
Budget and expense management (55%)
Grants and contracts management (20%)
Program administration and support (25%)
What you will need:
Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, procurement, or related area, or relevant diploma/certificate in accounting or finance
You have minimum 3 of relevant experience, including a minimum of 3 years of directly relevant experience within finance, contract & procurement, grants coordination, or business administration
You have worked in roles in the past that require a high level of numerical literacy, especially using Excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets)
You have managed budgets and tracked expenses for projects, including complex projects (desirable)
You have experience working with medium to large (1mill USD +) grants, and with ensuring that reporting requirements, policies, and deadlines from donors are met
You have experience with financial software such as TM1 and Cognos (desirable but training will be provided during onboarding)
You have experience with procurement processes and contracting
You have experience with large institutional donors (such as Norway, UK, US) and/or private philanthropies and foundations
You have worked for or with multi-stakeholder initiatives, and/or with donor funded non-profits
You have experience working within teams that are geographically dispersed
Languages: Verbal and written English proficiency. Other language skills desirable.
Requirements: Existing work authorization is required where this position is based. WRI is unable to authorize visa work authorization.
$53,000.00 - $68,000.00. Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors. WRI offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.
**How to Apply:
Please submit a resume with cover letter by the date of 28 September 2022.
Your resume must not exceed 3 pages, and your cover letter must not exceed one page.
You must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.
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