Grants & Finance Specialist II, New Climate Economy

Grants & Finance Specialist II, New Climate Economy, WRI India

Job Summary
In this role, you will support the New Climate Economy (NCE) team as they develop and deliver impactful research, policy, and implementation projects. You will provide primary operational support and leadership for cutting-edge country-focused NCE projects in Indonesia, Ethiopia, Colombia, Brazil, and potentially more international locations. Your responsibilities include financial management and analysis, grants & contracts management, database and knowledge management, team coordination, international partner management and event logistics. As opportunities emerge, you will help scope out new project lines and new geographies, coordinate funding proposals and grant reports, review work plans, support recruitment efforts, and address other project needs and challenges.

You will be successful in this role if you have great time and priority management skills, the ability to problem-solve independently, interest in communicating with external partners and donors, working knowledge of business and/or nonprofit operations, excellent interpersonal and management skills, and an interest or understanding of international team dynamics.

This position is remote due to Covid-19, but you can be based at one of our Worldwide WRI offices once restrictions have lifted. Please note: WRI cannot provide work sponsorship, so applicants must have valid work authorization and currently live in the WRI country office of which they’d like to work.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter with resume. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

Program Overview
WRI’s Global Climate Program seeks the radical transformation that the science requires to protect the natural resources which are at the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being. The research shows that we are not yet on track and despite encouraging progress in some areas, extraordinary action is necessary in several other areas to meet the milestones. Within WRI’s Global Climate Program, the New Climate Economy (NCE) built the evidence base to demonstrate that climate action is not only complementary to, but essential for, economic development. Rigorous modeling and analysis clearly show that climate-smart development is the growth story of the 21st century. Moreover, countries that delay climate action risk missing opportunities for economic growth and development gains. Building on this evidence base, the NCE and, more broadly, WRI’s National Climate Action initiative, are now focused on translating this compelling global narrative and analysis into specific, actionable plans for key emerging and developing countries

WRI Overview
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.

We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect.

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.

We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $150 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 1,000+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

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.

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