World Resources Institute China Office Sustainable Transition Center is seeking a Project Coordinator to provide project coordination and operations support. You will support operations management work for multiple projects within the program, with focus on cities, climate and Energy. We require excellent attention to detail, good understanding of team dynamics, goal-oriented, excellent interpersonal skills and coordination ability, strong time and priority management abilities.
- Draft, review, process and monitor subgrants and contracts to ensure compliance with INGO law, funder requirements and WRI policies
- Provides guidance to partner organizations and consultants to ensure their compliance with INGO law, funder requirements and WRI policies, while proactively and professionally communicating with partners and consultants
- Support technical team and operations manager to ensure cost-effectiveness of subgrants and contracts
- Coordinate with technical team to monitor the progress of partners, collect reporting documents from partners and process payments timely
- Coordinate financial management by updating budgets, reviewing, and tracking expenses vs. planned budget to ensure costs are recorded properly and funding is spent in a reasonable manner
Communication and event support
- Provide logistic support for internal and external workshops, conferences, expert consultations, and other events in collaboration with partners and stakeholders
- Translate bi-lingual materials around events, publications, press releases, web development, and blogs of the program per required
- Coordinate the program team to prepare annual work plan and reports required by supervision agencies and ensure all required supporting documents are submitted timely
- Prepare reporting documents for WRI monthly and quarterly review
- Coordinate within WRI on any cross-program cooperation and activities relevant to Sustainable Investment Program
HR and Administrative
- Provide administrative support for program team members, including regular internal meeting coordination, meeting notes, team’s travel arrangement, etc.
- Support intern management
- Provide other administrative support as necessary
- Bachelor’s degree (preferably in project management, operations management, public administration, English or related fields) with an excellent academic record
- Minimum 2-year work experience on project coordination, financial and contract management
- Excellent speaking and writing abilities in Chinese and English, and outstanding inter-personal skills
- Ability to write in an organized, clear, and articulated manner
- Goal oriented and highly motivated
- Good time management skills, with demonstrated capacity to work well under pressure with competing demands and deliver under tight deadlines
- Willingness to travel and to concentrate on field work as needed
- Strong computer skills, including high proficiency in Microsoft Office, web-based communications (Teams, Zoom, etc.), and internet research
- Commitment to WRI’s mission and institutional values
Final candidate will be required to take a writing test.
Reporting: Project Operations Manager, Sustainable Transition Center
Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package
Duration: Project-base (2 years)
Location: Beijing, China
Application deadline: July 31, 2023
How to Apply: Qualified applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal (www.wri.org/careers) to be considered. Both Chinese and English resumes are required. Please include a cover letter with your application.
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