Grants Manager, P4G

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World Resources Institute

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The Hague, Netherlands

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20 days ago

This position can be based in WRI the Netherlands or WRI Kenya. The applicant will be expected to hold existing work authorization for their preferred location at the time application is submitted.


About the Program:


Launched in 2018, Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) is a global initiative that brings together business, government, and civil society organizations in innovative public-private partnerships (Partnerships) that help P4G Countries meet their climate commitments under the Paris Agreement and their Sustainable Development Goals in five key areas: food and agriculture, water, energy, cities, and circular economy. During its first phase (2018 to July 2023), P4G is working with 12 Countries (Bangladesh, Chile, Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa, and Vietnam), with funding and deep collaboration with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, the Netherlands, and the Republic of Korea. P4G supports its Partnerships to become global models for sustainable solutions through grant financing, technical assistance (including investor readiness), and policy engagement. P4G countries establish a National Platform of local public and private sector leaders to ensure alignment to national priorities, identify high-potential partnerships, and facilitate policy shifts. Through a bi-annual, high-level P4G Global Summit and key moments such as UNFCCC COPs, P4G showcases its innovative partnerships as practical demonstrations of ways forward on sustainable development.

P4G is managed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) in collaboration with a Steering Committee and delivered by the P4G Hub team.

The Executive Director is a WRI employee leading the P4G Hub team. https://www.wri.org/initiatives/partnership-green-growth-and-global-goals-p4g



Job Highlight:


The P4G Grants Manager will facilitate the financial and contractual processes for P4G’s sub-grants across its countries of operations, including liaising with in-country and WRI Headquarters staff. With oversight from the Partnerships Director, you will work directly with P4G team relationship managers to maintain the financial planning for P4G's grants portfolio and quality assure each sub-grant to ensure value for money and alignment between sub-grantees' program activities and grant budgets and forecasts. You will work to co-create and support P4G colleagues in utilizing sub-grant management tools and processes that are donor and WRI compliant. In collaboration with P4G's Operations Manager and Communications Director, you will support WRI and donor programmatic and financial reporting.

You may directly or indirectly manage one or more Specialists as P4G evolves.

You will be reporting to the P4G Partnerships Director.


What will you do

Grants Management (80%)

  • Ensure that through the life of a subgrant P4G staff and their partners have the tools and information to ensure proper governance and compliance with funder requirements
  • Guide P4G partnership subgrantees through WRI’s due diligence process
  • Work with P4G grant relationship managers and subgrant partners to ensure timely and accurate submission of progress and financial reports
  • Review financial reports for content and accuracy prior to final sign-off by the project/program manager
  • Collect and review partner audits and respond to questions posed by partners
  • Prepare subgrant agreements, contracts, amendments and extensions for review by WRI’s central Grants and Contracts team
  • Review final subgrant applicant budgets and workplans for compliance
  • Ensure that the closeout of subgrants is timely and efficient and that all required documents are obtained and filed
  • Develop subgrantee files that meet legal and auditing requirements
  • Support P4G MEL and donor reporting activities with respect to sub-grants activities

Grants Tools & Process Development (20%)

  • In collaboration with the WRI Grants & Contracts team, P4G's Partnerships Director, and the P4G subgrantee relationship managers, develop and maintain donor and WRI compliance sub-grant management tools and processes.
  • Support the P4G team in understanding and use of those tools and processes.



    What will you need:
  • Education: You have a completed bachelor’s degree
  • Experience: You have 6+ years of relevant full-time work experience in grants management with a non-profit or for-profit international development organization, including donor compliance reviewing budgets, and forecasts
  • working knowledge and experience with European donors
  • Experience designing processes for tracking grants and invoices and payments
  • Extensive knowledge of advanced excel functions (including accounting and finance functions) and SharePoint
  • Experience working with database management tools
  • Experience reviewing work plans and budgets against strict compliance and programmatic requirements
  • Experience designing and managing subgrants’ due diligence and audit processes
  • Languages: You have verbal and written proficiency in English.
  • Requirements: Existing work authorization is required where this position is based. WRI is unable to authorize visa work authorization.


Potential Salary:


The salary range for this position is € 57,000 – € 68,000 if filled by a candidate located and legally able to work in the Netherlands. If you are selected and live in a different country in which we have an office, we will use our local salary scale (not a currency conversion) to determine the starting salary.



How to Apply:
Please submit a resume with a cover letter by the date of 25th January 2023. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.



What we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Access to the WRI global network with the opportunity to exchange with and learn from passionate colleagues working at the cutting edge of their fields across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the US
  • The chance to have an impact and to develop your career within a mission driven organization with access to varied learning and training opportunities
  • A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work
  • The opportunity to join and get involved in different working groups and affinity groups to shape the future of WRI
  • Long-term commitment to hybrid working model with flexible working hours
  • Generous leave days that increase with tenure


About Us:


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.


Our culture:

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 also been awarded EDGE certification.


Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.