Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.
Conservation International seeks a dedicated, passionate, finance professional to join the Grants & Contract group in its Finance Division. Successful candidates for this position will be motivated by CI’s mission to build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet by providing a superior level of support and training in financial and contractual compliance to our programs and sub-recipients around the world. The Grants & Contracts Manager position oversees a portfolio of sub-awards funded by a diverse pool of public, multilateral and private donors. Sub-awards are implemented by a wide range of organizations from local community-based organizations to international organizations, consulting firms and individual experts.
- Provide reliable and solution-oriented support to CI field programs managing sub- grants and sub-contracts;
- Support the full outgoing grant and contract award cycle, preparing agreements, amendments, close out letters;
- Interpret and explain CI and donor policies to programs, colleagues and sub-recipients;
- Ensure that prime donor terms and conditions are reflected in sub-award agreements with all grantees and consultants;
- Review and analyze all pre-award financial due diligence documentation to assess financial capacity and internal controls of sub-grantees; establish appropriate financial risk mitigation measures;
- Review and analyze financial reports and supporting expense documentation submitted by sub-recipients;
- Process or approve agreements, amendments and payments for assigned portfolios;
- Ensure all procurement under sub-awards is executed in compliance with prime donor policies;
- Deliver training in sub-award management and procurement to colleagues and sub-recipients around the world virtually and in-person;
- Conduct on-site field assessments of financial and contractual compliance of sub-awards;
- Support and champion user adoption of new Salesforce-based grants management system delivering live support and training to colleagues and sub-grantees.
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor
- International travel up to 5 times a year may be required.
- This position can be located in Arlington, VA or Seattle, WA.
- Minimum of a Bachelor degree, preferably in a finance-related field.
- 3-5 years of experience in a not-for profit setting working in grants or finance.
- Proficiency in written and oral Spanish.
- Experience with US government or multi-lateral donor rules and regulations
- Experience in a matrix management environment
- Experience mentoring or training staff or implementing partners
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Strong computer skills including intermediate Excel, familiarity with databases, and cloud-based document management systems and collaboration tools.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Some knowledge of environment and international affairs.
- Experience with Salesforce.
We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization.
Passion: We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its forms.
Respect: We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.
Integrity: We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions.
Optimism: We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results.
Courage: We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges.
Teamwork: We work together, recognizing that openness, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all.
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