Grants & Contracts Manager

Grants & Contracts Washington, DC, United States


Job Summary

Reporting to the Global G&C Director, in this role, you will oversee the administration of a portfolio of US government and other funder awards, to include start-up, implementation, and close-out activities.

This position is remote due to Covid-19, but you will be based at WRI’s office in Washington, DC once restrictions have lifted.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead day-to-day grant and contract administration of US government-funded awards, including USAID, Department of State, and other agencies
  • Review partner organizational assessments and develop monitoring plans based on a high, medium or low risk categorization
  • Ensure that through the life of a subgrant, project staff have the tools and information to ensure proper administration and compliance with funder requirements
  • Work with Program staff to plan high-integrity procurements and establish contracts that ensure value for money
  • Maintain and enhance the subrecipient monitoring system and and work with G&C and program staff to ensure timely collection and review of all subgrantee audits
  • Provide training to program staff on the accurate selection of agreement type, and preparation of Requests for Proposals, agreements and amendments
  • Ensure that the closeout of subgrants is timely and efficient; that all required documents are obtained and filed; and that subgrantee files meet legal and auditing requirements
  • Review and approve or reject grant, contract, and amendment requests, as appropriate
  • Help maintain and update Grants & Contracts systems, processes, and procedures
  • Identify opportunities or areas for innovation and improvement to review with G&C Director
Job Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree, or Grant/Contract Administration certificate, (Bachelor's degree with 2 additional years of relevant experience)
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant full-time work experience
  • Knowledge and experience with work under US Government funding, and compliance with 2 CFR 200 and FAR. Familiarity with FFATA and AIDAR desirable
  • Prior experience managing staff or a function
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Attention to deadlines and detail-oriented, particularly with respect to donor agreements, contracts and other legal documents
  • Strong MS Office skills
  • Salesforce and/or SharePoint experience
  • US work authorization required for this position

How to Apply 

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

Potential Salary: $79,000 - $106,000 if based in our Washington DC office. Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors

Program Overview

The Office of Grants and Contracts supports WRI Programs, Centers and international offices with funding award and subaward administration support, and provides procurement and compliance guidance.

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, watersustainable 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 inAfrica, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexicoand theUnited 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.