Grants Management Specialist

Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home, the Earth? Working at WWF could be your opportunity of a lifetime.

All around the world, people are waking up to the deepening crisis of nature loss. A growing realization that nature is our life-support system. And that nobody will be spared from the impacts of its loss. Here at WWF, we are helping to tackle this enormous global challenge.

Our people come from hugely diverse backgrounds and with a variety of expertise, ranging from HR and finance to advocacy and conservation science. We welcome applications from anyone who believes they can help us create a better future for people and wildlife.

What we do

We are an independent conservation organization, striving to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. From individuals and communities to business and government, we are part of a growing coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030. Together, we seek to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainable.

About the USAID Biodiversity Conservation program

The “USAID Biodiversity Conservation” activity is a 5 year-program starting from July 2020 to June 2025. The program aims to maintain and increase forest quality as well as protect and stabilize wildlife populations in five high conservation value provinces (Quang Binh, Quang Nam, TT Hue, Quang Tri, and Lam Dong). The program targets ten special use forests and at least five protection forests, linking forest management units across the landscape to maintain forest cover and connectivity of habitats vital for the protection of Vietnam’s threatened and endemic species.

We are looking for a Grants Management Specialist, based in Hanoi, to support the Finance Coordinator and Chief of Party (COP) of the program. Therefore, if you are a Finance Professional, looking for a career filled with meaningful and diverse assignments to expand yourself professionally and personally, PLEASE JOIN US on this journey to protect one of the most important resources nature has given to us while advancing your development!

In order to be a good fit, you must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting or finance. A Master’s degree and/or a recognized accounting/procurement qualification would be a plus.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in USAID grants design & management or similar capacity
  • Familiarity with USAID Contract Management and Grants Management policies and procedures
  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices, financial reporting standards, financial management processes and procedures
  • Good communication skills, coupled with diplomacy, numeracy, and business acumen are essential.
  • Proven interpersonal and people-management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Proven experience of designing business processes, setting standards, or establishing operating policies and procedures is desirable, preferably in a project or program management context.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain clear lines of communication within a wide network of contacts is necessary.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Experience of working in a multicultural environment.
  • An interest in conservation.  
  • Strong financial skills, as well as a well-organized approach to work are necessary, legal skills in contract development would be an advantage.
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging 
How to apply:  

Here is the link for detailed information about the Grants Management Specialist position: . Interested candidates should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae in English and scan/photo of diplomas/certificates to [email protected], stating the position title [WWF - 092020] Grants Management Specialist – Full name in the subject line of the email, by 4th September 2020

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Fri, 2020-09-04