Grants Administration Analyst - 18041

1 week ago(12/6/2017 4:29 PM)
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Program Operations


World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Grants Adminstration Analyst at our Washington, DC office. For more than 50 years, WWF has worked to preserve the diversity of life on earth.  We began in 1961 with just three offices and have since grown into the world's leading global conservation organization with a presence in over 80 countries. WWF works around the world to protect biodiversity and to safeguard the resources that people and nature need to thrive.

WWF-US is the largest office in the WWF Network, with more than 500 employees and over $200 million in annual revenues. The US office is one of 30 national organizations (NO) or independently chartered entities in the WWF Network.  As an NO, we raise funds, have our own Board and are subject to the regulatory requirements of the United States government. WWF-US is also the home office for several international program offices including offices in Latin America and Caribbean, as well as Nepal, Bhutan and Namibia. These offices receive funding from the Network and operate under the financial administration of WWF US.  ​​

At WWF, our mission has remained the same over many years, but our strategy and the scale of our ambitions have evolved in the face of growing and increasingly complex challenges to biodiversity. Today, our strategy reflects the best of what we have learned - from the interconnectedness of people and wildlife and the ecosystems in which we live, to the need for innovation and powerful partnerships at every level to affect change on a global scale. Across the organization, our teams are organized to achieve six major goals, focused on closing the gap between the urgent circumstances of today and our vision for tomorrow, where people live in harmony with nature.Program Operations supports the mission in a variety of ways aimed at ensuring first class operations and compliance across the range of partners and grantees we work with to deliver conservation programs, projects, and impacts.

The primary focus of this position is to support the effective implementation of WWF’s grantee risk assessment, monitoring, and mitigation process and procedures through improved data collection, analysis, and presentation of key information and trends.  


In this role, the position will work with all relevant departments in WWF Program Operations as well as across the wider organization to identify key information needs and data sources related to grantee risks, compliance, and mitigation; develop the analytical tools to extract critical information from systems and databases; and provide clear and consistent reporting and presentation of information to WWF staff, managers, and decisionmakers.


A secondary role for this position, which will increase in importance over time, is to support the WWF Global Environment Facility (GEF) and Green Climate Fund (GCF) teams to strengthen WWF’s capabilities to conduct effective institutional and operational due diligence with respect to project executing agencies, as well as to track and monitor compliance. WWF acts as a certified agency for the GEF and is in the final stage of obtaining similar status for the GCF, with a growing portfolio of projects and programs under development and implementation.


  • Work with teams to support recommendations and priority setting on addressing grantee operational risk,
  • Propose and develop refinements to WWF’s analytic and monitoring tools, strengthen systems to track agreement deliverables, analyze grantee risk trends and identify critical problems,
  • Provide timely reporting, support regional analysis of WWF grantees, help build out the centralized grantee database, and contribute to the risk assessment process.
  • Work directly with the Finance and Administrative lead for the WWF/GEF and GCF agencies, build expertise on specific compliance, monitoring, and due diligence needs, and support these functions with data collection, analysis, presentation of key information and trends, and hands-on evaluation as appropriate.  


  • A Bachelor’s degree plus four years relevant experience in fields such as programmatic support, financial administration, data analysis, etc. required
  • Excellent quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills required
  • Demonstrated experience with information management and data visualization and presentation needed
  • Superior knowledge and ability to work with computer and software systems, database, spreadsheets, and other software packages (e.g., SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Highly collaborative and able to communicate well with others
  • Self-motivated with the ability to be proactive, take the initiative, and work independently is a must
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and complete projects in a defined timeframe required
  • Prior experience with US Government or multilateral grants administration is a plus
  • Spanish language fluency required, French desired

To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,  Requisition #18041  
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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