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Grant Finance & Administration Manager

Earth Innovation Institute catalyzes innovative, large-scale transitions to low-emissions rural development in tropical forest regions. Through regional interventions, we strive to increase farm production, forest cover, fisheries yields, and rural household wellbeing while decreasing emissions of heat-trapping gases. We are now working with local partners and through our own resident staff to implement regional strategies for low-emission rural development in Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico and Kenya.

Earth Innovation Institute (EII) seeks a full-time Grant Finance & Administration Manager to work with the Director of Finance & Administration in its San Francisco office. The Grant Finance & Administration Manager is a key senior member of the administrative and finance team, reporting to and working closely with the Director of Finance and Administration (F&A), who is a part of the Management Team of EII. He/she will serve as the primary point of contact with EII program staff, foreign-based field teams, and subgrantee NGOs on issues related to all grant-related disbursements and grant financial reporting. The Manager will also be responsible for the administration of annual consultant contracts and sub-awards, and work with the Director of Finance & Administration to ensure compliance with donor agencies and internal policies. He/she will manage EII’s Operations Administrator, who will be a direct report.


    • Work closely with the Director of F&A but ultimately assume responsibility for producing monthly grant budget reports for all current EII grants
    • Assist the Director of F&A in developing project budgets for new grant proposals, working with the Executive Director, the Manager of Development and other program team members
    • Work closely with the Director of F&A and the relevant program leads to develop and submit annual grant budgets
    • Lead and be responsible for coordinating the Accounts Payable process related to all grant-related payments
    • Review all subgrantee NGO financial reports to identify and resolve budget compliance or other issues

Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Economics/Finance/Business or direct experience in NGO finances and/or grant administration and reporting
    • Familiarity with grant reporting or NGO finances a plus
    • Excellent computer skills, including fluid proficiency in Excel and handling large data sets
    • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving ability
    • Initiative-taker
    • Strong writing, interpersonal and organizational skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to translate financial concepts and effectively collaborate with program colleagues without finance backgrounds
    • Spanish/Portuguese fluency a plus; willingness to invest in developing language skills
      Ability to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, flexibility to take on diverse duties, anticipate problems, and navigate changing priorities
    • Ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, coachable and a good coach
    • Ability to work flexibly both in a team environment and independently
    • Eligible to work in the US

The position is based in San Francisco, CA.

Job #:09-020-GW19

Application deadline: Oct. 31, 2019.

Desired start date: ASAP

Compensation: Full-time exempt position. Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience with competitive benefit package.

Application Instructions: Please send cover letter referencing Job#09-020-GW19, resume, two writing samples, and contact information for 3 references to Please reference Job#09-020-GW19 in the subject line of the email.

Ringkasan Organisasi:

The Earth Innovation Institute is a not-for-profit, independent research institute with headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Brazil, Indonesia and Colombia. We pursue our goals of slowing climate change, conserving tropical forests and fisheries, and improving rural livelihoods by promoting sustainable rural development through a blend of research, consensus-building, policy analysis and reform, and private sector engagement.

Earth Innovation Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.