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Finance, Contracts & Grants Officers

Conservation International Ventures

Conservation International Ventures

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Friday, October 6, 2023

Finance, Contracts & Grants Officers

Conservation International protects nature for the benefit of humanity. Through science, policy, fieldwork, and finance, we spotlight and secure the most important places in nature for the climate, biodiversity, and for people. With offices in 30 countries and projects in more than 100 countries, Conservation International partners with governments, companies, civil society, Indigenous peoples, and local communities to help people and nature thrive together.

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is providing ~US$14.8 million to the Government of Angola for the project “Strengthen Management and Climate Change Resilience in Angola's Conservation Areas for Sustainable Development”, one of fifteen Child Projects under the Global Wildlife Program (GWP) Phase II. The project is financed through the GEF Trust Fund and the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), and as such includes 13 outcomes related to climate change adaptation, biodiversity conservation, capacity development and knowledge management. These outcomes will be achieved within seven years and are distributed among four project components which include: strengthening the resilience of local communities to climate change; improving conservation area management and wildlife conservation; enhancing the technical and institutional capacity of climate change and conservation institutions, and; facilitating project monitoring, knowledge management and sharing of lessons learned.

Conservation International GEF Agency (CIGEF) is the Implementing Agency for this project.

POSITION SUMMARY - This position is based in Angola

The Finance Grants and Contracts Officer will manage procurement systems and oversee the sub-granting funds to the designated executing Partners. Reporting to the Senior Operations and Finance Manager the Finance Grants and Contracts Officer is responsible for managing grants and contract-related activities for the project. Working closely with external partners and CI staff, they oversee grant-making activities including planning and application activities, contracting, day-to-day administration, reporting, and close-out.


Grants Award/Contract Project Support:

  • Develop materials and manage announcements of grants and subcontract opportunities.
  • Implement systems and processes for receiving, reviewing, and awarding subgrants and contracts.
  • Review grantee technical and financial reports and provide related technical oversight. Coordinate site visits/desk reviews as needed.
  • Manage legal/HQ review of agreements and ensure all necessary signatures are in place.
  • Review and manage contract amendments and additions.
  • Manage grant and contract close-out activities as directed.

Grants Administration and Monitoring:

  • Ensure complete, accurate, and timely data and information is maintained in the grants system.
  • Work with system administrators to resolve recording issues; recommend system improvements as appropriate.
  • Manage routine and non-routine financial transactions.
  • Manage timely and accurate reporting, including budgets, actuals, and related status reports.
  • Monitor existing grants for compliance with grant agreements and CI policies and procedures.
  • Act as a primary information resource for all stakeholders and assist with financial, compliance, and system reporting questions.
  • Track frequently asked questions and develop training and related tools to address gaps and build staff and partner capacity.
  • Manage files and grants tracking systems.


  • Work is performed in a typical office environment.
  • Flexibility to work outside normal work hours to meet deadlines as needed.
  • Guidance on flexible work arrangements will be shared during the interview process.



  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2 to 4 years of related experience.
  • Direct project management experience, preferably in the conservation, NGO, advocacy, or related arena.
  • Excellent technical and analytical skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Team player and able to work effectively with diverse works groups in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, multitask, set priorities, and deliver quality results
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and under minimal supervision.
  • Excellent Portuguese oral and written communication skills.


  • Advanced degree.
  • English oral and written communication skills.

To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter.

See all Conservation International Career Opportunities HERE

Conservation International is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility-committed employer. We are proud to have a diverse, global workforce where employment decisions are based on qualifications, experience, position requirements, business needs, market conditions, merit, and other legitimate nondiscriminatory factors.

As a science-based organization, CI follows CDC recommendations for COVID-19 and other vaccines. Accordingly, for the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our community, subject to applicable local law, all Conservation International staff are expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, vaccination is no longer a mandate or condition of employment and employees are not required to provide proof of vaccination. This means we will not require an individual to be vaccinated to enter a CI office, attend CI events or travel on CI-related trips. This applies for our community partners as well. This vaccine expectation applies to all team members working remotely, in a hybrid work arrangement, and on-site. Job applicants are NOT required to state their COVID-19 vaccine status in their application.