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Grant Project Manager

Climate Bonds Initiative


Posted 3 weeks ago


Join the fight against climate change as a Project Manager at the forefront of sustainable initiatives


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£50000 - £55000

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London United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: The Climate Bonds Initiative is at the helm of mobilizing global capital for climate solutions. As an international not-for-profit, our mission is to drive down emissions and fast-track the transition to a low-carbon economy through large-scale projects that span across various disciplines and teams. In this pivotal time of environmental urgency, we offer an unparalleled opportunity for you to make a true impact on our planet's future.

  • Lead a multi-disciplinary project within the NGO sector, focusing on climate and sustainability.
  • Coordinate across technical and operational teams to ensure project excellence and adherence to objectives, schedule, and budget.
  • Employ your expertise in donor management and reporting, contributing to ongoing process enhancements and best practices.
  • Prior experience with NGO project management and donor reporting is essential.
  • Proven ability to oversee complex, large-scale projects with budgets over USD 1 million.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and analytical skills are a must.
  • Proficient in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning processes as well as various project management software and tools.

As part of our team, you'll enjoy a dynamic work environment, career progression opportunities, a tailored induction programme, and the chance to attend informative Lunch and Learns. Join us and play a key role in our rapid growth and the next exciting phase of the Climate Bonds Initiative journey.

Job title - Project Manager

Level - Level 4

Salary - £50-55,000 per annum if based in the UK. Please note candidates will be placed on local pay scales depending on geographical location

Time Zone: +/-4 hours (GMT)

Closing date: 10th June 2024

Team - Transitions

Climate Bonds Initiative is launching an exciting multi-faceted and large scale project that will run across multiple disciples and teams. We are seeking a highly experienced and influential Project Manager who is skilled in managing grant funded projects and programmes within an NGO or not-for-profit environment.

With an understanding of climate or sustainability issues you'll be providing cross-functional leadership and coordination across core technical and operational teams to oversee the delivery of quality outputs against key objectives whilst ensuring the project runs on time and within budget.

Having worked within and NGO environment previously, you'll understand the nuance of donor reporting and management and put your expertise to use, to continually drive process improvements and deliver best practice.

What you'll be doing

  • Oversight of project workplan development, including scope, objectives, timelines and resource requirements in partnership with resource managers and domain experts. 
  • Ensuring timely and effective response to proposed changes in scope, timeline and budget, assessing potential impacts to project objectives and develop actions to address changes. 
  • Ensure plans and tracker in place to manage expenditure within budget, ensuring accurate and timely expensing and tracking to enable finance reporting. 
  • Lead the coordination and motivation of internal teams outside of management line and a 3rd party sub-grantee organisation to effectively plan, co-create and share expertise to achieve project goals and objectives. 
  • Ensure RACI matrix in place, understood and adhered to throughout the project lifecycle. 
  • Responsible for maintaining the RAID log and associated actions and status reporting internally.  Is responsible for ensuring plans, progress, delivery, and RAIDs of 3rd party sub-contractor are transparent, tracked and reported upon. 
  • Lead project governance and accountability processes, ensuring SLT are up-to-date and project decisions are made effectively and efficiently. 
  • Partner and advance plan with internal resource managers to ensure the project is adequately resourced.  Working through challenges in a nimble considerate way in partnership to adapt and creatively solution to ensure project deliveries are met, anticipating in advance areas requiring support and steer.   
  • Oversee the implementation of the project level Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework in partnership and with support from the MEL lead, to track and measure progress and support learning and reflection. 
  • Working closely with the Head of Transitions and technical experts, maintain up to date knowledge on technical project issues, for example knowledge and understanding of trends in financing methane abatement.   
  • Develops credibility through self-driven learning of subject matter, project management skill set, the organisation and Climate Bonds Mission. 
  • Partner with domain owners to ensure quality of project deliverables, factoring into the plan how this will be achieved to optimise ways of working. 
  • Any other duties as required to fulfil the requirements of the role 


Please note this is not an IT or Digital Transformation Project role. We are specifically looking for candidates with a NGO and donor reporting background.

  • Previous project management experience in the not-for-profit sector
  • Excellent track record of matrix managing complex large scale (USD 1m+) multi-year projects
  • Experience of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning processes in a large-scale project. 
  • Experience in using project management software and tools e.g. Microsoft, ClickUp,, Asana. 
  • Strong leadership skills 
  • Collaborative and inclusive  
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and influencing. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills  
  • Proactive attitude anticipates issues and works to address.  
  • Develops and leverages network. 
  • Able to identify and exploit opportunities for growth and improvement within subject matter/ service area to progress the CBI mission. 
  • Ability to demonstrate competencies in accordance with relevant level of Climate Bonds Career and Competency framework. 


  • Impactful responsibilities from the day you join with responsibility for your own learning curve, the role is what you make of it and the possibilities depend on you.
  • Amazing opportunities for career progression and structured career development – we’ll work with you to explore your learning development and career potential
  • We offer a structured and bespoke induction programme specifically suited to the team you’ll be joining and the specific role you’ll be doing. During your first few months, you’ll be given all the training you need to succeed in your role.
  • Opportunity to attend a series of Lunch and Learns, delivered by internal subject matter experts and external guest speakers
  • An international and diverse work atmosphere
  • The chance to be part of our rapid growth and play a key role in the next exciting phase of Climate Bonds Initiative journey

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