Climate Change Business Manager, Overseas Development Institute


Climate Change Business Manager

Closing date: 20 April 2011 (Ref: CCEF/04/11)



  • ODI’s climate change work stream has grown significantly in the past three years, resulting in interest and engagement across almost every research programme within the Institute. To optimise these activities ODI has established a new climate change strategy for 2011-2013, creating a cross-Institute management mechanism for our work in this priority area.
    Highlights of existing work across ODI include:
      • leadership of research and knowledge management activities in the UK/Netherlands-funded Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN,
      • high-profile analysis of climate finance flows, including development of the Climate Funds Update platform ( – one of the world’s leading websites for tracking climate finance
      • leading the internationally recognised research and civil society network REDDNet (
    In order to support ODI’s ambitions and strategic plans on climate change, we are looking to recruit a Climate Change Business Manager, with the purpose of:
      • strengthening business development, marketing and communication
      • providing dedicated technical support and leadership to each of the cross-institute teams in proposal and budget development and other work-winning processes
      • expanding our client base, particularly into new market areas such as the private sector and emerging donors
      • shaping business planning and strategy
      • improving systems for client management and contract negotiations
      • being a prominent face of ODI’s climate change work stream at external meetings.
    The successful candidate will have:
      • a post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline
      • in-depth understanding of key issues in climate change and development
      • extensive knowledge of funding bodies for research and policy advisory work on climate change and development
      • experience in business development and improving business development systems in climate change, environment or development sectors
      • a track record of attracting financial support from a broad client base
      • experience leading and shaping major proposal development processes
      • proven abilities in contract negotiation and management
      • fluency in English, and preferably a good command of at least one other language.
  • Salary: £36,736 – £45,155 per annum
    Position in: Climate Change, Environment and Forests 
    Closing date: 20 April 2011