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,Ã‚Â www.cdkn.org)
high-profile analysis of climate finance flows, including development of the Climate Funds Update platform (www.climatefundsupdate.org) – one of the world’s leading websites for tracking climate finance
leading the internationally recognised research and civil society network REDDNet (www.redd-net.org/).
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.