International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a dynamic Head for its Business Development initiatives.
The Head of Business Development will play the lead role in ensuring that the growing demand for livestock research in developing countries is translated into new investment in ILRI’s research portfolio that builds on our strengths and partnerships.
This position will be responsible for establishing an important part of ILRI’s toolkit for growing the institute from it’s current annual turnover of US$80M to its goal of US$200M.
ILRI is one of 15 CGIAR research centres and is the only centre dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. www.cgiar.org
Business Development Job Key Responsibilities
- Develop an institutional strategy and implementation plan for broadening the investor base of the organization, and successfully develop substantial funding streams, in line with ILRI’s Corporate Strategy
- Actively grow and maintain the institute’s networks with investors and enhance cooperation with donor governments through personal contacts and consultations to identify further scope for research for development activities
- Develop and implement an investor communication strategy in collaboration with the Public Awareness and Research teams
- Oversee day-to-day communications with donors regarding grants and institutional fundraising
- Develop, implement and supervise internal processes and procedures to support researchers in the development of high quality research proposals
- Provide oversight of the Business Development unit
Requirements for the Business Development Job
- Advanced degree in non-profit management, fundraising, communications, business administration or related degree plus equivalent experience
- Minimum of 10 years progressive experience in fundraising in not-for-profit organizations
- Proven experience in fundraising for international organizations in developing countries, particularly the agriculture/livestock sectors, including playing the lead role in generating large grants
- Extensive personal networks among investors supporting agriculture
- Excellent networking skills and proven ability to work with a diverse number of partners/stakeholders
- Ability to bring together people and ideas in innovative ways aligned to both scientific and donor landscapes
- Track record in bringing together funding and leading creative teams addressing complex problems
- Experience in engaging with multidisciplinary teams and understand the highly dispersed and networked nature of modern science
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