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ODI - Business Development Manager

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Type of contract
Risk and Resilience
£39,897 - £50,466
Closing date
17 Sep 2017


Business Development Manager

Contract: Fixed term contract until 18th May 2018

Salary: £39,897 - £50,466 per annum

Location: London

Ref: RR/03/17


The UK’s leading think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.


About us


ODI (www.odi.org.uk) aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty by locking together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice. The Business Development Manager will work within our Humanitarian Policy Group, the Risk and Resilience Programme, The Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP) and the Gender and Generations team.


To reinforce our capacity and impact in these areas the you will improve our capacity to develop new business and strengthen business development processes from a strategic and operational perspective, including assessing options and coordinating activities for generating new revenue.


You will support the Head of Strategic Partnerships and Operations, the MD and the Heads of Programmes in the management of information regarding the pipeline work and business opportunities, budgeting for large proposals and providing quality control for bids and tenders.


This is an exciting opportunity for a driven and experienced manager to work in a leading think tank alongside world experts.


About you


The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, proactive personal assistant who thrives under pressure and is able to manage a complex workload independently and to tight deadlines in a busy professional environment.


You must have:

  • Masters’ degree in a relevant discipline
  • Knowledge and experience of coordinating proposals, reports and donors and knowledge management
  • Experience of donor narrative and financial reporting
  • Experience of establishing complex relevant systems and procedures
  • Extensive experience in business development and in improving business development systems in complex and/or large organisations.
  • Experience in leading, managing and delivering significant proposal development processes
  • Exceptional planning and execution skills
  • A sensitive but confident management approach.
  • Advanced IT skills including excel, word, outlook, PowerPoint and databases
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to strict deadlines whilst maintaining a high level of attention to detail.


Closing date: 17 September 2017


Interview date: Week commencing 25th September 2017


For more information, please download an application pack from our website at www.odi.org.uk/jobs. If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 3327 7290 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk.



ODI is an equal opportunities employer                          Charity Reg. No.228248


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