Bid Support Manager

London, United Kingdom
Apply by 3 April 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 7 March 2018

Job Description

Department: Strategy and Learning group Contract type: Permanent Salary: Grade 4, starting salary from £36,317 per annum Location: London Closing date: 10am on Tuesday, 3 April 2018

IIED is looking for a driven bid support manager to join the business development team, and work closely with research groups to play a critical role in supporting the proposal development process, ensuring proposals reach the highest professional standards and support the achievement of IIED’s fundraising strategy.

Our ambitious fundraising strategy has an overall aim of diversifying our funding and increasing the resources available to us, while at the same time being systematic and effective at capturing donor intelligence.

In order to deliver on the above objectives, we are expanding our business development capacity and improving our fundraising systems. This post will report to the head of business development and play a key part in supporting the business development function in its efforts to deliver the new strategy.

To succeed in this role, you should have substantial track record and expertise of successful proposal development for a range of institutional donors in the sustainable development arena. You should also be experienced in developing or implementing internal processes to support proposal development.

Educated to degree level, you should have a high level of analytical, technical and synthesis skills and the ability to communicate complex issues in a clear and succinct manner.

If you think you have what it takes to be a success in this role we’d love to hear from you.

How to apply:

IIED aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all areas of the community. However, this post does not meet the minimum requirements for work permit employment. We can therefore only accept applications from those who can prove their eligibility to work in the UK.

About the Organization

Welcome to IIED , an international policy research institute and non governmental body working for more sustainable and equitable global development. Although based in London we work globally through a wide range of long-standing relationships with partners across the developing world. Some of these relationships go back since our beginning in 1971. Our partnerships generate close working relations with many key development actors from smallholder farmers and big city slum-dwellers to national governments and regional NGOs, global institutions and international processes. This well established practice of working in partnership is what we believe makes us fundamentally different from other research institutes. IIED acts as a catalyst, broker and facilitator and helps vulnerable groups find their voice and ensure their interests are heard in decision-making. Environmental sustainability is a core concern but not at the expense of people?s livelihoods. How we work and what we do IIED provides expertise in achieving sustainable development at local, national, and global levels. In alliance with others, we want to change a future that ends global poverty and ensures fair and sound management of the world?s resources. We are working, with our partners, to have a real impact on policy and practice at local, national and global levels, combining a range of tools, skills and actions throughout a wide variety of activities. Underpinning the way we work are certain key principles: * Establishing and strengthening partnerships ? formal and informal ? based on mutual respect and common interests * Independent thinking to guarantee our reputation for impartial analysis, questioning conventional wisdom and brokering dialogue between diverse groups. * Doing and thinking to strengthen what works, with a focus on pragmatism and problem solving that brings environment and development together * Supporting a greater voice for less powerful interests by building their capacity to act and speak, by linking local and global levels * Being flexible and multi-disciplinary in approach and working methods