NERC
Organisation NERC
Organisation Detail NERC - Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford
Reference Number IRC245032
Location Wallingford See on Map
Salary £40000
Date Posted 10 July 2018
Grade NERC-5 New
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 29 July 2018
Interview Date 09 August 2018




Brief Description


Salary: £40,000 circa (depending on skills and experience)
Grade: 5
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 29th July 2018
Interview Date: 9th August 2018

 

Want to help a world-class research institute bring to bear its capabilities to address complex environmental and societal challenges of low and middle income countries?

Background:

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and is the UK's Centre of Excellence for integrated research in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere. Working in partnership with the research community, policy makers, industry and society, CEH undertakes cutting edge research to deliver world class solutions to the most complex environmental challenges facing humankind. CEH has an annual turnover of £35 million, and employs staff across four sites; the headquarters is at Wallingford with further sites at Bangor, Edinburgh and Lancaster.

About the Role:

CEH is currently seeking to expand its activities internationally, including in countries eligible for Official Development Assistance. To this end, we are seeking to recruit an International Development Opportunities Manager Post. This role will be based within CEH’s Business Development Team, located in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. The Team comprises three Business Development Managers, a Training Development Manager, an Innovation Manager and a Tender Support Team comprising three staff and a Head of Business Development. The role will report to the Head of Business development and will not have any line management responsibilities for other team members. The role will also liaise closely with CEH Directors leading CEH’s existing international activity.

Main Duties:

  • inform and contribute to an analysis of strategies and investment portfolios of international development funders, including charitable foundations, international institutions and relevant commercial organisations
  • working with CEH’s Science Board, identify priority international development funding propositions relevant to CEH’s research capabilities
  • develop business cases for large-scale, multi-annual external funding propositions for CEH science in international development, in concert with senior scientists
  • in concert with senior scientists, identify delivery partners and develop research and solution-oriented consortia focusing on specific business cases for international development interventions
  • develop an engagement plan for charitable foundations, and other international development funding organisations and associated businesses, to promote and refine business cases for investment
  • enable CEH to promote the organisation’s international development capabilities in a cohesive and compelling manner
  • advise CEH Tender Support Team and inform response to international development-orientated grant and tender calls
  • requirement for overseas travel of varying frequency and duration.

Organization Description


UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at www.ukri.org.

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and is the UK's Centre of Excellence for integrated research in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere. Working in partnership with the research community, policy makers, industry and society, CEH undertakes cutting edge research to deliver world class solutions to the most complex environmental challenges facing humankind. CEH has an annual turnover of £35 million, and employs staff across four sites; the headquarters is at Wallingford with further sites at Bangor, Edinburgh and Lancaster.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • experience of scoping and delivering international development funded programmes, including charitable foundations and international institutions, either in a funder or practitioner context
  • a credible understanding of CEH’s research capabilities, within the context of international development
  • proven ability to develop robust and convincing business cases to promote novel investment programmes in the context of international development
  • desirable to have a personal network of relevant actors across Sub-Saharan Africa and/or DAC-list of ODA recipient countries beyond
  • a capable communicator, able to engage with a range of stakeholders across academia and third, public and private sectors
  • excellent project management skills, able to engage and motivate staff outside traditional reporting structures, as well as in third party partners
  • a good degree in a relevant subject area.

Please be aware that as the nature of this role will involve regular travel overseas, to be considered for this role you will need to possess a willingness to travel.

In addition NERC offer a public sector pension scheme, 30 days’ annual leave and 10½ days’ public and privilege holiday per annum. We offer a flexible and supportive working environment and will encourage your continuing professional development as part of our career support. NERC has an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under represented and their applications are particularly welcomed. Guaranteed interview scheme for applicants with disabilities.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process.

Further information regarding working for CEH can be found on our website.

It is CEH policy to use an online application form (link below), please ensure that you complete an application form as CVs will not be accepted as a standalone. The form should be uploaded via the "My Account" menu option on the "Jobs Home" page.

CEH Application Form

If you are unable to apply on-line, please contact UK Shared Business Services Ltd by telephone on 01793 867000.

The Natural Environment Research Council is part of UK Research and Innovation. For more information visit www.ukri.org. CEH is planning to move outside the public sector to become a not for profit research organisation with charitable status. We will continue to be funded as now by a mixture of NERC and competitively won income. At this time CEH have chosen to opt out of the new UKRI Terms and Conditions, Pay and Pension scheme and will continue to use NERC legacy Terms and Conditions for new starters.

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