Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to establish a roster of proposal / grant writers with a track record of success on whom it will call on for short term consultancy assignments to support and/ or lead the development of high-quality project proposals.
ILRI works to improve food and nutrition security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org
ILRI frequently responds to, and relies on funding, from calls for proposals from a variety of donors and partners which require different writing styles and methods. ILRI is therefore inviting prospective consultants to submit applications and register to ILRI’s roster of proposal / grant writers.
Scope of work
The Consultant will support the development of proposals; formulate, review, edit and quality assure project proposals; work closely and effectively with concerned staff to ensure timely submission of high quality and compelling project proposals resulting in securing funds for ILRI. More specifically the consultant will:
Work with program leaders, project leaders, regional representatives and other relevant internal teams to develop a compelling, evidence-based proposal for submission to international donors and foundations.
Take the lead on writing proposal sections in accordance with the requirements established by the donor. Review the RFP and assure clear understanding of all requirements. Ensure that the tone, content and design of the proposal corresponds to the needs and focus of the donor and speaks clearly and convincingly to the donor agenda.
Meet with key project stakeholders within ILRI areas of operation as needed to ensure that the program design and bid integrate expertise from all relevant actors/sectors, including private sector, impact investors including social ventures, national agricultural research systems, government departments, and others as needed.
Selected consultants will be awarded a maximum of 25 working days per annum at an agreed daily fee. The days will be drawn on a need by need basis and the agreement will clearly state that the actual number of days will vary depending on program needs.
Essential Skills and Qualifications Required:
How to apply:
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 31 January 2018. The position title and reference number REF: PW/IPP/01/2018 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.
Applicants will also be required to submit:
We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
To find out more about ILRI, visit our websites at http://www.ilri.org/
To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/
ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.