Director of Development and Communications
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t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6239
Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research
Salary & Benefits: Competetive
Closing Date: 26/02/2020
icddr,b is an international health research institute based in Bangladesh. The Institute’s evidence and expertise is utilized by policymakers and practitioners to improve health outcomes and prevent premature death and disability worldwide.
Since icddr,b was established in 1960, the Institute’s research focus has broadened from cholera and diarrhoeal diseases to encompass many other health challenges facing people living in poverty. While still addressing a range of health issues, icdrr,b is implementing a focused research strategy that builds on its location and proven strengths, and enables it to concentrate its resources on some of the most pressing and intractable health concerns of the global South. icddr,b is engaged with the Government of Bangladesh, as well as actively sharing evidence and experience with other low- and middle-income countries to ensure that the Institute’s research benefits people in the greatest need.
While continuing to conduct research in Bangladesh, icddr,b is developing more collaboration with research institutions in the global South, leading and participating in research studies in South Asia and other low-income countries.
icddr,b is now seeking a Director of Development and Communications to play a leadership role in taking icddr,b to the next level in donor acquisition and impact. Under the leadership of Executive Director, Professor John Clemens, icddr,b has recently established a Development Unit and has secured core funding from the governments of Bangladesh, Canada, Sweden and the UK through 2021-2022. icddr,b has also been successful in securing initial funding from a number of other governments, philanthropies and corporations.
Building on these achievements, the Director of Development and Communications will have the opportunity to:
Develop and implement a comprehensive global resource development and communication strategy.
Design, lead and implement a communications strategy to increase icddr,b visibility and influence and help achieve its strategic goals.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced fund development and Communication executive with a record of accomplishments and a proven track record of management-level resource development and communications experience, preferably internationally, including in Europe and/or Asia.
How to Apply
Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae detailing academic and professional qualifications, full employment history and relevant achievements. CVs should be accompanied by a covering letter describing briefly how candidates meet the criteria outlined in the selection criteria, why the appointment is of interest and what they believe they can bring to the role.
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