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Research and Innovation, Business Development Writer

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location:
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Translations and Languages
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-07

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Background:

The IRC’s Airbel Impact Lab designs, tests, and scales life-changing, cost-effective solutions for people affected by conflict and disaster. By applying the IRC’s deep technical expertise and field experience with a range of skills from the behavioral sciences, human-centered design, rigorous research, and multi-disciplinary problem-solving in humanitarian contexts, we work to develop breakthrough solutions that combine creativity and rigor, openness and expertise, and a desire to think afresh with the experience of a large-scale implementing organization.

Scope of Work Overview:

In partnership with the IRC’s External Relations Department, the Airbel Impact Lab is searching for a Research and Innovation Business Development Writing Consultant who can help create best-in-class fundraising materials that capture the essence of research and innovation.
Working closely with staff in the Airbel Impact Lab and External Relations, this role will help create finalized content for the following deliverables:

Deliverables:            

1. Airbel Impact Lab Core Support: 
A concept note for core funding for the Airbel Impact Lab with a tailored concept note for individual high-net-worth donors as needed.
2.Malnutrition Priority:
Fundraising materials for the IRC’s Global Research and Innovation Priority, preventing and treating malnutrition, including:
   A short- and medium-pitch deck
   3- and 5-page concept notes
   Bespoke concept notes for 2 projects
3. Education Priority:
Fundraising materials for the IRC’s Global Research and Innovation Priority, delivering last education at the last mile, including:
● A short- and medium-pitch deck.
● 3- and 5-page concept notes
● Bespoke concept notes for 2 projects
4. Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal and Neonatal Health Priority:
Fundraising materials for the IRC’s Global Research and Innovation Priority, enhancing sexual and reproductive, and maternal and newborn health, including:
● A short- and medium-pitch deck
● 3- and 5-page concept notes
● Bespoke concept notes for 2 projects
5. Research and Innovation Hubs:
Pitch decks and concept notes for our Research and Innovation Hubs in the Middle East and Tanzania, which may require tailoring for specific donors or audiences.
● Middle East Hub
○ 3- to 5-page concept note
○ Pitch deck
● Tanzania Hub
○ 3- to 5-page concept note
○ Pitch deck
6. Innovation Fund Reporting:
Create an annual report for the Innovation Fund, as well as two interim email updates, and support any ad hoc information needs around the Innovation fund as needed.
7. Concept Notes for Individual Projects:
Development of concept notes for individual projects, which may require tailoring for specific donors or audiences.
● Best Use of Resources and Cost-Effectiveness
● Evidence to Action
● Fortified Micro-nutrient Condiments
● Mental Health work in the Middle East
● Autonomous Learning portfolio of projects
8. Additional strategic writing assignments as needed:
Provide copy-editing and proofreading support as needed on reports and proposals for clarity, succinctness, grammar, structure, and flow.
Provide copy-editing and proofreading support on talking points as needed for senior leadership, Board and/or donor communications for clarity, succinctness, grammar, copy-edits, structure, and flow.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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