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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Developer

Application deadline: 04 Nov 2021

ICIMOD is seeking applications for the position, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Developer.

Division
Administration and Finance
Background
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) seeks to enable sustainable and resilient mountain development for improved and equitable livelihoods through knowledge generation and regional cooperation.
ICIMOD is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge-sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Working in partnership with regional and international organizations, ICIMOD aims to influence policy and practices to meet environmental and livelihood challenges emerging in the HKH. ICIMOD provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from the region and around the globe to generate and share knowledge, support evidence-based decision making, and encourage regional cooperation.
ICIMOD works through its six Regional Programmes: 1) Adaptation and Resilience Building, 2) Transboundary Landscapes, 3) River Basins and Cryosphere, 4) Atmosphere, 5) Mountain Environment Regional Information System, and 6) Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks. These regional programmes are supported by four Thematic Areas – Livelihoods, Ecosystem Services, Water and Air, and Geospatial Solutions – and underpinned by the Knowledge Management and Communication Unit. ICIMOD seeks to contribute to reducing poverty and vulnerability and improving the lives and livelihoods of mountain women, men and children, now and in the future.
In order to increase the organization’s efficiency and transparency, ICIMOD has implemented Microsoft Dynamics NAV as a fully functional enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform. ICIMOD is looking for a candidate with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics NAV to support the coordination of development processes.
Responsibilities and task
Under the overall guidance of the Director of Administration and Finance and the direct supervision of the ERP Unit Head, the ERP Developer will be responsible for the following:
  • Designing and developing new modules in Microsoft Dynamics NAV
  • Developing new reports and customizing existing reports
  • Analyzing technical requirements and writing technical specifications
  • Supporting, maintaining, and enhancing existing applications
  • Conducting unit and integration testing of design changes
  • Contributing to planning and coordinating activities within the team
  • Ensuring change requests/bugs are properly logged and responded to in a timely manner and according to standards and procedures
Minimum qualifications
  • Master’s degree in engineering/CS/computer applications
  • Minimum of four years of technical experience in Microsoft Dynamics NAV (newer versions such as Business Central preferred)
  • Experience in third-party integration and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Good working knowledge of financial management, purchase and sales, and fixed assets
  • Experience with full multiple life cycles of project implementation and support
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV certification
  • Strong C/SIDE experience and good knowledge in Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience with installation of Microsoft Dynamics NAV and SQL Server
  • Ability to perform customizations and development with the Navision Source code
  • Client orientation and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
Competencies
  • Teamwork and cooperation: Solicits ideas and opinions to help form specific plans and take decisions cohesively
  • Result orientation: Takes responsibility for fulfilling challenging goals set in line with organizational processes
  • Cross cultural impact: Adapts to various customs and practices
  • Analytical thinking: Uses logical thinking to solve problems, develop plans, and contribute to the decision-making process while taking different viewpoints into account.
  • Impactful communication: Is a good communicator and listener, able to convey thoughts and ideas in a clearly and concisely manner
  • Behavioural flexibility and managing change: Adapts to change and adjusts to new circumstances while helping others do the same
  • Developing others: Supports learning culture and provides feedback on the performance of others, including adherence to protocol
  • Continuous improvement and innovation: Seeks to improve work processes by implementing new practices and technologies
Duty station
The duty station is Kathmandu.
Duration
Two years, with a probation period of six months, with a possibility of extension subject to performance and ICIMOD’s future funding levels.
Start date
As early as possible.
Renumeration
Salaries and benefits of ICIMOD are competitive compared with other regional organizations; remuneration is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Gender and equity policy

Qualified and eligible women candidates and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. ICIMOD upholds a gender equity policy and is supportive of women professionals. It operates a day-care centre at the campus and is committed to the integration of gender equity at organizational and programmatic levels.

Method of application

Applicants are requested to apply online before 04 Nov 2021 through ICIMOD's online application system.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Head Business Development and Resource Mobilisation

Application deadline: 12 Nov 2021

ICIMOD is seeking applications for the position, Head Business Development and Resource Mobilisation .

Background
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Working in partnership with local, regional, and international organisations, ICIMOD aims to influence policy and practice to meet the environmental and livelihood challenges in the HKH. ICIMOD provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from the region and around the globe to generate and share knowledge, support evidence-based decision making, and engage in regional cooperation.
ICIMOD thus enables sustainable and resilient mountain development for improved and equitable livelihoods through knowledge and regional cooperation. It does so through works through its six Regional Programmes: 1) Adaptation and Resilience Building, 2) Transboundary Landscapes, 3) River Basins and Cryosphere, 4) Atmosphere, 5) Mountain Environment Regional Information System, and 6) Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks. These regional programmes are supported by four Thematic Areas – Livelihoods, Ecosystem Services, Water and Air, and Geospatial Solutions – and the Knowledge Management and Communication (KMC) Unit.

Head Business Development and Resource Mobilisation Role Profile
This is a newly created position with the scope to make a significant contribution towards enabling the Hindu Kush Himalayan region to deliver a more resilient and green future for its people.  The incumbent will play a key role in taking forward strategic fundraising in support of the new ICIMOD Strategy 2023-2030 and in establishing and leading a Business Development Unit. New policy and financial commitments, and growing awareness around climate change, biodiversity loss and the need to reverse negative environmental trends, means that ICIMOD is perfectly positioned to deliver a step-change towards a more sustainable future in the region. Being part of the ICIMOD’s Senior Management Team, the Head Business Development and Resource Mobilisation will work in close collaboration with ICIMOD’s Directorate, senior research leads and partners across all eight HKH countries, and will be supported by a business development and partnerships team.  The successful candidate will be accomplished, resourceful, open-minded and results-oriented, looking for an opportunity to work in an engaging, cross-cultural and impact-oriented environment, and will be someone who has a passion for making a difference.

Responsibilities and task
The Head Business Development and Resource Mobilisation  will have the following key responsibilities:
  • Strategic resource mobilisation: Coordinating all business development and resource mobilisation work across and for ICIMOD and our work with our partners.  This will include developing a Business Development and Resource Mobilisation Strategy, bringing in new and fresh ideas with agreed fundraising targets, and regularly reporting on its delivery to the Senior Management Committee and other ICIMOD relevant fora.
  • Donor relationship management: Facilitating and supporting engagements with existing core and programmatic donors and working to help bring in new donors and new finance, as well as reviving relationships with former donors. This could include: strategically engaging with the ICIMOD Support Group (which comprises current and former ICIMOD donors), proactively gathering donor intelligence, identifying new donors or potential funding opportunities and delivering funding pitches to current and new donors.
  • Working across the region: Identifying joint fundraising opportunities with ICIMOD’s RMC partners and supporting the ongoing proposal development activities, as well as working alongside Regional Programme Managers, Theme Leaders and partners to help identify and build fundraising relationships with important RMC research and implementing partners.
  • Internal business development coordination: Establishing and managing appropriate internal processes for strategic and effective fundraising and proposal writing for both proactive and reactive responses to funding opportunities. This could include: supporting staff to deliver effective proposals; managing the gathering, analysis and tracking of intelligence related to donors and funding; establishing a database of donor partnerships and intelligence; setting up decision-making, proposal writing, tracking and monitoring systems across the Centre; and reporting on monthly pipelines, etc.
  • Global funds and other new finance sources: Coordinating ICIMOD’s role as the Regional Implementing Entity of The Adaptation Fund, making decisions and holding oversight for proposal development, ensuring added value to ICIMOD and its partners in sourcing finance from the Fund, and setting up and managing processes that could lead towards accreditation or sourcing from other global funding mechanisms and builds stronger internal capacity to access the philanthropic and private sector.
  • Managing finances: working closely with the Head of Programme Finance to ensure that fundraising efforts meet budget projections and internal cost recovery policy is applied for all new funding proposals.
  • Raising profile: Working alongside the KMC team to develop material that will support and target fundraising efforts, as well as maintain the profile of donors’ support to ICIMOD.
  • Managing people, building capacity: ensuring that ICIMOD develops an effective business development skillset; managing a small team; coordinating staff and partners in proposal writing and donor awareness; and providing training and building competencies among staff on successful fundraising.
Minimum qualifications
The ideal candidate will hold a Master’s degree, or equivalent, in a discipline relevant to management, marketing, international development, international relations, communications, climate and environment, and/or related field.
Relevant Experience 
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in business development, resource mobilisation or fundraising position(s), with five years in a senior position, involving donor liaison, with a broad and deep understanding of the funding landscape for organisations working across international climate, environment, and development sectors
  • A track record of developing successful proposals to the multilateral and bilateral funding agencies, coordinating complex business development activities, both internally and externally with other partners, and experience of developing proposals for private donors – philanthropic trusts and foundations, high net worth individuals and/or corporates
  • Demonstrated understanding of the global funding context, including the range of different sources of finance, in-depth understanding of all aspects of fundraising, developing narrative, budgets, logical frameworks, and theory of change, etc.
  • Excellent leadership and coordination skills, including evidence of leading teams operating in complex institutional structures and deliver growth against targets
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment and build robust and trusting relationships with a wide range of donors
  • Strong writing, reasoning, project budgeting and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to think creatively and innovatively, but also build support for and execute ideas, as well as to impart knowledge and teach skills
  • A proven track record in promoting and supporting gender equity
  • Excellent English language skills (written, reading and spoken)
Competencies
  • Cross-cultural impact: Effectively manages the complexity of working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Result orientation: Able to generate strategic results, which within and outside the organisation lead to increased outcome and impact.
  • Networking/Stakeholder management: Identifies relevant donors, stakeholders and partners and builds relationships and strategic partnerships; Effectively communicates with donors, stakeholders on different levels and at the strategic level; Facilitates stakeholder processes and anticipates future stakeholders needs.
  • Market awareness: Seizes windows of opportunity to bring new service offerings to ICIMOD’s work and capitalises on opportunities for funding. Shows him or herself to be well and fully informed about extra-market developments and exchanges this knowledge efficiently and selectively with others inside and outside ICIMOD.
  • Strategic thinking: Creates strategies to achieve long terms goals in funding; takes a cross-regional perspective in finding new ways to grow the organisation.
  • Leadership: Manages and aligns the team around long term plans and programmes. Sets high-performance standards while acting consistently with established goals; optimises resources, talent, expertise and experience of team members.
Duty station
Kathmandu, Nepal
Gender and equity policy

Qualified and eligible women candidates and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. ICIMOD implements a gender fair policy and is supportive of working women. It operates a Day-Care Centre at the campus and is committed to gender mainstreaming at the organisational and programmatic levels.

Method of application

Interested applicants are invited to visit https://www.sri-executive.com/offer/?id=9288 for a detailed description of duties and required experience and qualifications.
If you wish to be considered for this position, please complete the SRI Application Form on or before 12th November 2021. In addition, we encourage you to please attach a copy of the most recent English version of your CV.
If you have an initial query rather than an application, kindly email Natasha Bale Robert at BDRM-ICIMOD@sri-executive.com.
ICIMOD is committed to eliciting applications from the broadest diversity in terms of gender, nationality, ethnicity or belief.

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Why ICIMOD?

With one foot in research and one foot in development, we work to influence and advance policy and promote sustainable development in one of the most complex places in the world.

Our team

We're seeking dedicated team members at every level to share in our global mission. Both internally and externally, our multicultural staff and partners are our greatest asset.

Where we focus

We work to improve the lives and livelihoods of men, women, and children of the HKH and protect mountain environments and cultures.

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A diverse perspective

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The policies and strategies define what we expect of ourselves, and our partners, as we operate with integrity.

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