Call for Expression of Interest from Recruitment Firms

Call for Expression of Interest from Recruitment Firms


About the organization:

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance (or India Alliance) is a co-funded partnership between the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and the Wellcome Trust, UK. It is registered as an independent public charity in India, with offices in Hyderabad and New Delhi. See for details.



The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at India Alliance has decided to step down on January 31, 2020. Consequently, the India Alliance Board of Trustees has set in motion the process for hiring the next CEO. A ‘Job Description’ for the position is attached.

The following timelines would be followed

Mid-September 2019                 Recruitment Firm identified

End-October 2019                     Long List of Candidates                        Recruitment Firm to Lead

Mid-November 2019                  Short List of Candidates                       Recruitment Firm to Support

November 26-27, 2019              Interview about 6 candidates                Recruitment Firm to Support

First week December 2019        Offer made, others informed                 Recruitment Firm to Support


Submission of Expressions of Interest:

Expressions of Interest are sought from reputed recruitment firms to aid the India Alliance Board of Trustees. It is required that the firm has an office in India and has experience of recruiting in the sector of India Alliance’s operations.

Firms expressing their interest should share a detailed proposal, including the fee and proposed workplan. In addition, they should provide the following details:

1. Organization and contact details (individual Consultants need not apply)

2. Prior experience of the organization in related field(s)

3. Reports of prior work

4. List of experts/consultants on the payroll

5. Financial health of the organization


The EOI, along with supporting documentation, should be sent by email before September 10, 2019 to [email protected].

Shortlisted firms may be invited for a videoconference on September 18 or 19, 2019.