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Published: Sep 19, 2022 (7 days ago)

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Skills, Knowledge, and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has experience working in international development with USAID, FCDO, and other multilateral/bilateral donors. The post holder will have extensive experience of pricing and cost development for large and complex awards and contracts

  • Bachelor’s in business, accounting, finance, public administration or other related field. M.A. preferred or equivalent work experience required
  • Four plus years of experience in government contracting strong preference for experience with USAID. FCDO experience a plus
  • Strong understanding of USAID rules and regulations and/or FCDO commercial contract requirements
  • Working knowledge of contract types including Cooperative Agreements, grants, CPFF, CPAF, FFP, T&M, IDIQ, and/or FCDO commercial contracts
  • Demonstrate experience working cross-functionally on complex projects
  • Experience working under hard deadlines and managing multi-deliverable projects
  • Working knowledge of various project financial indicators and accounting principles
  • Knowledgeable on developing back of the envelope (BOE) budgets for discussion and cost strategies
  • Exceptional attention to detail and exceptional communication skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Ability to take full ownership of the cost volume with minimal oversight


Responsibilities

Skills, Knowledge, and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has experience working in international development with USAID, FCDO, and other multilateral/bilateral donors. The post holder will have extensive experience of pricing and cost development for large and complex awards and contracts

  • Bachelor’s in business, accounting, finance, public administration or other related field. M.A. preferred or equivalent work experience required
  • Four plus years of experience in government contracting strong preference for experience with USAID. FCDO experience a plus
  • Strong understanding of USAID rules and regulations and/or FCDO commercial contract requirements
  • Working knowledge of contract types including Cooperative Agreements, grants, CPFF, CPAF, FFP, T&M, IDIQ, and/or FCDO commercial contracts
  • Demonstrate experience working cross-functionally on complex projects
  • Experience working under hard deadlines and managing multi-deliverable projects
  • Working knowledge of various project financial indicators and accounting principles
  • Knowledgeable on developing back of the envelope (BOE) budgets for discussion and cost strategies
  • Exceptional attention to detail and exceptional communication skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Ability to take full ownership of the cost volume with minimal oversight



  • Leads all aspects of the cost and business proposal process for the identified complex, or resource intensive opportunities
  • Develops cost kick-off presentations and guides business development teams through the budgeting process, ensures team members are educated on client requirements and compliance, and coordinates with teams on strategic issues
  • Coordinate inputs into cost volumes for submission and best value. Collect and verify cost estimates, and work with technical teams to ensure cost proposals and technical proposals are aligned
  • Coordinate with the proposal team on strategic issues involving proposal budgets. Ensure that the proposal team is educated on donor requirements for the cost proposals
  • Ensure proposals comply with donor requirements and IRC’ organizational policies.
  • Review, edit and finalize explanatory budget narrative to accompany budget in cost proposal
  • Create and/or modify budget spreadsheet templates in accordance with donor requirements
  • Conduct internal budget reviews during proposal period; analyze cost recovery
  • Lead engagement with partners as part of the proposal process: developing budget templates, providing budget assumptions, negotiating budgets, reviewing budgets and notes ensuring final submissions confirm to client requirements
  • Negotiate budgets with primes
  • Ensure compliance with RFP/RFA/tender requirements
  • Liaise with post awards implementation colleagues to provide a string handover of successful bids


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