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Published: Jan 11, 2023 (20 days ago)

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The Sr. Pricing Advisor is critical in providing leadership, advice, and support in the proposal budgeting process for business development efforts across the organization. The role will conduct thorough review of RFPs/RFAs/Commercial Contracts, establish pricing data for proposals, develop proposal budgets and budget narratives in accordance with the requirements and donor compliance, prepare the cost volume and work with partners in relation to the budgeting.  The Sr. Budget Advisor will guide business development teams which includes technical, finance and country office staff through the budgeting process, making sure that the team members are educated on the design and structure of budgets and will coordinate with to work through strategic issues. 


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

Ability to travel internationally (up to 20% of time)


Responsibilities
The Sr. Pricing Advisor is critical in providing leadership, advice, and support in the proposal budgeting process for business development efforts across the organization. The role will conduct thorough review of RFPs/RFAs/Commercial Contracts, establish pricing data for proposals, develop proposal budgets and budget narratives in accordance with the requirements and donor compliance, prepare the cost volume and work with partners in relation to the budgeting.  The Sr. Budget Advisor will guide business development teams which includes technical, finance and country office staff through the budgeting process, making sure that the team members are educated on the design and structure of budgets and will coordinate with to work through strategic issues. 


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

Ability to travel internationally (up to 20% of time)


  • 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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