SNV seeks an experienced budget development (costing/pricing) specialist to join our Business Development team in the Marketing and Business Development Unit. The team is focused on supporting our global sector teams (Agriculture, Energy and WASH) and 25+ country teams in achieving SNV’s business development targets defined on SNV’s Strategic Plan 2019-2022. The position will report to the Business Development Coordinator.
As Budget Development Officer you will lead and support the proposal budgeting process and development of financial proposals for both tender and grant applications.
Key responsibilities include:
- Review donor requirements (fee/cost based, eligible/ineligible costs, direct/indirect) and guide sector/country/proposal teams on key requirements to consider for bid decisions, including financial risks;
- Lead budget (cost proposal) development for priority proposals, working closely with proposal team members and country staff, guiding/assessing work planning, cost estimates, and developing (winning) pricing strategies;
- Review proposal budgets to ensure they effectively meet donor requirements as well as SNV’s internal costing and pricing guidelines for full cost recovery.
- Closely support proposal teams during the negotiation and contracting process;
- For successful contract awards, assist Project Managers and Contract Administrators to interpret, plan and organise approved project budgets, including donor specific terms and conditions;
- Develop budgeting tools and briefs, including FAQs, templates and guidelines for key donors (and training staff), and assist in developing new approaches to respond to innovative donor financing mechanisms.
- University degree in accounting, business, finance or similar field;
- At least 4 years of work experience in developing and analysing budgets and financial proposals;
- Experience in proposal budgeting (tenders/service contracts and/or grants) in the international development sector (the EU, DFID and other European bi-laterals preferred);
- Proactive, independent work approach and a high attention to detail and accuracy given the nature of the role;
- Ability to work to tight deadlines supporting multiple proposals and often shifting demands;
- An advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel;
- Strong verbal and written English communication skills. Fluency in French or Spanish is a plus.
This is a full – time position with the successful candidate being contracted on a 1 year basis with the possibility of renewal. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Contract Type: Dutch Employment Contract
Expected Start Date: 1 year with possibility of extension
Duty Station: The Hague, The Netherlands
Working at SNV
SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website: www.snv.org
How to Apply
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and a letter of motivation before/on 16/03/2020.
Please submit your application only via SmartRecruiters. All information will be in the strictest confidence. We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application.
If we see that your experience and skills match the requirements of the position, Human Resources will contact you to advise you of the next steps in the recruitment process.
About the Organization
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,300 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and invest in operational excellence
In our new Strategic Plan (2019 – 2022), SNV will aim more explicitly towards systems change during project preparation and implementation by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation and invest in making knowledge flow to and from the frontline. Our Global Support Unit (60-70 staff) backstops our teams around the world. For more information on SNV, visit our website: www.snv.org.