This position supports the Proposal Pricing Team, assisting the agency to secure large-scale, multi-million dollar grant and contract funding from USAID and other institutional donors. The position will interact closely with Cost Leads, Proposal Managers, Technical Leads, Award Managers, Finance Managers and consortium partners in the U.S. and in country field programs.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
Cost Proposal Development (60%)
- Review and analyze solicitation documents;
- Prepare required cost documentation and annexes;
- Complete detailed spreadsheet reviews to check for mathematic and formulaic errors, compliance factors and alignment against other guidance or parameters as defined by the Cost Lead;
- Proofread and copy edit budget narratives;
- Organize production of final cost proposal which includes document production, error checking, “white glove” read-throughs and formatting;
- Lead cost proposal development on sub recipient opportunities (building proposal budget and narrative in accordance with instructions and standards from prime applicant, proposal team and internal policies and procedures)
- Serve as Partner Budget Coordinator liaison to sub recipients (review cost proposal submissions, negotiating budget matters and track/follow up on partner deliverables).
Knowledge Management (25%)
- Track and execute enhancements and revisions to tools, templates and guidance documents
- Improve functionality, efficiency and productivity of current tools and templates;
- Manage intranet-based resource library, ensuring that all intranet pages are current and functional;
Team and department support (15%)
- Assist Senior Director with maintenance of different team management, knowledge management and reporting platforms;
- Assist with preparation and development of materials for the department’s Learning Strategy;
- Support Proposal Managers and other department staff as needed
- Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working in international development, non-profit/NGO sector
- 2-3 years’ experience in proposal/business development.
- High school diploma
- Advanced proficiency Microsoft Excel
- Basic understanding of international development and U.S. Government business requirements and ways of working
- Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with accuracy and attention to detail, and work under pressure with flexibility for competing/evolving priorities
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment
- Ability to undertake primarily international travel, up to 15% of the time, occasionally on short (one week’s) notice
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Ability to create and write Excel macros
- Ability to write VBA code
- Proficiency in French
- Interest/experience in knowledge management
What’s In It for You
- Aetna Medical and Dental insurance with a concierge service
- Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
- Vision Insurance
- Life insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Commuter Benefit Program
- Vacation and Sick leave
- Paid holidays
What makes us special!
- Generous Retirement Savings with matching company contributions of up to 8%
- Family Leave – 10 additional days of paid time off for you to use to care for your family members
- Additional Maternity and Paternity Leave – 30 days where parents can take additional paid leave (beyond short-term disability and FMLA) at the birth or adoption of a child during that critical first year!
- Critical Child Illness Leave – We hope you never have to use it, but we will provide an additional 30 days of paid leave per year should your dependent child be faced with a critical illness.
- Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Identity Protection, Home, Auto and additional Life insurances
- Summer Fun Fridays – During the summer months, early release at 1:30 pm every other Friday!
- Volunteer Day – One paid day a year to support the causes that matter to you!
- Ergonomic Options – Every employee at our HQ offices has the option of a sitting/standing desk
- Leadership and Employee Development Training, including:
- Our remarkable in-house CORE, Senior Management Development, and Leadership Development Programs
- Language learning opportunities
- Continuous Improvement skill development programs
- Brown Bag information sharing sessions
- Work hard/Play hard! We make sure there’s ample opportunity for fun, engagement, and celebration while you work, such as networking events, March Madness, World Cup, Dodgeball Tournaments, Take Your Child to Work Day, Founder’s Day, and our annual Day of Service
About the Organization
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.
We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.