Manager, Proposal Pricing
Save the Children
 Washington, DC

Requisition Number: MANAG03328


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 country field programs.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Cost Proposal Development (65%)

  • Review and analyze solicitation documents;
  • Prepare required cost documentation and annexes;
  • Complete detailed spreadsheet reviews to check for mathematical 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” reviews, and formatting;
  • Lead cost proposal development on subrecipient 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 subrecipients (review cost proposal submissions, negotiating budget matters, and track/follow-up on partner deliverables).

Knowledge Management and Learning (20%)

  • 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.
  • Assist with preparation and development of materials for the team’s Learning Strategy;
  • Support the delivery of trainings through a variety of modalities (in-person instructor-led trainings, virtual instructor-led trainings, job aids, and on-the-job learning).

Team and Department Support (15%)

  • Assist Director with maintenance of different team management, knowledge management, and reporting platforms;
  • Support Proposal Managers and other department staff as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years' experience working in international development, non-profit/NGO sector
  • High School or Technical/Vocational Degree
  • Experience in proposal/business development
  • Advanced proficiency in 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
  • Willingness and ability to undertake primarily international travel, up to 15% of the time, occasional on short (one week’s) notice

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in French
  • Interest/experience in knowledge management
  • Ability to create and write Excel macros

Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

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About Save the Children

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