Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
Job description

Bid and proposal costing and pricing standards

  • Work closely with other Senior managers to develop clear processes and tools in order to price and cost bids to achieve full cost recovery on all bids and contracts developed
  • Set, maintain and actively communicate to all relevant stakeholders a database of standard costs and charge out rates to be used in bid development process
  • International Overhead rate calculation, communication and audit as necessary, this includes FCDO Non Project Attributable Costs (NPAC) and USAID Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA)

Bid and proposal budget review for full cost recovery

  • Lead a small team of bid costing managers
  • Feed into Go/No go decisions in funding processes, advise on strategies of engagement with donors
  • In close collaboration with colleagues, ensure clear financial strategies for budget development, financial negotiations parameters and red lines are in place
  • Review all bids submitted to donors to ensure Full Cost recovery principals
  • Ensure all bids submitted cover all costs incurred, articulate VSO value and demonstrate value for money to the donor before they are submitted
  • Lead on particularly complex or large bid budget development and negotiation
  • Work closely with the Implementation Team on budget re-negotiation

Key donor specific guidance development

  • Develop specific guidance tools (knowledge hub) for VSO key donors
  • Ensure bid budgets and negotiations briefs are tailored to donors and cost recovery is maximised

Reporting and performance management

  • Set and report on Key Performance that demonstrate full cost recovery is achieved
  • Maintain global view on risk and liabilities arising from funding submissions

People management

  • Build effective relationships with senior leaders across VSO and effectively lead and develop a high performing team
  • Ensure team ways of working and behaviours are in line with VSO People First values and policies and comply with legal and organisation requirements
  • Ensure team delivers a consistent high-level customer-focused approach, and achieves objectives
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Posted on: 13 October 2021
Closed date: 20 October 2021
Job ref: JOB0125646
Tags: Finance