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  • Posted: Mar 20, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Islamic Relief Worldwide is an international humanitarian organisation that provides development programs and humanitarian relief around the globe, regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief.
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    Senior Cost & Pricing Officer

    PSI seeks a Senior Cost & Pricing Officer to lead cost and pricing strategies and risk analysis for new bids and proposals and lead the budget development process for bids and proposals in coordination with headquarters-based programmatic and New Business Development (NBD) teams and overseas field teams. The successful candidate will ensure full recovery of direct and indirect costs in budget presentations to funders, align budget and budget narrative templates with funder requirements and PSI policies and procedures, and support realignment of existing project budgets as needed. The Senior Cost & Pricing Officer will be familiar with budget development for various types of funders in the field of international development.

    This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya or Washington, DC or may telework from anywhere within the USA. The Senior Cost & Pricing Officer will report to the Senior Manager, Cost & Pricing.

    Sound like you? Read on.

    Your contribution

    • Review funder solicitations and research additional financial guidance as needed to analyze and fully understand cost proposal requirements for new bids and proposals; prepare questions to submit to funders if further clarification is needed; and develop or modify existing budget and budget narrative templates to align with solicitation requirements.
    • Communicate budget issues or concerns with solicitation requirements to internal stakeholders, such as Finance, programmatic teams, Grants & Contracts, and NBD, for timely discussion and appropriate mitigation.
    • Analyze financial and cost recovery risks and recommend mitigation strategies; and perform surplus-deficit analyses on proposal budgets.
    • Review, or lead as assigned, new proposal and project realignment budgets and budget narratives to ensure quality, compliance with funder and PSI requirements, and full cost recovery.
    • Provide guidance in the development of cost-related responses to post submission questions and award budget negotiations.
    • Train non-C&P staff on various cost and pricing topics and full budget and budget narrative development.
    • Periodically update funder specific budget and budget narrative templates and associated training materials.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    What are we looking for?

    The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

    Measurement: Evidence, research, metrics, and evaluation inform our choices.

    Pragmatism: We strive for excellence, but useful and timely are better than perfect.

    Honesty: We act with integrity, share what we achieve, and admit when we fail.

    Collaboration: Active partnering drives impact.

    Trust: We have confidence in our people to make good decisions.

    Commitment: We build local capacity and programs that last.


    • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and eight (8) years of work experience in a similar role or relevant budget development role.
    • Experience developing proposal budgets for a variety of government and non-government funders in the field of international development.
    • Strong computer skills and advanced ability working with MS-Excel and MS-Word.
    • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills.
    • Flexibility to assume a workload that often necessitates an adjustment of priorities.
    • References will be required.
    • Must have legal authorization to work in the location of employment. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
    • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

    What would get us excited?

    • You have experience developing cost proposals for USAID and PSI’s other major funders, such as DFID, Gates Foundation, the Global Fund, and KfW.
    • You have French and/or Spanish language skills.
    • You have experience preparing and presenting in-house training sessions. The C&P team presents trainings several times a year on various budgeting topics.
    • Need to be able to work well in a team environment and support team members by balancing the workload.

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    Financial Analyst

    Department: Field Finance

    Based in Washington DC or Nairobi, Kenya

    Up to 15% international travel

    Reports to Finance Manager

    Who we are

    With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

    There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

    Join us!

    We are looking for a Financial Analyst to help us provide support to PSI’s programs in Anglophone Africa. The Anglophone Africa department at PSI Washington supports program management in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana, eSwatini, Lesotho, and Uganda.

    We are looking for an Excel expert, who has finance acumen and strong business and analytical abilities. The Financial Analyst plays a critical role in connecting financial data to program data to “tell the story” of the country’s projects. The Financial Analyst will monitor and analyze financial data to inform risk mitigation and provide timely, thoughtful financial insight to aid program management decisions.

    This position will be based in Washington, DC OR in Nairobi, Kenya and requires some travel to countries in the region.

    Sound like you? Read on.

    Your contribution

    • Lead financial analysis to identify trends, flag potential issues, and recommend actions to senior management.
    • Collaborate with the program management team to perform the Monthly Project Financial Review (MPFR) and analyze project budgets, actual expenses, commitments, obligations, and burn rates.
    • Coordinate the creation of quarterly and annual forecasts, monitor the pipeline of bids and proposals, and perform a gap analysis.
    • Maintain a dashboard to monitor the financial health of the region, including surplus/deficit, program income, and overhead.
    • Lead development of the department’s piece of the annual operating budget (corporate budget). Lead the quarterly reviews of annual operating budget progress for senior management (surplus/deficit meetings).
    • Review financial reports prior to submission to funders.
    • Review and process Operating Advance Requests (monthly cash request) from field offices.
    • Coordinate with other members of the HQ Finance team to resolve errors on transactions that prevent them from being imported into the main accounting system.
    • Provide quality control for financial management of subawards including reviewing and processing subrecipient invoices and cash requests, with more in-depth monitoring when required
    • Assist in developing project budgets in collaboration with the program management team.
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with country teams and HQ departments.
    • Ensure and provide financial expertise, critical thinking, and customer service.
    • Travel to field offices up to 15% to assist in training or hands-on finance support, as needed.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    What are we looking for?

    The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

    Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team.

    Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates

    Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.

    Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind.

    Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results.

    Commitment: You’re independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.

    The basics

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • At least 5 years of professional work experience
    • Demonstrated analytical skills and financial expertise
    • Expert Excel user, including pivot tables and advanced functions; familiarity with data query tools is helpful (Access, SQL)
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English
    • You are a team player who smiles and encourages others through easy and tough tasks
    • References will be required.
    • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

    Icing on the cake

    • You have worked with Sub-Saharan Africa
    • You are familiar with US Government (USAID, CDC) and DfID rules and regulations
    • You have professional certifications in accounting or finance
    • You have experience with QuickBooks Enterprise and Infor Lawson

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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