Population Services International

  • Cost & Pricing Officer

    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/31/2018 9:53 AM)
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    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Job title:  Cost & Pricing Officer

    Department:  Cost & Pricing (C&P)

    Based in:  Washington, DC

    % international travel:  As needed

    Reports to:  Director, Cost & Pricing


    Who we are

    We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.

    There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from the medical industry to the music business – all with unique skills we bring to the job.

    Join us!

    PSI seeks a Cost & Pricing Officer to provide support to the development of donor specific templates, review of cost proposals and budget realignments. The Cost & Pricing Officer ensures that templates, budget notes, and policies and practices align to the greatest extent possible with funder requirements and PSI policies. This role supports the unit in cost proposals, financial realignments, and data analysis. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Director of Cost & Pricing.


    Sound like you? Read on.


    Your contribution

    • Communicate with program staff, including remote sites, to support cost proposal efforts in response to RFAs/RFPs and other funder solicitations.
    • Review and analyze budgets for accuracy, completeness, fee structure, and indirect cost recovery.
    • Modify budget templates to meet specific needs of funder solicitations.
    • Provide guidance on various elements of costs, template, and budget notes to support cost proposals.
    • Evaluate full cost recovery on proposals.
    • Provide cost and pricing support to Grants & Contracts, Finance, Program teams, and field-based staff and other staff, especially around funder regulations and pricing models.
    • Assist program staff develop cost-related responses to post submission questions; and support, as requested, staff participation in cost proposal clarifications or negotiations with client representatives.
    • Assist in developing and presenting training materials to program staff.
    • Seek opportunities to streamline cost and pricing processes.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    What are we looking for?

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

    Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.

    Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.

    Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.

    Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.

    Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt

    Commitment:  You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin


    Our ideal candidate will possess:

    • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and five (5) years of work experience in a similar role or relevant budget development role.
    • Experience with US government cooperative agreement and contracting rules and regulations is required.
    • Familiarity with non-USG funders is a plus.
    • Experience with creating and managing budgets.
    • Strong computer skills and advanced ability working with spreadsheets and word processing (MS-Excel and MS-Word) required.
    • Flexibility to assume a workload that frequently necessitates an adjustment of priorities.
    • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work under time pressures.
    • Foreign language skills are a plus.
    • References will be required.
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States. 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 with cost proposals for USAID and PSI’s other funders especially CDC, Gates Foundation, the Global Fund, KfW, and DfiD.

    Trainer:  You have experience preparing and presenting in-house training sessions. The C&P team presents trainings several times a year on various topics related to Cost & Pricing topics.

    Team Player:  Need to be able to work well in a team environment and support team members by balancing the workload.




    • Exempt


    PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


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