Population Services International

  • Cost Proposal and Budget Development Consultant

    Posted Date 6 months ago(12/19/2018 3:58 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Country Program Operations
    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Cost Proposal and Budget Development Consultant

    Department: Anglophone Africa

    Reports to Senior Program Manager, Anglophone Africa


    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!

    PSI seeks an entrepreneurial and dynamic candidate with an interest in private sector approaches to development to server as a Cost Proposal and Budget Development Consultant. The consultant will work closely with PSI’s program management, new business development, and network members teams.

    Sound like you? Read on.


    Your contribution

    Specific tasks and responsibilities will include:

    • Support development of prime and partner cost and commercial tenders, inclusive but not limited to cost competitiveness, budget and narrative development, value for money in close collaboration with core tender team;
    • Provide on call cost technical assistance and advisory services for core proposal teams;
    • Develop cost and commercial tender guidance for prime and partners in collaboration with proposal teams to support a competitive bid for ongoing and planned new business opportunities;
    • Review prime and partner cost and commercial tenders, providing feedback at various points throughout the process;
    • Ensure prime & partner cost and commercial tender is responsive to the RFP and its amendments;
    • Complete other cost and commercial tender supporting documents, as outlined in the RFP and agreed upon with the core proposal team. This may include items such as: executive summary, management and staffing plan, value for money sections, etc.;
    • Finalize cost and commercial tender package for submission in accordance with RFP guidelines; and
    • Other tasks, as assigned and agreed upon with the core proposal team related to the development of the tender
    • Provide strategic guidance on presentation of costs and cost competitiveness
    • Participate in meetings with program management, new business development and network member teams in reviewing the technical approach to ensure alignment with cost proposal
    • Support on budget realignment or other budget related requests as needed


    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




    • At least 8 years of experience in public health, international development
    • At least 5 years of cost and commercial proposal experience; significant experience with DFID and USAID required
    • Demonstrated successful experience leading cost proposals for large INGO
    • Demonstrated understanding of DFID & USAID standard rules and regulations
    • Experience with value for money, cost competitiveness approaches and strategy
    • Strategic thinker and excellent communicator
    • Demonstrated experience working with international and local partners, particularly on program management and cost and commercial tenders
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills



    • Exempt

    *Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.



    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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