Costing and Pricing Officer

Costing and Pricing Officer

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Position Summary

The Costing and Pricing Officer will support new business development efforts and on-going programs by preparing proposal budgets/cost-extension budgets and advising on program design, budget monitoring, and compliance issues.

General Responsibilities:

  • Prepare cost proposals (budget and budget notes) with respect to pricing, compliance with relevant regulations, donor guidelines, and linkages to technical activities;
  • Review and provide feedback on subcontractor budget submissions;
  • Review technical proposals and provide feedback on general competitiveness, programmatic viability, and other areas, as appropriate;
  • Assist the new business team with capture, networking, and country specific information.
  • Provide the program teams with guidance/information and on newly won programs, especially on program budgets;
  • Build CNFA’s in-house technical capacity on budget monitoring;
  • Assist in the efforts to harmonize and transition proposal budgets to program budgets – within CostPoint system;
  • Guide field team to update the detailed budget modifications in conjunction with work plan submissions to USAID;
  • Provide assistance with internal or external audit requirements; and
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in international development, agriculture, economics, finance, or other pertinent field; Master’s preferred;
  • Minimum of five years’ experience with financial and/or programmatic management of USAID-funded agriculture programs;
  • At least three years’ experience working abroad on USG-funded contracts or agreements.
  • Ability to conduct analyses on a wide variety of budget issues; synthesize information and present findings in a cohesive and understandable format;
  • Ability to independently read and interpret contractual documents, and grants, operating instructions, policies, and procedure manuals;
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of a second language is preferred;
  • Experience working within the CostPoint system preferred;
  • Ability to travel for short-trips domestically and internationally as needed.
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required.
  • Authorization to work in the United States required.

About CNFA:

CNFA is a not-for-profit international development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to supporting farmers and promoting the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity, increase household-level food security and nutrition introduce new varieties, diversify production, food preservation and storage, and natural resource management. CNFA applies market-system approaches that are grounded in participatory market analyses and engage local stakeholders to strengthen value chains and increase incomes, competitiveness, and employment for smallholders and agribusinesses. CNFA facilitates strong business linkages between smallholders and suppliers of quality inputs, service providers, buyers, and profitable markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 45 countries.

Product Development Expert – Egypt

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Brief Project Overview:

The Support the Agricultural SMEs (SASME) Project is a joint program funded by the Agence Française de Développement and the European Union and aims to support agricultural SMEs by addressing the main sector challenges and bottlenecks identified as access to finance and the need for capacity building and technical assistance. The program thus aims to increase the outreach of the current lending schemes for agriculture, as well as providing value-chain support to the dairy sector.

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for a Product Development Expert.

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience:

  • Master’s degree in food technology and processing is required
  • At least 15 years of experience in milk processing and products development is required
  • Work experience in international donor funded projects is required
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and Arabic are required
  • Solid computer skills are required

Egyptian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

The deadline for the application submission is August 27, 2017, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About CNFA:

CNFA is a not-for-profit international development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to supporting farmers and promoting the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity, increase household-level food security and nutrition introduce new varieties, diversify production, food preservation and storage, and natural resource management. CNFA applies market-system approaches that are grounded in participatory market analyses and engage local stakeholders to strengthen value chains and increase incomes, competitiveness, and employment for smallholders and agribusinesses. CNFA facilitates strong business linkages between smallholders and suppliers of quality inputs, service providers, buyers, and profitable markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 45 countries

Theriogenology Expert – Egypt

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Brief Project Overview:

The Support the Agricultural SMEs (SASME) Project is a joint program funded by the Agence Française de Développement and the European Union and aims to support agricultural SMEs by addressing the main sector challenges and bottlenecks identified as access to finance and the need for capacity building and technical assistance. The program thus aims to increase the outreach of the current lending schemes for agriculture, as well as providing value-chain support to the dairy sector.

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for an Theriogenology Expert

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience:

  • PhD Degree in Theriogenology, or Veterinary and 5 years of experience is required or it can be substituted by Master’s Degree and 10 years of experience in animal reproduction and artificial insemination
  • Solid experience in ultrasonography with extensive knowledge in the small holders’ fertility problems is required
  • Work experience in donor funded projects is required
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and Arabic are required
  • Solid computer skills are required

Egyptian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

The deadline for the application submission is August 27, 2017, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About CNFA:

CNFA is a not-for-profit international development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to supporting farmers and promoting the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity, increase household-level food security and nutrition introduce new varieties, diversify production, food preservation and storage, and natural resource management. CNFA applies market-system approaches that are grounded in participatory market analyses and engage local stakeholders to strengthen value chains and increase incomes, competitiveness, and employment for smallholders and agribusinesses. CNFA facilitates strong business linkages between smallholders and suppliers of quality inputs, service providers, buyers, and profitable markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 45 countries.

Marketing Expert – Egypt – Support to Agricultural Small & Medium Enterprise (SASME) Improving the Dairy Value Chain

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Brief Project Overview:

The Support the Agricultural SMEs (SASME) Project is a joint program funded by the Agence Française de Développement and the European Union and aims to support agricultural SMEs by addressing the main sector challenges and bottlenecks identified as access to finance and the need for capacity building and technical assistance. The program thus aims to increase the outreach of the current lending schemes for agriculture, as well as providing value-chain support to the dairy sector.

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for a Marketing Expert.

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience:

  • Master degree in Marketing or Business is required
  • At least 10 years of experience in marketing in Egypt is required, preferable in milk products
  • Work experience in international donor funded projects is required
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and Arabic are required
  • Solid computer skills are required

Egyptian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

The deadline for the application submission is August 27, 2017, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About CNFA:

CNFA is a not-for-profit international development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to supporting farmers and promoting the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity, increase household-level food security and nutrition introduce new varieties, diversify production, food preservation and storage, and natural resource management. CNFA applies market-system approaches that are grounded in participatory market analyses and engage local stakeholders to strengthen value chains and increase incomes, competitiveness, and employment for smallholders and agribusinesses. CNFA facilitates strong business linkages between smallholders and suppliers of quality inputs, service providers, buyers, and profitable markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 45 countries

Milk Hygiene Expert – Egypt

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Brief Project Overview:

The Support the Agricultural SMEs (SASME) Project is a joint program funded by the Agence Française de Développement and the European Union and aims to support agricultural SMEs by addressing the main sector challenges and bottlenecks identified as access to finance and the need for capacity building and technical assistance. The program thus aims to increase the outreach of the current lending schemes for agriculture, as well as providing value-chain support to the dairy sector.

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for a Milk Hygiene Expert.

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture (Animal Production), or Veterinary is required
  • From five to ten years of milking parlor and dairy value chain experience is required
  • Work experience in donor funded projects is required
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and Arabic are required
  • Solid computer skills are required

Egyptian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

The deadline for the application submission is August 27, 2017, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About CNFA:

CNFA is a not-for-profit international development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to supporting farmers and promoting the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity, increase household-level food security and nutrition introduce new varieties, diversify production, food preservation and storage, and natural resource management. CNFA applies market-system approaches that are grounded in participatory market analyses and engage local stakeholders to strengthen value chains and increase incomes, competitiveness, and employment for smallholders and agribusinesses. CNFA facilitates strong business linkages between smallholders and suppliers of quality inputs, service providers, buyers, and profitable markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 45 countries.

ISO Standards Expert – Egypt

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Brief Project Overview:

The Support the Agricultural SMEs (SASME) Project is a joint program funded by the Agence Française de Développement and the European Union and aims to support agricultural SMEs by addressing the main sector challenges and bottlenecks identified as access to finance and the need for capacity building and technical assistance. The program thus aims to increase the outreach of the current lending schemes for agriculture, as well as providing value-chain support to the dairy sector.

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for an ISO Standards Expert

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field is required; Master’s degree is preferred
  • Certified auditor in ISO standards and mainly in ISO standards, preferable ISO 17025, ISO 22000, and ISO 9001
  • Previous experience with dairy laboratories and processors are required
  • Work experience in donor funded projects is required
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and Arabic are required
  • Solid computer skills are required

Egyptian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

The deadline for the application submission is August 27, 2017, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About CNFA:

CNFA is a not-for-profit international development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to supporting farmers and promoting the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity, increase household-level food security and nutrition introduce new varieties, diversify production, food preservation and storage, and natural resource management. CNFA applies market-system approaches that are grounded in participatory market analyses and engage local stakeholders to strengthen value chains and increase incomes, competitiveness, and employment for smallholders and agribusinesses. CNFA facilitates strong business linkages between smallholders and suppliers of quality inputs, service providers, buyers, and profitable markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 45 countries.

Cheese Processing Expert – Egypt

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Brief Project Overview:

The Support the Agricultural SMEs (SASME) Project is a joint program funded by the Agence Française de Développement and the European Union and aims to support agricultural SMEs by addressing the main sector challenges and bottlenecks identified as access to finance and the need for capacity building and technical assistance. The program thus aims to increase the outreach of the current lending schemes for agriculture, as well as providing value-chain support to the dairy sector.

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for a Cheese Processing Expert.

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience:

  • Master degree in food technology and processing is required
  • At least 10 years of experience in milk processing in Egypt is required
  • Work experience in international donor funded projects is required
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and Arabic are required
  • Solid computer skills are required

Egyptian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

The deadline for the application submission is August 27, 2017, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About CNFA:

CNFA is a not-for-profit international development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to supporting farmers and promoting the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity, increase household-level food security and nutrition introduce new varieties, diversify production, food preservation and storage, and natural resource management. CNFA applies market-system approaches that are grounded in participatory market analyses and engage local stakeholders to strengthen value chains and increase incomes, competitiveness, and employment for smallholders and agribusinesses. CNFA facilitates strong business linkages between smallholders and suppliers of quality inputs, service providers, buyers, and profitable markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 45 countries.

Animal Husbandry Expert – Egypt

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Brief Project Overview:

The Support the Agricultural SMEs (SASME) Project is a joint program funded by the Agence Française de Développement and the European Union and aims to support agricultural SMEs by addressing the main sector challenges and bottlenecks identified as access to finance and the need for capacity building and technical assistance. The program thus aims to increase the outreach of the current lending schemes for agriculture, as well as providing value-chain support to the dairy sector. 

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience:

  • ·         Master degree in animal husbandry, veterinarian or agriculture engineer is required
  • ·         Five to ten years of field experience in animal husbandry is required
  • ·         Work experience in donor funded projects is required
  • ·         Strong verbal and written skills in English and Arabic are required
  • ·         English fluency and computer skills

Egyptian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

The deadline for the application submission is August 27, 2017, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

About CNFA:

CNFA is a not-for-profit international development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to supporting farmers and promoting the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity, increase household-level food security and nutrition introduce new varieties, diversify production, food preservation and storage, and natural resource management. CNFA applies market-system approaches that are grounded in participatory market analyses and engage local stakeholders to strengthen value chains and increase incomes, competitiveness, and employment for smallholders and agribusinesses. CNFA facilitates strong business linkages between smallholders and suppliers of quality inputs, service providers, buyers, and profitable markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 45 countries.

Animal Nutrition Expert – Egypt

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Brief Project Overview:

The Support to Agricultural Small & Medium Enterprises (SASME) project is a joint program funded by the Agence Française de Développement and the European Union and aims to support agricultural SMEs by addressing the main sector challenges and bottlenecks identified as access to finance and the need for capacity building and technical assistance. The program thus aims to increase the outreach of the current lending schemes for agriculture, as well as providing value-chain support to the dairy sector.

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for an Animal Nutrition Expert.

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience:

  • PhD Degree in dairy nutrition, veterinary or agriculture is required
  • At least 10 years of dairy nutrition experience is required
  • Full understanding and mastering of the clinical nutrition in dairy cows, nutrition of suckling calves and raising heifers is required
  • Expertise in feed bunk management and individual cow’s management, traditional and nontraditional ration formulation is required
  • Awareness of the Egyptian dairy sector is required
  • Work experience in donor funded projects is required
  • Experience in an international commercial project is preferable
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and Arabic are required
  • Solid computer skills are required

Egyptian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

The Deadline for the application submission is August 27, 2017, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

About CNFA:

CNFA is a not-for-profit international development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to supporting farmers and promoting the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity, increase household-level food security and nutrition introduce new varieties, diversify production, food preservation and storage, and natural resource management. CNFA applies market-system approaches that are grounded in participatory market analyses and engage local stakeholders to strengthen value chains and increase incomes, competitiveness, and employment for smallholders and agribusinesses. CNFA facilitates strong business linkages between smallholders and suppliers of quality inputs, service providers, buyers, and profitable markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 45 countries.