Team: Operations and Compliance | Commitment: Career | Location: Washington DC

Costing and Pricing Officer

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.


  • 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.