Team: Operations and Compliance | Commitment: Full-time | Location: Washington DC

Costing & Pricing Officer

Position Summary

The Costing and Pricing Officer will provide financial and technical support for new business proposal budgets and existing programs. The CPO will provide- coverage to Operations & Compliance and Programs as detailed below.

General Responsibilities:

  • The Costing & Pricing Officer will be responsible for a wide range of functions, including but not limited to:
  • Prepare cost proposals (budget and budget notes) with respect to pricing, compliance with relevant regulations, donor guidelines, and linkage to technical activities;
  • Review and provide feedback on subcontractor budget submissions;
  • Ensure that CNFA strategic objectives are met with respect to proposal budgets (percentage allocation to CNFA);
  • Review technical proposals and provide feedback to the technical team on issues affecting the budget, general competitiveness, and other areas as appropriate; and
  • 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; Master’s preferred.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience with financial management of USAID-funded agriculture programs; and
  • At least three years’ experience working abroad 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;
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work with large amounts of data;
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines;
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and client focused with the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team using a solution oriented approach;
  • Ability to relate to and communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of a second language is preferred;
  • Experience working within the CostPoint system preferred;
  • Ability to train others on contractual matters;
  • Experience with USAID required; and
  • 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.