Work Location: US - Atlanta, GA
Other Possible Locations: Washington, DC
Expected Travel: up to 20%
Language Requirement: English
Employee Duration: Active Full-Time
Type of Post: Not Applicable
Type of Contract:
Application Deadline:

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At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2015, CARE worked in 95 countries and reached 65 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

CARE is seeking a Cost Proposal Manager who will be an integral member of the proposal team that provides management oversight and is responsible for assisting the Director of Business Management in decision-making and support related to the cost and pricing proposal function of the Competitive Bids Unit. In addition to ensuring the smooth cost and pricing proposal function, the Cost Proposal Manager advises, coordinates and/or leads the preparation of high-quality cost and pricing proposal applications for USG Competitive Bids depending on needs of internal clients and/or what is necessary per CARE's strategic purpose. 

The person in this role analyzes and determines the essential cost elements needed for each USG proposal submission, in relation to the donor’s requirements, and provides timely and effective leadership, guidance and support to Country Offices and HQ throughout the proposal development process.   The Cost Proposal Manager will take the lead role in the development of prime RFP/RFA business management/cost proposal component. 

The Cost Proposal Manager works on deadline and collaborates with proposal response teams and CARE’s external teaming partners while ensuring that CARE’s costs are fully recovered in budgets and ensuring that donor and CARE requirements are met. This individual develops and maintains budget/cost templates to assist CARE in proposal submissions and ensures that all relevant forms, representations, certifications, and other forms are understood and included as appropriate. S/he is also responsible for building the capacity of appropriate HQ and Country Office staff on the business/cost proposal process in accordance with CARE policies, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) for contracts, and OMB Circulars and CFR’s for grants and cooperative agreements. 

The Cost Proposal Manager is expected to assist in the collaboration between CBU and Legal and Donor Compliance, and Assurance Unit on changes in USG requirements, advocating on necessary improvements and USG compliance and project implementation issues.


  • Provide assistance to country offices and coordinate the cost proposal development for USG solicitations and task orders including overall budgeting, CARE compliance, USG compliance and other requirements related to the successful application as well as operation and management of a project
  • Stay abreast of changes in donor regulations and collaborate with legal department and Donor Compliance and Assurance Unit on USG compliance issues related to cost proposal development
  • Manage, lead and organize CBU's capacity building efforts on cost proposal development
  • Assist the Director of Business Management in leading the cost proposal function of the Competitive Bids Unit
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or related field, MBA an asset
  • 5 years of grant/contract experience
  • 6 years of budget development experience
  • 6 years of financial analytical experience and proven skills
  • 5 years of experience coordinating proposal development activities
  • Ability to work effectively with others on a team and proven team skills
  • Clear writing and communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office applications particularly Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast -paced and extremely time-sensitive environment (handle pressure)
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to understand non-profit accounting
  • Budget analysis and development
  • Ability to understand the details without neglecting the bigger picture
  • Familiarities with U.S. Government grant and contract regulations, including CFR 200, FAR/AIDAR



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