COST PROPOSAL MANAGER
|Work Location:||US - Atlanta, GA|
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|Expected Travel:||up to 20%|
|Employee Duration:||Active Full-Time|
|Type of Post:||Not Applicable|
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The Cost Proposal Manager is an integral member of the proposal team that provides management oversight and is responsible for assisting the Director of Business Management. The Cost Proposal Manager assists the Director of Business Management in decision-making and support related to the cost proposal function of the Competitive Bids Unit. In addition to ensuring the smooth cost proposal function, the Cost Proposal Manager advises, coordinates and/or leads the preparation of high-quality cost proposal applications for US Government (USG) Competitive Bids depending on needs of internal clients and/or what is necessary per CARE's strategic purpose . He/she 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 Office's (CO’s) and Head Quarters (HQ) throughout the proposal development process. The Cost Proposal Manager will take the lead role for the development of prime RFP/RFA business management/cost proposal component. This individual 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. He/she 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. He/she 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.
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