Work Location: US - Atlanta, GA
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Expected Travel: up to 20%
Language Requirement: ENGLISH
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. 


  • Provide technical assistance to country offices and coordinate the cost proposal development
  • Stay abreast of changes in donor regulations and collaborate with legal department and donor compliance and assurance unit in USG compliance issues related to cost proposal development
  • Manage, lead and organize Competitive Bids Unit's (CBU's) capacity buildinge efforts on cost proposal development
  • Assist the director of business management in leading the cost proposal function of the CBU
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or related field
  • 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 particulary 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 the FAR  



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