Costing and Pricing Lead

Type of role
Location Various Countries
Salary Competitive salary and benefits
Contract type Permanent
Full Time 40 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date November 2021
Start date January 2022

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Role overview

The Costing and Pricing Lead will play a key role in ensuring VSO is financially sustainable. The candidate will ensure all bid budgets submitted and agreed with donors are fully costed, in line with VSO’s guidance and financial model, that bids articulate VSO value and demonstrate Value for Money. The candidate will develop organisational processes and guidelines in order to achieve this and play a key part in negotiating bids with donors.

Skills, qualifications and experience

The ideal applicant is a fully qualified accountant with extensive post qualification experience. You will have excellent commercial acumen and negotiation skills, plus, preferably extensive experience of costing and pricing large bids in the International Development sector. The candidate will be an experienced leader with excellent communication skills, able to bring changes and influence senior stakeholders across a range of functions and locations.

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

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