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Budget Development Coordinator
Place of Work
No of Positions
Monthly Salary in ETB
As per the organization scale
Length of Contract
One year with possibility of extension
Maintain a strategic view of the awards proposals development function and works collaboratively with members and other departments of the country office. S/he supports and coordinators the country office budget proposal development, general budget development and cost allocation. Plays a key role in supporting the PDQ and PO thematic heads in proposals development. Leads the development of a coherent realistic and accurate budget that is aligned to the technical work plan; donor’s, SCI, members, and host government rules and regulations; and ensuring the timely submission of quality proposals to donors
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Proposal budget development
Supports the generation of funds from donors and members through active involvement of quality proposal budget development process; identifies key finance related risks in concept notes, award proposals and award agreements; and provide budget analysis, cost estimation, inflation analysis, and foreign exchange management.
Ensures readiness to respond to calls for proposals for large grants and provide necessary budget formulation support to programme staff.
Ensures that information is provided in a timely fashion in the proposal development process (schedule).
Disseminates donor and SCI standards to relevant personnel at the beginning of the process.
Verifies that proposals adhere to donor and SCI standards and that narrative is cohesive with budget.
Ensures that all proposals, contracts and amendments with donors follow internal procedures.
Ensures SCI award management guidelines for Concept note, Proposal Development and Award Agreement is strictly followed.
Be the point of contact for SC members in the country office, for proposal development and general budget development; and act as a key gatekeeper for ensuring budget quality control of proposals.
Develop relationships with key donor community within the country; identify and track fund raising trends at national level and collate information on donor trends globally.
Budget development, and responds to budget-related donor post submission questions.
Responsible for developing comprehensive budget for new proposal. The process requires effective:
Responsible to lead cost and pricing functions to ensure that this need is represented in proposal deliberations, process, and approval.
Ensure a consistent and timely approach to budget development through:
Responsible for identifying, assessing, and rating risk registers to the AMS when posting a proposal, GIK, grant or concept note for review and approval.
Support BHs in mapping, phasing and re-phasing of award budgets. Provide support in relation to budget amendments and modifications
Supports all departments, field offices and BHs in the formulation of country office annual budget and resource allocation.
Actively involved in preparation of Country Office master budget.
Contribute to Strategic Fundraising and System Design and rollout
Actively participate on the development and roll-out of an organisational budgetary system (emergency and development proposals) in line with SCI MOS and ensuring accountability to donors and beneficiaries.
Actively participate in the development and tailoring of budget templates, and justifiable costing strategies for new proposals meeting SCI, donors and members requirements.
Supervise and monitor use of budgetary tools to support full cost recovery for SCI.
Ensures that a system is in place to analyse administrative costs and shared programme cost so that all aspects have been taken into account.
Five years of experience in Financial management/ proposal development, budgeting and grants management experience.
Significant experience in donor coordination inducing senior level stakeholder management.