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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:
planning and coordination: which includes clearly defining expectations and assumptions; developing budget timetables and identifying responsibilities for budget preparation; developing a coordinated calendar of activity; communicating a well-documented applicable policies and procedures; and determining the budget development approach;
budget construction through implementing established and agreed budget methodologies between SCI and donor;
designing calculation worksheets and submission templates; and
Oversight, review and communicate in seeking the relevant staff involvement at each stage for quality assurance and structured communication.
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:
clear and direct communication at the beginning of the budget process and throughout the budget development process - from preparation through review and revision when applicable,
sharing and applying key budget assumptions consistently, and
Communicating budget guidelines to participating proposal development team and stakeholders at the commencement of each process.
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
EtCO Budget Management
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.
Three years of experience in financial management/ proposal development, budgeting and grants management experience.
How to Apply
Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through ethiojobs.net or https://ethiopia.savethechildren.net/ on or before December 7, 2016.
Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STATE THE CODE OF THE VACANCY ON THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. For hard copy applicants you can forward your application through Save the Children; P.O. Box 387; Addis Ababa; Ethiopia ensuring that the job title is clearly stated in the cover letter. All applications should be received within 10 days of this advertisement.
In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.
“We need to keep children safe and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.”
Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicant if invited for written exam or interview.
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