Budget Officer

SNV , Netherlands The
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Job Summary

Job Description

The Role

SNV seeks an experienced Budget Officer (costing/pricing specialist) to join their Global Business Development team. The team is focused on supporting our Global Sector teams (Agriculture, Energy and WASH) and 20+ Country teams in achieving SNV’s business development targets defined on SNV’s Strategic Plan 2019-2022. The position will report to the Business Development Coordinator.

Key responsibilities include:
• Review donor requirements (fee/cost based, eligible/ineligible costs, direct/ indirect costs) and guide sector/country/proposal teams on key requirements to consider for bid decisions, including financial risks.
• Lead budget (cost proposal) development for priority proposals, working closely with proposal team members and country staff, guiding/assessing work planning, cost estimates, and developing (winning) pricing strategies;
• Review proposal budgets to ensure they effectively meet donor requirements as well as SNV’s internal costing and pricing guidelines for full cost recovery.
• Closely support proposal teams during the negotiation and contracting process;
• For successful contract awards, assist Project Managers and Contract Administrators to interpret, plan and organize approved project budgets, including donor specific terms and conditions;
• Develop budgeting tools and briefs, including FAQs, templates and guidelines for key donors (and training staff), and assist in developing new approaches to respond to innovative donor financing mechanisms.

Person Specification

  • Focus on quality and result-oriented
  • Capacity to develop conceptual thinking by gaining insight into situations, problems and processes. Used to deconstruct problems and systematically investigating the various components
  • Proactive, independent work approach and a high attention to detail and accuracy given the nature of the role.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines supporting multiple proposals and often shifting demands;
  • An advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel;
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills. Fluency in French is a plus.


  • University degree in accounting, business, finance or similar field;
  • At least 3 years of work experience in developing and analysing budgets and financial proposals;
  • Experience in proposal budgeting (tenders/service contracts and/or grants) in the international development sector (preferably with 1 or more of the following Donors: DGIS/EKN, European Union, FCDO, USAID, SDC, SIDA, ENDEV).


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