PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties. PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.
PATH is seeking a Cost & Pricing Officer. The Cost & Pricing Officer is an integral part of the new business development process and works as a member of the larger business development team at PATH on all new business opportunities. Under the direction of the Team Leader of Proposal Budgeting team, the Cost & Pricing Officer oversees the development of cost volumes for assigned proposals including the budget, budget narrative, cost documentation, and coordination with other proposal team members throughout the organization. The Cost & Pricing Officer supports proposals and ongoing projects by reviewing and preparing budgets and re-budgeting exercises.
Cost Proposal Development for assigned bids
- Lead the cost proposal efforts for PATH’s Proposal Budgeting team working closely with technical teams as well as the proposal development team.
- Lead a cost analysis of the RFA/RFP document for initial proposal team meetings. Develop cost strategy for individual proposals and back of the envelope budgets.
- Gather, research, analyze and document all cost assumptions for cost proposals. Obtain US and international cost information, quotes and/or analyze historical costs from similar PATH projects, external sources and vendors, PATH program and project finance teams (both US-based and country office- based).
- Schedule and manage proposal budget meetings with proposal teams and make recommendations to technical teams to assure development of a competitive proposal.
- Contribute to creation and/or modification of budget spreadsheet templates to be responsive to donor requirements and create and/or revise new budget templates as needed, especially for non-US Government donors.
- Coordinate cost volume inputs from subrecipients/subcontractors as a part of the proposal process and perform activities including: providing budget assumptions and guidance, developing required budget templates, and finalize budgets to conform to donor requirements.
- Prepare budget narratives for the cost proposal submission that are compliant and provide adequate cost justifications.
- Maintain and update cost proposal resources and documentation.
Other Business Development
- Research and analyze various donor requirements for proposal budgeting and project management. Develop tools, templates and capacity-building on these requirements.
- Conduct market research and cost/data gathering for countries and program work.
- Contribute to development of cost-related tools, templates, worksheets, guides, and training manuals.
- Contribute to proposal handoff for project start-up.
- Provide guidance to partner organizations on proposal budgeting, proposal procedures, cost documentation, and other issues.
- Liaise with contracts and grants/finance staff supporting existing projects for operational inputs on proposal development.
- Attend weekly and ad hoc meetings. Participate in monitoring of PATH’s organizational program development and cross-program trends for business development trends.
- Conduct desk research and analysis on US Government and other donor regulation policies including, but not limited to, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), and US Department of State Standardized Regulations. Review and provide feedback on assigned proposal and program budgets, and prepare final versions for submission to the donor.