Proposal Budget/Costing Specialist at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Proposal Budget/Costing Specialist Location: AbujaReports to:  Head of Business DevelopmentRole PurposeSave The Children is looking to add a skilled Proposal Budget/Costing Specialist who is passionate about being a part of a global team of individuals committed to improving the lives of children in Nigeria.This is a short-term position for initial six months with option to renew and/or convert into a full-time posts.The post holder is responsible for analyzing and determining the essential cost elements needed for each proposal submission, in relation to the donor’s requirements, and provides timely and effective leadership, guidance and support throughout the proposal development process.The Proposal Budget/Costing Specialist works as part of the Program Development and Quality team to assist in development of proposal budgets.Key Areas of AccountabilityThoroughly review solicitations/calls for funding and become an expert on funder instructions and requirementsDevelop proposal budget templates and guidanceDuring proposals, work closely with technical advisors to identify and cost for project activitiesDuring proposals, work closely across all units such as Operations, Human Resource, Security, Logistics and Finance to identify and budget for operational costsImprove budgeting tools and processes within the Save the Children Nigeria CO, in line with Save the Children International and donor guidanceEnsure that realistic, comprehensive and accurate budgets accompany all proposalsBuild staff capacity in budget development and budget-related areas of donor compliance; preferably including commercial contracts

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