Budget Development Officer (maternity cover)

  • SNV
  • The Hague, Netherlands
  • 18/11/2021
Full time


This position is only open to candidates who have the right to live and work in the Netherlands

SNV seeks an experienced budget development specialist to join our Business Development Unit for a period of 4 months maternity cover.


As Budget Development Officer you will lead and support the proposal budgeting process (costing/pricing) and developing financial proposals for both tenders and grants.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Review donor requirements (fee/cost based, eligible/ineligible costs, direct/indirect) 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.


  • 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 (the EU, DFID and other European bi-laterals development agencies preferred).
  • 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.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills. Fluency in French or Spanish is a plus.

Additional Information

Contract type - Temporary

Contract duration - 4 months

Expected start date- As soon as possible

Eligibility - Only open to candidates who have the right to live and work in the Netherlands. SNV will not sponsor work permit for this position or provide a relocation package.

Working at SNV

SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal and global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website: www.snv.org

How to apply

If you believe in the SNV mission and that your credentials meet the profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and letter of motivation by December 10th.

We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement.

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