Cost and Pricing Analyst
Freedom House


Reports to: Director of Business Development 

Direct Reports: N/A

Department: International Programs Division

Location: Washington, D.C



Freedom House is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to create a world where all are free.  We inform the world about threats to freedom, mobilize global action, and support democracy’s defenders, especially those working in closed authoritarian societies. We are founded on the core conviction that freedom flourishes in democratic nations where governments are accountable to their people; the rule of law prevails; and freedoms are guaranteed.  Established 80 years ago to respond to the threats posed by fascism, we know there is no more powerful force for the development of human society than democracy. As the world experiences the 15th year of consecutive democratic decline, our work—and our partners carrying it out around the world—have never mattered more. 



Freedom House seeks an experienced Cost and Pricing Analyst (CPA) to join our Business Development Team in the International Programs Division (IPD). The CPA will work alongside finance, grants, regional program, and operations teams to develop cost information for new and modified awards. The CPA will establish cost and pricing data for the development of proposals in accordance with solicitation requirements, analyze and convey to team the necessary requirements under each solicitation, and prepare the cost proposal.  The CPA will assist with other budget development tasks and project financial management as assigned. The CPA will provide guidance on strategic and competitive pricing, lead discussions on cost and operational realism, and assist in the development and delivery of trainings related to cost, pricing, and business compliance. The position is based in Washington, D.C.



Research and Analysis

  • Participate in the review of released solicitations to determine whether cost or business decisions would prevent delivery of a competitive, compliant, and feasible bid.

  • Conduct research on cost drivers to determine feasibility with cost parameters anticipated by USG and other donors.


Partnering for Proposals

  • Lead discussions with proposal teams about price to win, financial risks with proposed solutions, fee structures, implementation feasibility, and cost competitiveness.

  • Work with technical and proposal development teams to develop cost inputs, including budget templates in accordance to meet donor requirements, budget narratives, and annexes.

  • Support quality improvements on proposals by participating in design sessions and color reviews to ensure emphasis on cost drivers are anticipated and included.

  • Serve as a point of contact to subcontractors/partners and provide guidance to assist with their proposal budget and other cost inputs.


Project and Corporate Financial Management

  • Periodically review active project budgets to ensure budgeted cost elements are in alignment with market rates.

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders in developing, and continuously updating, standardized budget templates, budget instructions, and related processes, including trainings, to industry standards.

  • Review revisions and modifications to project budgets and collaborate with project management stakeholders to ensure budgeted activities and cost elements are captured in accordance with donor requirements.


Other Expectations

  • Travel within U.S. and abroad as required.





  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, and/or economics.


Training or Certification:

  • U.S. government regulations on cost accounting standards.



  • 5-8 years of cost and pricing, financial analysis, or related experience.

  • 5-8 years of experience in program development, business development, or developing or managing complex program budgets for USAID, U.S. Department of State, and other USG.

Skills and Competencies:

  • High proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel.

  • Experience with Word, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft programs.

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in writing and verbally.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Strong planning, organizational and prioritization skills.

  • Experience working under hard deadlines and managing complex proposals.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team.

  • Experience with commonly used resource planning and enterprise software, including Jamis, Oracle, Dynamics, and/or Deltek.

  • Familiarity USAID rules and regulations, including FAR and AIDAR.


  • Diversity makes our work stronger. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds—particularly Black, Indigenous, and people of color, individuals from the LGBTI+ community, and people living with disabilities—to apply. 

  • Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States.

  • Freedom House provides a competitive benefits package, including a 403(b) retirement account with generous matching, commuter benefits, flexible hours, floating holidays, high employer contributions to medical, dental, and vision programs, basic and voluntary life and AD&D insurance, short- and long-term disability, flexible spending account, and more.

  • Salaries are commensurate with experience and based on pay grades that prioritize equity across the organization.  Salary range is between $68,000 and $108,000/year, depending on experience.


Freedom House is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors,  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with Freedom House, please call 202-227-4308 or email



Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting fit for the position and resume to with the subject line "Freedom House CPA.”