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5 Field Bases Results-Based Financing Officer Job Vacancies – Ministry of Health

Organisation: Ministry
of Health
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
The Government of
Uganda received financing from the International Development Association (lDA)
towards -the cost of Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Service
Improvement Project implemented by the Ministry of Health. The Project
Development Objectives (PDOs) are to: (a) improve utilization of essential
health services with a focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and
adolescent health services in target districts; and (b) scale-up birth and
death registration services.
Job Summary:  The Field Bases Results-Based Financing
Officer will provide support to the Ministry of Health in implementing Results
Based Financing activities at primary health facilities as described in the
Project implementation Manual and the National Results Based Financing
Framework.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Arrange and coordinate training of the DHMT and health centres on
    RBF, procurement, financial management and data management to support
    performance and payments under RBF.
  • Support the roll-out and institutionalization of RBF in Local
    Governments both at the District Health Management Teams (DHMT) and health
    centres level. This shall include
  • facilitating the assessment and enrollment of the health facilities
    on the RBF programme based on the national quality of care assessment
    guidelines.
  • Schedule and provide administrative and logistical support to
    Regional RBF teams of trainers.
  • Enhance the capacity of DHMTs in the implementation of RBF services
    through supportive supervision and technical support to health facilities
    implementing RBF programs including maintenance of quality of care, record
    keeping, fiduciary arrangements and customer care within an allocated
    geographical region.
  • Coordinate the verification of results by the regional RBF teams
    based at the Ministry of Health including arranging for the logistics
    required, task breakdown and allocation of responsibilities and
    consolidating the field visit reports on quantity and quality of outputs.
  • Follow up with health facilities to make sure there is timely
    preparation and submission of invoices by health facilities, their review
    and consolidation by DHMTs, and transmission to the Ministry of Health
    headquarters;
  • Route correspondence to and from the DHMT and health facilities;
  • Provide feedback to health facilities and the DHMT explaining
    reasons for variances and areas that require improvement;
  • Support the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in organizing
    external verification of RBF quantity and quality data.
  • Provide technical support in implementation of RBF to health
    facilities and the DHMT.
  • Prepare regular progress reports on the implementation of the RBF in
    the assigned regions and transmit the same to the RBF Unit.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive database of the disbursement to
    the respective regions, number of participating health facilities and
    catchment populations; quantity and quality indicators and pricing; funds
    utilization per indicator and by health facility and district; and a
    financial forecast of outstanding balances for the respective geographical
    region.
  • Work closely with other partners implementing RBF programs in the
    respective geographical regions and those supporting the strengthening of
    Health Systems for RMNCAH.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the RBF
    Team Leader and Commissioner Planning, Financing and Policy.
Key Performance Indicators
  • Supporting health facilities and DHMTs in the implementation of RBF
    in the assigned geographical region
  • Training health facilities and the District Health Management Team g
  • Timely review and consolidation of invoices for health facilities
    and the EDMT
  • Preparation of quality and timely monthly and quarterly progress
    reports
  • Providing regular and timely feedback to health facilities and the
    EDHMTs.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants must be Ugandan Nationals with a basic University
    degree in Economics, Business, Social Sciences, Statistics and Human
    Medicine or a related discipline from a recognized university.
  • A Master’s Degree in Planning, Finance, Economics, information
    Systems and Public Health from a recognized university will be an added
    advantage.
  • Should have at least three years’ experience in implementation of RBF
    approaches.
  • Experience in implementation of projects supported by World Bank or
    related bi-lateral and multilateral agencies.
  • Experience working with the public sector will be an added
    advantage.
  • Experience in designing and implementation of health financing
    reforms.
  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, both oral and
    written.
  • Strong coaching and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision and meet strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrated integrity and confidentiality in handling public
    matters/resources
  • Computer knowledge and skills in MS Word, Ms Excel and
    internet/email is a mandatory requirement
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their written applications accompanied with a detailed Curriculum
Vita, copies of certificates and testimonials and at least three competent
referees, one of whom must be from your current or previous employer should be
addressed to:
The Permanent
Secretary,
Ministry of Health,
Plot 7 Lourdel Road,
P. O, Box 7272
Kampala. Uganda
The applications
shall be delivered by hand or courier to:
Ministry of Health,
Room D109,
Plot 7 Lourdel Road,
Kampala
NB: In addition,
applicants should submit a soft copy of their Curriculum Vitae to
projectprocurement@health.go.ug
Deadline: 19th July 2019
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