2 Results Based Financing (RBF) Officer Job Opportunities - Ministry of Health (MoH)

Organization: Ministry of Health (MoH)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Results-Based Financing Specialist

About US:
The Government of the Republic of Uganda has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the implementation of the Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Services Improvement Project herein after referred to as the “Project.” The objectives of the Project are to: (i) to improve utilization of essential health services with a focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services in target districts; and (ii) Scale up birth and death registration BDR) services.

Job Summary: The Results Based Financing (RBF) Officer will provide technical  support to the Ministry of Health in implementing RBF activities at primary health facilities as outlined under Component One of the Project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Actively facilitate the training of the DHMT, hospitals, 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), hospitals, and health centres. 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.
  • The jobholder will 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 of invoices by health facilities, their review and consolidation by DHMTs, and prompt internal audit and payment; send feedback to health facilities and the DHMT explaining reasons for variances and areas that require improvement;
  • Generating and advising on the payment/ disbursement schedule to the DHMT and the Health facilities and maintaining a comprehensive database of the disbursements with the respective balances including funds utilization per indicator by health facility and district
  • Support the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in organizing external verification of RBF quantity and quality data.
  • Follow-up health facilities and DHMTs that are experiencing delays or difficulties in conducting their work.
  • Prepare and submit regular progress reports on the implementation of the RBF to Government and key stakeholders on a routine and/ or spontaneous manner and support preparation of quarterly progress report.
  • Develop and maintain a data base on participating health facilities and catchment populations; quantity and quality indicators and pricing disaggregated by District and region;
  • Work in liaison with other partners implementing RBF programs in the respective geographical regions and those supporting the strengthening of Health Systems for RMNCAH.
  • Stay abreast with global experiences in RBF and appropriately advise MoH and stakeholders on best practices for effective national and sub-national roll out of RBF approaches;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the RBF Specialist and Commissioner Planning.

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.
  • Possessions of a Master’s Degree in Planning, Finance, Economics, Information Systems and Public Health from a recognized university will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years of related work experience in implementation of RBF approaches.
  • Previous experience in  the implementation of projects supported by World Bank or related bi-lateral and multilateral agencies.
  • Previous 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under minimum supervision and meet strict deadlines.
  • High degree of integrity and confidentiality in handling public matters/resources.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in the use of MS Word, Ms Excel and internet/email is a mandatory requirement.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans are encourage to hand deliver their applications with updated Curriculum Vitae and copies of all your academic qualification plus other relevant supporting documents to the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, P.O. Box 7272, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 24th July 2017 by 5:00pm

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