Performance Based Financing (PBF) Team Leader Dutch NGO Jobs – CORDAID

Job Title:     Performance Based Financing (PBF) Team Leader

Organisation: CORDAID

Duty Station: Cordaid Kamuli Field Office, Kamuli, Uganda

Reports to: PBF
Manager

About US:

CORDAID is a Dutch, international non-governmental organization which
combines 100 years of 
experience and
expertise in emergency aid and structural poverty eradication. CORDAID believes
in a world without poverty and exclusion. We strive for a just and sustainable
society where every person counts. We stand for knowledge and talent sharing
between North and South, between farmers and businesses, between activists and
policymakers. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion tear up societies, we
connect people and communities. We also stand for professionalism, expertise
and solidarity across borders, to make a difference where it is most needed.
Together with more than 600 partner organizations in Africa, Asia, the Middle
East and Latin America we structurally improve the living conditions of the
poorest and most excluded populations – the bottom billion.

Job Purpose: The
Performance Based Financing (PBF) Verification Team Leader will be responsible
for the management and successful implementation of the PBF project. S/he will
lead, mentor, coach and monitor the Cordaid team based in Kamuli District
Office during project implementation in the selected Primary Schools focusing
on improving the quantity and quality of Education  services provided by the school facilities
participating in the PBF project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Coordination

·       
Ensure
that start -up and the implementation of the PBF-project and office in Kamuli
District is well coordinated,

·       
Making
sure that all systems and procedures are in place and that the project has
realized the intended results as it is formulated in the project proposal,
while keenly following the Project Implementation Manual.

·       
The Team
Leader will actively participate in the development of the Project
Implementation Manual and designing of effective and user friendly data
collection, monitoring and evaluation tools of the project.

Contracts, workplans and review

·       
Facilitate
and manage the timely preparation and signing of contracts with the District
Education Office, school  facilities and
the CBO’s.

·       
Formulate
on a quarterly basis PBF-project management work plans and operational budgets.

·       
Ensure
timely support of the quarterly reviews of the PBF school facilities, the
District Education Office and CBOs focusing on the quality of reports submitted
by the responsible actors (School facilities, DEO, and CBOs)

Quality Analysis

·       
Oversee
that the (verified) final invoices for payment of the PBF-subsidies submitted
are accurate and sent timely to the Fund holder, so that payments can be made
in a timely manner.

·       
S/he
will monitor the progress of the PBF-project and identify key challenges with
solutions while working in consultations with the PBF Manager at the Cordaid
Country Office.

·       
S/he
will also ensure timely monitoring and verification the client satisfaction
questionnaires for completeness and accuracy of data.

Database system

·       
Function
as the Cordaid Kamuli Office  contact
person for the development, maintenance and use of the PBF-database system
linked to EMIS of the District and ensure that there is timely updating of the
required information related to the PBF project on a quarterly basis.

Project effectiveness and Quality assurance

·       
Regularly
ensure timely analysis of the performance of quantity and quality of PBF data
of all the contracted school facilities, District Education Office and the
CBOs, as well as the payments.

·       
Report
on trends in the data and advice on any anomalies.

·       
Investigate
on abnormalities data results and make clear and detailed recommendations for
improvement. Ensure that financial and school data collected and verified from
the contracted parties are properly managed and accounted for in the PBF-data
base.

·       
Ensure
to maintain a record of each payment on the subsidies to each school facility.

·       
Ensure
quarterly report submission on budget projections and forecast as per the
indicators performance trends.

Training and coaching

·       
Supported
by the Country Office, the Team Leader will provide hands-on training and
support to the Cordaid Kamuli staff and the other actors playing a role in the
institutional setup of the PBF-project including the District Education Office,
steering committee members, the contracted school facilities and CBOs on
performing their tasks and responsibilities as formulated in the Project
Implementation Manual.

Reporting

·       
S/he
will compile quality and timely quarterly and annual financial and narrative
progress reports in line with requirements of the donor and Cordaid Global
Office

·       
Actively
participate in the fundraising processes through contributing in the proposal
development

·       
Ensure
that all the project’s documents including inventories for purchased materials,
tools, equipment and assets are filed and kept under safe custody.

Representation and networking

·       
Represent
Cordaid and the PBF-project at both District and sometimes at National level.
The team leader will  also ensure active
participation in all the Education related District coordination working
groups/platforms.

·       
Attend
to any other duties other duty as assigned by the supervisor from time to time
based on the identified needs and urgency and note that this Job Description is
not exhaustive.

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Experience

·       
The applicant should at least hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the
following disciplines; Education, Business Administration and accounting.

·       
Proven experience with Performance Based Financing

·       
Good knowledge of Education sector in Uganda is prerequisite.

·       
Practical working experience of not less than three years.

·       
Excellent diplomatic and communication skills

·       
Computer skills in Microsoft package is necessary

·       
Good knowledge in using data analysis tools such as STATA, and SPSS is
an asset

·       
Proven quantitative and qualitative analytical skills. Ability to
analyze and present data in well written reports. Experience in preparing
attractive reports, presentations and in facilitating skills.

·       
Ability to analyze and present data with good presenting skills

·       
Able to work under stress and meet deadlines

·       
Experience working with international organizations

·       
Valid riding permit for a motorcycle

Core
Competencies:

·       
Excellent interpersonal, co-ordination and
negotiation skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working
relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with
sensitivity and respect for diversity.

·       
Strong commitment to integrity, professionalism,
creativity and innovation, learning, accountability, planning and organization,
results orientation, teamwork and technological solutions.

Functional
Competencies

Knowledge Management and Learning

·       
Promotes knowledge management in Cordaid and a
learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example.

·       
Actively works towards continuing personal learning
and development, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills

Development and Operational Effectiveness

·       
Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based
management and reporting.

·       
Good knowledge in project management (from design
to implementation to closure, incl. evaluation).

Management and Leadership

·       
Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses
on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback.

·       
Consistently approaches work with energy and a
positive, constructive attitude.

·       
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to
manage complexities.

·       
Leads teams effectively and shows mentoring as well
as conflict resolution skills.

What
do we offer

Cordaid
Uganda exist of a small but highly motivated team of different nationalities.
There are different learning opportunities and opportunities to grow within the
organization.
Cordaid in Uganda aims at growing her project
portfolio. We are jointly building our team and ambitious to deliver good
quality. Team members are flexible and willing to take up other tasks if
necessary. In addition to the technical qualifications, we are looking forward
to welcoming an equally enthusiastic new team member who wants to contribute to
this objective.

An
integrity check will be part of the recruitment procedure

How to Apply:

All potential candidates should send their
applications and CVs strictly via Email to
Job.Uganda@cordaid.org

Deadline:
21st February 2020 before 5:30 PM.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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