Job Vacancy: Lead Verifier, ISPHD Project
Duty Station: Iganga
Reports to: SRHR/SGBV Manager
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.
About RBF Health
Cordaid has long been a Results Based Financing (RBF) in the health sector with its first implementation in Rwanda in 2001, after which it has been successfully applied in more than 15 countries, most of them in Sub-Saharan Africa including and Zimbabwe. In Uganda, Cordaid initiated and financed an RBF pilot in Kamuli District in 2009 in collaboration with the Health Office of the Catholic Diocese of Jinja and the Kamuli district Health Department/ Office.
In Partnership with the consortium of Amref Health Africa with support from the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Uganda, Cordaid will contribute to implementation of the Integrated Sexual Reproductive Health Program in High Burden Districts (ISPHD) of Uganda Program in the period 2020-2024. The program aims to improve the wellbeing of young people (age 10-24) and women (age15-49) including underserved groups, in the districts of Southwest: Rukiga Kabale, Kisoro and Kanungu, East Centeral: Bugiri, Mayuge, Iganga & Namayingo; and the East: Mbale, Budaka, Bukwo and Kween, and Kalanga, through addressing the disproportionate burden of SRHR violations and SGBV among young people and women.
Cordaid will contribute to Strengthening Health Systems to provide quality and Rights Based SRHR/SGBV Services linking nearly to all programme interventions at the supply and demand sides through its RBF model.
Through the RBF approach,
Cordaid Uganda therefore invites high level experienced professionals to apply for the position of Lead Verifier.
The lead verifier will oversee the verification of quantity and quality of services delivered by the contracted health facilities throughout the project life time. This will involve counting the number of services in the registers for each service incentivised under the RBF and compare with the numbers reported and declared by the health facilities. The lead verifier will provide feedback directly to the health facility administration- following the completion of the exercise and agree on the results. In order to strive for maximum transparency during the quantity verification and to avoid the risk of collusion, each health facility register will be co-verified by another hospital staff member. This will also result in continued training on the job on proper registration and record keeping.
The lead verifiers will report directly to the SRHR/SGBV Manager
Specific Tasks and Objectives
The lead verifier is the verification focal person. Working closely with one verifier and the RBF advisor, S/He will carry out the following core tasks;
Conduct monthly quantity audits at contracted health facilities timely and accurately
Lead the Identification, documentation and reporting of gaps and guidance on improvements to health facility staff
Lead the compilation and submission of timely the monthly verification reports
Timely sampling of clients from the hospital registers for follow up of ‘client satisfaction surveys’ by the CBO’s
Leading the activities of the teams when in the field ensuring collaboration with other consortium activities as and when required .
Compile the verification schedule and Terms of Reference for field visits
Co-coordination of all verification tasks and arrangements
Timely liaison with the other Verifiers for their activities
Primary logistic contact persons for the health facilities, CBOs and quality verifiers;
Ensure data management and conduct the entry of monthly quantity data, quarterly quality data quarterly community satisfaction data into the agreed electronic data system;
Conduct preparation of quarterly invoices and reports
Monitor the use of the RBF-subsidies in the contracted HFs and submit quarterly subsidy use reports to the Team Leader.
Make a quarterly analysis of the contracted HFs performance and classify the HF accordingly.
Permanent liaison with the with the RBF expert and the SRHR/SGBV manager
Support RBF Expert and SRHR manager during project trainings and workshops
Conduct fieldwork as and when required in line with the field work plan
Submits weekly updates to the RBF expert
Represent the Cordaid Uganda Office, establishing and maintaining good relations with consortium colleagues and other key stakeholders in the targeted districts
Leads personnel in accordance with management style and social policy of Cordaid, focused on productivity, employee development and satisfaction. Ensures efficient use of resources and controls quality of work as outlined in the approved technical and financial proposal
Considering the multiple tasks of the lead verifier, the following qualifications will be required:
• Undergraduate degree in business administration, healthcare or other relevant credentials;
• Statistical competences and a high degree of proficiency in software applications such as Word and Excel;
Familiarity with health financing and economic analysis methodologies
Experience of RBF implementation process: ex-ante, ex-post verification, data collection, invoicing and contracting of health facilities, indicators• At least two years of data-collection and management work experience;
Excellent communication and facilitation skills, including the ability to establish good working relationships, to transfer skills and knowledge, and to provide technical assistance to key actors.
Fully proficient in the following software applications: Windows, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint.
Knowledge of and experience in working with DHIS2Proven planning and coordination skills;
• Excellent English (oral and writing);
• Strong affinity with healthcare.
Creativity and solution oriented.
Strong organizational development
Strong people management
What do we offer
Cordaid Uganda exist of a small but highly motivated team of different nationalities. The position will offer the opportunity to learn and specialize on the topics of climate resilience and livelihoods. 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 recruitment procedure
Deadline for submission will be 20/11/2020
All potential candidates should send their applications and CVs strictly via Email to RBFHealthUg@cordaid.org
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted