International Technical Assistant - Health Financing Expert

Belgian Development Agency
Kampala, Uganda
Full time Staff

In view of the further development of its activities BTC is currently looking for a (m/f): 

International Technical Assistant - Health Financing Expert






Location: Kampala (Uganda) with regular field visits

Duration of the contract: 21 months

Probable starting date: as soon as possible

Monthly salary package: (cat B417) between 5.288,32 euro and 7.524,32 euro (this includes the gross monthly salary and the expat benefits: hardship allowance and expat allowance). The salary is calculated, depending on the composition of the family and the number of years of relevant experience. 


This Strategic Purchasing of Health Services in Uganda (SPHU) programme is part of the Indicative Programme of Cooperation (ICP) 2012-2016 negotiated between Uganda and Belgium. The Belgian contribution is 6,000,000 €. The Specific Agreement will be for a duration of 42 months. The duration of the actual implementation phase is set at 30 months. This SPHU will, through a programme approach, integrate the current interventions of the bilateral Belgian Cooperation in the health sector (ICB II and PNFP) and consolidate them. This will be done in view of supporting the scaling up the Result Based Financing (RBF) experience in the Rwenzori and West-Nile regions towards a sustainable national RBF strategy, rolled out in other regions of the country, under Ministry of Health (MoH) leadership and in collaboration with other Development Partners supporting RBF. This experience will also feed the longer-term reflection on strategic health financing and more specifically the development of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).   


Contribute to the expected results of the health Programme in Uganda by executing activities with stakeholders, ensure continuous quality improvement and ensure knowledge building and knowledge management of the Programme/intervention.

Main Responsibilities

  • As Expert: Contribute to the implementation of the health Programme by providing inputs for planning, execution, coordination, follow-up and monitoring, evaluation and capitalisation of activities in order to ensure that the results of the Programme (outputs – outcomes) are achieved within the set execution deadline.
  • As Advisor: Provide the authorities with all inputs required for the cooperation Programme in the field of health, in particular related to strategic health financing in order to promote a strategic cooperation Programme that is highly relevant, consistent and sustainable
  • As Facilitator:
  • Organise knowledge building and knowledge management in the field of public health/strategic financing in order to create an inclusive, informed climate of trust within the Programme
  • Capacity development of partner entities (selected health facilities, districts, regions, Planning Department MoH – RBF Unit) in order to contribute to the improvement of their organisation, processes and systems and of their staff’s competencies.


Qualifications and required experience

  • Master’s Diploma in Medicine with a complementary master’s degree in Public Health and/or Health Economy or a
  • Master’s Diploma in Economy with a complementary master’s degree in Public Health (and eventually Health Economy)
  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in the sector or thematic domain
  • At least 3 years of relevant international experience in development cooperation
  • Experience in institutional support and work at a ministry’s level.
  • Previous experience of coordination and leadership in a similar context
  • Experience with RBF or strategic financing
  • Experience with health insurance is an asset
  • Proven experience with drawing up policy papers, strategies, evidence-based papers
  • Proven experience with giving presentations at seminars and international conferences
  • Experience in dealing with crosscutting issues (gender, SRHR, HIV, Human rights) is an asset
  • Experience in action-research and capitalisation exercises is an asset
  • Knowledge on complexity concepts and management in complex environments is an asset
  • Experience in the country of assignment is an asset 

Required technical competences

  • Familiar with results-based management
  • Technology-savvy
  • Knowledgeable about change theories
  • Knowledgeable about health system approaches
  • Expert in knowledge management and knowledge building
  • Expert in writing evidence-based papers (and eventually writing of scientific articles)
  • Expert in capacity development.

Required personal competences

  • Analytical skills
  • Leadership and coaching skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills (negotiation, moderation, representation, presentation of results)
  • Very good oral and writing skills in English


Please apply no later than October 15th 2017 through our website:

If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at +32 (0)2/505 18 65.


Closing date: 
15th October 2017