Belgian Development Agency Job Opportunity In Uganda

Job Title: Health Sector Budget Support Advisor

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Closing Date: Wednesday, 06 July 2011

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

Health Sector Budget Support Advisor - Uganda

Ref.: UGA/09/022

Location: Uganda, Kampala Duration of the contract: 2 years Probable starting date: as soon as possible Monthly salary package: between 5.299,56 euro and 7.500,22 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.


Belgium has supported the Health Sector of Uganda with 18 million euros of sector budget support over the past 5 years and is a historical donor in the sector. It has contributed to the financing of the implementation of the HSSP II. The Belgian Development Cooperation is committed to a sector wide approach (SWAp) to health development and is, together with other actors, therefore advocating for co-ordination and partnership with all stakeholders involved in health sector.

Uganda approved during the 2010 Joint Review Mission the "Health Sector Strategic& Investment Plan 2010/11-2014/15" (HSSIP) and a new MoU, called Country Compact under the IHP+, was signed. Belgium has decided to engage further budget support to the health sector through HSSIP during the next two years with a possible additional contribution of 10 million euros.

Within this context, the Belgian Development Agency (BTC), responsible for monitoring of this support, will recruit a "Health Sector Budget Support Advisor". Informing and working together with the Attaché for International Cooperation at the Belgian Embassy, who has the political responsibility of the Belgian support, he/she will provide input to the ongoing health policy and technical dialogue with the Government of Uganda. In coordination and liaison with the Health Development Partners (HDP) Group, the advisor will provide technical input to the health SWAp, HSSIP and the government's reforms to be undertaken in the health sector.


The Health Sector Budget Support Advisor will fulfil two main objectives: · The expert will be in charge of the disbursement report that advises on the release of budget support installments. · The expert will, in straight coordination with the Attaché and the HDP Group, monitor and follow up on Uganda's health sector and contribute to advancing the health reform and HSSIP through policy dialogue. The expert will report on this monitoring.

Function: · Report to the Attaché, BTC and the Budget Support Working Group with regards to HSSIP implementation and policy dialogue in the health sector, as provided in the Vademecum for Budget Support. · Provide technical and policy advice to the Attaché with regards to his/her positioning on health policy issues through regular meetings and brief notes. Assist and advise the Attaché in the Health Policy Advisory Committee (HPAC), HDP and other relevant meetings. · Report about the opportunity of disbursement of the different Belgian instalments. The advisor will systematically check whether the conditions for disbursement, as defined in the Specific Agreement, are met. She/he will then formulate a clear advice to the Attaché in this respect. · Support capitalization in order to feed into future Belgian interventions through documenting the implementation process and sharing experience; exchanging expertise and programme results with other BTC interventions and Belgian actors involved in the health sector and / or in budget support modalities. · Participate for the health sector in the meetings of the Joint Budget Support Framework (JBSF) Task Force if she/he gets the mandate of the HDP Group. · Participate actively in the processes on the development and the realization of the Indicative Cooperation Programmes (ICP) in Uganda. · Do sufficient field missions to test the policy dialogue issues to the reality in the field. Field missions will be aligned as much as possible to Ministry of Health (MoH) and HDP Group initiatives or the BTC-Capacity Building Project in MoH. · Seek an active interaction with stakeholders in MoH and document the Belgian portfolio approach in the sector.

In regards to the Health Development Partner Group:

· Ensure follow-up and analysis of HSSIP implementation. · Actively participate in the technical working groups responsible for the programme follow-up with a focus on budget analysis and public finance management within the health sector, including the analysis of the Office of the Auditor General's reports for the health sector. · Monitor identified risk factors (see technical note) and constructively collaborate with the partner authorities within the policy dialogue to implement mitigation actions. · Participate in the organisation and preparation of the annual sector reviews and related field missions. · Actively support donor coordination towards an active partnership approach to programme follow-up and policy dialogue with the Ugandan authorities, by providing support to the Attaché and the chair of the Health Development Partners group. · Establish, maintain and develop good working relations with the Government ministries (Ministry of Health, Ministry of Local Government, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Office of the Prime Minister, etc.), relevant institutions and all partners involved in HSSIP. · Develop, maintain and share an in-depth knowledge and understanding of HSSIP and the health sector, including through networking with local actors (e.g. Civil Society Organisations). · Ensure the timely provision of input on the performance of the health sector to the taskforce of the Joint Budget Support Framework. Advocate and work proactively with all stakeholders in the planning, the implementation and the monitoring of all health sector related issues of JBSF.

Regulatory framework

The follow-up of the Belgian contribution to the BS programme will be done according to the principles and tasks set out in following official documents: · Vademecum for Budget Support; · Specific Agreement on the contribution between Belgium and Uganda; · Implementation Agreement between DGD and BTC; · Country Compact signed by the Health Development Partners and the Government of Uganda (MoH); · The follow-up will be aligned as much as possible to the JBSF-framework.


Qualifications: · Post graduate degree in Public Health at university level, i.e. health economics & public finance management / health policy / public sector management.

Experience: · Knowledge and experience of Public Finance Management; · At least 5 years of proven experience working with health sector reforms, budget support and donor coordination in low-income countries, preferably in Anglophone Africa; · Experience with working in Monitoring and Evaluation methods is an asset; · Cooperative and networking attitude and experience of working in multi-disciplinary team settings; · Extensive professional experience in a multicultural context.

Other: · A high degree of questioning business as usual, drive, self-motivation and ability to work independently with minimum supervision; · Negotiation and diplomatic skills; · Analytical skills and critical attitude; · English proficiency.


Please apply not later than July 6th 2011, through our web site Use our Standard CV and a letter of motivation to apply. You can find the model of our Standard CV on the page Jobs of our website. If you have any additional question, don't hesitate to contact us at 02/505 18 65.

UNDP: Radio Operator Job Vacancy (Ugandan nationals only), Kampala, Uganda

Job Title: Radio Operator

Closing Date: Sunday, 03 July 2011


Under the guidance and supervision of the Security Advisor, the Radio Operator will be responsible for assisting the Security Advisor in Uganda in the execution of his security responsibilities at the assigned duty station.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure appropriate security telecommunications support to all UN staff and provide support to critical inter-agency telecommunication hubs.
Ensure proper communication procedures on VHF/HF communications on the net.
Track movement of vehicles in the field through well defined procedures.
Monitor the HF/VHF radios during security incidents for incoming security calls as the need arises.
Transmit and receive security related information in to/from all concerned and participate in staff emergency/medical evacuation.
Maintain records and report any technical problems immediately to the Telecoms/ICT Staff for prompt and on the spot troubleshooting.
Provide feedback to the Telecommunications technicians on potential improvements in HF/VHF voice systems.
Answer and record incoming telephone calls during office and non-working hours.


Both good spoken and written English exhibited
Self motivated and reliable
Computer literacy
Good radio telecommunication SAT phones and inter personal skills with a vast experience.

Required Skills and Experience


Secondary education both O and A levels


Minimum 4 years in in telex, facsimile and radio operations as well as certificate in Radio Communications. Familiarity with the operations and services such as PABX, radio, satellite, will be an added advantage.


Fluency in written and spoken English.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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