The South Sudan Health Pooled Fund 2 (HPF) is a two year, multi donor initiative which commenced on 16th December 2016 and is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the European Union (EU), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the United Stated Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The purpose of the South Sudan Health Pooled Fund is to ensure service delivery and to support achievement across eight states of the three main objectives in South Sudan’s Health Sector Development Plan, which are:
1. Increase the utilisation and quality of health services, with emphasis on maternal and child health
2. Scale up health promotion and protection interventions so as to empower communities to take charge of their health
3. Strengthen institutional functioning, including governance and health system effectiveness, efficiency and equity.
The HPF supports delivery of essential primary health care and referral health services up to county hospital level, as well as health system strengthening at the national, state, county and facility/community levels. The HPF is supporting services in Eastern, Western and Central Equatoria, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, and Western Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, Unity and Lakes states.
To achieve this, Crown Agents and its partners will focus on four work streams:
A. Purpose of the job
One of the goals of the HPF is to practically improve the health sector Public Financial Management (PFM). This will improve health outcomes through better and more consistent health service provision due to sustainable PFM arrangements. The recruitment of these cadres is to further add on work that has already started in the roll-out of HRIS for health, splitting of health pay-roll into State and County, and implementation and reporting through SSEPS by Counties. This will also build on support of health sector participation in planning and budgeting processes at the State level and ssupport monthly CTMC process in eight HPF States.
The HPF has also support the roll-out of SMS attendance monitoring for health workers, based on SSSAMS system. These State PFM/HRIS will play an important role in achieving these initiatives by the end of 2015
The PFM specialist position will contribute to HPF management processes on behalf of the PFM stream. He/she will also coordinate efficient and safe operation of PFM Advisory team
1. Scope of Services
· Coordinate and backstop support to County implementation of the HRIS, SSEPS and Attendance Monitoring Systems, IP support to Counties, IP use of systems for management of IP-funded health workers
· Support Embedded PFM Adviser’s work with MoH, with analytical and reporting work
· As the PFM Stream Manager, coordinate his/her activities with those of the other HPF stream managers
· The expert will co-locate with government and support the development of government capacity through training and supportive supervision, to ultimately enable the channelling of donor money through public systems
· Develop/ update the necessary national level policies
· Attend relevant meetings and provide input on financial matters
· Provide technical advice to government counterparts on how to improve the development and implementation of budgets
· Contribute to the improvement of the government budgeting, public financial management, and transparency in public procurement; improve revenue performance, and public expenditure control.
· Contribute to the development of project annual work plans and advise on timely corrective actions for effective project delivery
2. Minimum requirement
· Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field such as economics, accounting or public finance
· A Minimum of 5 years’ experience advising on donor funded programmes
· Experience developing and delivering training
· Experience to build capacity at central level, including policies
· Knowledge of the South Sudan context or extensive experience working in fragile states
· Experience working with governments and civil society organisations in developing countries
· Able to thrive in a fast paced working environment with shifting priorities
· Excellent interpersonal skills including cross-cultural experience
· Successful implementation management in FCAS
· Practical PFM knowledge
FCAS social sectors experience