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Programme Assistant

Reporting to : Voucher Management Expert
Duty Station : Bulawayo, Zimbabwe


The Government of Zimbabwe has received funding from the World Bank-Global Financing Facility to implement the Zimbabwe Health Sector Development Support Project (HSDSP) Additional Financing V. The objective of the programme is to sustain coverage and improve the quality of an integrated package of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAH-N) services, as well as strengthen COVID-19 response and institutional capacity to manage performance-based contracts consistent with the Recipients’ ongoing health initiatives. Cordaid is the Programme Implementing Entity.

The project will expand the Results-Based Financing (RBF) package of services to cover prioritized RMNCAH-N and other related services to respond to Zimbabwe’s burden of disease while also reconfiguring the RBF approach to appropriately respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to continuing to support institutionalization of the RBF programme in Zimbabwe, the project will support central hospitals and provincial hospitals through quality focused RBF; pilot extended supply side of community RBF through community-based health workers; scale up the pilot urban RBF to the remaining facilities in the two urban cities i.e. Harare and Bulawayo and undertake a feasibility assessment of introducing the health equity card. The project will also support the Government’s COVID emergency response and further strengthen institutional capacity through implementation of selected health financing reforms.

Purpose of the position

The Programme Assistant will support claims processing, referral analysis, capacity building of nurses, and community health workers, data verification, electronic document management, the payment processes for the Urban Voucher programme and will provide support for the compilation and preparation of the UV progress reports.

Reporting Structure and Supervision Responsibility

The UV programme assistant will directly report to the Voucher Management Expert and City of Bulawayo Health Services Director

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Voucher Management:

Document Management:


Selection Criteria

The UV programme assistant shall be selected based on the Individual Specialist selection method of the World Bank’s regulations. Main criteria for the selection will be relevant work experience and qualifications.

Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Duration of Service

The UV programme assistant will be contracted up to 31 December 2021 with possible contract renewal depending on performance and availability of Project funding.

Facilities to be Provided by Cordaid

Cordaid shall provide following facilities to the consultant during her/his tenure of services :

To apply

Qualified and experienced persons are encouraged to urgently apply and attach detailed CVs to: and copy

Deadline: 17 May 2021

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