Development worker (m/f/d) as health advisor for the introduction of the health voucher

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Job description

The project "Support to the health system and family planning for resilience in Cameroon" Pro-PASSaR, aims at improving the provision of good health services to the population, including internally displaced persons and the destitute, particularly sexual and reproductive health and rights services, as well as psychosocial support. Within this framework, the project has been working for many years with the Regional Funds for Health Promotion. The project supports the Cameroonian Ministry of Health in the introduction and implementation of Universal Health Coverage- UHC. The Regional Funds for Health Promotion-RFHP were tasked with introducing and implementing the Health Voucher for pregnant women to improve access to reproductive health services.

Your tasks

Advising and supporting the Regional Fund in the introduction and implementation of the Health Voucher (Cheque Santé), HIV user fees and other financing mechanisms that contribute to Universal Health Coverage in Cameroon

  • Expert advice and support to the Regional Fund in the integration of software to improve the management of Health Vouchers and HIV user fees
  • Technical support and advice to the Regional Fund in reporting on Health Voucher management, fees for HIV users and other funding mechanisms
  • Monitoring the Regional Fund at strategic level meetings in connection with the health voucher and in the context of the implementation of Universal Health Coverage in Cameroon and the Eastern Region
  • Ensuring communication between the Regional Fund for Health Promotion in the East and the technical advisor of the regional funds of Pro-PASSaR, as well as the technical advisor of the Health Voucher
  • Participation in internal Pro-PASSaR meetings

Your profile

  • University degree in Health Economics, Public Health, Sociology or other equivalent degree in Social Sciences
  • Sound experience in the institutional and organizational development of Social Health Protection mechanisms, in particular health insurance
  • Documented experience in planning, monitoring and evaluating health insurance systems
  • Knowledge of approaches to health financing in developing countries
  • Good writing, analysis and synthesis skills
  • Ability to work with multicultural and multidisciplinary teams
  • Good knowledge of digital applications
  • Fluent in French and German or English

Location information

We are happy to offer you a first impression of topics such as: Climate, shopping and supply facilities, school situation and health care in Cameroon.

  • Residence: Bertoua Capital of the Eastern Region, with easy access to the capital Yaoundé and Douala
  • Climate: tropical savanna climate
  • Health care: Basic health care is provided. Good medical care with specialists in Douala and Yaoundé
  • Utilities: good infrastructure, electricity and water network; Internet temporarily unstable
  • School situation and tuition fees: No secondary international schools in Bertoua

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GIZ's Development Service is looking forward to applications of candidates with a professional qualification and / or university degree and at least two years of professional experience. In addition you hold the German nationality or the nationality of a member state of the European Union.

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About us

The basis for service as a development worker is the Development Workers Act (EhfG) and a comprehensive package of benefits based on it. This includes, among other things, targeted professional and personal preparation. We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, globally active development institution. Your competencies are in demand in an interdisciplinary team on site.

GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees shall be valued - regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, social background, age or sexual orientation.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.


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