Performance Based Financing (PBF) Program Manager


Beschrijving van de vacature


Cordaid believes in a world without poverty and exclusion. We strive for just and sustainable societies where every person counts. We stand for knowledge and talent sharing between North and South, between farmers and businesses, between activists and policymakers. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion divide societies, we connect people and communities. We stand for professionalism, expertise and solidarity across borders. We aim at maximizing our social impact and contributing to systemic change. We operate where natural disasters strike, where conflicts tear up communities and where lack of opportunities and service delivery keep families in extreme poverty.

Cordaid is one of the leading CSO’s in the Netherlands, working in fragile contexts on Health, Resilience, Economic Opportunities, Humanitarian Aid and Security & Justice. Apart from our work abroad we also contribute to new forms of job creation and social innovation in The Netherlands.  


Cordaid is a member of the international Catholic networks Caritas and CIDSE and we are active in worldwide civil society networks. We work in around 30 countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia.


For the Cordaid Country office in Ethiopia, Cordaid is looking for a Performance Based Financing (PBF) Program Manager


Cordaid has long been a pioneer in the implementation of Performance Based Financing (PBF) in the health sector. Since 2015, we have been running a PBF showcase project in the Borana Zone in Oromia Region (Ethiopia), in close collaboration with the Oromia Regional Health Bureau (ORHB) and the Borana Zonal Health Department (BHZD). More information about this project can be found online on Building on the success of this project, we were invited by the Netherlands Embassy to develop a proposal for a second Ethiopian PBF project, targeting a substantial part of the Jimma Zone in Oromia Region, for a duration of four years. This project aims at improved health service delivery in participating districts (through independent monthly quantity and quality verification of the facilities), as well as improved governance of health service delivery, and an enhanced health information system. Cordaid likes to invite high level and senior professionals to apply for the position of PBF Program Manager.


Position and Responsibility
The PBF Program Manager will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the PBF project in Jimma Zone (to be set up), as well as for the existing project in the Borana Zone. S/he will be responsible for realizing the objectives as formulated in the Technical Proposal and budget approved by the Netherlands Embassy. S/he will report directly to the Cordaid Country Director in Ethiopia.


Specific Tasks and Objectives




Specifics of station

This is an accompanied posting based in Addis Ababa, with regular travel to the operational areas in Jimma and Borana Zones.


Contract information

The contract period will initially be for one year starting as soon as possible, with the intention to extend to up to the maximum project running period of four years. We offer a competitive, fair and comprehensive salary and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors. A Cordaid contract which includes R&R, a comprehensive insurance cover, social security and pension contribution, a holiday allowance and a 13th month and hardship allowance.


Further information and how to apply

Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references, should be addressed to Akinyi Walender, Country Director Cordaid Ethiopia before May 8th 2019.


An integrity screening will be part of the application procedure.


Please note that we accept applications through our website only: