National Planning Authority Deputy Executive Director Jobs in Uganda
National Planning Authority Deputy Executive Director Jobs in Uganda
The National Planning Authority (NPA) was established by an Act of Parliament No.15 of 2002 in compliance with article 125 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda (1995). Accordingly, it is the principal statutory agency responsible for the management of national and decentralized development planning in Uganda.
The primary function of the Authority is to produce comprehensive and integrated development plans for the country elaborated in terms of the perspective Vision, Long and Medium-term Plans.
Through its external sourcing strategies and career offers, NPA Executive Authority is desirous of filling selected vacancies to strengthen its human resources capacity by recruiting dynamic and self-motivated professional individuals to complement its current staff in the effective and efficient
implementation of its mandate. The offer is open to interested professionals with the required qualifications, experience, competencies, skills and the right work attitude. A competitive and attractive remuneration package is attached to each position.
Directors, Coordinator African Peer
Review Mechanism and Partnerships, Manager
Human Resource and Admin , Sen Corporate Planner, Senior Legal Officer Senior Communications and Public Relations Officer, and Administrative Secretary
The position is both technical and administrative provides leadership and decisions in the areas of development planning, research, development performance, administration, human resource
management, corporate affairs and public relations.
The job holder is responsible for strategic leadership and management, the formulation, implementation, monitoring and review of the Authority’s strategic plan and day today technical leadership of NPA. Oversee the coordination, harmonization and
facilitation of development planning of sectors at Central and Local Levels. Directs timely
production of quality comprehensive national
development plans elaborated in terms of the
.Ensure evidence based planning systems,
including establishment of sound economy wide
macroeconomic frameworks and models;
Monitor performance of each programme area
and the effectiveness and impact of development
policies, plans, programs and performance of the economy, to ensure the achievement of strategic initiatives
Oversees the APRM function and activities of the National Governing Council.
Advisory and assistant roles
Assists the Accounting Officer in the maintenance of accounts of the Authority’s income and expenditure as required and
approved by the Accountant General and other relevant laws and legislations. The incumbent is in charge of interpretation and the custodian of the catalogue of laws, frameworks,
policies, regulations and guidelines followed by the Authority in executing its functions.
Assists the Accounting Officer in Developing and maintaining a sound financial management system based on
effective and up to-date financial regulations, and in compliance with NPA policies and procedures.
Advises the Chief Executive Officer effective budgetary control systems and enforces timely preparation of
financial reports for the Authority.
Ensure that internal and external audits are carried out and issues raised are addressed in a timely manner
(c)Administrative and managerial roles
Oversees, and guides the following functions under general management administration and corporate services programme:-
Guides, coordinates and monitors the human resource and administration function and activities thereunder of
Ensures development, application and updating of policies, regulations and frameworks
Oversees and directs the formulation, implementation and evaluation of the NPA corporate planning and
capacity building functions of NPA.
Responsible for the formulation, implementation and review of internal policies, regulations, manuals and guidelines of NPA
Ensures an updated institutional asset register and is the custodian of the NPA movable and fixed assets belonging to the Authority;
Coordinates Management Meetings, Joint
Board and Management Meetings and ensures
that Directorates, Departments and Units
conduct regular meetings.
Responsible for the General Management
Administration and Corporate Services,
including, Head Quarters, Communications and
Public Relations, legal, Human Resource and
Administration, Corporate Planning, Finance,
Accounts, Procurement and Internal Audit.
Specifically, the position holders is in charge of the formulation, implementation and review of the Authority’s Strategic Plan, Annual work Plans, Annual Budgets and Annual Reports.
Ensure a functional, effective and efficient systems including the Records Management Information Systems, Records Management Systems, communication systems, financial, procurement and audit systems
Oversee the management of transport, fuel,
catering, cleaning and other outsourced service
providers and suppliers giving regular reports to the Executive Director.
Maintenance of buildings, vehicles and
Perform any other duties as assigned by the
Manages performance of supervised staff
Hons first degree majoring in any of the following
fields: Development Planning, Macroeconomics,
Economics, Economic Policy and Planning,
Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Development
Economics or related relevant field from a
A Master’s degree majoring in any of the
following fields: Development Planning,
Macroeconomics, Economics, Economic Policy
and Planning, Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Development Economics or related relevant field from a recognized University
Experience and knowledge
Work experience of 10 of which at least (5) years at managerial or head of department level must be in the following key competence areas of; - development Planning, development performance, macro-economic
analysis, research and management at both National and District or Local Government levels.
Should have a good truck record including developing
and sustaining linkages, working with stakeholders, and liaising with government MDAs, Local Governments and development partners;
Experience in doing research and at least three Journal
publications in recognized or peer reviewed Journals
Experience of at least two (2) years in African Peer
Review Mechanism (APRM) at a technical level or
any other international engagement.
The following are considered as added
Post Graduate Diploma in Public
Administration, Management or any of the
Understanding and experience in Public Sector Management, and management of government
financial systems, as well as procurement, and
How to Apply
NB Canvassing or any attempt thereof will lead to immediate disqualification.
Applicants are to forward two sets of applications with detailed curriculum vitae, including phone and email contacts; photocopies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts addressed to:
The Executive Director,
National Planning Authority,
Planning – House Plot 17 Clement Hill Road.
The preferred method of applications’ is recorded delivery through the NPA Front Desk / Reception. However, candidates using post office should post early enough to avoid late deliveries and retrievals from post office beyond the closing date.
“NPA” is an equal opportunity employer and female applicants with the relevant experience and qualifications are encouraged to apply
for positions of their choice.
(c) Shortlisted candidates shall be notified through their email addresses and or phone contacts indicated in their applications or CVs.
Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted their authenticity and background checks conducted before considered for appointment into the Authority.
The successful candidates will be offered contracts in accordance with NPA guidelines.
Advertised positions not filled thereafter will remain open until when filled.
A detailed advert is accessible on NPA website under opportunities on www.npa.go.ug.
The closing date for receipt of applications at NPA (both: hand delivered, post office & courier) shall be Friday 8th November, 2019 at 16:55 hours.
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