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
    National Vision
  • .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
    Executive Director
  • 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
    recognized University
  • 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
  • A PhD,
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Public
    Administration, Management or any of the
    relevant fields.
  • Understanding and experience in Public Sector Management, and management of government
    financial systems, as well as procurement, and
    asset management,

    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,
    P.O.BOX 21434
    Kampala Uganda;

    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
  • 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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