National Planning Authority Deputy Executive Director Jobs in Uganda

National Planning Authority Deputy Executive Director Jobs in Uganda

Purpose of the Job

  • The position is both technical and administrative and 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.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities


  • 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 initiative

  • 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, in compliance with NPA policies and procedures.

  • Advises the Chief Executive Officer on 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

    Administrative and managerial roles

    Oversees, coordinates and guides the following functions under general management administration andcorporate services programme:

  • The human resource and administration function and activities thereunder of NPA.

  • Development, application and updating of policies, regulations and frameworks

  • The formulation, implementation and evaluation of the NPA corporate planning and
    capacity building functions of NPA.

  • 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.

  • The position holder will be responsible for 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

  • Manages performance of supervised staff

  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

    Minimum person Specifications/ Qualifications

  • 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

  • Must have a Post Graduate qualification in Public Administration, Management or any of the relevant fields.

    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 in developing and sustaining linkages, working with stakeholders, and liaising with government MDAs, Local Governments and development partners;

  • Experience in doing research and must have published at least three (3) articles in peer reviewed Journal(s). Evidence of the articles must be attached to the application.

  • Experience of at least two (2) years in African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)
    at a technical level or any other international engagement.

  • Demonstrate and experience in Public Sector Management, and management of government financial systems, as well as procurement, and asset management,

  • Possession of a Ph.D. will be considered an added advantage

    How to Apply

  • 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.

  • Applicants are to forward two sets of applications with detailed curriculum vitae, including phone and email contacts; photocopies of academic and professional certificates, transcripts and copy of National ID, addressed to: The Executive Director, National Planning Authority, P.O.BOX 21434 Kampala Uganda; Planning – House Plot 17A Clement Hill Road.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. “NPA” is an equal opportunity employer any form of canvassing or lobbying shall lead to disqualification

  • The successful candidates will be offered contracts in accordance with NPA guidelines.

  • Advertised positions not filled thereafter will remain open until when filled.

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