National Planning Authority Senior Planner Food Processing Jobs in Uganda

National Planning Authority Senior Planner Food Processing Jobs in Uganda

Main Function

  • To organize and inform the strategic growth and development of the Food Processing industry in the country and ensure its integration in the national development process

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Study the food and Food Processing industry and suggest measures to ensure its proper organisation, management and coordination;

  • Conduct research on Food Processing and inform the development of the industry in

  • Identify areas of intervention by the government for the development of the
    industry to contribute to national development;

  • Study existing policies, regulations and guidelines that govern the Food Processing
    industry, identify gaps and make recommendations for necessary intervention

  • Participate in the development of food and related standards to ensure the production of
    good quality products;

  • Identify challenges associated with the industry and suggest appropriate recommendations to address the same;

  • Provide technical guidance to the different stakeholders operating in the different area
    of food and Food Processing in order to develop the industry;

  • Establish latest technological developments in the field of Food Processing and advise on how to integrate these in the industry in the country;

  • Participate in preparation of work plans and budgets, as well as the preparation of the
    Authority’s Annual Report and Policy Statement; Identify and develop topical
    papers for presentation to the Presidential Economic Council (PEC), publications and other fora;

  • Review and harmonise sector policies, strategies and implementation plans;

  • Perform any other duties as and when directed by the relevant authority

    Person Specifications/ Qualifications

  • Hons first degree in Food Science and Technology, Food and Nutrition or closely related field from a recognised university.

  • A Masters’ Degree in Food Science, Food Processing or a closely related discipline from a recognized University;

  • Post graduate training
    in Food Processing and/or planning for the development of the Food Processing industry a closely related discipline will be desirable;

    Experience and Knowledge

  • Worked for at least 8 years in Food Processing industry and at least 4 years of which must be at Senior level in a reputable institution/ organization,

  • Must have a thorough working knowledge of public sector management, Policy development and other areas;

  • Must have a good understanding of the Food Processing industry at both the national and International levels.

    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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