National Planning Authority Senior Planner Public Sector Management - Jobs in Uganda

National Planning Authority Senior Planner Public Sector Management - Jobs in Uganda

Reports to: Manager Governance and Public
Sector Planning and Supervises the Planner
Public Sector Management

Preferred age limit: 30 - 55 years

Purpose of the Job:

To technically support the achievement of the NDP
and Uganda Vision objectives through effective
participation with other key stakeholders in designing working strategies, policies and implementation modalities that ensure a highly performing public sector that efficiently delivers public goods/ services and facilitates economic development through supporting public private initiatives through a conducive social and economic environment.

Specific roles and Responsibilities:

  • Technically inform the Public Sector
    Transformation Working Group and any other
    working groups of the assigned NDP Programme(s) as a means of facilitating them in the effective coordination of the Government machinery to achieve the NDP objectives.

  • Contribute to the designing of mechanisms that
    will promote a coordinated and harmonized policy planning, budgeting and Monitoring and
    Evaluation at National and Local Government Levels.

  • In collaboration with the Head Human Resource
    Planning contribute to the designing Country wide HRP and D strategies to attract and retain a
    highly skilled and professional public sector

  • Take initiative in development of MDA’s and
    LGs’ management operational structures and
    systems for efficient service delivery.

  • Prepare periodical performance reports to
    inform annual Public Sector Management Reports

  • Participate in the annual programme reviews

  • Study the existing MDA’s and LGs mandates to
    establish the drift and recommend appropriate

  • Come out with strategies to inform Government
    structuring and re-structuring and reorganization of the Public Sector to achieve and maintain operational responsiveness and flexibility thus enabling it to adapt quickly and effectively to changes in Government priorities.

  • Oversee the implementation of the Public Sector Transformation Programme and any other
    assigned NDP Programme (s)

  • Mobilize financial resources to undertake major projects in NPA

  • Assist the Head of Department in preparation of work plans, budgets and reports;

  • Supervise and appraise staff at officer level in the department.

  • Any other lawful duties assigned by supervisors

    Minimum qualifications

  • First degree majoring in any of the following fields: Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences – with a bias in economics, Statistics, Quantitative Economics, or related relevant field from a reputable University

  • A Master’s degree majoring in any of the
    following fields: Management Studies, Public Administration and Management, Business Administration and Management, Development Planning, Macroeconomics, Economics, Economic Policy and Planning, Statistics, Quantitative
    Economics, Development Economics, Project Planning and management or related relevant field from a reputable University

    Experience and Knowledge

  • Management experience of at least nine (6) years at Planner or related position in a Ministry, City, Local Government, Department or Agency.

  • Experience in developing and sustaining linkages, working with stakeholders, and liaising with government MDAs and development partners shall be relevant. Experience in Governance and Public Sector Management shall be considered.

  • Proven experience in developing concept notes, analytical knowledge products such as policy briefs, thematic papers
    and reports;

  • Excellent analytical, writing and oral skills in English;

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with teams from other departments and external stakeholders in delivering collective tasks.

    Application Procedure

  • 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.

  • The deadline of submission is Friday 7th October, 2022 (16.55hrs). Applications received after the closing date and time shall not be considered

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