National Planning Authority Senior Planner Socio Economic Development Jobs in Uganda

National Planning Authority Senior Planner Socio Economic Development 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.

To produce and disseminate the socioeconomic
development thematic area reports, and
coordinate the integration of the APRM
Programme of Action (POA) activities as
contained in the thematic area into the National Development Plan.

The incumbent will also support the APRM
Governing Council with monitoring and
evaluation of the POA implementation.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare the thematic area components of the
    APRM Country Self-Assessment Reports,
    Country Review Reports and APRM
    National Programme of Action
  • Ensure implementation of Socio-Economic
    Development issues in the National
    Development Planning processes;
  • Ensure shared national indicators for SocioEconomic Development are in place for
    monitoring progress;
  • Work with the sector focal points and local
    government structures to ensure that the
    POA prioritized actions and indicators in the
    Socio- Economic Development thematic area
    are incorporated in the sector strategic plans,
    annual budgets and work plan
  • Review annual the sector budget framework
    papers to ensure that the POA prioritized
    actions on Socio-Economic Development are
    included.
  • Review the POA activities in this thematic
    area and align them with the National budget
    priorities
  • Track implementation of POA activities that
    are incorporated in the National
    Development plan
  • Prepare and produce Annual monitoring
    reports for the APRM Governing Council
  • Support advocacy and dissemination of the
    Country Review Report at national and subnational levels
  • Provide support and work closely with the
    National Governing Council, especially the
    relevant thematic area committee
  • Perform any other duties as and when
    directed by the relevant authority.

    Requirements

  • Hons first degree majoring in any of the following fields: Economics, Social Development, Social Sciences, Development Planning, Economic Policy and Planning, Development Economics, or a closely related discipline from a recognized
    University;
  • A Masters’ Degree in
    any of the following fields: Economics, Social Development, Social Sciences, Development Planning, Economic Policy and Planning, Development Economics, or a closely related discipline from a recognized University; Added advantage
  • PhD degree in a related field will be an added advantage.
  • At least 6 years working experience in socioeconomic development or in a similar position, and at least 4 years of which must be at Senior level in a reputable organization;
  • Must have a good working knowledge of public sector management, Policy development and other related areas;
  • Must have a good understanding of SocioEconomic Development at both national and
    International levels.
  • Evidence of developing and sustaining linkages, working with stakeholders, and liaising with government MDAs and development partner

    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.
    Note:

  • 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.

    For more information and job application details, see; National Planning Authority Senior Planner Socio Economic Development Jobs in Uganda

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