Senior Macroeconomist (1 position) – NATIONAL PLANNING AUTHORITY

Job
Description
Reports to:
     Head, MacroEconomics
Major 
Function:
 
This is a middle
managerial position in the Authority. The Officer will be responsible for
providing a wide range of reports on Macroeconomic developments in the economy.
 Specific
Duties and Responsibilities
 
The Senior Officer will
be responsible for:
  1. Ensuring  collection of
    relevant macroeconomic indicators/database, for the real, fiscal, monetary
    and external sectors
  2. Ensuring maintenance of a
    statistical database to support macroeconomic modelling analysis and
    forecasting.
  3. Periodically studying historical
    trends for the whole economy as well as analyzing the macroeconomic
    developments (for example, inflation, domestic demand, exchange rate,
    unemployment, public expenditure and other related  policy variables)
  4. Using quantitative techniques in
    formulating and estimating economic models that help to explain economic
    relationships/inter-linkages and can be used for forecasting future
    trends.
  5. Monitor and report on periodic
    trends and forecasts of major National Development issues and assess their
    potential impact on Uganda’s economy.
  6. Regularly monitor the performance
    of the private sector and how it responds to major Government
    interventions particularly those that are intended to improve the overall
    business operating environment.
  7. Liase with other departments in
    National planning Authority in Producing National Development Reports
    (NDR).
     
  8. Liaise
    with Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Office of the
    Prime Minister, Uganda Bureau of Statistics, Bank of Uganda and policy research
    institutions like the Economic Policy Research Centre on matters concerning the
    measurement and monitoring of major economic and socio indicators of the
    economy.
Key
Result Areas (KRAs
  1. Produce relevant macroeconomic
    indicators on real, fiscal, monetary and external sectors.
  2. Produce quarterly and half yearly
    reports on the national trends and forecasts of major development issues.
3.     
Analyze
the economy and come up with strategies for improving the investment/business
environment for the private sector.
  1. Prepare MacroEconomic performance
    Chapter in the Annual National Development Report(NDR)
Person
Specifications/Qualifications
The applicant must
have the following:
  1. Holder of a Honors Degree in
    Economics or  Quantitative Economics   or a closely related
    field from a recognized University
  2. A Masters Degree in Economics or
    Economic Policy and Planning or a closely related discipline from a
    recognized University.
  3. Good knowledge of economic modeling
    techniques and use of econometrics packages/soft ware is essential.
  4. Working experience of 5 years as
    an Economist with emphasis on macroeconomic issues with at least 3years at
    senior level in a reputable institution / organization.
Additional Skills and
Other Requirements
  • Excellent Command of both spoken
    and written English.
  • Analytical skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  •  Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good report writing skills
  • Knowledge and use of econometric
    /analytical soft wares e.g STATA, Eviews, SPSS etc
  • Ability to work under tight
    deadlines

How to Apply
Remuneration to all the above positions will
be attractive and commensurate with the responsibilities attached to them.

Submission of
Applications
Applicants should send their application letter including an up to date
curriculum Vitae, certified copies of all academic and professional
qualifications and names and contacts of three referees one of which must be a
professional and another from your current or previous work place and their
complete addresses (postal, telephone, fax and e-mail)

Deadline for
submission
All applications must be in sealed envelope clearly indicating the NPA address
and position applied for on the top right hand corner not later than 5:00p.m
17th/02/2012 and should be hand delivered or posted to the address below. For
re-advertised job applicants need not apply. Only shortlisted applicants will
be contacted. Please note that any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Late applications will not be accepted.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
NATIONAL PLANNING AUTHORITY
15B CLEMENT HILL ROAD
P.O BOX 21434
KAMPALA

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