Senior Planner Technology and Industry – National Planning Authority (NPA)

Organisation: National Planning Authority (NPA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head Infrastructure and Physical Planning
Job Reference: NPA/ADV/02/2015 (5)
About NPA:
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 NPA 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.
Job Summary: The Senior Planner Technology and Industry
will be responsible for strategic planning of Science, technology, engineering
and innovation; and industrial growth and development in the country
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
 
  • Guide
    on the strategies for appropriate industrial growth to raise the
    competitiveness of the manufactured products
  • Develop
    programs aimed at raising the level of industrial growth in the country
  • Advise
    on strategies to raise the level of STIE in the country and advise on
    measures to upgrade to international levels
  • In
    charge of assessing the global trends in technology and development and
    advise Government in plans and policies on how to improve the technological
    levels within the Country
  • Research
    and assess the innovation and incubation policies met to uplift SMEs to
    enable use of appropriate technologies
  • Develop
    STIE transfer programs to be implemented by various Government agencies
  • Works
    closely with and support the relevant MDAs in Policy and planning areas
  • Participate
    in the formulation of National Development Plans and Government policies
    for technological and industrial development.
  • Provide
    backstopping to MDAs in the formulation of Sector development plans in
    accordance with established Planning guidelines
  • Ensure
    the collection of data and information on technological and industrial set
    up to inform National planning, Sectoral plans, policies, strategies,
    including provision of technical advice and support to the Authority.
  • Analyze
    Sectoral policies and make appropriate recommendations and submit them to
    the Department Head in line with the established departmental guidelines.
  • Participate
    in preparation of topical papers for presentation to the Presidential
    Economic Council (PEC)
  • Carry
    out research on challenges and opportunities for industrial growth and
    technological development and make recommendations.
  • Compile
    statistics on technological and industrial establishments and their
    spatial distribution
  • Actively
    monitor the development of technology and industries including industrial
    parks to guide regional and national planning
  • Study
    proposed industrial plans and make inputs in line with EAC regional
    industrial strategy
  • Prepare
    Policy briefs on industry sub-sector.
  • Provide
    inputs and advice in the national Sectoral budgeting process in line with
    the NDP and Uganda Vision 2040
  • Participate
    in preparation of work plans and budgets, as well as the preparation of
    the Authority’s Annual Report and Policy Statement.
  • Work
    in consultation with relevant stakeholders like UMA, UIA, National Council
    for Science and Technology, USSIA to promote small scale industries
    establishment and growth and guide SMEs on acquisition of appropriate technologies
  • Works
    in liaison with other Sectoral heads incorporate value addition in the
    planning processes.
  • Perform
    any other duties as and when directed by the relevant authority
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:  
  • The
    applicant must hold a master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a
    closely related and relevant discipline from a recognized university. Possession
    of Postgraduate training in technological and industrial development,
    energy development or a closely related discipline will be desirable.
  • At
    least seven or more years’ experience in industrial and technological
    development, technological and industrial planning, infrastructure
    engineering, planning and development or closely related area involving
    field work in a reputable institution/ organization
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged
to send two sets of applications with detailed curriculum vitae clearly phone
and email contacts, photocopies of academic and professional certificates and
transcripts should be directed to: The Executive Director, National Planning
Authority, P.O. Box 21434 Kampala, Uganda; Planning – House Plot 17B Clement
Hill Road. The applicant should indicate the Ref No. of the post applied for in
the top hand right corner the application envelope. On delivery, the
applications shall be registered at the NPA Reception / Front desk.
Deadline: Thursday 30th April
2015 at 16:55 hours.

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