National Planning Authority (NPA) Careers – Technical Advisor (Board)

Organisation: National Planning Authority (NPA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director
Job Reference: NPA/ADV/02/2015 (4)
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
Technical Advisor (Board) will be providing technical guidance to the
Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and Authority Members
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Carrying
    out research on developmental priorities and gather specific information
    using available and any other means including electronic resources and or
    networking relations with internal and external key stakeholders
  • Participate
    in the preparation of the National Development Plans, Technical Papers,
    projects and concept papers
  • Actively
    participate in all Management meetings, Expanded Board Meetings, NPA Joint
    Board Technical Meetings, NPA Joint Board Staff meetings and any other
    fora as invited
  • Establish
    and actively maintain close links with Sectors, Ministries, Departments,
    Agencies, Local Governments and Government Departments and Study their
    periodical Reports for purposes of selective information gathering,
    analysis and utilization by the Board Members
  • Compile
    monthly, quarterly, annual and special reports on matters handled
  • Responsible
    for the circulation of agenda files, submitted reports and or Board Papers
    forwarded by the Executive Director to Executive Board Members
  • Work
    closely with the Chairperson, office of the Executive Director, Heads of
    Directorates and Departments on technical matters regarding the
    Authority’s business.
  • Regularly
    review and comment on technical papers and reports as assigned by the
    Members of the Executive Board and provide feedback for improvement.
  • Coordinate
    the preparation, drafting and proof reading Authority Members speeches and
    specific presentations
  • In
    charge of collecting specific data from the field as required by the Board
    Members
  • Coordinate
    the internal and external meetings schedules of the assigned offices.
  • Coordinate
    the activities of / between office of the NPA Chairperson and the Expanded
    Board in collaboration with other departments within the Authority, review
    high priority development issues and needs and make recommendations;
  • Serve
    as the Secretary to NPA’s Expanded Board
  • Prepare
    the operational work-plan and Budget associated with the offices for which
    the incumbent is responsible for approval by Management and incorporation
    into the overall NPA Budget
  • Perform
    any other duties as and when directed by the relevant authority.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a Master’s degree and first degree majoring in any
    of the following fields: Development Planning, Macroeconomics, Economics,
    Economic Policy and Planning, Statistics, Quantitative Economics,
    Development Economics, Public Administration or related relevant field
    from a reputable University
  • Past
    Management experience of at least ten (10) years, 5 of which at senior
    level in Government or Public Sector with clear evidence of a good
    management track record.
  • Possession
    of a PhD, Post Graduate Diploma or certificate in any of the relevant
    fields mentioned is an added advantage
  • Applicants
    will a good understanding of Governance, Public Sector Management and
    Public Relations issues will possess an added advantage too
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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