NPA Jobs – Head Production and Trade Planning Department at National Planning Authority

Organisation: National Planning Authority (NPA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director Development Planning
Job Reference: NPA/ADV/02/2015 (1)
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 Head Production and Trade Planning will be
responsible for coordinating and harmonizing development planning for the
production and trade sub-sectors (agriculture, trade, tourism, environment and
natural resources and cooperatives) .
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Serve
    as the head of the Department of Production and Trade in NPA, the officer
    will exercise all the administrative; professional; technical; and
    financial powers that are exercised by the heads of the department of the
    Authority,
  • Work
    closely with the relevant partners to ensure that Sector Development Plans
    (SDPs) for the sub-sectors of production and trade, policies and
    priorities complement and are consistent with the national development
    agendas as defined in Uganda Vision 2040 and the national development
    plans (NDPs)
  • Develop
    appropriate planning capacities and frameworks at both central and local
    government levels to address the fragmented planning and associated
    problems within the production and trade sub-sectors and to coordinate
    planning activities across such sectors so as to bring about efficient and
    cost-effective attainment of national development agendas/strategies.
  • Ensure
    the integration of sector development plans for production and trade
    sub-sectors into the National Development Plans (NDPs);
  • Act
    as a Technical Advisor to the Authority and Executive Director on all
    matters relating to the development planning function for the sub-sectors
    of production and trade (agriculture, environment and natural resources,
    tourism, trade and cooperatives);
  • Regularly
    analyze trends and issues in production and trade sub-sectors to inform
    policy;
  • Prepare
    policy briefs on issues relevant to production and trade sub- sectors for
    Board consideration;
  • Provide
    back stopping roles to the MDAs and Local Governments with regards to
    development planning for the sub-sectors of production and trade.;
  • Prepare
    departmental plans and budgets;
  • Prepare
    project proposals for resource mobilisation to undertake projects in the
    Department;
  • Responsible
    for the preparation of various activity reports for inclusion in the
    quarterly and annual reports of the Authority.
  • Actively
    participate in monitoring and evaluation of core programmes in the
    production and trade sub-sectors;
  • Build
    and maintains relations with MDAs, Local Governments, the private sector,
    academia and the civil society to enhance inter-Sectoral collaboration in
    production and trade development;
  • Build
    and maintains strong partnerships with international, regional, and
    academia that are directly involved in supporting production and trade
    development;
  • Represent
    the NPA in meetings; seminars and workshops in country, at regional and
    international levels;
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be directed from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    incumbent should hold a Masters’ degree in Agriculture economics,
    Development Economics, Economic Policy & Planning,, or a closely
    related discipline from a recognized university.
  • Possession
    of a Post graduate training in in any of the following areas: climate
    change, environment and natural resources; agriculture, trade and tourism
    development planning, or a closely related discipline from a recognized university/institution
    will be an added advantage.
  • At
    least ten years’ experience, of which five at Senior Management level in
    the field of development planning in any of the following areas:
    agriculture; environment and natural resources;, tourism;, trade; and,
    cooperatives in a reputable public organization / institution.
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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