Senior Planner Macro Economic Planning – National Planning Authority (NPA)

Organisation: National Planning Authority (NPA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head Macro Economic Planning
Job Reference: NPA/ADV/02/2015 (7)
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 Macro Economic Planning
will provide specialist advice on the national planning and implementation
process based on economic theory, data and information relating to national
economic, social indicators and issues. The Officer shall provide a wide range
of reports on Macroeconomic developments in the economy.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible
    for ensuring collection of relevant macroeconomic indicators/database, for
    the real, fiscal, monetary and external sectors
  • Ensuring
    maintenance of a statistical database to support macroeconomic modelling
    analysis and forecasting.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Actively
    monitor and report on periodic trends and forecasts of major National Development
    issues and assess their potential impact on Uganda’s economy.
  • 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.
  • Work
    closely with the immediate supervisor support the Department responsible
    for the production of National Development Reports (NDRs)
  • 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.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a Masters’ degree in Development Planning
    and Management; Economic Policy and Planning; Development Economics; or
    closely related discipline from a recognized University. Possession of a
    Ph.D and other relevant post graduate qualifications will be considered as
    an added advantage.
  • At
    least three years’ experience in the areas of policy formulation and
    development, development planning; programme implementation; as well as
    monitoring and evaluation in a reputable development – oriented
    institution / organization or Government Institution.
  • Working
    knowledge of the Central Government operations, policy formulation and the
    SWAP process in Uganda
  • Past
    exposure and experience in economic modeling and economic trends is a
    requirement
  • Excellent
    Command of both spoken and written English.
  • Excellent
    analytical skills
  • Excellent
    Communication skills
  • Good
    interpersonal skills.
  • Good
    report writing skills
  • Working
    knowledge and use of econometric /analytical soft wares.
  • Possess
    the ability to work under tight deadlines
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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