Fresher Economist Career Jobs – Ministry of Works and Transport

Job Title:       Economist
Organization: Ministry of
Works and Transport
Project Name: Standard Gauge
Railway Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head Planning
and Strategy
About US:
The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Works and Transport is
spearheading the development of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) network. The
SGR project is being implemented over five (5) years as a regional project with
Uganda’s partner states of Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan. The objective of
developing the SGR network is to provide a modern, fast, reliable, efficient,
and high capacity railway transport system as a seamless single railway
operation.
Job Summary: The Economist
will actively participate in planning, programming and implementation of all
SGR development activities
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Offer support in the formulation and
    review of SGR project plans and programs
  • Carry out monitoring and evaluating of SGR
    programs
  • Conduct operational social research
  • Assess the impact of SGR in respect of
    socio-economic development
  • The incumbent will collect and disseminate
    data for economic planning
  • Offer support in the preparation of
    recurrent and development budgets for the SGR
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned from time to time by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for this vacancy must
    hold a Bachelor’s (Hons) Degree in Economics and or Statistics from a
    recognized institution.
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience as
    an economist in Government or in a reputable organization.
  • Personal Competencies: economic
    analysis; team work; planning organising and coordination; effective
    communication; ethics and integrity; result orientation; computer literacy
    skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans should send written
applications with letters of recommendation from either the current or previous
employer(s) covering the last three consecutive years of employment, copies of
academic certificates & transcripts, previous and current appointment
letters, curriculum vitae, and a recent passport size colour photograph.
Applications should be addressed to:-
The Project Coordinator, Standard Gauge Railway Project,
P. O. Box 27756, Kampala. Uganda
Applications should be delivered to the …New Vision Offices…
Note:
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be
    contacted and Canvassing or lobbying by applicants will lead to
    disqualification.
  • Candidates who present forged
    documents/testimonials will be arrested and prosecuted.
  • Envelopes containing applications should
    be clearly marked with both the position applied for and duty station.
Deadline: 28th September 2016

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