Assistant Planning Manager/ Senior Economist Job Placement – National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB)

Organisation: National
Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Reports to: Finance &
Administration Manager
About US:
The National Animal Genetics Resources Centre and Data Bank,
(NAGRC&DB) is a body corporate under the Ministry of Agriculture Animal
Industry and Fisheries whose mandate is to take a leading role in establishing
a comprehensive National Animal Breeding Programme in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Assistant
Planning Manager/ Senior Economist will provide technical support and carry out
Economic Policy engagements review and monitoring progress of day-to-day
Economic activities of the institution.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
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Plans, directs, coordinates, monitors, and
evaluates Economic Policy activities of the organization
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Through a consultative process, lead strategic
planning process together with partners and stakeholders
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Provides leadership in the development and implementation
of overall monitoring and evaluation framework for NAGRC & DB
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Assist departments/Units in the development of
component-level plans, including ensuring coherence with NAGRC & DB
mission’s overall strategic direction and planning tools.
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Compiles and analyze data, develop Results-Based
Budget (RBB) framework, performance reports, and provide inputs as required for
audits, budget monitoring and performance reporting
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Send timely synthesis and dissemination of key
documents, strategies, policies, reviews, frameworks and reports, with lessons
learned.
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Coordinates the design and implementation of
NAGRC & DB development plans
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Takes part in the analysis of national and
sector development policies, plans and public expenditure programs
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Manage the evaluation processes including
liaising with external stakeholders and service providers.
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Creating terms of reference and evaluation
guidelines and ensuring that baseline studies are conducted for all projects
and that information is stored for future use
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Carry out data quality assessments, geared
towards improving programme quality and effectiveness
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Ensures provision of top quality advisory
services and facilitation of knowledge building and management in the area of
planning and budgeting
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Prepare reports for internal and external
audiences based on data from monitoring and evaluation processes.
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Discuss emerging issues from project progress
and evaluation reports, and coordinate the development and follow up of action
plans
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Coordinates the participation of departments/
Units in research and dissemination of findings related to planning and
budgeting
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Coordinates activities to bolster strategic
partnerships and networks.
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Carries out performance appraisal on staff
he/she supervises
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Perform any other duties assigned by the
Executive Director



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
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The applicant should preferably hold an Honors
Bachelors Degree in Economics, Statistics, Quantitative Economics or any other
related degree from a recognized University/Institution
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Possession of a Postgraduate training in project
planning and management, monitoring and evaluation, Economics, Statistics or
Quantitative Economics from a recognized University/Institution.
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A minimum of four years’ experience gained at
the level of an Economist/Planner in Government or equivalent level of
experience from a reputable organization.
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Thorough familiarity with principles and current
approaches to planning, monitoring and evaluation of development programs using
both quantitative and qualitative methods
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Expertise in data analysis using NVivo8, SPSS,
Epi Data, Atlas, etc.
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Age Limit: 25-55 years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated
CV, applications and testimonials (including 3 work references) addressed to:
The Executive Director
Attn: Human Resource/Administration,
National Animal Genetic Resources Centre & Data Bank,
P.O. Box 183 Nsamizi Road, Entebbe. Uganda
Deadline: 2nd November 2017
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