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,
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:  
Plans, directs, coordinates, monitors, and
evaluates Economic Policy activities of the organization
Through a consultative process, lead strategic
planning process together with partners and stakeholders
Provides leadership in the development and implementation
of overall monitoring and evaluation framework for NAGRC & DB
Assist departments/Units in the development of
component-level plans, including ensuring coherence with NAGRC & DB
mission’s overall strategic direction and planning tools.
Compiles and analyze data, develop Results-Based
Budget (RBB) framework, performance reports, and provide inputs as required for
audits, budget monitoring and performance reporting
Send timely synthesis and dissemination of key
documents, strategies, policies, reviews, frameworks and reports, with lessons
Coordinates the design and implementation of
NAGRC & DB development plans
Takes part in the analysis of national and
sector development policies, plans and public expenditure programs
Manage the evaluation processes including
liaising with external stakeholders and service providers.
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
Carry out data quality assessments, geared
towards improving programme quality and effectiveness
Ensures provision of top quality advisory
services and facilitation of knowledge building and management in the area of
planning and budgeting
Prepare reports for internal and external
audiences based on data from monitoring and evaluation processes.
Discuss emerging issues from project progress
and evaluation reports, and coordinate the development and follow up of action
Coordinates the participation of departments/
Units in research and dissemination of findings related to planning and
Coordinates activities to bolster strategic
partnerships and networks.
Carries out performance appraisal on staff
he/she supervises
Perform any other duties assigned by the
Executive Director

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold an Honors
Bachelors Degree in Economics, Statistics, Quantitative Economics or any other
related degree from a recognized University/Institution
Possession of a Postgraduate training in project
planning and management, monitoring and evaluation, Economics, Statistics or
Quantitative Economics from a recognized University/Institution.
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.
Thorough familiarity with principles and current
approaches to planning, monitoring and evaluation of development programs using
both quantitative and qualitative methods
Expertise in data analysis using NVivo8, SPSS,
Epi Data, Atlas, etc.
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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