Planner Education Job Opportunities – National Planning Authority (NPA)

Job Title:          Planner Education
Organisation: National
Planning Authority (NPA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Ref No: NPA/ADV/03/2017
Reports to: Senior Planner
Education
About US:
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 Planner
Education will primarily ensure that Education and skills Development issues
both at national and decentralized levels are adequately identified, analysed
and addressed in national policies, national planning and monitoring and
evaluation frameworks.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Work
closely with the education sector to ensure integration of education and
skills development plans into National Planning frameworks, development plans
and policies.
·        
Offer
technical support to the formulation of educational plans, programmes and
projects in alignment to the national goals.
·        
Keenly
analyze education and skills development policy issues in the country to
identify gaps and generate evidence based and innovative potential solutions.
·        
Provide
the education sector with evidence-based advice on key education and skills
development issues and propose required reforms to make the sector competitive.
·        
Undertake
policy related research and innovation in education and skills development in
the country to inform policy, planning and implementation.
·        
Support
the development and implementation of education and skills development
strategies
·        
Work
closely with and provide technical guidance to relevant Sectors, MDAs and Local
Governments in developing sector development plans, programmes and projects.
·        
Evaluate
Sectoral and Local Government Plans, programmes and projects to ensure
alignment to the national development planning framework.
·        
Undertake
Manpower Planning activities



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the National Planning
Authority (NPA) Planner Education job opportunity should hold a Master’s Degree in any of the following
fields is a must: Economics, Statistics, Education Economics, Education
Planning, Skills and Livelihoods Development; from recognized Universities.
·        
Hons
Degree in Education and Economics or related but relevant qualifications.
·        
Post-Graduate
Diploma in any of the following fields: Project Planning &
Management; Education Planning; Quantitative Research Methods; Project
Development and Appraisal, Statistical Modelling, Manpower Planning, Strategic
Planning from recognized Training Institutions
·        
Additional
training in Development Planning and Management are of added advantage
·        
Experience:
·        
At
least five years of related work experience, three of which must have been
attained in the education and skills development sectors and at post graduate
level.
·        
Previous
experience in quantitative research
·        
Demonstrated
and substantive knowledge of education and skills development issues in a
reputable development-oriented institution/organization involving management of
cross-functional related activities Other attributes:
·        
High
level of integrity, independence, honesty, confidentiality, diligence and
reliability.
·        
Initiative
to define quality criteria / standards for the performance of own, or others
under his/her supervision.
·        
Confidence
and knowledge to act decisively in complex situations taking into account
public interests, relevant laws & regulations.
·        
Ability
to review organizational strategy
·        
Skills
in quantitative and qualitative research and manipulation of large datasets
using various statistical software
·        
Proven
proficiency in report reviews and writing, policy formulation, implementation,
analysis and evaluation in organizational, national or international settings.
·        
In-depth
understanding of project document formulation and evaluation
·        
In-depth
understanding of accountability in the public sector and donor funded projects.
·        
Excellent
analytical and communication skills
·        
Age: Between 25- 45 years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send two sets
of applications with detailed curriculum vitae clear 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.
Note:
·        
The preferred method of applications delivery is
physical delivery through the NPA Front Desk / Reception. However, postal
applications are also allowed provided they are received before the deadline
indicated below
·        
Shortlisted candidates shall be notified through
their email addresses and phone contacts indicated on the application or CV.
Deadline: Thursday 21st
December, 2017 by 16:55 hours.
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