Planner Health and Nutrition Job Opportunities – National Planning Authority (NPA)

Job Title:          Planner Health and Nutrition
Organisation: National
Planning Authority (NPA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Ref No: NPA/ADV/03/2017
Reports to: Senior Planner
Health and Nutrition
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
Health and Nutrition will be tasked with health and nutrition development
planning, policy analysis and project appraisal.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
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Collects,
analyses, maintains and interprets data on health and nutrition plans and
programmes;
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Analyzes
health and nutrition systems and policies and identifies problems and potential
solutions;
·        
Supports
the strategic development and implementation of health and nutrition
development plans and strategies;
·        
Facilitates
national health and nutrition assessments;
·        
Provides
technical advice to sector MDAs on planning for health and nutrition;
·        
Undertakes
research and development of new approaches to health and nutrition
planning and programming;
·        
Offer guidance
to Sectors, MDA and Local Governments to integrate SDGs and cross-cutting
issues in plans and programmes;
·        
Coordinates
regular fora on health and nutrition planning issues and promotes
participation and information sharing;
·        
Develops
and promotes interactive tools for communication of health and nutrition
information;
·        
Monitors
and evaluates the trends in health and nutrition and the factors that could
affect national development;
·        
Forecasts
the economic situation related to health and nutrition using various techniques
and provides technical advice on issues that impact on planning for the
population;
·        
Participates
in internal and external health and nutrition partnerships;



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the National Planning
Authority (NPA) Planner Health and Nutrition job opportunity should hold a Masters’ Degree in Public Health, Health
Economics, Health Policy and planning, or close but relevant field.
·        
Plus a Honors Bachelor’s degree in Social Work
and Social Administration, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Psychology,
Public Health, Bachelor of Medicine or any other relevant qualification
(Holders of a 2nd Class upper will be at an added advantage
·        
A minimum of three years’ experience in a large
reputable organization working on issues relating to health, health planning
and nutrition; experience of research in the social sector and working with
local communities in Uganda will be an advantage.
·        
Knowledge
in human rights and specifically relating to the right to health and
nutrition; 
·        
Industrious
and self-driven
·        
Ready
to work long hours
·        
Track
record of high Integrity
·        
Computer
literacy
·        
Strong
interpersonal and communication skills
·        
Must
be result oriented
·        
Strong
team player with leadership 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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