Senior Planner Chemical Industry Job Opportunity – National Planning Authority (NPA)

Job Title:          Senior Planner Chemical Industry
Organisation: National
Planning Authority (NPA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Ref No: NPA/ADV/03/2017
Reports to: Manager
Infrastructure, Industry and Physical Planning
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 Senior
Planner Chemical Industry will foster strategic planning and guidance in the
integration of the chemical industry into the development planning process
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
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Advise
government on how to develop the chemical industry, as well as appropriate
technology and human resources for the industry.
·        
Identify
challenges in the chemical industry and opportunities for industrial growth and
technological advancement and make necessary recommendations.
·        
Guide
government on environmental issues related to the chemical industry and
how to mitigate their effects.
·        
Collect
and maintain data and information on chemical industry to inform national and
sectoral plans, policies and strategies.
·        
Actively participate in the formulation of the national development plans,
sector development plans and LG plans in accordance with established
planning guidelines
·        
Provide
technical backstopping to MDAs.
·        
Review
sectoral policies and make appropriate recommendations to the department.
·        
Identify
and participate in preparation of topical papers for presentation to the
Presidential Economic Council (PEC), publications and other fora.
·        
Participate
in departmental meetings, preparation of work plans and budgets, as well as the
preparation of the Authority’s annual report and policy statement.
·        
Work
with relevant stakeholders to promote the development of the industry.
·        
Participate
in development of standards for the chemical industry and other relevant
institutions.
·        
Prepare
reports and feasibility studies.
·        
Perform
any other duties as and when directed by the relevant authority



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the National Planning
Authority (NPA) Senior Planner Chemical Industry job opportunity should hold a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering,
Bio-Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry or a closely related discipline from a
recognised University;
·        
In
addition, applicants with a Master’s degree in another field but with an
honours bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Bio-Chemistry, Industrial
Chemistry or a closely related discipline from a recognised University will be
considered
·        
A minimum of seven years of experience in the chemical industry; basic
chemical (polymers, petrochemicals, basic inorganics), specialty chemicals (for
crops and animals, colorants, paints, ink) or consumer chemicals (detergents,
soaps and other toiletries) or closely related area involving field work in a
reputable institution/ organization Other attributes:
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Ability
to analyze different scenarios and identify the best fallback position
·        
Can
forecast and integrate different views
·        
Demonstrated
ability to identify how organizational policies, processes and procedures
are likely to be affected by environmental changes
·        
Possession
of skills and knowledge in Management Information Systems Very high level of
professionalism and integrity
·        
Excellent,
communication, analytical and computing skills
·        
Age: Between 30- 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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