National Programme Officer (Research) Job Opportunities – National Population Council (NPC)

National Population Council (NPC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Senior Programme Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation)
About US:
National Population
Council (NPC) is a Government Agency established by an Act of Parliament in
2014 as a semi-autonomous institution under the Ministry of Finance, Planning
and Economic Development.  The National
Population Council transitioned from the Population Secretariat that was
established in 1988. It is mandated to formulate and review the National
Population Policy, promote the integration of population variables in
development planning at all levels with emphasis in harnessing the Demographic
Dividends (DD) and mobilize resources for implementation of the National
Population Policy and Programme.
Job Summary:    The National Programme Officer (Research)
will support the implementation and dissemination of  operational research in M & E.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support the identification of research issues and compilation of a
    research agenda;
  • Participate in Providing support supervision in M&E for
    population program  at national,
    sectorial and local government levels;
  • Collect, analyze and interpret the results from research/study
    conducted to inform policy formulation, planning and decision making
  • Assist in the update and maintenance of the population management
    information  system (POPMIS);
  • Carry out research on specific issues related to population and
  • Conduct M&E needs assessment for the population programs;
  • Plan and execute M&E field monitoring activities aimed at
    establishing performance levels.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an Honors Bachelor’s degree in Economics,
    Statistics, Demography, Population Studies, from a recognized Institution.
  • Masters in Economic, Demography, Population Studies, or statistics
    inclusive of formal training in Monitoring and Evaluation, project
    planning and management will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a similar or relevant position
    with reputable organization
  • Possess Monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Knowledge in project Planning and implementation
  • Able to carry out research and proposal writing
  • Understanding of macro-economic issues and how they relate to
    population and development policy.
  • Skills in advocacy
  • Ability to, write reports
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Self-driven and demonstrated ability to achieve results
  • Effective communication
  • Time Management
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in Teams
  • Ethical and high Integrity
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for others
  • Leadership Skills
How to Apply:
All applications
with detailed CV, copies of certificates transcripts and national identity card
should be addressed and hand delivered to;
The Director
National Population
Plot 9 Colville
Street, 2nd Floor, Statistics House,
P.O. Box 2666,
Kampala Uganda
Deadline: 30th January 2019 by 4:00pm
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