Planning Officer Job Careers – National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Job Title:     Planning Officer
Organisation: National
Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Coordinator
Policy and Planning
About US:
The National
Forestry Authority (NFA) is a Government agency established under the National
Forestry and Tree Planting Act, 2003 as a corporate body responsible for
sustainable development and management of Central Forest Reserves (CFRs) and
provision of technical support to stakeholders in the forest sub-sector.
Job Summary:  
The National
Forestry Authority (NFA) is a Government agency established under the National
Forestry and Tree Planting Act, 2003 as a corporate body responsible for
sustainable development and management of Central Forest Reserves (CFRs) and
provision of technical support to stakeholders in the forestry sub-sector.
NFA’s vision is “A sufficiently forested, ecologically stable and
economically prosperous Uganda’’, while its Mission is “To manage Central
Forest Reserves on a sustainable basis and to supply high quality
forestry-related products and services to Government, local communities and the
private sector”.
Job Summary:  The Planning Officer will mainly ensure a
timely preparation and submission of budget reports, quarterly performance
reports, and annual operating plans in the format that is acceptable to the
Authority.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Collect and analyse data relevant for planning and budgeting
    purposes.
  • Initiate the preparation and formulation of annual estimates of
    income and expenditure and operating plans in line with NFA’s strategic
    plan and the Public Financial Management Act 2015.
  • Participate in preparation and revision of planning and reporting
    guidelines.
  • Consult with department and unit heads and provide input for NFA’s
    long term plans.
  • Prepare budget analytical and performance reports for the vote and
    update the budget monitoring tool for all transaction undertaken.
  • Participate in formulation and review of Forest management plans for
    respective CFR’s.
  • Support monitoring and evaluation activities and prepare quarterly
    and annual budget performance reports.
  • Perform any other assignment as assigned by the supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the National Forestry Authority (NFA) Planning
    Officer job vacancy should hold an Honour’s Degree in Economics from a
    recognized institution.
  • Three years working experience obtained from a reputable
    organization doing the same role.
  • Budgeting for government programs or projects is an added advantage.
  • Planning and Coordination skills.   
  • Concern for quality, standard and accountability
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their application letters,
copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts and curriculum
vitae giving full details of applicants’ education, qualifications, experience
(with evidence), present salary and naming three referees, plus their postal,
email and telephone contacts to the address below;
Executive Director,
Plot 10/20 Spring
Road Nakawa
P.O. Box 70863,
Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 30th April 2019
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