Director, NUYDC Job Placement – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Job Title:    Director, NUYDC
Organization: Office
of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Duty Station: 
Gulu, Uganda
Reports to:
Permanent Secretary
Reference Number: NU/001/2019
About US:
The Office of the
Prime Minister (OPM) is the Leader of Government Business in Parliament and
responsible for the coordination and implementation of Government Policies
across Ministries, Departments and other Public Institutions.
Job Summary:  The Director of NUYDC has the overall
responsibility for delivery of programmes, results and accountability for the
use of programme resources.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Leads and delivers against the strategic vision for the youth
    programme across Greater Northern Uganda.
  • Timely contracting and effective management of partners and ensuring
    financial accountability for the use of programme resources.
  • Oversees delivery of the Centre’s training programmes implemented
    through its residential training centre in Gulu and network of training
    partners across the Greater North.
  • Fosters links with the business community in Northern Uganda to
    ensure that NUYDC’s programmes are relevant to the needs of the private
    sector, and to create job placement opportunities for NUYDC’s students.
  • Ensures regular monitoring of programme outputs and making sure that
    the programme delivers on set annual targets, including gender targets for
  • Draws up annual work plans and procurement plans for approval by the
    Office of the Prime Minister.
  • Accounts for utilisation of programme resources and overseeing the
    programme’s procurement functions in line with the procedures of the
    Government of Uganda.
  • Oversees the programme’s procurement function, in line with
    provisions of the Public Procurement and Disposal act (PPDA).
  • Provides regular reports on programme activities, results and
    resources utilization to the Office of the Prime Minster.
  • Identifies emerging challenges in programme implementation which
    could impact on the attainment of its targeted results, and proposing
    remedial measures for consideration by the Office of the Prime Minister
    and PCDP Steering Committee.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The applicants
should have:-
  • An Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Business Administration, Public
    Administration, Commerce, Public Administration & Management,
    Economics, Social Sciences or related field from a recognized University/
  • A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Management or a
    related field from a recognized University/Institution.
  • Understanding financial management of institutions and Government of
    Uganda accountability and procurement procedures.
  • Qualification in Vocational Education shall be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 6 (six) years relevant experience in senior management
    in public institutions or private sector.
  • Proven leadership and communication skills
  • Skills in results based management, including planning,
    implementation and monitoring of strategic and operational plans.
  • Knowledge in managing a complex network of service providers.
  • Knowledge in procurement, including familiarity with the provisions
    of the PPDA Act.
  • Knowledge in accountability for use of public resources, including
    familiarity with financial management procedures of the Government of Uganda.
  • Familiarity with Uganda’s national examination and certification
    system for vocational training.
  • Understanding of private sector skills needs.
  • Familiarity with the Northern Uganda Conflict and its Educational
    and social impact on the youth of Northern Uganda.
  • Experience of managing Multi-Donor Funded projects.
  • Age: 35 years and
How to Apply:
Applications are
invited from qualified Ugandan Nationals to fill the under listed vacant
positions available at Arua Refugee Desk, Adjumani Refugee Desk, Hoima Refugee
Desk, Mbarara Refugee Desk and Kampala Refugees Department Head Office.
Handwritten application letters be addressed to the Permanent Secretary Office
of the Prime Minister, P.O. Box 341, Kampala. Uganda
All application
letters should include personal contact addresses e.g. phone contacts, e-mail
addresses, and a recent passport photograph of the applicant and indicate three
referees. The applicant should be a person of high moral character and
integrity, willing to work in remote rural settlements.
All applicants must
quote the Reference Number of the post advertised (Check top of the advert),
indicate the reference number on the top left hand side corner of the
application letter’s envelop, seal it and submit their application letters to
the Human Resource Office, Open Registry 3rd Floor, Office of the Prime
Deadline: 31st May 2019 by 5:00pm
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