Deputy Executive Director – Job Career -National Planning Authority (NPA)

Job Title:      Deputy Executive Director
Organization: National
Planning Authority (NPA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director
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, it 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 Deputy Executive Director is both
technical and administrative provides leadership and decisions in the areas of
development planning, research, development performance, administration, human
resource management, corporate affairs and public relations. The job holder is
responsible for strategic leadership and management, the formulation,
implementation, monitoring and review of the Authority’s strategic plan and day
today technical leadership of NPA
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical
·        
Oversee
the coordination, harmonization and facilitation of development planning of
sectors at Central and Local Levels. Directs timely production of quality
comprehensive national development plans elaborated in terms of the National
Vision
·        
Ensure
evidence based planning systems, including establishment of sound economy wide
macroeconomic frameworks and models;
·        
Monitor
performance of each programme area and the effectiveness and impact of
development policies, plans, programs and performance of the economy, to ensure
the achievement of strategic initiatives
·        
Oversees
the APRM function and activities of the National Governing Council.           
Advisory and
assistant roles
·        
Assists
the Accounting Officer in the maintenance of accounts of the Authority’s income
and expenditure as required and approved by the Accountant General and other
relevant laws and legislations. The incumbent is in charge of interpretation
and the custodian of the catalogue of laws, frameworks, policies, regulations
and guidelines followed by the Authority in executing its functions.
·        
Assists
the Accounting Officer in Developing and maintaining a sound financial management
system based on effective and up to-date financial regulations, and in
compliance with NPA policies and procedures.
·        
Advises
the Chief Executive Officer effective budgetary control systems and enforces
timely preparation of financial reports for the Authority.
·        
Ensure
that internal and external audits are carried out and issues raised are
addressed in a timely manner
Administrative and
managerial roles: Oversees, and guides the following functions under general
management administration and corporate services programme:-
·        
Guides,
coordinates and monitors the human resource and administration function and
activities thereunder of NPA.
·        
Ensures
development, application and updating of policies, regulations and frameworks
·        
Oversees
and directs the formulation, implementation and evaluation of the NPA corporate
planning and capacity building functions of NPA.
·        
Responsible
for the formulation, implementation and review of internal policies,
regulations, manuals and guidelines of NPA
·        
Ensures
an updated institutional asset register and is the custodian of the NPA movable
and fixed assets belonging to the Authority;
·        
Coordinates
Management Meetings, Joint Board and Management Meetings and ensures that
Directorates, Departments and Units conduct regular meetings.
·        
Responsible
for the General Management Administration and Corporate Services, including,
Head Quarters, Communications and Public Relations, legal, Human Resource and
Administration, Corporate Planning, Finance, Accounts, Procurement and Internal
Audit.
·        
Specifically,
the position holders is in charge of the formulation, implementation and review
of the Authority’s Strategic Plan, Annual work Plans, Annual Budgets and Annual
Reports.
·        
Ensure a
functional, effective and efficient systems including the Records Management
Information Systems, Records Management Systems, communication systems,
financial, procurement and audit systems
·        
Oversee
the management of transport, fuel, catering, cleaning and other outsourced
service providers and suppliers giving regular reports to the Executive
Director.
·        
Maintenance
of buildings, vehicles and equipment
·        
Manages
performance of supervised staff
·        
Perform
any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicant must hold an Hons first degree majoring in any of the following
fields: Development Planning, Macroeconomics, Economics, Economic Policy and
Planning, Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Development Economics or related
relevant field from a recognized University
·        
A
Master’s degree majoring in any of the following fields: Development Planning,
Macroeconomics, Economics, Economic Policy and Planning, Statistics,
Quantitative Economics, Development Economics or related relevant field from a
recognized University
·        
At least
ten years of work experience which at least (5) years at managerial or head of
department level must be in the following key competence areas of; –
development Planning, development performance, macro-economic analysis,
research and management at both National and District or Local Government
levels.
·        
Should
have a good truck record including developing and sustaining linkages, working
with stakeholders, and liaising with government MDAs, Local Governments and
development partners;
·        
Experience
in doing research and at least three Journal publications in recognized or peer
reviewed Journals
·        
Experience
of at least two (2) years in African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) at a
technical level or any other international engagement.         
·        
Age: 30-55 years
Desired:
·        
A PhD,
·        
Post
Graduate Diploma in Public Administration, Management or any of the relevant
fields.
·        
Understanding
and experience in Public Sector Management, and management of government
financial systems, as well as procurement, and asset management
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
and interested applicants are encouraged to send two sets of applications with
detailed curriculum vitae, including phone and email contacts; photocopies of
academic and professional certificates and transcripts addressed to:
The Executive Director,
National Planning
Authority,
P.O. Box 21434
Kampala Uganda;
Planning – House
Plot 17 Clement Hill Road.
Note:
  • The preferred method of applications’ is recorded delivery through
    the NPA Front Desk / Reception. However, candidates using post office should
    post early enough to avoid late deliveries and retrievals from post office
    beyond the closing date.
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be notified through their email
    addresses and or phone contacts indicated in their applications or CVs.
  • Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted
    their authenticity and background checks conducted before considered for
    appointment into the Authority.
Deadline: Friday 8th November, 2019 at 16:55 hours.
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