Senior Planner Democracy and Political Governance Employment Opportunity – National Planning Authority (NPA)

Organization: National
Planning Authority (NPA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Assistant
Coordinator African Peer Review Mechanism and Partnerships
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 Senior Planner Democracy and Political
Governance will produce and disseminate the Democracy and Political Governance
thematic area reports, and coordinate the integration of the APRM Programme of
Action (POA) activities as contained in the thematic area into the National
Development Plan. The incumbent will also support the APRM Governing Council
with monitoring and evaluation of the POA implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare the thematic area components of
    the APRM Country Self-Assessment Reports, Country Review Reports and APRM
    National Programme of Action
  • Ensure implementation of Democracy and
    Political Governance issues in the National Development Planning process;
  • Ensure shared national indicators for
    Democracy and Political Governance are in place for monitoring progress;
  • Work with the sector focal points and
    local government structures to ensure that the POA prioritized actions and
    indicators in the Democracy and Political Governance thematic area are
    incorporated in the sector strategic plans, annual budgets and work plan Review annual the sector budget framework
    papers to ensure that the POA prioritized actions on Democracy and
    Political Governance are included.
  • Review the POA activities in this
    thematic area and align them with the National budget priorities
  • Track implementation of POA activities
    that are incorporated in the National Development plan
  • Prepare and produce Annual monitoring
    reports for the APRM Governing Council
  • Support advocacy and dissemination of
    the Country Review Report at national and sub-national levels
  • Provide support and work closely with
    the National Governing Council, especially the relevant thematic area
    committee
  • Perform any other duties as and when
    directed by the relevant authority



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an Hons first
    degree majoring in any of the following fields: Economics, Law, Democratic
    Governance, Public Policy, Management Studies, Public Administration and
    Management, Democracy and Human Rights, Development Planning, Economic
    Policy and Planning, Development Economics, Statistics or a closely
    related discipline from a recognized University; 
  • A Masters
    Degree and first degree in any of the following fields: Economics, Law,
    Democratic Governance, Public Policy, Management Studies, Public
    Administration and Management, Democracy and Human Rights, Development
    Planning, Economic Policy and Planning, Development Economics, Statistics
    or a closely related discipline from a recognized University;
  • Six years of working experience in
    democratic governance or in a similar position, and at least 4 years of
    which must be at Senior level in a reputable organization;
  • Must have a good working knowledge of
    public sector management, Policy development and other related areas;
  • Must have a good understanding of
    democratic governance at both national and International levels
  • Evidence of developing and sustaining
    linkages, working with stakeholders, and liaising with government MDAs and
    development partners;
  • Age: 30-55 years
Desired:
PhD degree in a related field
will be an added advantage
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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