Senior Planner Science and Engineering Job Vacancy – National Planning Authority (NPA)

Organization: National
Planning Authority (NPA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Manager
Science Planning
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 Science and Engineering
will ensure that all matters related to the development of the Oil and Gas
subsector are fully explored and integrated into the national planning process.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Provide
technical support and advice to sector MDAs and LGs on Oil and Gas planning;
·        
Make
timely reports/policy briefs on the status of the subsector;
·        
Identify
and develop topical papers for presentation to the Presidential Economic
Council (PEC), publications and other fora;
·        
Review
and harmonise sector policies, strategies and implementation plans;
·        
Study
the Oil and Gas subsector to establish its status and future trends and provide
technical advice on its development to contribute to economic growth;
·        
Study
the prevailing polices, laws, regulations, guidelines and any operating
procedures that guide the subsector and identify any gaps that needs to be
addressed;
·        
Conduct
research about the Oil and Gas industry and develop policy proposals for its
development;
·        
Establish
challenges in the subsector and suggest possible solutions to address the same,
·        
Engage
with relevant stakeholders and continuously update the subsector data profiles;
·        
Study
government contracts and agreements in Oil and Gas exploration and production
and analyse their implications on Uganda’s economy;
·        
Suggest
ways through which the subsector can best be developed for the benefit of the
country;
·        
Participate
in preparation of work plans and budgets, as well as the preparation of the
Authority’s Annual Report and Policy Statement;        



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicant must hold an Hons degree in any of the following areas; BSc.
Engineering: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry or equivalent
related but relevant qualifications.
·        
A
masters’ Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil
Engineering, Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline from a
recognized university;
·        
Six
years of experience as in Oil and Gas activities/industry and at least 4 years
of which must be at Senior level in a reputable institution/ organization;
·        
Must
have a thorough working knowledge of public sector management, Policy
development and other relevant areas like economics;
·        
Must
have a good understanding of the Oil and Gas sector at both national and
international levels;
·        
Training
in managing the legal affairs of the Oil and Gas industry will be an added
advantage.
·        
Age: 30-55 years
Desired:
·        
A PhD in
a related field will be an added advantage.
·        
Postgraduate
training in industrial development, technology development or a closely related
discipline
·        
The
applicant must hold a Post graduate training in Oil and Gas policy formulation
or a closely related discipline will be desirable;
·        
Registration
with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB)
Or
·        
Is a
member to a professional corporate body or Association
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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