Senior Planner Socioeconomic Development Employment Placement – 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 Socioeconomic Development  will produce
and disseminate the socioeconomic development 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 Socio-Economic
    Development issues in the National Development Planning processes;
  • Ensure shared national indicators for Socio-Economic
    Development are in place for monitoring progress;



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an Hons first
    degree majoring in any of the following fields: Economics, Social
    Development, Social Sciences, Development Planning, Economic Policy and
    Planning, Development Economics, or a closely related discipline from a
    recognized University;
  • A Masters’ Degree in any of the
    following fields: Economics, Social Development, Social Sciences,
    Development Planning, Economic Policy and Planning, Development Economics,
    or a closely related discipline from a recognized University;
  • Six years of working experience in
    socio-economic development 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 Socio-Economic
    Development 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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