Economic Policy Analyst Job Careers – Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

 

Job Title:    Economic Policy Analyst

Organisation: Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic
Development

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development with support
from the International Growth Centre holds an annual Economic Growth Forum
(EGF). The purpose of the EGF is to identify policy solutions to growth
obstacles in Uganda by bringing together stakeholders from government, the
private sector, academia and civil society.

 

Job Summary:  The
Economic Policy Analyst will systematically track the implementation of policy
recommendations resulting from the EGF through interviews, primarily with
government officials, but also with the private sector and other stakeholders in
addition to detailed desk research [e.g., review of budget framework papers, work
plans of line ministries) as well as basic data analysis. The key deliverable
of the assignment will be a ring the implementation status of different EGF
recommendations along with an assessment of barriers preventing further and
deeper policy impact. The Economic Policy Analyst will be attached to and
supervised by the Head of Macroeconomic Policy Department at the Ministry of
Finance, Planning and Economic Development for a period of nine months (January
2021 – September 2021).

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Work
closely with the Department of Macroeconomic Policy and the International
Growth Centre Uganda on developing a monitoring framework and outline methods
for data collection (e.g., questionnaires) to track the implementation of
policy recommendations from the Economic Growth Forums.

·       
Track
and monitor the implementation of EGF policy recommendations.

·       
Activities
here will include, but not be limited to: Reviewing, summarizing and verifying
information detailed in government documents such as Budget Framework Papers,
the work plans of line ministries, the Public Investment Plans, the

·       
Annual
Budget Performance Reports and other documents. The Ministry of Finance,
Planning and Economic Development may make available confidential documentation
for the purposes of this project.

·       
Interviewing
officials from public and private institutions regarding knowledge of the
Economic Growth Forum, the implementation status of recommendations as well as
perceived barriers to enhanced policy implementation in their field of
operation.

·       
Verify
the implementation of recommendations through in person visit at institutions
or sites.

·       
Report
on a rolling basis to the Head of Macroeconomic Policy Department on progress
made and challenges encountered in collecting information and tracking the
implementation of recommendations. This may include regular written updates.

·       
Work
with the project leadership on the final report, eventually to be presented at
the Economic Growth Forum V, tentatively scheduled for September 2021.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold an Honours Degree from a recognized University

·       
Master’s
Degree in Economics or Master’s in Business Administration, Master’s in
Economics & Statistics

·       
At least
three years of work experience in economic analysis and research within the
Public or private sector.

·       
Past
experience in organizing conferences and events

·       
Age: between 25 and 60 years

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should please email your Application letter, Curriculum Vitae and academic
documents to racheal.nuwamanya@finance.go.ug and jakob.rauschendorfer@theigc.org

Address your applications to:

 

The Head of Department,

Macroeconomic Policy Department, MFPED,

P.O. Box 8147, Kampala — Uganda.

 

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