Senior Economist/ Planner Jobs – Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)


Job Title:    Senior Economist/ Planner

Organisation: Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Executive Director


About US:

Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA) is a Statutory Body established by the Free Zones Act, 2014, for the purpose of creating opportunities for export-oriented investment and job creation. The Authority is positioning itself to establish industrial infrastructure, attract developers and Operators and provide innovative Investor Support Services in Free Zones, Export processing Zones and Free Ports.


Job Summary:  The Senior Economist/ Planner will consolidate comprehensive plans, monitor and evaluate their implementation.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Formulate, develop and coordinate the Authority’s strategies and plans
  • Coordinate the preparation of performance Reports on the Authority’s activities
  • Participate in the implementation and monitoring of the strategic plan and annual work plans.
  • Participate in the analysis of National and Program Development Policies and Plans
  • Participate in the Budget preparation process.
  • Support the preparation of in-depth analysis of development interventions
  • Assist staff in preparation of work plans.
  • Participate in the preparation of the Authority’s periodic reports.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • An Honours Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Quantitative Economics or any other relevant qualification from a recognized university.
  • Post graduate qualification in Project Planning and Management or Monitoring and Evaluation is a must.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years of relevant working experience in planning in Government or Quasi Government institution
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Should be creative and innovative.
  • Ability to embrace change management.
  • He/she should be a person of high integrity.
  • Results Oriented.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal relations skills.
  • He/she should be a team player.
  • Should be computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Word documents, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Internet applications
  • Age Range: 28 – 35 Years


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send applications accompanied by a comprehensive CV with 3 referees, copies of transcripts and certificates as well as other relevant academic and professional credentials including daytime contact addressed to;


The Director General

Attn: Head Projects and Consultancy Department

Uganda Management Institute

Plot No. 44/52 Jinja Road, Kampala

P.O. Box 20131 Kampala, Uganda


Submit hard-copies to the address above or soft copies to or


Deadline: Monday, 5th April 2021 by 3:00pm


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