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  • NPA DETAILED WEBSITE ADVERT NOVEMBER 2017

    NPA EXTERNAL ADVERT: NPA/ADV/03/2017 Page 1

    NPA VACANCIES ADVERTISEMENT : REF NO: NPA/ADV/03/2017

    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.

    Through its external sourcing strategies and career offers, NPA Executive Authority is desirous of filling selected vacancies to strengthen its human resources

    capacity by recruiting dynamic and self-motivated professional individuals to complement its current staff in the effective and efficient implementation of its

    mandate. The offer is open to interested professionals with the required qualifications, experience, competencies, skills and the right work attitude. A

    competitive and attractive remuneration package is attached to each position. NPA is an equal opportunity employer and female applicants with the relevant

    experience and qualifications are encouraged to apply for the positions of their choice.

    Applicants are to forward 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

    17B Clement Hill Road.

    Note:

    (a) The preferred method of applications delivery is physical 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.

    (b) Shortlisted candidates shall be notified through their email addresses and or phone contacts indicated in their applications or CVs. (c) Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted their authenticity and background checks conducted before considered for appointment

    into the Authority.

    (d) The successful candidates will be offered a three-year contract including a probationary period of 6 months. (e) Advertised positions not filled thereafter will remain open until when filled. (f) A detailed advert is accessible on NPA website under opportunities on www.npa.ug.

    (g) The closing date for receipt of applications at NPA (both: hand delivered, post office & courier) shall be Thursday 21st December, 2017 at 16:55 hours. 1. Director Research and Development Performance (1) 2. Senior Planner Corporate Planning (1) 3. Senior Planner Physical and Spatial Planning (1) 4. Senior Planner Chemical Industry (1) 5. Planner Education (1)

    6. Planner Health and Nutrition (1) 7. Records Officer (1) 8. Administrative Officer (1) 9. Front Desk Officer (Receptionist) (1) 10. Administrative Secretary (1)

    http://www.npa.ug/

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    1. Director Research and Development Performance (NPA-OS-2); NPA/ADV/03/2017 (a) 1 post

    Reports to: Executive Director

    Preferred age: 35- 54

    Main function:

    To head the Directorate of Research and Development

    Performance. The officer will be responsible and

    accountable for ensuring that all functions and

    responsibilities of the Directorate are effectively and

    efficiently performed.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    (i) Macroeconomic analysis;

    Oversee the macroeconomic analysis of the fiscal, monetary, external and the real sectors to

    inform development planning, policy

    formulation and assessment of economic

    performance;

    Spearhead effective independent assessment of the economy of Uganda;

    Coordinate the development and utilization of macroeconomic modal to facilitate assessment

    of impacts of socioeconomic programs and

    budgetary interventions;

    Institute models for determining the Countrys short and medium term macroeconomic

    frameworks;

    Lead the development of the medium-term expenditure frameworks (MTEFs) for NDPs,

    and regularly track expenditure against the

    approved MTEF and budgets;

    Liaise with key players in tracking performance of the financial services sector to inform the

    Authoritys reports;

    Participate in the preparation of the National Development Plans

    (ii) Research and Innovation;

    Spearhead the designing and conducting of statistical surveys and other data collection, in collaboration with

    relevant stakeholder Institutions to inform planning and

    monitoring and evaluation activities of the Authority;

    Establish databases and long-term time series data sets to support planning and production of realistic analyses;

    Provide manpower data for planning and policy actions, including forecasts of short, medium and long-term

    manpower requirements within the Country;

    Develop the Authoritys strategy and Action Plan for innovation;

    Design and implement innovations frameworks for key sectors of the economy;

    In collaboration with other departments within the Authority, review high priority development issues and

    needs and make recommendations;

    Establish and actively maintain close links with national policy research institutes and organizations, both to

    promote economic and other thematic research within their

    structures and to promote frontier research into issues

    bearing on national development;

    Coordinate, facilitate and provide leadership in field research; data / information collection, electronic data

    processing, analysis, storage / management and retrieval

    whenever required, as well as information dissemination;

    Develop and manage a robust, reliable and state of the art National Electronic Data Bank to service and support all

    other departments in executing the various dimensions of

    NPA mandate;

    Develop and maintain NPAs networking capacity with stakeholder institutions so as to ensure reliable data /

    information flow and sharing between NPA and its partners

    in development planning, monitoring and evaluation; Coordinate and provide leadership in efforts to

    develop national Innovation Policies and Systems, as

    well as NPAs efforts to identify, follow up and

    support all forms scientific research, development

    and innovations in the Country;

    Oversee the management of NPAs Library and Resource and

    Documentation Centre

    (iii) Monitoring and Evaluation; Develop, operationalize and maintain the monitoring and

    evaluation system for tracking progress on the National

    Development Plan and the National Vision;

    Monitor and evaluate the internal and external activities of the Authority and coordinate and facilitate the

    monitoring and evaluation work of the Authority;

    Prepare Annual Reports of NPAs activities as well as reports on the performance of Sectors, Ministries,

    Departments, Agencies, Local Governments and their

    performance relevant to implementation of the planning;

    Prepare annual National Development Report (NDR) comprising an assessment of the Countrys annual

    development progress, the National Development Plan

    (NDP) implementation performance and the

    macroeconomic performance.

    Prepare reports from time to time on emerging national, regional and global macroeconomic issues to inform

    policy actions;

    Review departmental quarterly and annual reports and consolidate them into the Directorates respective overall

    reports.

    (iv) Management; Review directorate annual and quarterly work plans and

    budgets, and consolidate them into the Directorates

    overall work plans

    Ensure that all Directorate staff are properly supervised and their performance appraisals are properly and timely

    done.

    Oversee development and implementation of Directorate programs and activities;

    Provide quality assurance for any other deliverables under the Directorate;

    Mobilize financial resources to undertake major projects in NPA

    Perform any other duties as and when directed by the relevant authority.

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    Director Research and Development Performance: Required qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills

    Qualifications

    Masters degree in Economics, quantitative

    economics, Economic Policy and Planning,

    Statistics, Development economics, or a

    Master of Science or Arts degree in relevant

    areas from a recognized University or

    Institution.

    Honors Bachelors degree in Economics,

    Statistics and any other related disciplines

    from a recognized university.

    The following are added advantages;

    Relevant Ph.D and Other post-graduate

    qualifications, diplomas, certificates etc. in

    any of the areas specified in the minimum

    qualifications is considered as an advantage.

    Experience

    Demonstrated experience of at least ten (10) years in development planning, policy

    analysis and evaluation, applied research;

    Experience of at least ten (10) years in professional work at senior management

    level in a repu