Managerial Jobs – Executive Director at National Planning Authority (NPA)

Job Title: Executive Director
Organisation:  National Planning Authority (NPA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: NPA Chairperson
About NPA:
Our Client, The National Planning
Authority (NPA) is the Principal Statutory Agency for management of national
and decentralized development planning in Uganda. The NPA is tasked with a
mandate to produce comprehensive and integrated development plans for the
country, elaborated in terms of the perspective Vision, long and medium–term
plans in the move to propelling sustainable socioeconomic transformation of
Uganda. The Authority strives to: Strengthen planning systems and, develop
comprehensive, participatory, inclusive and integrated development plans and
frameworks; Provide evidence based public policy advice and inform public
policy debates; Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and impact of
development policies, plans and programmes, and performance of the economy of
Uganda and Strengthen the capacity to effectively and efficiently deliver its
mandate; among others things.

Job Summary: The Executive Director will
be responsible for executing the policy decisions of the Authority. He/ She
will serve as the Accounting Officer and Secretary to the Authority as well as
the technical head of the secretariat which is responsible for implementation
of the NPA strategic plan in fulfilment of NPA Vision.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1.      National Planning
timely production of quality comprehensive national development plans that are
elaborated in terms of the National Vision;
evidence based planning systems, including establishment of sound economy-wide
macroeconomic frameworks and models;.
2.      Liaison
sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with ministries,
departments and agencies (MDAs), local governments and other stakeholders,
including members of the public institutions, civil society and international
3.     Implementation and Monitoring
the strategies, policies and plans of the Authority. Oversee the implementation
and accomplishment of the annual work plan of the authority as approved by the
performance of each directorate and NPA as a whole as well as the effectiveness
and impact of development policies, plans and programs and performance of the
economy, to ensure the achievement of strategic initiatives;
and supervise the development, monitoring and evaluation of the Authority’s
programmatic, financial and institutional plans;
4.     Management and Administration
as the chief executive officer and Accounting Officer of the Authority and
ensure the maintenance of accounts of the authority’s income and expenditure as
required and approved by the Accountant General and other relevant laws and
and maintain a sound financial management system based on effective and up-to
–date financial regulations, and in compliance with NPA policies and
effective budgetary control systems and timely preparation of financial reports
for the Authority;
that internal and external audits are carried out and issues raised are
addressed in a timely manner;
a team of professional staff, ensuring high productivity and excellence of
quality and continuously inculcate the NPA Mission and core values into NPA
staff, ensure that regular performance evaluations, and that sound human resource
practices are in place;
transparent, effective and efficient management of staff, including continuous
improvement of human resource management policies and systems
and manage NPA succession plan;
the custodian of the NPA Seal, movable and fixed assets belonging to the
Authority; and
any other duties as assigned by the Authority.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • A
    Master’s degree majoring in any of the following fields: Development
    Planning, Macroeconomics, Economics, Economic Policy and Planning,
    Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Development Economics or related
    relevant field from a reputable university;
  • Management
    experience of at least 10 years, at senior management level, with clear
    evidence of good management track record, including developing and
    sustaining linkages, working with stake holders, and liaising with
    government MDAs and development partners;
  • Experience
    in implementation of public financial management.
The following
will be considered as added advantages:
  • A
    PhD, Postgraduate, Diploma or Certificate in any of the relevant fields
  • Understanding
    of Public Sector Management, with at least 7 years experience and
    knowledge of government financial and accountability procedures and
    regulations including setting up credible management and financial systems
    as well as procurement, asset disposal.
How to Apply:
If you deem yourself credible for working
with the National Planning Authority in this capacity, please e-mail your
application quoting the relevant job title to Executive Selection Division,
KPMG at the following email address:
.  Please attach your CV containing your
e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, achievements,
experience, present position and names & addresses of three referees together
with a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarising why you consider yourself
particularly well suited for the position. Do not attach any other documents at
this point. All applications should be sent via email. Please clearly state the
position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. All candidates
applying for these positions will be selected on merit and only those short
listed will be invited for interviews. Please note that the positions will
remain open until they are filled. For any questions regarding the application
process please contact Executive Selection Division, KPMG on +256 414 347833,
+256 414346294 or +256 414 340 315/

Deadline: 7th June, 2013
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