01 June 2016

Planner Infrastructure – Energy Job Careers - National Planning Authority (NPA)

Job Title:         Planner Infrastructure – Energy
Organisation: National Planning Authority (NPA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Ref No: NPA/ADV/02/2016 (3)
Reports to: Senior Planner Infrastructure (Energy, Minerals, Oil and Gas)

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 NPA 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 Planner Infrastructure – Energy will collect, analyze, maintain and interpret relevant data and information as assigned, for national development planning

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively participate in the collection, analysis, maintenance and interpretation data and information on energy;
  • Initiates research on energy development and use of new energy resources in the country;
  • Takes part in technical meetings and activities related to energy planning;
  • Keenly analyses energy planning systems and policies, identifies problems and potential solutions;
  • Offers technical support and advice to MDAs and LGs on energy planning;
  • Prepares responses to inquiries from MDAs, LGs and citizens by explaining policies and/or investigating issues;
  • Supports MDAs and LGs in preparation of energy plans.

Key Result Areas
  • Data and information on energy sector maintained;
  • Research on energy initiated
  • Analysis of reports on energy systems and policies prepared;
  • Technical support and advise to MDAs and LGs on energy provided;
  • Responses to inquiries from MDAs, LGs and citizens regarding energy planning provided;
  • Support to MDAs and LGs in preparation of energy plans provided

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should at least hold a Masters’ degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or a closely related discipline e.g. Nuclear physics etc from a recognised University or;
  • Applicants with a Masters’ degree in another field but with a first class or 2nd Class upper bachelors’ degree in Mechanical, Electrical or a closely related discipline from a recognised University will be considered;
  • Possession of post graduate training in energy development and project planning and management or a closely related discipline or practical experience in any of these fields will be an added advantage;
  • A minimum of five years’ experience years in a reputable organization/institution with a three years in the field of energy
  • Understands the necessity to acknowledge sources of information
  • Expresses confidence in knowledge and acts decisively in situations requiring existing knowledge
  • Proven ability to quickly identify and take into account important Government interests into policy and decision making
  • Shares experiences and knowledge with team members
  • Ability to establish the link between NPA and the Governments agenda
  • Able to analyze different scenarios and identify the best fallback position
  • Develops and implements work-plans for complex projects
  • Able to conduct research and analyze current policies for relevance
  • Demonstrates advanced computer skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Good computing skills
  • Very high level of professionalism and integrity
  • Excellent communication skills (Oral and written)
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Age: Between 25 - 45 years

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send two sets of applications with detailed curriculum vitae clear phone and email contacts, photocopies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts should be directed to: The Executive Director, National Planning Authority, P.O. Box 21434 Kampala Uganda; Planning – House Plot 17B Clement Hill Road.

  • The preferred method of applications delivery is physical delivery through the NPA Front Desk / Reception. However, postal applications are also allowed provided they are received before the deadline indicated below
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be notified through their email addresses and phone contacts indicated on the application or CV.

Deadline: Friday 24th June 2016 by 16:55 hours.

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