Head Planning Employment Opportunity – Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC)

Job Title:    Head Planning
Organization: Uganda AIDS
Commission (UAC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director,
Planning and Strategic information
About US:
The Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC) was established in 1992 by an Act of
Parliament (Cap 208) and is situated under the Presidency of the Republic of
Uganda. The Act provides for the Commission to Oversee, Plan and Coordinate
AIDS Prevention and Control activities throughout Uganda – in particular to
mobilize, expedite and monitor resources for the HIV/AIDS control programmes
and activities.
Job Summary:  The Head Planning will provide lead technical
expertise to guide the planning for the National HIV/AIDS response at both the
National and Sub-national level.
Key Duties and
The incumbent will develop and disseminate
guidelines for planning to stakeholders at both National and sub-national level
Develop organization-wide or department-wide
goals, objectives and policies
Coordinate the development of the Strategic
Plan(s), National Priority Action Plan and the Annual Work Plan and the
respective budgets while ensuring alignment of the different planning cycles
Offer technical support to the Directorates,
Districts and Self Coordinating Entities in the formulation and maintenance of
strategic and action plans for the HIV/AIDS response
Develop and disseminate performance standards
and indicators
The incumbent will coordinate the preparation
and management of the Output Budgeting Tool
The jobholder will also collect, analyze,
collate and synthesize data into useful information for end-users
Actively participate in the preparation of the
performance reports and track budget expenses
Actively participate in the periodic reviews of
the Strategic Plan(s), National Priority Action Plan and the Annual Work Plan
Act as a liaison with all stakeholders and
perform all the necessary functions in support of the Planning function
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant for the UAC Head Planning job
opportunity should hold a Master of Arts in Economic Policy and Planning,
Master of Arts in Economics, Master of Science in Quantitative Economics, or a
Master of Statistics from a recognized University.
At least ten years of progressively responsible
planning experience with three years of experience in a supervisory /
managerial role in a reputable organization.
Previous experience in the Health Sector shall
be an added advantage.
Good planning,
organizing and coordinating skills
knowledge of the methods and techniques of research and analysis
knowledge of the principles of budgeting and finance
literacy i.e. knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft
management skills
project management skills
written and oral communication skills, including the editing, oversight or
preparation of technical reports, and the presentation of information to
government entities and various committees
interpersonal and public relations skills to work effectively with various
problem-solving and negotiation skills
to exercise sound and independent judgment within general policy
demonstrate creativity and innovation
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should provide a cover
letter expressing interest in the job, a detailed CV, including names,
addresses, and phone contacts of three professional referees, copies of
professional/educational certificates and send it to:
The Director General, Uganda AIDS Commission, Plot 1-3 Salim Bay Road
Ntinda, and P.O Box 10779, Kampala. Uganda OR hand deliver the application to
its offices indicated above from 8.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
Deadline: 16th September
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