Senior Planner Corporate Planning Career Jobs – National Planning Authority (NPA)

Job Title:          Senior Planner Corporate Planning
Organisation: National
Planning Authority (NPA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Ref No: NPA/ADV/03/2017
Reports to: Deputy Executive
Director
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 Senior
Planner Corporate Planning will also manage the Authority’s Corporate Planning
function that entails development of comprehensive, integrated Authority
strategic plans, work plans, procurement plans budgets, while monitoring and
evaluating their implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Serve
as the Coordinator of planning and budgeting functions of the Authority; and
directly responsible to the Executive Director
·        
To
prepare and review a comprehensive five-year strategic plan
incorporating plans of all directorates, Departments, Divisions and Units
through a stakeholder’s consultative process and placing it before Management
for approval in accordance with the Authority’s legal mandate
·        
To
prepare Annual and midterm plans for the Authority in line with the approved
five-year strategic plan, policies, programs and projects.
·        
To
prepare and explain the Budget Frame Work Paper (BFP) and budget to the
Management team and the Authority
·        
Through regular reviews, identify the limiting
factors in the implementation of NPA’s approved plans, policies, programs and
projects; study their implications and impact on Planning in Uganda; and to
place the matter before Management with specific suggestions for ensuring
speedy and efficient implementation.
·        
Carry
out regular and timely reviews of the progress in implementing the Authority’s
approved plans, policies, programs and projects
·        
Review
on selective basis the operational performance of various Directorates,
Departments, Divisions and Units of the Authority
·        
Undertaking
and promoting bench marking research and initiating surveys and investigations
needed to support effective planning for NPA
·        
Offer
support to the Directorates, Departments, Units in the Preparation of
annual/quarterly work plans and budgets
·        
Organize,
establish and maintain a sound data bank and electronic data processing system.
·        
Routine
collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of data related to the
functioning of NPA.
·        
Work
with Management in the production, implementation and monitoring of NPA
Capacity Building Plan
·        
To
appraise possible Development projects on behalf of the Authority and in
conjunction with technical staff
·        
To
compile and consolidate quarterly progress reports of the Authority; to place
such consolidated reports before the Management team for review and finalize
them for submission to the Authority and other relevant authorities.
·        
Handle
all matters relating to NPA statistics and hence promotion, improvement,
development and coordination of statistics and elimination of duplication
efforts
·        
Put
in place a Monitoring and Evaluation System on all programs of the Authority.
·        
Perform
any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the ED.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the National Planning
Authority (NPA) Senior Planner Corporate Planning job opportunity should hold a
Master’s degree; majoring in any of
the following field; Economics, Development Planning, Economic Policy and
Planning; Development Economics; Monitoring and Evaluation, Management
Information Systems, or a closely related discipline/ relevant Master from a
recognized University or Institution.
·        
An
Honors Bachelors’ Degree in Economics, Statistics, Quantitative Economics or
other related area from a recognized university.
·        
A minimum of five years’ experience as a Planner; three of which must be at Officer and above
level in the areas of planning, reporting and budgeting, Monitoring and
Evaluation, research, statistics, Management Information Systems, Development
Management and Planning, Policy Analysis or any other area relevant to the job
from reputable development- oriented institution / organization.
·        
Experience
in Government systems, operations, budgeting, accountability mechanism, and
reporting and coordination mechanisms a requirement Other attributes and
skills:
·        
Able
to analyze different scenarios and identify the best fallback position
·        
Can
forecast and integrate different views
·        
Has
the ability to identify how organizational policies, processes and procedures
are likely to be affected by environmental changes
·        
Possession
of skills and knowledge in Management Information Systems Very high level of
professionalism and integrity
·        
Excellent,
communication, analytical and computing skills
·        
Age: Between 30- 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.
Note:
·        
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: Thursday 21st
December, 2017 by 16:55 hours.

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