Senior Planner Physical and Spatial Planning Job Opportunities – National Planning Authority (NPA)

Organisation: National
Planning Authority (NPA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Ref No: NPA/ADV/03/2017
Reports to: Manager
Infrastructure, Industry and Physical Planning
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 Physical and Spatial Planning will be tasked with the coordination and
harmonize all development planning issues related to Physical and Spatial
Planning, Lands, Housing and Urban Development at all levels in the country
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
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In
charge of studying, monitoring and evaluating the status of physical
planning, land management, housing and growth of Urban Centers in the country.
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Reviewing
and coming up with appropriate national physical planning policies, strategies,
programmes and standards.
·        
Working
closely with the respective Ministries and other stakeholders to study
Uganda’s housing needs based on among other things; trends in population
growth, nature and quality of housing, land issues and lessons available from
other countries.
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Periodically
assess constraints relating to the provision of basic housing in the country
i.e, taxation issues, availability and prices of building materials, access to
land, financing and other related problems.
·        
Guide
on urban and rural land use, and their relation to regional
socio-economic development
·        
Proposing
measures for decongesting the city and towns in Uganda through planning and
appropriate provision of infrastructure
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Develop
Geographical Information Systems, including information acquisition,
geographical database development and management.
·        
Produce
quarterly and half yearly reports on the performance of physical Planning,
Lands, Housing and Urban Development in Uganda.
·        
Ensure
that the National Development Plans are integrated plans incorporating
both the spatial and socio-economic aspects that help in having a functional
spatial framework system for Uganda.
·        
Assess
the impact of spatial data sharing and equip NPA to handle the development
planning challenges in Uganda
·        
To
investigate the challenges of spatial data sharing between the different
institutions of development planning in Uganda
·        
To
make recommendation on how to overcome challenges of spatial data sharing
in-order to make spatial data management responsive to development planning
needs



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the National Planning
Authority (NPA) Senior Planner Physical and Spatial Planning job opportunity
should hold a Masters’ Degree in Physical Planning; Urban Planning and
Development with GIS and Spatial content, MSc in Geo-Information Science and
Technology, Msc in Geoinformation Management, Geoinformation and Spatial
Systems or a closely related discipline that are relevant to the job from a
recognized university
·        
Hold an Honors
Degree in Physical Planning, Urban Planning and Development or a closely
related discipline from a recognized university
·        
At least seven years’ experience in relation to the areas of the job
advertised of three years at officer level in a reputable development related
institution / organization.
·        
The
applicant must have a thorough working knowledge of Public Sector Management,
Policy development, and good understanding of the Land issues, Housing
and Urban Development sector in Uganda.
·        
Previous
exposure and experience in Government Systems, operations, budgeting,
accountability mechanism, and reporting and coordination mechanisms a
requirement Other attributes:
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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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