Planning Officer Job Careers – Uganda Tourism Board (UTB)

Job Title:    Planning Officer
Organisation: Uganda
Tourism Board (UTB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Finance
and Planning Manager
About US:
Uganda Tourism Board
(UTB) is a statutory organization established by Uganda Tourism Board Statute
of 1994 and reconstituted in the Tourism Act 2008. Its objectives are:
  • To promote and contribute to the Development of Tourism sector both
    within and outside of Uganda.
  • To coordinate with the Ministry responsible for Tourism and the
    private sector in the implementation of the National Tourism policy.
Job Summary:
The Planning Officer will coordinate planning and build the capacity of all
departments to prepare appropriate proposals, work plans and budgets and
provide required information for budgeting and spearhead the implementation of
strategic plan and all other plans of UTB.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively participate in developing key performance indicators for
    the institution
  • Prepare the institution’s annual and quarterly budgets and plans
  • Co-coordinate the timely and appropriate UTB strategic plan plus
    other management plans and budgets outlining key activities to be
    undertaken to make Uganda a preferred tourist destination.
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reports on tourism
    developments for the organization.
  • Develop systematic and realistic monitoring plans that capture
    quantitative and qualitative data to report on strategic program
    performance indicators.
  • Participates in the development of strategic and operational plans.
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned by the Superiors.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in either
    statistics, economics, business studies from the recognized university.
  • Post graduate training in any of the above is an added advantage.
  • At least three years’ working experience in planning, in a
    preferably in the tourism sector in Uganda.
  • The successful candidate must also demonstrate experience in project
    management, strategic planning and budgeting and performance management.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. MS Excel and PowerPoint is a must.
    Knowledge in MS Access and data mining will be an advantage
  • Strong organizational, analytical, presentation and time management
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Adaptability
  • Responsiveness
  • Research skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Creativity
  • Ability to work independently and as team
  • Age: Below 35 years
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandans should send their application letters with
detailed Curriculum Vitae (functional email, telephone contact and postal
address), plus copies of all academic certificates and transcripts, copy of
valid National Identity Card and the contact details (telephone, postal and
email addresses) of three competent referees should be sent by courier or hand
delivered to the address below;
Chief Executive
Uganda Tourism Board
Plot 42, Rotary
Avenue (Lugogo Bypass),
6th Floor, Lugogo
P.O. Box 7211
Tel: +414-342196/7
Deadline: Friday 13th July 2018 by 5:00pm
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of
lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
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