Principal National Programme Officer (Council Affairs) Job Placement – National Population Council (NPC)

National Population Council (NPC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Director General
HRM 063/01/PNPO / DG
About US:
National Population
Council (NPC) is a Government Agency established by an Act of Parliament in
2014 as a semi-autonomous institution under the Ministry of Finance, Planning
and Economic Development.  The National
Population Council transitioned from the Population Secretariat that was
established in 1988. It is mandated to formulate and review the National
Population Policy, promote the integration of population variables in
development planning at all levels with emphasis in harnessing the Demographic
Dividends (DD) and mobilize resources for implementation of the National
Population Policy and Programme.
Job Summary:  The Principal National Programme Officer
(Council Affairs) will provide guidance on governance issues of the Council,
and ensure compliance with both internal policies and other laws and
regulations in coordination with line ministries and other stakeholders
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Advise senior management and Council on corporate governance issues
    and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinate the development and review of the institutional
    governance instruments like policies, guidelines, regulations,   procedures and manuals.
  • Coordinate Council meetings with guidance from the Council
  • Prepare reports, minutes, agenda, notices, and other correspondence
    in regard to Council activities
  • Prepare contractual documents with third parties and ensure that the
    Council’s  interests are taken care
  • Coordinate  Legal protection
    of the Council  assets including
    land, Intellectual property and other movable property
  • Steer the development and writing of proposals to ensure consistent
    funding and sustainability of Council activities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from a recognized
    University, Postgraduate diploma in legal practice plus a Masters in the
    field of Law or related field. Other qualifications in corporate
    governance, arbitration, procurement or management will be an added
  • A minimum of six years’ experience in a similar or relevant position
  • The applicant must also be enrolled as an advocate of the high court
    for at least 4 years
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a leadership role in a similar
  • Demonstrated experience in liaising with other Government
    institutions and stakeholders.
  • Internationally recognized professional qualifications or membership
    of nationally and internationally recognized professional bodies is
  • Extensive knowledge of legal and regulatory provisions of the
    Ugandan law and international law pertaining to corporate governance
  • Must be Knowledgeable of Government Operations
  • Excellent proposal writing skills
  • Must have Leadership and Management Skills with good track record
  • Critical and strategic thinking and problem solving skills,
  • Good IT literacy and computer skills,
  • Ability to lead and motivate other workers and meet tight deadlines
  • Knowledge and understanding of Accounting Principles and financial
  • Report writing and Presentation Skills.
  • Must have administrative and supervisory skills
  • Judgment and Listening skills;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Should be able to effectively work with persons from diverse
  • Self-driven and demonstrated ability to achieve results
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organize and lead a winning Team
  • Ethical and proven Integrity
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for others
  • Should be able to effectively coach and mentor sub-ordinates
How to Apply:
All applications
with detailed CV, copies of certificates transcripts and national identity card
should be addressed and hand delivered to;
The Director
National Population
Plot 9 Colville
Street, 2nd Floor, Statistics House,
P.O. Box 2666,
Kampala Uganda
Deadline: 30th January 2019 by 4:00pm
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