Jobs in Uganda - Deputy Executive Director NPA-08-1(ii) Job at National Planning Authority (NPA)

Deputy Executive Director NPA-08-1(ii)

Location:  Uganda

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 12 January 2021

Hiring Organization  National Planning Authority (NPA)

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, it 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 Me
Through its external sourcing strategies and career offers, NPA Executive Authority is desirous of filling selected vacancies to strengthen its human resources capacity by recruiting dynamic and self-motivated professional individuals to complement its current staff in the effective and efficient implementation of its mandate. The offer is open to interested professionals with the required qualifications, experience, competencies, skills and the right work attitude. A competitive and attractive remuneration package is attached to each position. .

Deputy Executive Director NPA-08-1(ii), (1 post)
Reports to: Executive Director Age: 30-55 years
Supervises: Directors, Coordinator African Peer Review Mechanism and Partnerships, Manager Human Resource and Admin , Sen Corporate Planner, Senior Legal Officer Senior Communications and Public Relations Officer, and Administrative Secretary

Purpose of the job:
The position is both technical and administrative and provides leadership and decisions in the areas of development planning, research, development performance, administration, human resource management, corporate affairs and public relations.
The job holder is responsible for strategic leadership and management, the formulation, implementation, monitoring and review of the Authority's strategic plan and day today technical leadership of NPA.

Key duties and responsibilities;
These include; Technical, Advisory, administrative and managerial roles. Please refer to details on

Minimum person specifications/ qualifications
• Hons first degree majoring in any of the following fields: Development Planning, Macroeconomics, Economics, Economic Policy and Planning, Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Development Economics or related relevant field from a recognized University
• A Master's degree majoring in any of the following fields: Development Planning, Macroeconomics, Economics, Economic Policy and Planning, Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Development Economics or related relevant field from a recognized University
• Must have a Post Graduate qualification in Public Administration, Management or any of the relevant fields.

Experience and knowledge
• Work experience of 10 of which at least (5) years at managerial or head of department level must be in the following key competence areas of; - development Planning, development performance, macro-economic analysis, research and management at both National and District or Local Government levels.
• Should have a good truck record in developing and sustaining linkages, working with stakeholders, and liaising with government MDAs, Local Governments and development partners;
• Experience in doing research and must have published at least three (3) articles in peer reviewed Journal(s). Evidence of the articles must be attached to the application.
• Experience of at least two (2) years in African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) at a technical level or any other international engagement.
• Demonstrate and experience in Public Sector Management, and management of government financial systems, as well as procurement, and asset management,
• Possession of a Ph.D. will be considered an added advantage

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Application procedure

• The preferred method of applications' is recorded delivery through the NPA Front Desk / Reception. However, candidates using the post office should post early enough to avoid late deliveries and retrievals from the post office beyond the closing date.
• Applicants are to forward two sets of applications with detailed curriculum vitae, including phone and email contacts, photocopies of academic and professional certificates, transcripts and copy of National ID, addressed to: The Executive Director, National Planning Authority, P.O.BOX 21434 Kampala Uganda; Planning - House Plot 17A Clement Hill Road.
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. "NPA" is an equal opportunity employer any form of canvassing or lobbying shall lead to disqualification
• The successful candidates will be offered contracts in accordance with NPA guidelines.
• Advertised positions not filled thereafter will remain open until when filled. (1) A detailed advert is accessible on this website:  
• Please note that NPA/ADV/02/2019 and NPAADV/03/2019 of 29th November, 2019 and 2ND December, 2019 respectively, elapsed due to passage of time, COVID 19 interruptions and are not to be considered. Those who responded to the earlier adverts are free to re-apply.
• The deadline of submission is Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 (16.55hrs).
• Applications received after the closing date and time shall not be considered (1) The detailed advert are accessible on  

Date Posted: 2020-12-23