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. .
Senior Planner Socioeconomic Development (NPA-OS-4)
Reports to: Assistant Coordinator African Peer Review Mechanism and Partnerships
Preferred age: 30-55 years
To produce and disseminate the socioeconomic development thematic area reports, and coordinate the integration of the APRM Programme of Action (POA) activities as contained in the thematic area into the National Development Plan.
The incumbent will also support the APRM Governing Council with monitoring and evaluation of the POA implementation.
Duties and Responsibilities: Please refer to details on www.npa.go.ug
Person Specifications/ Qualifications
• Hons first degree majoring in any of the following fields: Economics, Social Development, Social Sciences, Development Planning, Economic Policy and Planning, Development Economics, or a closely related discipline from a recognized University;
• A Masters’ Degree in any of the following fields: Economics, Social Development, Social Sciences, Development Planning, Economic Policy and Planning, Development Economics, or a closely related discipline from a recognized University;
• PhD degree in a related field will be an added advantage.
Experience and Knowledge;
• At least 6 years working experience in socio-economic development or in a similar position, and at least 4 years of which must be at Senior level in a reputable organization;
• Must have a good working knowledge of public sector management, Policy development and other related areas;
• Must have a good understanding of Socio-Economic Development at both national and International levels.
• Evidence of developing and sustaining linkages, working with stakeholders, and liaising with government MDAs and development partners
Job 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: www.npa.go.ug
• 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 http://www.npa.go.ug http://www.npa.go.ug/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ADV012020-21-DEC-2020.pdf