Job opportunity for Senior Planner Monitoring and Evaluation at National Planning Authority (NPA)

Job Title:   Senior Planner Monitoring and Evaluation

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 Monitoring and Evaluation will be responsible for monitoring, evaluating and preparing reports on the performance of the economy of Uganda, including Government policies, programmes and ministries and local Governments.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • In charge of conducting studies for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and impact of development policies and programmes:
  • Keep track of independent assessments of the performance of the economy of Uganda to enhance the quality of the Authority’s own assessments and reporting
  • Conduct impact assessment of macroeconomic policies on segments of society and the economy as a whole
  • Conduct analyses of cost and impact of development programmes to inform policy and decision making
  • Conduct national and Sector Budget and expenditure analyses to inform reviews on NDP progress and their alignment to the plan;
  • Compile and submit reports on performance of Sectors, Ministries, local governments regarding implementation of plans
  • Prepare Authority’s quarterly, half annual and annual work-plans and performance reports
  • Actively participate in the preparation of the Annual National Development Report
  • Participate in the preparation and review of the National Development Plans by the Authority
  • Participate in monitoring the performance of decentralized planning and financing.
  • Participate in identifying gaps in Government Policies and Programmes and recommend priority development issues and needs;
  • Participate in designing and implementing statistical surveys and other data collection of the Authority
  • Take part in the assessment of the overall economic performance of the Country by the Authority
  • Participate in developing, operationalizing and maintaining the monitoring and evaluation system for tracking progress on the National Development Plan and the Uganda Vision 2040.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s degree; majoring in any of the following fields is a must: Economics, Development Planning, Economic Policy and Planning; Development Economics; Monitoring and Evaluation, Management Information Systems, or a closely related discipline/ relevant Master from a recognized University or Institution.
  • In addition to the above preference will also be given to holders of 2nd Class upper and above relevant first degree
  • Additional training in Systems Analysis, Research Methodologies and Statistical Methods from a reorganised Institution is desirable
  • Possession of a Post-Graduate qualification in relevant field.
  • Certification in fields relevant to the job.
  • At least seven years of relevant working experience; four of which, must be at Senior Officer level and three at officer level in the areas of Monitoring and Evaluation, Research, Statistics, Management Information Systems, Development Management, Policy Analysis or any other area relevant to the job and in a reputable development-related institution/organization.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems and Frameworks.
  • Past experience in Government Systems, operations, budgeting, accountability mechanism, and reporting and coordination mechanisms a requirement

How to Apply for the job: 

All candidates are encouraged to send two sets of applications with detailed curriculum vitae clearly 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. The applicant should indicate the Ref No. of the post applied for in the top hand right corner the application envelope. On delivery, the applications shall be registered at the NPA Reception / Front desk.

Deadline: Thursday 30th April 2015 at 16:55 hours.

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