Our Client, The National Planning Authority (NPA) is the Principal Statutory Agency for management of national and decentralized development planning in Uganda. The NPA is tasked with a mandate to produce comprehensive and integrated development plans for the country, elaborated in terms of the perspective Vision, long and medium-term plans in the move to propelling sustainable socioeconomic transformation of Uganda The Authority strives to Strengthen planning systems and. develop comprehensive, participatory, inclusive and integrated development plans and frameworks; Provide evidence based public policy advice and inform public policy debates; Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and impact of development policies, plans and programmes, and performance of the economy of Uganda and Strengthen the capacity to effectively and efficiently deliver us mandate; among others things. NPA seeks to recruit qualified and competent persons to fill the Director Development Planning position;
Job Requirements:The Director Development Planning will report to the Executive Director and will head the Directorate of Development Planning. The main purpose of the Directorate is to coordinate, harmonize and facilitate development planning in all sectors at Central and Local Government levels.
The Director Development Planning will be responsible and accountable for ensuring that all functions and responsibilities of the Directorate are effectively and efficiently performed. These include: National development planning.
Coordinate production of comprehensive National Development Plans that are elaborated in terms of the Uganda Vision 2040;
Review development priorities, issues and needs to inform the national development budget, in line with Uganda’s Vision2040;
In collaboration with relevant stakeholders, coordinate and provide leadership in the determination of national development priorities. Organise, and promote national dialogues on topical issues to build consensus on key development issues and strategies, and to inform policy and planning;
Advise on general sectoral policy issues, strategies and allocation of resources amongst competing development priorities;
Spearhead sectoral development planning and the integration of sectoral plans into National Development Plans;
Direct and facilitate the mainstreaming of gender, disability, HIV/AIDS and other key cross-cutting issues into National Development Plans;
Direct and harmonize national level physical planning and the growth of urban centres; Direct and harmonize sectoral development programmes and activities, with to ensure they are consistent with each other;
Facilitate innovative approaches in planning and programmes design;
Monitor performance of the decentralised system of development planning arid finance and propose required changes for improvement;
In collaboration with directorate of policy research innovation, conduct in depth evaluation of the impact and cost of selected development programmes.
Participate in the formulation and implementation of sectoral development policies; Collaboration and Capacity building
Develop partnerships among the various stakeholders in the sectoral development planning process and foster linkages between the national and Local Governments to enhance ownership and sustainability of development programmes;
Advocate for priority development issues, programmes and other interventions;
In collaboration with the sectoral Ministries, participate in the evaluation of sectoral development programmes and policies.
Provide technical support and guidance to Ministerial Planning Units and Local Government Planning Units.
Design and implement programmes to develop nation-wide planning capacity;
Disseminate information on sectoral policies and programmes to the public;
Design and implement programmes to develop planning capacity in Local Governments;
Continue to the Policy Statement. Authority’s Annual Reports. National Development Reports and other relevant reports;
Review departmental quarterly and annual reports and consolidate them into the Directorate’s reports,
Direct the development of and monitor performance against the annual directorate budget and the Authority’s Improvement Plan budget;
Manage and direct the development, implementation and evaluation of the Directorate’s plans; policies, systems and procedures to achieve annual goals, objectives and work standards;
Oversee the development and implementation of directorate programmes and activities;
Provide quality assurance for any other deliverables under the directorate;
Ensure that all Directorate staff are properly supervised and their performance appraisals are properly and timely done.
Perform any other duties as and when directed by the relevant authority.
A Masters Degree in Development Planning and Management: Economic Policy and Planning; Development Economics; or closely related discipline from a recognized University Other post graduate qualifications, diplomas, certificates etc. in any of these areas will be considered an added advantage.
Working experience of at least, 10 years, six (6) of which must be in the areas of policy formulation and development; development planning: programme implementation; as well as monitoring and evaluation, at senior management level, in a reputable development-oriented institution/ organisation or government institution
Knowledge of the Central Government operations, policy formulation and the SWAP process in Uganda
How to apply:
If your qualifications and experience match any of these roles, please email your application quoting the relevant job title to Executive Selection Division. KPMG at the following email address: email@example.com Please attach your CV containing your e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, achievements, experience, present position and names & addresses of three referees together with a cover letter (maximum 2 pages, summarizing why you consider yourself particularly well suited for the position. Do not attach any other documents at this point. All applications should be sent via email Please clearly state the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Closing date for receipt of applications will be 7th June 2013. All candidates applying for these positions will be selected on merit and only those short listed will be invited for interviews. Please note that the positions will remain open until they are filled. For any questions regarding the application process please contact Executive