Thursday, May 30, 2013


Executive Director

Job ID:846

Location:Kampala, , Uganda


Job Description:

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.

Job Requirements:

Key duties and responsibilities will include the following:

National planning

    Ensure timely production of quality comprehensive national development plans that are elaborated in terms of the National Vision;
    Ensure evidence based planning systems, including establishment of sound economy-wide macroeconomic frameworks and models;.


    Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), local governments and other stakeholders, including members of the public institutions, civil society and international community;

Implementation and monitoring

    Execute the strategies, policies and plans of the Authority Oversee the implementation and accomplishment of the annual work plan of the authority as approved by the Authority;
    Monitor performance of each directorate and NPA as a whole as well as the effectiveness and impact of development policies, plans and programs and performance of the economy, to ensure the achievement of strategic initiatives;
    Coordinate and supervise the development, monitoring and evaluation of the Authority’s programmatic, financial and institutional plans;

Management and administration

    Serve as the chief executive officer and Accounting Officer of the Authority and ensure the maintenance of accounts of the authority’s income and expenditure as required and approved by the Accountant General and other relevant laws and legislations:
    Develop and maintain a sound financial management system based on effective and up-to -date financial regulations, and in compliance with NPA policies and procedures;
    Ensure effective budgetary control systems and timely preparation of financial reports for the Authority;
    Ensure that internal and external audits are carried out and issues raised are addressed in a timely manner;
    Create a team of professional staff, ensuring high productivity and excellence of quality and continuously inculcate the NPA Mission and core values into NPA staff, ensure that regular performance evaluations, and that sound human resource practices are in place;
    Undertake transparent, effective and efficient management of staff, including continuous improvement of human resource management policies and systems
    Prepare and manage NPA succession plan;
    Be the custodian of the NPA Seal, movable and fixed assets belonging to the Authority; and
    Perform any other dunes as assigned by the Authority.


    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 reputable university;
    Management experience of at least 10 years, at senior management level, with clear evidence of good management track record, including developing and sustaining linkages, working with stake holders, and liaising with government MDAs and development partners;
    Experience in implementation of. public financial management. The following will be considered as added advantages
    A PhD. Postgraduate. Diploma or Certificate in any of the relevant fields mentioned;
    Understanding of Public Sector Management, with at least 7 years experience and knowledge of government financial and accountability procedures and regulations including setting up credible management and financial systems as well as procurement, asset disposal

Experience: 7

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:

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;  7th June 2013.

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