Thursday, May 30, 2013

Policy Research and Innovation Director

Job ID:844

Location:Kampala, , Uganda


Employment type: full time

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 program mes, 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 POLICY RESEARCH AND INNOVATION position;


Job Requirements:

Macroeconomics analysis and planning

    Undertake macroeconomic analysis of the fiscal, monetary, external and the real sectors to inform development planning, policy formulation and assessment of economic performance;
    Undertake an effective independent assessment of the performance of the economy of Uganda.
    Spearhead development and utilization of macroeconomic model to facilitate assessment of impacts of socioeconomic programmes and budgetary interventions;
    Together with key players institute models for determining the country’s short and medium term macroeconomic frameworks.
    Develop the medium-term expenditure frameworks (MTEFsl for the National Development Plans, and regularly track expenditure against the approved MTEF and budgets;
    Liaise with key players in tracking performance of the financial services sector to inform the Authority’s reports;
    Participate in the preparation of National Development Plans;Research and innovation

    Design and conduct statistical surveys and other data collection, in collaboration with relevant stakeholder institutions, to inform planning and monitoring and evaluation activities of the Authority,
    Establish databases and long-term time series data sets to support planning and production of realistic analyses;
    Provide manpower data for planning and policy actions, including forecasts of short, medium and long term manpower requirements within the country; Develop the Authority’s Strategy and Action Plan for innovation;
    Design and implement innovations frameworks for key sectors of the economy;
    In collaboration with other departments within the Authority, review high priority development issues and needs and make recommendations;
    Establish and actively maintain close links with national policy research institutes and organizations, both to promote economic and other thematic research within their structures and to promote frontier research into issues bearing on national development.
    Coordinate, facilitate and provide leadership in field research, data/information collection, electronic data processing, analysis, storage/management and retrieval whenever required; as well as information dissemination.
    Develop and manage a robust, reliable and state of the art National Electronic Data Bank to service and support all the other departments in executing the various dimensions of NPA’s mandate;
    Develop and maintain NPA’s Networking capacity with various stakeholder institutions (Governmental and Non-Governmental , so as to ensure reliable data/information flow and sharing between NPA and its stakeholders/partners in development planning, monitoring and evaluation;
    Coordinate and provide leadership in efforts to develop national Innovation Policies and Systems, as well as NPA!s efforts to identify, follow-up and support all forms of scientific research, development and innovations in the country;

Oversee the management of NPA’s Library and Resource/Documentation Centre.

Monitoring and evaluation

    Develop, operationalize and maintain the monitoring and evaluation system for tracking progress on the National Development Plan and the National Vision;
    Monitor and evaluate the internal and external activities of the Authority and coordinate and facilitate the Monitoring and Evaluation work of the Authority;
    Prepare annual reports of the NIJA’s activities as well as reports on the performance of sectors, ministries, local governments and their performance relevant to implementation of the planning;
    Prepare annual National Development Report (NDRI comprising an assessment of the country’s annual development progress, the National Development Plan (NDP) implementation performance and the macroeconomic performance;
    Prepare reports from time to time on emerging national, regional and global macroeconomic issues to inform policy actions;
    Review departmental quarterly and annual reports and consolidate them into the directorate’s respective overall reports


    Review directorate annual and quarterly work plans and budgets, and consolidate them into the Directorate’s overall work plans;
    Ensure that all Directorate staff are properly supervised and their performance appraisals are properly and timely done;

    Oversee development and implementation of directorate programs and activities:
    Provide quality assurance for any other deliverables under the directorate.
    Perform any other duties as and when directed by the relevant authority.


    Master's degree in: Economics, quantitative economics, Economic Policy and Planning, Statistics, Development Economics; or a Master of Science or Arts degree in relevant areas from a recognized University or Institution. Other post graduate qualifications, diplomas, certificates etc. in any of these areas will be considered an added advantage;
    Demonstrated experience of at least 10 years development planning, policy analysis and evaluation, applied research;
    Experience of at least 10 years in professional work at senior management level in reputable organizations;
    Understanding of public sector management and information systems;
    Adequate knowledge of central Government operations, policy formulation is desirable.

Experience: 10
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 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 Selection Division.

Deadline: 07/06/2013

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