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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Senior Planner Job at National Planning Authority (NPA) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Senior Planner

Jobs at:
The National Planning Authority (NPA)

Deadline of this Job:
Friday 7th April, 2017 at 16:55 hours.

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
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.
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 professional Ugandans with the required qualifications, experience, competencies, skills and the right work attitude. A competitive and attractive remuneration package is attached to each position.
Senior Communications and Public Affairs officer
Reports to: Manager Infrastructure, Industry and Physical Planning Preferred age: 30 -51
Main function
To work alongside the Supervisor and the Senior Planner infrastructure in the coordination, harmonization and provision of technical advice of development planning issues and formulation of policies and strategies for the integrated development of transport infrastructure in the Country.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The officer shall contribute to development planning, specifically guide the sector in its leadership role of developing and implementing integrated, efficient, sustainable and safe transport systems by creating frameworks of sustainable policies, regulations and implementable models to support government strategies for economic, social transformation.
  • For speciļ¬c details on duties and responsibilities prefer to NPA Website ( www.npa.ug ) under opportunities
Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Master of science degree in Civil Engineering, Transport Economics or a closely related but relevant discipline from a recognized university.
  • In addition, Postgraduate training in any of the following areas is desirable:
  • Transport Economics Planning, Energy Development, Geographical Information Systems or a closely related but relevant discipline
  • Membership of recognized professional bodies such as Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers, Engineers Registration Board, Institution of Highways and Transportation, etc is essential.
Experience Working experience of at least 5 years in infrastructure engineering, transport economics, planning and development or closely related area, with at least 3 years at a Senior level in a reputable institution organization / agency
Other attributes required: Refer to NPA Website ( www.npa.ug ) , under opportunities

Job application procedure
Applicants are to forward two sets of applications with detailed curriculum vitae, including phone and email contacts; photocopies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts directed to: The Executive Director, National Planning Authority, P.0.BOX 21434 Kampala Uganda; Planning House Plot 17B Clement Hill Road.
Note:

  • The preferred method of applications’ delivery is physical delivery through the NPA Front Desk Reception. However, candidates using post office should post early enough to avoid late deliveries and retrievals from post office beyond the closing date.
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be notified through their email addresses and phone contacts indicated on the application or CV.
  • The successful candidates will be offered a three-year contract including a probationary period of 6 months.
  • The closing date and time for receipt of applications at NPA (both: hand delivered, post office and courier) shall be Friday 7th April, 2017 at 16:55 hours.
  • The advertised positions not filled thereafter will remain open until when filled.
  • More information on NPA and details of the advert are accessible under opportunities on www.npa.ug