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Monday, November 20, 2017

Director Research and Development Performance Job at National Planning Authority - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Director Research and Development Performance

Jobs at:
National Planning Authority

Deadline of this Job:
Thursday, 21st December 2017 at 16:55 hours

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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, it 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 professionals with the required qualifications, experience, competencies, skills and the right work attitude. A competitive and attractive remuneration package is attached to each position. “NPA” is an equal opportunity employer and female applicants with the relevant experience and qualifications are encouraged to apply for the positions of their choice.
Director Research and Development Performance (NPA-OS-2); NPA/ADV/03/2017
Reports to: Executive Director
Preferred age: 35- 54

Main function:
To head the Directorate of Research and Development Performance. The officer will be responsible and accountable for ensuring that all functions and " responsibilities of the Directorate are effectively and efficiently performed.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Macroeconomic analysis
  • Undertaking research ‘
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Management
Detailed responsibilities given search under under opportunities
  • Master’s degree in Economics, Quantitative Economic and Planning, Statistics, Development economics or a Master of science or Arts degree in a relevant areas from a recognized University ‘ or institution.
  • Honors Bachelors degree in Economic Statistic and any other Related discipline from a recognized University.
The following are added advantage;
  • Relevant Ph.D and Other post graduate qualifications, diploma, certificates etc in any of the areas specified in the minimum qualifications is considered as an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience of at least ten (10) years in development planning, policy analysis and evaluation, applied research;
  • Experience of at least ten (10) years to professional work at senior management level in a reputable organization
  • Demonstration of experience and knowledge in project development and appraisal.
Additional knowledge and Specific skills Refer to details given search under 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 addressed to: The Executive Director; National Planning Authority, RO.BOX 21434 Kampala Uganda; Planning
- House Plot 17B Clement Hill Road.
  • 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 or phone contacts indicated in their applications or CVs.
  • Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted their authenticity and background checks conducted before considered for appointment into the Authority.
  • The successful candidates will be offered a three-year contract including a probationary period of 6 months.
  • Advertised positions not filled thereafter will remain open until when filled.
  • A detailed advert is accessible on NPA website under opportunities on, 
  • The closing date for receipt of applications at NPA (both hand delivered, post office_& courier) shall be Thursday, 21st December 2017 at 16:55 hours.