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 through external public advertisement and has planned to recruit dynamic and self-motivated professional
individual to complement its current staff in the effective and efficient implementation of its mandate. The offer is open to an interested
professional individual with the required qualifications, experience, competencies, skills and the right work attitude. A competitive and attractive
remuneration package is attached to the position.
Applications should be addressed to: The Executive Director, National Planning Authority, P.O.BOX 21434 Kampala Uganda; Planning –
House Plot 17B Clement Hill Road (Clearly indicating on the top right corner of the envelope the position applied for). The following should be
attached in duplicate; application letter, certificates and Transcripts, detailed curriculum vitae clearly including and indicating- phone contacts, and
other details. The positions shall remain open until when they will be filled
(a) 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 receipts beyond the closing date
(b) Shortlisted candidates shall be notified through their email addresses and phone contacts indicated on the application or CV.
(c) Unless the probationary period is waived by the appointing authority, the successful candidates will be offered a three year contract with probationary
appointment of 6 months
(d) The closing date and time for receipt of applications shall be Friday 29th January 2016 at 16:55 hours.
More information on NPA is accessible on www.npa.ug
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 Working with the relevant sectors, to ensure that an
Head Infrastructure, Technology and
integrated model inter-transport system and a suitable  Liaise with the ministry responsible for physical
Physical Planning (1 position);
energy reserve margin are maintained through
planning and other key stakeholders to review and
Salary Scale: NPA-OS-3
Reports to:
Director Development Planning
Preferred age limit: 30- 54 years
Main Functions: To assist NPA with the coordination
and harmonization of development planning and
formulation of policies and strategies for the integrated
development of infrastructure in Uganda, particularly in the
areas of transport ( railways, roads, road transport, marine,
air, industrial parks and social amenities), communication,
energy, water supply and sewerage.
He also handles coordination and harmonization
development planning issues related to physical planning,
lands, housing and urban development at all levels in the
country including provision of technical advice to sectors on
these issues.
Duties and Responsibilities:
 Guide efficient provision of infrastructure in Uganda
through effective development planning and resource
 Working in collaboration with the relevant
stakeholders, ensure that the respective sector plans
are consistent with the National Development Plan and
Vision 2040 and that they match with the aspirations of
the growing population.
 Ensure integrated planning studies and advise
planning and provision of infrastructure ahead of other
appropriate Government interventions delivered
through appropriate development planning, public
expenditure and control.
Undertake research for evidence based advice to
government for increased efficiency, productivity and
reliability of infrastructure and utility services.
Advise on measures for enhancing private participation
and investment in infrastructure provision.
Advice on the most appropriate allocation for the
implementation of infrastructure programmes and
projects to achieve the policy objectives, monitor and
evaluate their achievements.
Undertake research on infrastructure related
development issues such as interconnectivity both
internally and regionally for facilitating trade, costs of
undertaking different infrastructure projects,
comparative costs associated with unit model transport
and other related issues.
Head the Strategic Planning of Science, Technology,
Engineering, innovation, industrial growth and
development of the country Working in collaboration
with the relevant stakeholders, to study, monitor and
evaluate the status of physical planning, land
management, housing and growth of Urban Centers in
the country.
Ensure adherence to set infrastructure and physical
planning standards through participation in sector
implementation planning and monitoring.
Perform any other duties as may be directed from time
to time.
recommend appropriate national physical planning
policies, strategies, programmes and standards to
inform national and decentralized development
Key Result Areas related to Infrastructure Planning:
 Monitoring and Evaluation reports on the status of
planning and provision of infrastructure in the country
 Appropriate infrastructure policies and standards
 Reports on infrastructure related development issues
interconnecting both internally and regionally for
facilitating trade.
 Implementation of infrastructure projects that are
informed by NPA analysis
Person Specifications/ Qualifications
 Minimum qualification of a masters’ Degree in Civil
Engineering, Architecture or a closely related discipline
from a recognized university.
 Postgraduate training in transport economics/
planning, energy development or a closely related
discipline will be desirable.
 Working experience of at least 10 years in
infrastructure engineering, planning and development
or closely related area, 5 of which at a Senior level in a
reputable institution/organization.
 Experience in managing donor funded infrastructure
 The applicant must be a registered Engineer with at
least 3 years of post-registration with the Uganda
Engineers Registration Board.
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