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Senior Planner

  • Post-graduate education
  • Project, program management
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

The Senior Planner will be responsible for managing and coordinating the Council’s planning function that involves the development of a comprehensive, integrated strategic plan, work plans and budgets, while monitoring and evaluating their implementation.

Educational Requirements:

  1. A Honours Degree in Economics or statistics or quantitative economics or other related area from a recognized Institution.
  2. A Postgraduate Diploma in Planning and Management from a recognized institution.
  3. Possession of a Master’s degree in any of the following fields, Economics; Monitoring and Evaluation or relevant Masters from a recognized Institution will be an added advantage.

Related Job Experience
  1. At least 5 years of working experience as a planner, two (2) of which should have been at supervisory level in areas of planning, budgeting and reporting, monitoring and evaluation or any other area relevant to the job from a reputable Institution.
  2. Experience in government systems, operations, budgeting, accountability, reporting, and coordination mechanism are a requirement.

Additional Skills and Attributes
  1. Planning, organizing and coordinating skills
  2. Excellent ,communication, analytical and computer skills
  3. Financial management;
  4. Management information systems
  5. Results orientation
  6. Teamwork
  7. Very high levels of integrity and professionalism
  8. Time management
  9. Report writing

Envelopes should clearly marked “Application for the post of Senior Planner”
Interested and eligible persons who meet the above requirements are invited to submit their applications. Applications together with copies of academic certificates, transcripts, a detailed CV including names of three work related referees indicating their contacts with email and phone numbers should be hand delivered to the address below


  1. Coordinate the planning and budgeting functions of the Council.
  2. Prepare the annual and midterm plans for the Council in line with the approved five year strategic plan, policy and procedures.
  3. To prepare and review the five year strategic plan incorporating plans of all departments and units through a consultative process and placing it before management for approval in line with Council’s mandate.
  4. Prepare and submit the budget framework paper (BFP) and budget to the management team and the Council.
  5. Carry out regular and timely reviews of the progress in implementing the Council’s approved plans, policies, and programs.
  6. Review the performance of departments and units of the Council.
  7. Providing technical guidance to departments and units in the preparation of annual/quarterly and annual work plans and budgets.
  8. Organize, establish and maintain a sound data bank.
  9. Supervise the routine collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of data relating to the functioning of NCS.
  10. To compile, consolidate, quarterly progress reports and ensure that such reports are reviewed by management and submitted to the Council and other relevant stakeholders.
  11. Put in place, a monitoring and evaluation system on all programs of the Council.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Business strategy; Project preparation and planning; Project implementation; Data analysis
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

National Council of Sports (Uganda)

GovernmentalCompany size: 500-1000 people

National Council of Sports (NCS) is a statutory organ whose establishment, status and powers are enshrined under The NCS Act of 1964, to among other things; Develop, Promote and Control sports activities in Uganda on behalf of Government, under the Ministry of Education and Sports. The NCS which is linked to the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA) and other relevant sports organizations serves as an apex organization that coordinates all sports activities in the country, in conjunction with National Sports Associations/Federations.