JOB AT MINISTRY OF FINANCE, PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | TECHNICAL OFFICER

The Ministry of Finance, planning and Economic Development (MFPED) has received funding from DFID (UK), under the evidence based decision making project – Phase II, to support activities of the Economic Development Policy and Research Department (EDP&RD). The MFPED plans to utilize some of the funding to recruit a technical officer with the following competencies.

TECHNICAL OFFICER (QUANTITATIVE POLICY ANALYSIS AND POVERTY MONITORING)
The Technical Officer (Quantitative Policy Analysis and Poverty Monitoring) will be responsible for;

  • Undertaking economic and socio economic analysis of the National Household Surveys
  • Evaluating the Economic impact of recent government policies and programmes
  • Building the capacity of Ministry staff members in econometric techniques and other methods of quantitative analysis and research.
  • Designing and implementing appropriate tools for data collection, analysis and utilization in the policy formulation process
  • Advising on Uganda’s overall development strategy approach.
  • The minimum requirements for this position include;

  • A masters Degree in Economics, a PhD will be an added advantage
  • Quantitative data analysis skills
  • Analytical skills in socio economic dimensions of poverty reduction
  • Strong competence in modern econometric techniques
  • Functional literacy in MS Office applications
  • At least three years relevant work experience in economic and policy research. Publications in referred journals will be an added advantage.
  • Detailed terms of reference (ToR) for the above positions can be provided on request from, The Head, Procurement Unit.
    Applications must be submitted by 18th May 2011 to the following address.

    The Permanent Secretary/ Secretary to the Treasury
    Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
    Attn: Head Procurement Unit,
    Room 1.7, Finance Building,
    Plot 2 – 12, Apollo Kaggwa Road,
    P. O. Box 8147, Kampala, Uganda.