Planning Officer at National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Application ends: August 31, 2022

Job Description

The National Forestry Authority (NFA) is a Government agency established under the National Forestry
and Tree Planting Act, 2003 as a corporate body responsible for sustainable development and
management of Central Forest Reserves (CFRs) and provision of technical support to stakeholders in
the forestry sub-sector. NFA’s vision is “A world class, global leader in sustainable forest management’’,
while its Mission is “To sustainably manage and develop the country’s Central Forest Reserves and to
provide quality forestry products and services for the socio-economic development of Uganda”.

NFA seeks to recruit a qualified Ugandan to fill the following position.

POSITION: PLANNING OFFICER (1 POSITION)
Location: Headquarters Kampala
Supervisor: Coordinator Policy and Planning.
Salary Scale: NFA 4
Terms of Employment: Three (3) year contract (Renewable)

Job summary: To collect, analyze and process statistical data and information for planning,
budgeting, reporting and policy development.

Responsibilities and tasks
 Prepare statistical, budget and performance reports.
 Initiate the preparation and formulation of annual estimates of income and expenditure and operating plans.
 Collect and analyze data relevant for planning and budgeting purposes.
 Liaise with department and unit heads to provide input for NFA’s long term plans.
 Participate in formulation and review of Forest management plans for respective the CFR’s.
 Prepare planning and reporting guidelines for the Institution.
 Support monitoring and evaluation activities.
 Prepare quarterly and annual budget performance reports.
 Contribute to income generating and sustainability initiatives of NFA.
 Perform any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications, work experience and interpersonal attributes/competences
 Bachelor’s degree (Honors) in Economics or Commerce from a reputable institution.
 Minimum of three (3) years working experience in a similar or related position.
 Minimum of thirty (30) years of age.
 Planning and coordination skills.
 Concern for quality, standards and accountability.
 Records and information management.
 Excellent writing and result oriented.

Criteria for application
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements, should submit their applications, certified copies of academic certificates, transcripts and curriculum vitae giving full details of applicants’ education, qualifications, experience (with evidence), present salary, three referees with their full postal, e-mail addresses and telephone contacts as well as the candidate’s full address and e-mail to the address below not later than close of business on 31st August 2022 or send soft copies to recruit@nfa.go.ug
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

NFA is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply.

Applications should be addressed to:
The Executive Director
National Forestry Authority
Plot 10/20 Spring Road, Bugolobi
P. O. Box 70863, Kampala-Uganda
Tel: 0312 – 264035/6; 0414-360400