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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

July 15, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The National Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board (NLGRB) in Uganda is a statutory body established to oversee the regulation, supervision, and control of lotteries, gaming, and betting activities within the country. The NLGRB ensures that these activities are conducted in a fair, transparent, and responsible manner, safeguarding the interests of both the participants and the general public.

The NLGRB plays a significant role in balancing the benefits of the gaming industry with the need to protect vulnerable populations. By regulating and supervising gaming activities, the Board helps mitigate the risks associated with gambling, such as addiction and financial harm. Additionally, the revenues generated from regulated gaming contribute to national development projects, thereby benefiting the broader community.

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Job Title

Senior Economist job at National Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board

Job Description

The National Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board ("The Board") was established in 2016 under the Lotteries and Gaming Act 2016 with a mandate to supervise and regulate the establishment, management and operations of the lotteries, gaming, betting and casinos in Uganda, and to protect the citizens from the adverse effects of gaming and betting in Uganda.
Our Vision is "A technologically driven and revenue generating gaming sector free from adverse effects" The Board invites Online applications from suitably qualified applicants to fill vacant position that exists within the Board's structure as listed below,

Duties and Responsibilities

Economic Research and Analysis:

  • Conduct in-depth economic research and analysis on various topics such as market trends, economic policies, and financial conditions.

  • Analyze data using advanced statistical and econometric methods to identify trends and forecast economic conditions.


Policy Development and Evaluation:

  • Develop and evaluate economic policies, providing recommendations to improve economic performance and achieve organizational goals.

  • Assess the potential impact of proposed policies and regulations on the economy.


Economic Modeling:

  • Develop, maintain, and enhance economic models to simulate economic scenarios and predict outcomes.

  • Use models to analyze the effects of economic variables and policy changes on different sectors.


Reporting and Presentation:

  • Prepare detailed reports, policy briefs, and research papers summarizing findings and recommendations.

  • Present economic insights and analyses to senior management, stakeholders, and policymakers.


Monitoring and Forecasting:

  • Monitor economic indicators and global economic trends to provide timely updates and forecasts.

  • Develop short-term and long-term economic forecasts to guide strategic planning.


Advisory Role:

  • Advise senior management and other departments on economic matters, including risk assessment and strategic planning.

  • Provide expert opinions on economic issues and contribute to decision-making processes.


Collaboration and Leadership:

  • Lead and mentor junior economists and research staff, providing guidance and support on projects and analyses.

  • Collaborate with other departments, external organizations, and academic institutions on joint research initiatives.


Data Management:

  • Oversee the collection, management, and analysis of economic data.

  • Ensure data accuracy, integrity, and security.


Publications and Public Speaking:

  • Publish research findings in academic journals, industry reports, and other publications.

  • Represent the organization at conferences, seminars, and public forums, delivering presentations on economic topics.


Continuous Learning:

  • Stay updated on the latest economic theories, methods, and industry developments.

  • Engage in professional development through workshops, courses, and participation in economic associations.

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Qualifications and Competencies

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, or a related field.

  • Advanced degrees (e.g., Master’s or Ph.D. in Economics or a related discipline) are highly preferred.


Experience:

  • Extensive experience in economic research, analysis, and policy development, typically 5-10 years.

  • Proven track record of conducting and publishing high-quality economic research.


Skills:

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills.

  • Proficiency in econometric and statistical software (e.g., Stata, R, SAS, EViews).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Personal Attributes:

  • High level of integrity and professional ethics.

  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking abilities.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


Technical Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of economic theories, principles, and methods.

  • Experience with economic modeling and forecasting techniques.

  • Proficiency in data analysis and management.


Optional Skills

Leadership and Management:

  • Proven leadership skills and experience in managing research teams.

  • Ability to mentor and develop junior staff.


Project Management:

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.

  • Understanding of project management methodologies and tools.


Industry Knowledge:

  • Familiarity with the specific industry in which the organization operates.

  • Understanding of industry-specific economic challenges and best practices.


Consulting Skills:

  • Ability to work with clients and stakeholders to understand their needs and provide tailored solutions.

  • Experience in providing expert advice and recommendations.


Presentation Skills:

  • Strong presentation skills to communicate findings to stakeholders.

  • Ability to create compelling visualizations and reports.


Continuous Learning:

  • Commitment to staying updated on the latest economic research and trends.

  • Participation in professional organizations and conferences.


Public Policy Understanding:

  • In-depth knowledge of public policy processes and economic policy analysis.

  • Ability to assess and develop public policies based on economic principles.


Interpersonal Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with colleagues, management, and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships within and outside the organization.



Applicants will be required to fill the online job application that can be accessed from the Board's website at www.lgrb.go.ug

A signed application letter, certified academic documents, National Identity Card, membership to any professional body, should be scanned as one PDF attachment.

Deadline for submission of applications is 15th July 2024 at 5:00 PM.

The application letter should be addressed as below,



The Chief Executive Officer

National Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board P.O. Box 5446

Plot1, Colville Street

Kampala, Uganda


Note:

• Applicants should apply for only one position

• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Details of the Job descriptions and person specifications are available on our website www.lgrb.go.ug

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How to Apply

Applicants will be required to fill the online job application that can be accessed from the Board's website at www.lgrb.go.ug
A signed application letter, certified academic documents, National Identity Card, membership to any professional body, should be scanned as one PDF attachment.
Deadline for submission of applications is 15th July 2024 at 5:00 PM.
The application letter should be addressed as below,
The Chief Executive Officer
National Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board P.O. Box 5446
Plot1, Colville Street
Kampala, Uganda

Note:
• Applicants should apply for only one position
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Details of the Job descriptions and person specifications are available on our website www.lgrb.go.ug

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