Kuhusu Wizara

POLICY AND PLANNING DIVISION

 

1.1POLICY AND PLANNING DIVISION

 

Objective

To provide expertise and services in policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Functions

To coordinate preparation of Sector policies and monitor their implementation and carry out their impact assessments;
To analyse policies from other sectors and advise accordingly;
To coordinate preparations and implementations of Sector plans and budgets;
To carry out monitoring and evaluation of the Sector’s plans and budgets and prepare performance reports;
To carry out research, assessments and evaluation of Sector plans and provide a basis for making informed decisions on the future direction of the Sector;
To encourage and facilitate the provision of services by the Private Sector in the Sector;
To oversee performance contracting;
To coordinate preparations of Sector contributions to the Budget Speech and Annual Economic Report;
To institutionalise strategic planning; budget; and monitoring and evaluation skills in the Sector;
To be a custodian and  coordinator of Ministerial statistics; and
To ensure that ministerial plans and budgets are integrated into the Government budgeting process.

This Division will be led by a Director and will comprise two (2) Sections as follows: -

Policy and Planning Section; and
Monitoring and Evaluation Section.

1.1.1Policy and Planning Section

 

This Section will perform the following activities:-

Coordinate formulation, review, implementation and monitoring of Sector’s policies; and ensure they are consistent with National policies, frameworks and strategies;
Review and advise on policy papers prepared by other ministries;
To carry out research and impact studies of Sector policies and provide a basis for making informed decisions on the future direction of the Sector;
Compile implementation reports on Ruling Party Manifesto and Parliamentary Committee reports;
Coordinate formulation and preparation of the Sector's medium term strategic plan, annual action plans and budgets;
        Compile reports on Sector projects, programmes and Action Plans and Develop strategies for resource mobilization;
        Provide technical guidance and support for institutionalization of Strategic Planning and Budgeting process within the Sector;
        Prepare memorandum of understanding for projects and programs for International financing;
Coordinate the preparation of Sector budget speech; and
        Participate in analysis of outsourcing of non-core functions (Private Sector Participation).

This Section will be led by an Assistant Director.

1.1.2Monitoring and Evaluation Section

This Section will perform the following activities: -

Monitor and evaluate implementation of the Sector 's Annual Plans and Medium Term Strategic Plan;
Prepare periodic performance reports;
Collect, study and analyze statistics needed in the formulation and implementation of policies, plans and budgetary proposals;
Provide inputs in preparation of plans, programs and budgetary activities in the Sector including establishment of performance targets and indicators;
Provide technical advice including institutionalization of M&E process;
Oversee performance contracting;
Undertake research and evaluation studies of plans, projects and programs undertaken by the Sector;
Undertake service delivery surveys to collect stakeholders/ clients views on services rendered and advise management accordingly;
Coordinate mid-year and annual performance reviews; Coordinate collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of Ministerial data and statistics;
Be custodian and focal point of Ministry’s statistics; and
Monitor performance of Executive Agencies under the Sector.

This Section will be led by an Assistant Director.