Director of Finance and Administration Employment Opportunity – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)




Organization: Petroleum
Authority of Uganda (PAU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director  
About Us:
The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) has been put in place as
recommended in the National, Oil and Gas policy of Uganda and in accordance
with Section 9 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act
2013. The mandate of the PAU is to regulate the oil and gas sector in Uganda
including ensuring that petroleum operations in Uganda are carried out in
accordance with the relevant laws, regulations, guidelines, statutes and in
line with international petroleum industry best practice.
Job Summary: The Director of
Finance and Administration (DFA) will be responsible for the Finance and
Administration Directorate and will report to the Executive Director (ED) of
the Authority. The incumbent will be responsible for developing and
implementing appropriate systems for the management of the Authority’s
Finances, Accounts, Procurement, Human Resource, Administration and Estates.
He/She will support strategic decision making and operations of the Authority.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
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In charge of initiating and budgeting for the
activities of the Finance and Administration Directorate.
·        
Take lead in the Finance and Accounting
functions in the Authority.
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Ensure appropriate maintenance and management of
the Authority’s records, information, and registries.
·        
Responsible for developing and implementing
appropriate financial systems, policies, procedures and practices for the
Authority in line with the Public Finance Management Act and any other relevant
laws.
·        
Responsible for the preparation and monitoring
of the Authority’s budget, financial statements and any related documents
together with communicating financial statements of the Authority.
·        
Actively participate in the preparation and
implementation of strategic business plans and goals for the Authority.
·        
Responsible for the Human Resource Management of
the Authority.
·        
Ensure efficient procurement and disposal
function of the Authority and in particular, ensure establishment of a
functioning contracts committee, and a procurement and disposal unit in
accordance with the Laws of Uganda.
·        
Responsible for the administrative and
operational functions of the Authority ensuring that they are undertaken in an
efficient and effective manner.
·        
Perform any other duties assigned by the ED.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
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The applicant for the Petroleum Authority
Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) career opportunity must hold a Master’s
degree in Finance; or Business Administration majoring in Accounting from an
internationally recognised University.
·        
A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Finance, Commerce
or Business Administration from an internationally recognized institution.
·        
Professional qualification in ACCA or CPA.
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At least ten years’ relevant working experience,
seven of which should have been in a reputable, busy and organized institution.
·        
Previous experience in working in a leadership
role in an organization/business unit/project with diverse professionals.
·        
Working experience in finance and/or administration
in Oil and Gas sector is an added advantage
·        
Good knowledge of the policies, financial and administrative
procedures and legislations relevant to Uganda’s oil and gas sector.
·        
An internationally recognized qualification in
law or economics is desired
·        
Highly innovative and with a proven high level
of integrity.
·        
Ability to work independently and in a team.
·        
Proven track record of outstanding performance.
·        
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
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Possess good administrative and negotiation skills.
·        
Good track record of training and mentoring
others.
·        
Excellent analytical skills.
·        
Computer literacy skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their download this form, Click
Here
and fill it in indicating the telephone and email contacts for
both the applicant and three reputable referees. The signed applications
together with copies of certified academic and professional qualifications
should be addressed and submitted in triplicate to the following address;
The Executive Director,
Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) Liaison Office Room B 416,
4th floor Amber House,
Plot 29/33, Kampala Road,
P.O. Box 7270, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 31st
October, 2016 by 5:00PM
NB: Applications
delivered through registered mail and courier will be accepted as long as they
are received before the above-mentioned deadline for submission. Please note
that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of lobbying
will lead to automatic disqualification.
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