Director Technical Support Services Employment Opportunity – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Organization: Petroleum
Authority of Uganda (PAU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Executive
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 Technical Support Services will
be responsible for the Technical Support Services Directorate and will report
to the Executive Director (ED) of the Authority. The incumbent will be
responsible for implementing the Authority’s mandate in the areas of Cost
Monitoring; Petroleum Economics; Health Safety, Security & Environment
(HSSE); National Content Development; together with Petroleum Data Management &
Information Communication Technology (ICT).
Key Duties and
Responsible for initiating and budgeting for the
activities of the Technical Support Services Directorate.
Ensure the development and implementation of
processes necessary for the effective monitoring of the costs of petroleum
operations in Uganda.
Responsible for monitoring and advising on costs
aspects of petroleum operations of the licensees in Uganda.
Support the ED during costs recovery audits by
the Office of the Auditor General and other relevant institutions.
Take part in technical meetings and Advisory
Committee Meetings (ACM) between the Authority and licensees.
Responsible for ascertaining the cost oil or gas
due to licensees.
Responsible for ensuring that economic modelling
of Production Sharing Agreements and other projects in Uganda’s oil and gas
sector are undertaken with a view to support evaluation and decision-making of
different aspects of the petroleum value chain including taxation, pipelines
and transportation tariffs.
Ensure appropriate liaison between the Authority
and other Government and non-Governmental Agencies with regard to environment,
occupational safety and economic projections among others.
Responsible for monitoring and advising on the
implementation of National Content development requirements in Uganda’s
petroleum sector.
Guide the ED on the requirements for Petroleum
Data Management & ICT, including; Regulations, Standards, Best Practices
and the required Resources.
Ensure the development and implementation j of
the strategies and policies necessary for petroleum data management and ICT
operations in line with the strategic goals of the Authority.
In charge of monitoring and advising on the
policies, legislation and implementation of cost monitoring, HSSE and national
content development in oil and gas operations.
Perform any other duties assigned by the
Executive Director.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant for the Petroleum Authority
Director Technical Support Services career opportunity must hold a Master’s
degree in Petroleum Geosciences, Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum
Economics/Finance, or Petroleum HSSE from an internationally recognised
A Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Engineering,
Environment, Physical Sciences or related discipline from an internationally
recognised institution.
At least ten years’ relevant working experience
in the oil and gas sector, 7 years of which should be in a busy and well
organized institution.
Previous experience in working in a leadership role
in an organization/ business unit/project with diverse professionals.
An Internationally Recognised qualification in
Management, Law, Economics or Business Administration.
Internationally recognised professional
qualifications or membership of internationally recognised professional bodies
in the areas of Economics/Finance; Cost Management; Health, Safety, Security
and Environment (HSSE); and Data Management.
Good Knowledge of the policies, laws,
regulations and guidelines regarding management of costs, National Content,
HSSE, Data management and ICT in Uganda.
Innovative and with a proven high level of
Ability to work independently and in a team.
Proven track record of outstanding performance.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Possess good administrative and negotiation
Good track record of training and mentoring
Excellent analytical skills.
Proficiency in the relevant computer packages.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their download this form, Click
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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