Technical & Commercial Advisor Job Vacancy – Uganda National Oil Company Limited (UNOC)




Organization: Uganda
National Oil Company Limited (UNOC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Chief Executive
Officer
About Us:
The Uganda National Oil Company Limited (UNOC) was established under
Section 42 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act 2013
and incorporated under the Company’s Act 2012. It is a limited liability
company wholly owned by the Government of Uganda. The overall function of UNOC
is; “To handle the State’s Commercial interests in the Oil and Gas industry.”
Job Summary: The Technical
& Commercial Advisor will lead the design, planning and implementation of
the strategic and commercial objectives of UNOC
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Provide strategic commercial and economic
    guidance to support the planning, development, and implementation of
    UNOC’s short, medium and long-term strategic objectives;
  • Guide and provide support on commercial
    related issues for all technical, legal and other functional interfaces
    within UNOC.
  • Identify opportunities for UNOC in the
    sector and structure options for the development and commercialisation of
    those opportunities, and perform executive business/market strategies to
    achieve growth and profitability.
  • Define marketing and funding strategies to
    support UNOC’s broader commercial opportunities;
  • Propose and implement a process of
    selection for Upstream “Joint Operations” partners for UNOC, starting with
    Exploration, such that UNOC is positioned to actively compete in Uganda’s
    Oil and Gas Industry;
  • Develop economic models to support
    negotiations and commercial decisions. Provide support in the framing of
    economic evaluations and identification of embedded options, risks and
    mitigations in commercial ventures;
  • Carry out market studies for hydrocarbon
    resources and ensure economic tools for export and domestic related
    analysis are available.
  • Provide the financial context for
    decisions, ensuring strategy alignment, transparency and impact on various
    financial metrics for UNOC
  • Developing effective business
    relationships and networks with industry and other stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain commercial excellence
    within UNOC through mentoring and development of commercial skills’
    behaviour within the Company junior staff, k) To provide advice and
    support to the CEO and the Executive management team on all technical and
    commercial matters across the value chain as required.
Key Performance Indicators;
  • Submit a report on the initial technical
    and commercial status and opportunities of UNOC.
  • Submit a report on UNOC short, medium and
    long-term strategic objectives.
  • Identification and tracking of technical
    and commercial progress with monthly reporting to the CEO.
  • Propose a plan and implement a process for
    selection of Upstream “Joint Operations” partners for UNOC in order to
    provide financial and technical support such that UNOC is positioned to
    actively compete in Uganda’s Oil & Gas sector, starting with Exploration.
  • Negotiate and agree commercial features
    and arrangements with existing and prospective partners;
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably
    should hold a Master’s Degree in Engineering, Economics, Business
    Administration, Finance, Energy or Petroleum Geosciences;
  • A minimum of fifteen years working
    experience, including management positions handling commercial
    negotiations;
  • Knowledge and experience of company legal,
    engineering, development and commercial processes across the oil and gas
    value chain;
  • Working knowledge and experience of
    working with Natural Resource / Energy Ministries in developing countries;
  • Be commercially astute and possess sound
    negotiation and leadership skills;
  • Excellent communication and personnel management
    skills, and a high level of discretion and personal integrity.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send
electronically completed and signed applications forms, download here, together with
certified copies of academic certificates should be addressed and submitted in
TRIPLICATE to the address below;
The CEO,
Uganda National Oil Company Ltd,
4th Floor Amber House, Plot 29/33 Kampala Road. Room C406,
P.O. Box 36316, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: Friday, 3rd
February 2017 by 5:00pm

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