Oil & Gas Company Jobs – Land Acquisition Coordinator at CNOOC Uganda Limited

Organization: CNOOC Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
CNOOC Uganda Limited, a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil
Corporation (CNOOC) is a major national oil company in China. CNOOC Uganda
limited is China’s largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas.
China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) specializes in offshore
upstream exploration and production.
Job Summary: The Land
Acquisition Coordinator will coordinate the implementation of various
resettlement activities including stakeholder engagement, capacity building on
land acquisition and resettlement, disclosure process, conducting of land asset
surveys, social surveys, negotiations of compensation packages, signature of
agreements with project affected persons, livelihood restoration, financial
literacy training and evaluation. The incumbent will also be tasked with
securing a timely access to land in support of drilling, operations and
development activities within Block 3A (Lake Albert Basin) or other sites. The
jobholder will play a focal role in mitigating land associated issues as well
as securing long-term positive relationships with affected landholders. The
Land Acquisition Coordinator will ensure regular reporting of any land
associated issues to the Land Acquisition Supervisor and interface Closely with
CSR, QHSE, Exploration, Development and Engineering functions.
Key Duties and
  • Support the Land Acquisition supervisor
    implement appropriate policies, procedures and plans to ensure robust
    governance and transparency-from planning, to assessment, compensation and
    final agreement of land acquisition.
  • Assist in ensuring that all economic and
    physical displacements are done in a practical manner as such to minimise
  • Implement ongoing land concerns including
    the company land asset inventory, leasehold agreements and other ongoing
    access arrangements.
  • Support the supervisor in Securing timely
    access to land in support of drilling, operations, development and
    engineering activities within Block 3A (Lake Albert Basin) and in
    accordance with Ugandan legislation, regulatory and contractual
    requirements as well as the company policies and procedures.
  • Provide support in the determination of
    targeted land ownership / tenure and land use aspects with respect to new
    access requirements – well pads, camps, major infrastructure, road access,
    right of ways, supporting infrastructure and services.
  • Assist in ensuring cooperation with key
    external stakeholders and approving bodies to ensure timely access and
    minimise negative impacts.
  • Assist in keeping track of and monitoring
    legislative / regulatory changes in land and compensation regimes and
    participate in all industry efforts as appropriate.
  • Assist the supervisor in giving an insight
    input to project development on land / social constraints mapping and
    scheduling in cooperation with Environment and CSR issues, contribute to
    operational / development planning processes on land issues.
  • Cooperate with C&P and CSR to ensure
    that all the company staff and contractors demonstrate respect for
    landholders and their land / livelihoods.
  • Support Community Relations in maintaining
    landholder / community relationships, communicating clearly and
    consistently about the company’s activities which impact land use and
  • Keenly monitor the effectiveness of access
    processes and implement improvements and efficiencies.
  • Actively participate and contribute to
    regular land management audits / reviews (either internal or external).
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the CNOOC Land
    Acquisition Coordinator career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree
    or above in Urban planning, Law, Social sciences, Anthropology or related.
  • At least five years of previous experience
    working in resettlement planning and implementation including community
    engagement and negotiation.
  • Previous experience in resettlement
    programs developed in line with World Bank & IFC performance
  • Previous exposure to environmental /
    social impact assessment and management is essential, a solid
    understanding of international best practice / standards in this area as
  • Previous exposure and experience within a
    major infrastructure project / resource sector would be highly desirable.
  • Extensive knowledge of local laws and
    regulations regarding land acquisition and management in Uganda.
  • Extensive knowledge of local social,
    geographic, eco-systematic, environmental and wild life profile.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of oil
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated
CV and application letter MERGED into ONE document to email address:
recruitment@cnoocuganda.com. Please DO NOT attach any other documents and
ensure to quote the JOB TITLE in the Subject of your email. Only candidates
that follow these instructions and meet the minimum requirements shall be
Deadline: 27th February 2017 at

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