Oil Industry Jobs – Senior Upstream Economist and Financial Analyst – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Organization: Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager Economic
and Financial Analysis
About US:
The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) is a statutory body established
under Section 9 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act
2013, and in line with the National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda which was
approved in 2008. The PAU’s mandate is to monitor and regulate the exploration,
development and production, together with the refining, gas conversion,
transportation and storage of petroleum in Uganda. This includes ensuring that
petroleum operations in Uganda are carried out in accordance with the relevant
laws, regulations, guidelines, statutes and in line with international best
practice for the petroleum industry.
Job Summary: The Senior
Upstream Economist and Financial Analyst is mainly responsible for producing
risk based financial and economic evaluations of operations and projects in the
upstream to facilitate regulatory decisions.
Key Duties and
  • Coordinate the development of work plans
    and budgets for the department.
  • Produce timely reports on the execution of
    the activities of the department.
  • Provide information and analysis for
    regular updates on the movement in the macro-economic factors and how
    these movements affect the industry.
  • Provide information and analysis for
    regular updates on any developments in economic and financial evaluation,
    taxation and fiscal terms, cost structures, prices, hydrocarbon
    availability including analysis of their impact on the sector in Uganda.
  • Coordinate the production of an annual
    benchmark report for Uganda’s sector.
  • Project manage the function of
    economic/financial modelling for the upstream.
  • Coordinate the review of assumptions.
  • Draft position papers.
  • Perform the necessary independent scenario
    analyses required to support negotiations.
  • Initiate and coordinate the review and
    development of models/tools required to undertake the necessary
    economic/financial analysis.
  • Provide the necessary input from the
    upstream in the comparative economic/financial modelling work on tariffs.
  • Participate in the review of submitted
    inputs for the determination of tariffs.
  • Coordinate the review of documents for
    licensing or renewal of licenses.
  • Undertake comparative economic/financial
    modelling work on the proposed licenses.
  • Coordinate research on topical issues in
    the sector and write technical papers.
  • Undertake continued analysis and
    benchmarking of Uganda’s fiscal regimes.
  • Coordinate the review of related
    legislation to ensure regulation is not a burden or cost.
  • Look out for changes in the tax and
    revenue legislation and model their impact on the sector.
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the Petroleum Authority
    of Uganda (PAU) Senior Upstream Economist and Financial Analyst job placement
    must hold a Master’s degree in Petroleum Economics, Finance or Taxation
    from an internationally recognized University/ Institution.
  • An honours Bachelor’s degree in Economics,
    Finance, Petroleum Geosciences, Physical Sciences, or any other related
    degree from an internationally recognized University/ Institution.
  • At least five years’ experience in the
    area of economic/financial analysis, at least two (2 ) of which should
    have been served in a reputable organization.
  • Demonstrated experience of working in a
    leadership role in an organization/business unit/project with diverse
  • Possession of a training in financial
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the oil and gas
  • Considerable knowledge of tax laws.
  • Good knowledge of economic theory,
    research and models.
  • Knowledge of the laws and policies in the
    Oil and Gas sector in Uganda.
  • Innovative and with a proven high level of
    integrity and professionalism.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
  • Familiarity with the main data manipulation
    languages and the principles of database design.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Proven ability to achieve tight work
    deadlines under pressure.
  • The ability to create and maintain strong
    working relationships with colleagues and customers.
  • A willingness to keep up to date with the
    current developments in technology.
  • A commitment to continuing professional
    development (CPD).
  • An understanding of relevant legislation.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to
apply online by clicking on the link below.
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Deadline: Wednesday, 18th April 2018 by 11:59 pm.
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