Oil Jobs – Manager Operations and Compliance – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Organization: Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director
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 Manager
Operations and Compliance will deploy and supervise field monitors and ensure
that the licensed companies under exploration comply with the legal framework
of the country and the petroleum industry best practice. He/ She will also be
responsible for receiving and evaluating data from oil companies under
petroleum exploration licenses.
Key Duties and
  • Responsible for Management of Exploration
  • Deploy and supervise field monitors of
    petroleum exploration activities of licensees with respect to the relevant
    laws, regulations and Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs).
  • Appoint and supervise Area Managers for
    Exploration Areas.
  • Ensure receipt and evaluation of relevant
    reports, data and samples submitted by oil companies under petroleum
    exploration licenses.
  • Responsible for coordinating Finance
    Committee Meetings (FCM), Technical Committee Meetings (TCM) and Advisory
    Committee Meetings (ACM) between the Authority and licensees for
    exploration licenses
  • Advise on the policies and legislation
    affecting petroleum exploration.
  • Advise on issuance, renewal and revocation
    of petroleum exploration licenses.
  • Coordinate the preparation, documentation,
    review and submission of periodic progress reports to relevant internal
    and external stakeholders.
  • Plan and budget for resource requirements
    in the business Unit and monitor the usage to ensure efficiency.
  • Develop and monitor a Business Unit Work
    plan and develop Performance Agreements with all the staff under
  • Monitor staff performance and provide
    guidance and periodic feedback for performance improvement in the business
  • Assess the training and development needs
    of staff under supervision and recommend appropriate interventions.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring support to
    staff under jurisdiction.
  • Initiate and implement activities/programs
    intended to create and harness teamwork in the business Unit.
  • Implement any other staff related programs
    as introduced and approved in the organization.
  • Create and maintain a working atmosphere
    that fosters creativity and innovation in the team.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from
    time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the Petroleum Authority
    of Uganda (PAU) Manager Operations and Compliance job placement must hold
    a Master’s degree in Petroleum Geosciences, Petroleum Engineering or
    Exploration Geophysics from an internationally recognized University /
  • An honours Bachelor’s degree in Physical
    Sciences or related discipline from an internationally recognized
    University / Institution.
  • At least seven years of relevant working
    experience in the Oil and Gas Sector, 3 years of which should have been
    obtained from a busy and well-organized institution.
  • Proven supervisory experience in the field
    as well as in an office-based environment.
  • Demonstrated working experience in an
    organization /project with diverse professionals that requires team work.
  • An Internationally recognized
    qualification in Management, Law, Economics, or Business Administration is
  • Extensive knowledge of the oil and gas
    policies, laws, regulations and guidelines regarding petroleum exploration
    in Uganda.
  • Excellent communication and
    business-focused team working skills.
  • Membership with an internationally recognized
    professional body.
  • Innovative and with a proven high level of
  • Ability to work independently and in a
  • Proven track record of outstanding
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
  • Possess good administrative and
    negotiation skills.
  • Track record of coaching and mentoring
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to
apply online by clicking on the link below.
(Register) -> Proceed to Application
Deadline: Wednesday, 18th April 2018 by 11:59 pm.
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