Senior Legal Officer (Regulatory & Land Matters) Job Opportunities – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Organization: Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager Policy
and Board Affairs
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
Legal Officer (Regulatory & Land Matters) will provide legal advice and
guidance on land acquisition matters to support the work of PAU and of its
operations. He will also support the function of executing Board secretarial
work and that of management in support of the Manager Legal Advisory and Board Affairs.
He will coordinate regulatory impact assessments and give concrete proposals
for amendment of laws, regulations and policies.
Key Duties and
  • Supports the Manager Legal Advisory and
    Board Affairs on all legal matters of the Authority.
  • Conducts research and provides legal
    guidance on land issues arising out of the authority operations.
  • Guides and handles the convening and
    facilitation of Board meetings.
  • Assists preparation of minutes of the
    Board, reports and other critical research required to support the Board.
  • Follows up on implementation of decisions
    made by the Board.
  • Actively participates in the preparation
    of advise to senior management and the Board of Directors on corporate
    governance issues and compliance with statutory and regulatory
  • Prepares minutes, agenda, notices, and
    subsequent correspondence in connection with meetings of Management and
    Board of Directors.
  • Participates in the review of laws,
    regulations and procedures applicable to the work of PAU, checks for any
    changes to this new legislation, policy changes and developments which may
    affect the work of PAU.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Legal Officer (Regulatory & Land Matters) job
    placement must hold a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Law or Petroleum
    Policy, or Land Management from an internationally recognized University /
  • An honours Bachelor of Laws Degree from an
    internationally recognised University / Institution.
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in legal practice.
  • The applicant must also be enrolled as an
  • Five years’ experience in a similar or
    relevant organization.
  • Previous experience in working in a
    leadership role in a similar organisation.
  • Demonstrated experience in liaising with
    other Government institutions and stakeholders.
  • A qualification in the oil and gas sector
    from internationally recognised institutions is desired
  • Internationally recognised professional
    qualifications or membership with an internationally recognized professional
  • Extensive knowledge of legal and
    regulatory provisions of the Ugandan law and international law pertaining
    to the oil and gas industry.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Ability to work independently and in a
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation and
    coordination skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
  • Excellent supervisory skills.
  • Good IT literacy and computer skills.
  • Ability to lead and motivate co-workers.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.
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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