Oil Industry Jobs – Senior Planning and Strategy Officer – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Organization: Petroleum
Authority of Uganda (PAU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
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 Planning and Strategy Officer
manages the Authority’s Corporate Planning function that entails development of
comprehensive, integrated Authority strategic plans, work plans, procurement
plans, budgets, while monitoring and evaluating their implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Facilitate the formulation of PAU’s short-term, mid-term and
    long-term plans/Strategic Plans
  • The incumbent will also facilitate the formulation of the PAU’s
    Strategic Plan, Operational Plans and Budgets.
  • Prepare and review a comprehensive three-year strategic plan
    incorporating plans of all directorates, Departments, Divisions and Units
    through a  stakeholder’s
    consultative process and placing it before Management for approval
  • Prepare Annual and midterm plans for the Authority in line with the
    approved five-year strategic plan, policies, programs and projects.
  • Actively participate in preparation of the Budget Frame Work Paper
    (BFP) and provide assistance to the Directorates, Departments, Business
    Units in the preparation of annual/quarterly work plans and budgets
  • Through regular reviews, identify the limiting factors in the
    implementation of PAU’s approved plans, policies, programs and projects;
    study their implications and impact on Performance of the Authority to
    place the matter before Management with specific suggestions for ensuring
    speedy and efficient performance.
  • Conduct regular and timely reviews of the progress in implementing
    the Authority’s approved plans, policies, programs and projects
  • Review on selective basis the operational performance of various
    Directorates, Departments, Divisions and Units of the Authority
  • Undertaking and promoting bench marking research and initiating
    surveys and investigations needed to support effective planning for PAU
  • Tasked with routine collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination
    of data related to the functioning of PAU
  • Provide technical assistance to the various Directorates in regard
    to planning functions
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) Senior
    Planning and Strategy Officer job placement must hold a Master’s degree;
    majoring in either; Economics, Development Planning, Economic Policy and
    Planning, Development Economics, Monitoring and Evaluation or Management
    Information Systems
  • A Bachelors’ Degree (Hons) in Economics, Statistics, Quantitative
    Economics or other related area from a recognized university /
  • At least five years of working experience in the field of planning,
    budgeting, Monitoring & Evaluation and reporting, three years of which
    should have been served at Supervisory level in a reputable organization.
  • Additional training in Oil and Gas or related fields
  • Exposure to Management Information Systems
  • Highly Innovative.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Possess good administrative and negotiation skills.
  • Good track record of training and mentoring others.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in relevant industry computer packages and software
  • Ability to analyze different scenarios and identify the best
    fallback position
  • Ability to identify how organizational policies, processes and
    procedures are likely to be affected by environmental changes
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking
on the link below.
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-> Proceed to Application
  • ONLY online applications will be considered.
  • Applicants are required to scan and attach CERTIFIED copies of the
    required academic documents only e.g. Degree, Transcript, Diploma, A-level
    and O-level certificates and PLE results slip.
  • Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted and
    background checks conducted before they are considered for appointment
    into the Authority.
  • Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted.
  • All appointments shall be subject to a probationary period of not
    more than six months and subsequent confirmation in service will be based
    on satisfactory performance of the individual.
Deadline: 15th January 2019 by 11:59 pm.
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