Director, ICT and Data Management Job Placement – 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 Director ICT and Data Management will
report to the Executive Director and will be responsible for leading and
managing the development, implementation, maintenance and support of all ICT
systems and infrastructure and ensuring efficient management of exploration,
development and production data in the delivery of PAU’s Mandate to enhance
efficiency and effectiveness of the Authority’s operations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide guidance on IT strategy and standardize the PAU ICT
    platforms to ensure that all ICT components are compatible and well
  • Develop, update and disseminate realistic standards of service
    quality for Information Technology in line with the IT Infrastructure
  • Oversee the identification, deployment and monitoring of IT service
    management frameworks and ensure IT system operation adheres to applicable
    laws and regulations.
  • Establish mechanisms for tracking, reporting and acting on anomalies
    in IT service and quality as well as service improvement plan.
  • Facilitate and oversee the implementation of mechanisms for
    sensitization of stakeholders on the relevance of the IT Service function,
    its procedures and impact; share ICT knowledge and expertise with staff
    and senior management to improve service delivery.
  • Lead IT strategic and operational planning to achieve focus goals by
    prioritizing IT initiatives and coordinating the evaluation, deployment
    and management of current and future IT systems in the Authority.
  • Lead and track the implementation of the departmental plans and
    periodically submit performance reports to the ED in line with reporting
  • Lead and participate in the continuous review and improvement of IT
    policies, procedures in line with relevant IT laws, best practices and
    international standards.
  • Develop and monitor the implementation framework(s) for automating
    the tracking, storage and retrieval of information in the PAU.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of policies, strategies,
    standards, and procedures necessary for efficient data management
  • Lead the development of frameworks to improve internal staff and
    external stakeholder capability and exposure to technology solutions that
    improve business efficiency.
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of programs to improve the
    capacity, motivation, performance and productivity of staff in the
    department to enhance the quality of their service delivery.
  • Proactively identify risks and ensure that any issues that are ICT
    related or that will impact on the ICT service provision are effectively
    managed and appropriate actions are taken to protect the PAU’s operations
    by providing a suitable internally controlled environment, including
    disaster recovery and business continuity;
  • Keep abreast of technology trends and discern appropriate and
    cost-effective ICT solutions for PAU
  • Ensure efficient management of Exploration, Development and
    Production Data
  • Ensure that data management infrastructure is in place and well

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) Director,
    ICT and Data Management job placement must hold a Masters’ Degree in
    either Computer Science, Information and Network Security, Cyber Security
    Management, Statistics (Computing option), Software Engineering or
    Computer Engineering from an internationally recognized University/
  • An honours bachelor’s degree in either, Computer Science, Statistics
    with computing, Business Computing, Computer Engineering or Software
    Engineering or any Engineering or Physical Science disciplines from an
    internationally recognized University or institution.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years’ working experience in IT business
    environment, seven (07) of which should have been gained at a senior
    managerial level in a large, busy and reputable organization.
  • S/he should have experience in managing a large and complex IT
  • Business Intelligence/Data warehousing
  • Managing Hyper Converged Infrastructure, Composable infrastructure
    Environments and Engineered Systems
  • Large Data Centre Management Expertise with Primary and DR
  • Ability to supervise a multi-talented Technical Staff and Drive
  • Knowledge of relevant compliance issues such as Computer Misuse Act,
    2011, Data Protection and Privacy Bill 2015, Electronic Transaction Act
    and regulation GDPR etc.;
  • Experience in Unified Communications, server virtualization and
    other relevant ICT technologies and how these can be deployed to achieve
    an excellent shared ICT service;
  • Knowledge of Information Technology services management frameworks,
    Information Communication Policy, IT procedures, National Information
    Technology Act 2009, Uganda Communications Act 2013, Computer Misuse Act
    2010, Electronic Signature Act, 2011, National Information Security
  • Relevant Certifications in any one or several of the following:
    Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified
    Information Security Manager (CISM), COBIT 5, ISO27001, GIAC -GSEC, , Data
    Governance, The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), Offensive
    Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Project Management Professional
    (PMP), PRICE2, Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL),
    Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Oracle Certified Professional
    (OCP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and any related ICT
  • Must have the ability to manage very strong brilliant and highly
    technical specialists in a highly dynamic environment.
  • Should possess strong problem solving and good leadership skills
  • He/she must be a very resilient person with demonstrated creativity
    and innovation
  • Should have an impeccable record of integrity
  • Should have strong conceptual and analytical skills with attention
    to detail
  • Excellent inter-personal relationship and communication skills
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking
on the link below.
Click Here (Register)
-> Proceed to Application
  • ONLY online applications will be
  • 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
Deadline: 18th March 2019 by 11:59 pm.
For more of the latest
jobs, please visit or
find us on our facebook page

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *