Health, Safety and Security Officer Job Careers – 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 Health, Safety and Security Officer will
report to the Senior Health, Safety and Security and will be responsible for
monitoring and regulating occupational health and safety aspects of the oil and
gas operations in the country. The Health and Safety Engineer will also be
responsible for monitoring the work environment and recommend changes to
prevent personnel including workers and public from being exposed to potential
hazards including sickness and/or injuries. In addition, the officer will
coordinate with relevant Government agencies to ensure security of personnel
and oil and gas installations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Initiate continued review of the adequacy of policy, regulations,
    standards, strategies, guidelines and plans regarding occupational health
    and safety in the oil and gas sector;
  • Participate in the review of technical reports to ensure that health
    and safety issues are integrated into planning, design and implementation
    of oil and gas activities;
  • Identify and correct potential hazards by inspecting facilities,
    machinery, and safety equipment
  • Advise on emergency preparedness, response plans and oil spill
    response plans for oil and gas operations;
  • Monitor compliance of PAU and the licensees to health and safety
    legislations, standards and procedures by carrying out monitoring,
    inspection and audit of activities in the oil and gas sector;
  • Undertake Root Cause Analysis of incidents in the oil and gas sector
    and recommend corrective actions;
  • Analyse Health and Safety performance statistics (FAR, LTI, RWDC,
    MTC, FAC, Near Misses) and design measures to promote a safe working
    culture in the sector;
  • Initiate the review of relevant Health and Safety procedures,
    manuals and guidelines and ensure that they meet legislative and best
    practice requirements;
  • DataEnsure periodic health and safety audits are undertaken and
    follow-up implementation of identified safety issues
  • Coordinate inspections of workplaces, machinery and facilities of
    PAU and industry players to ensure they have the required safety devices
    installed on them
  • Ensure adequate evaluation and analysis of workplaces as well as the
    programs and procedures designed to control, eliminate, and prevent
    disease or injury to employees.
  • Ensure employers and employees are sensitized about the inherent
    work place risks and how to improve working conditions and practices.
  • Advising on suspension of activities that pose threats to workers’
    health and safety
  • Investigating workplace accidents to identify causes and determine
    how such accidents can be avoided in the future
  • Recommending measures to help protect workers from potentially
    hazardous work methods, processes, or materials
  • Conducting safety training or education programs and demonstrating
    the use of safety equipment
  • Coordinate with relevant Government agencies to ensure security of
    personnel and oil and gas installations
  • Perform any other duties may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) Health,
    Safety and Security Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree
    (Hons) in an Engineering or Physical Science or Biological Science
    discipline from an internationally recognized institution.
  • At least three years of experience in health and safety in the oil
    and gas sector operations.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a leadership role in an
    organization/business unit/project with diverse professionals.
  • A Master’s degree in any field related to Occupational Health or
    Safety in oil and gas from an internationally recognized University.
  • Possession of a relevant post graduate qualification from an
    internationally recognized institution;
  • Membership to nationally and internationally recognized professional
  • Relevant Health and Safety Certification is desirable; and
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the Ugandan health, safety
    legislation, guidelines and standards.
  • Innovative and with a proven high level of integrity;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team;
  • Proven track record of outstanding performance;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills especially
    Persuasive Oral Communication;
  • Possess good administrative and negotiation skills;
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer packages including Microsoft
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.
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