Oil Careers – Senior Compliance 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 Compliance Officer (Operations and
Compliance) reports to the Manager, Operations and Compliance and will be
required to; lead a team of officers monitoring field activities and operations
of licensed oil companies, and will be responsible for the submission of
quarterly, half-year and annual reports on the compliance of Licensees. He /
She will regularly participate in the review of monitoring guidelines for the
Licensees. He / She will continuously develop Licensee Monitoring manuals and
submit to Management for consideration. The Senior Compliance Officer will support
the Manager, Operations and Compliance in ensuring that regular reports on
compliance of Oil Companies to the Production Sharing Agreements and the
Regulatory framework are submitted to Management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Participate in quality control and archiving of data from Licensees.
  • Develop and maintain a compliance database of licensed oil
  • Participate in the monitoring of field activities and the
    development of field monitoring schedules
  • Support the development of monitoring guidelines and manuals for
    acquisition of data by Licensees including seismic data, drilling
    operations and other field activities
  • Support and attend Operations, Technical, Human Resource and Budget
    meetings between the Authority and Exploration Licensees
  • Submit monthly and quarterly reports to the Manager, Operations and
  • Ensure quality control of all exploration data submitted by oil
  • Participate in the design of capacity building plans/programs for
    the Division
  • Participate in the planning and budgeting for resource requirements
    in the Division of Operations and Compliance
  • Monitor performance of staff under his/her supervision and provide
    guidance and periodic feedback for performance improvement
  • Evaluate and advise on the compliance of Licensed companies to
    agreed annual work programs under exploration
  • Initiate and implement activities/programs intended to create and
    harness teamwork.
  • Implement any other staff related programs as introduced and
    approved in the organization.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) Geologist
    (Operations and Compliance job placement must hold a Master’s Degree in
    Petroleum Geosciences, Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum Law or Petroleum
    Economics from an internationally recognized Institution.
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Physical Sciences, Law, Economics or
    related discipline from an internationally recognized Institution.
  • At least five years of working experience in the oil and gas sector,
    in a busy and well-organized institution.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in oil and gas industry especially related to
    compliance issues.
  • Demonstrated working experience in an organization/project with
    diverse professionals that requires team work
  • Post graduate training in management of petroleum operations.
  • Good knowledge of the policies, laws and regulations regarding
    petroleum development and production in Uganda.
  • Experience in managing oil company regulatory compliance aspects
  • An internationally recognized professional qualification or
    membership of an internationally recognized professional body in the areas
    of oil and gas
  • 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.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer packages
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
  • 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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