Senior Legal Officer – Compliance Employment Opportunity – Uganda National Oil Company Limited (UNOC)

Organization: Uganda
National Oil Company Limited (UNOC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head
of Contracts and Negotiations
About US:
The Uganda National
Oil Company Limited (UNOC) was established under Section 42 of the Petroleum
(Exploration, Development and Production) Act 2013 and incorporated under the
Company’s Act 2012. It is a limited liability company wholly owned by the
Government of Uganda. The overall function of UNOC is; “To handle the State’s
Commercial interests in the Oil and Gas industry.”
Job Summary:  The Senior Legal officer – Compliance is
responsible for handling day to day legal and regulatory compliance
responsibilities pertaining to UNOC and its subsidiaries, drafting of relevant
policies and supporting management of Company compliance matters
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure that UNOC’s internal policies and procedures are
    appropriately implemented by UNOC and its subsidiaries.
  • Support and coordinate the monitoring of legal and regulatory
    developments within Uganda and globally that may impact the regulatory
    landscape of UNOC and its businesses and ensure these are effectively
    communicated to relevant business.
  • To be actively involved in defining and drafting of a legal,
    regulatory and internal policies an annual compliance plan for Uganda
    National Oil Company and its subsidiaries.
  • Supporting and participating in initiatives and processes to create
    awareness across the UNOC business on legal, regulatory and internal
    policies compliance requirements.
  • As required, interpret, provide advice and guidance on legal and
    regulatory compliance matters to UNOC and its subsidiaries.
  • Coordinate the drawing up of formalities to monitor and assure Legal
    and regulatory compliance and to internal policies and procedures.
  • Develop the necessary compliance trackers to drive and ensure
    compliance by UNOC to Legal, regulatory and internal policies requirements
    as deemed necessary.
  • Coordinate and ensure all necessary submissions to regulators are
    made in a timely fashion in accordance with the applicable laws and
  • As and when required, liaise with the industry regulators to ensure
    a coordinated working approach between UNOC and the respective regulators
    of its business including securing requisite approvals and project
  • To conduct legal and regulatory analysis and research on various
    compliance matters.
  • File all necessary documentation for compliance of the company and
    advise across the company on the legal effects of any government policy
    proposals and bills of parliament that may have a bearing on the UNOC
  • Liaise with other departments and stake holders and develop, manage
    and review company policies and manuals among others and as appropriate,
    contribute to or influence company policies.
  • Compile and maintain regulatory documentation databases including
    applicable laws, regulations and ensure these are kept updated  at all times.
  • Recommend changes to company policies and procedures in response to
    changes in regulations, laws and best legal practices
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Uganda National Oil Company Limited (UNOC)
    Senior Legal officer – Compliance job placement must hold a bachelor’s
    degree in Law (LLB)
  • A diploma in legal practice
  • A master’s in law in a relevant discipline such as in Oil and Gas,
    Project Financing, Corporate Law will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of seven years of experience in a busy corporate entity of
    high repute.
  • Experience in dealing with complex transactions in a large corporate
    entity is relevant.
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with regulatory, legal and
    contractual compliance aspects of complex transactions in a large
    corporate entity.
  • The candidate must have excellent analytical, researching and
    drafting skills.
  • Excellent judgment and ability to anticipate legal issues or risks.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to
    take good decisions based on judgment are absolutely essential.
  • High level of integrity, proven track record of outstanding
    performance, and ability to work under pressure as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills particularly to management/staff
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a completed and
signed applications form, download
, together with certified copies of academic certificates addressed
and submitted in TRIPLICATE to the address below. The applications should be
delivered through registered mail and courier will also be received.
Applications must include a cover letter, application form and supporting
Address to:
Chief Executive
Uganda National Oil
Company Ltd,
Plot 15, Yusuf Lule
P.O. Box 36316,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 27th September 2019 by 5:00pm
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