Risk Officer Job Careers – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Job Title:    Risk Officer

Organisation: Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

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 mandate of the Petroleum Authority of Uganda 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 practices for the petroleum industry.


Job Summary:  The Risk Officer will monitor and execute risk engagements and make recommendations for the management of new and existing risks.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • To assist in conducting an organization wide risk assessment, and monitor emerging risks
  • To gather risk information in the Authority, and conduct risk reviews to establish if all required action are implemented to ensure that the Authority risks are within acceptable levels.
  • To operationalize the risk management framework in the Authority and assist in training staff on risk management activities.
  • To assist in coordinating the Enterprise risk management activities of Authority.
  • To assist in following up on implementation of audit recommendation and report on management compliance and response to regulatory and Audit reviews.
  • Identifying key risks and assessing mitigating controls to determine the risk profile for the Authority.
  • Identify emerging risks that present new regulatory risks.
  • Assess and identify potential risks that may hinder the reputation, safety, security and financial status of the Authority.
  • 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) Risk Officer job placement must hold an honors bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance, Business Administration/ Commerce from a recognized University.
  • Certification in either Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or ACCA, is required.
  • Possession of any additional qualifications like CRISK, CIRM, and CRMA.
  • Three (3) years of experience in conducting audit work in a similar corporate setting.
  • Demonstrate excellent technical knowledge of; Risk Management, Audit planning and implementation, Quality assurance, Investigation, Data analytics and reporting
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Innovative and with a proven high level of integrity
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal 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 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: 4th October 2021 by 11:59 pm.

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