Senior Legal Officer (Regulatory & Land Matters) Job Opportunities - Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)


Organization: Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager Policy and Board Affairs

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 Legal Officer (Regulatory & Land Matters) will provide legal advice and guidance on land acquisition matters to support the work of PAU and of its operations. He will also support the function of executing Board secretarial work and that of management in support of the Manager Legal Advisory and Board Affairs. He will coordinate regulatory impact assessments and give concrete proposals for amendment of laws, regulations and policies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Supports the Manager Legal Advisory and Board Affairs on all legal matters of the Authority.
  • Conducts research and provides legal guidance on land issues arising out of the authority operations.
  • Guides and handles the convening and facilitation of Board meetings.
  • Assists preparation of minutes of the Board, reports and other critical research required to support the Board.
  • Follows up on implementation of decisions made by the Board.
  • Actively participates in the preparation of advise to senior management and the Board of Directors on corporate governance issues and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Prepares minutes, agenda, notices, and subsequent correspondence in connection with meetings of Management and Board of Directors.
  • Participates in the review of laws, regulations and procedures applicable to the work of PAU, checks for any changes to this new legislation, policy changes and developments which may affect the work of PAU.
  • Coordinate the preparation, documentation, review and submission of periodic progress reports to relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • Plan and budget for resource requirements in the business Unit and monitor the usage to ensure efficiency.
  • Develop and monitor a Business Unit Work plan and develop performance agreements with all the staff under supervision.
  • Monitor staff performance and provide guidance and periodic feedback for performance improvement.
  • Assess the training and development needs of staff under supervision and recommend appropriate interventions.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring support to staff under jurisdiction.
  • Initiate and implement activities/programs intended to create and harness teamwork in the business Unit.
  • Implement any other staff related programs as introduced and approved in the organization.
  • Create and maintain a working atmosphere that fosters creativity and innovation in the team.
  • 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) Senior Legal Officer (Regulatory & Land Matters) job placement must hold a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Law or Petroleum Policy, or Land Management from an internationally recognized University / Institution.
  • An honours Bachelor of Laws Degree from an internationally recognised University / Institution.
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in legal practice.
  • The applicant must also be enrolled as an advocate.
  • Five years’ experience in a similar or relevant organization.
  • Previous experience in working in a leadership role in a similar organisation.
  • Demonstrated experience in liaising with other Government institutions and stakeholders.
  • A qualification in the oil and gas sector from internationally recognised institutions is desired
  • Internationally recognised professional qualifications or membership with an internationally recognized professional body.
  • Extensive knowledge of legal and regulatory provisions of the Ugandan law and international law pertaining to the oil and gas industry.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation and coordination skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent supervisory skills.
  • Good IT literacy and computer skills.
  • Ability to lead and motivate co-workers.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the link below.

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Deadline: Wednesday, 18th April 2018 by 11:59 pm.

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