Director Legal and Corporate Affairs Job Opportunity – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Organization: Petroleum
Authority of Uganda (PAU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Executive
About Us:
The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) has been put in place as
recommended in the National, Oil and Gas policy of Uganda and in accordance
with Section 9 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act
2013. The mandate of the PAU is to regulate the oil and gas sector in Uganda
including ensuring that petroleum operations in Uganda are carried out in
accordance with the relevant laws, regulations, guidelines, statutes and in
line with international petroleum industry best practice.
Job Summary: The Director
Legal and Corporate Affairs (DLCA) will be responsible for the Legal and
Corporate Affairs Directorate and will report to the Executive Director (ED) of
the Authority. He/She will be responsible for planning and managing the legal
and corporate affairs of the Authority and responsible for representation of
the Authority in ‘courts, of law.  The
jobholder will be responsible for ensuring that all decisions made by the
Authority are legally grounded as well as providing preventive and proactive
legal counsel to the Authority. He/She will be responsible for providing the
necessary support in the coordination of policy and Board affairs and for the
Authority’s Corporate affairs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
In charge of initiating and budgeting for the
activities of the Legal and Corporate Affairs Directorate.
Manage all legal and regulatory requirements of
the Authority and provide legal and contractual advice to all sections of the
Authority including legal interpretation of policies and regulatory provisions.
Guide the ED on corporate governance issues and
compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
Ensure the provision of legal defense for the
Authority on all prosecutions and/or legal suits related to the Authority, its
operations and business in courts of law and arbitrations.
Actively participate and advise on contracts and
other legal documents of the Authority and those submitted by the licensees.
Ensure the initiation, management and delivery
of a corporate communications strategy to develop the Authority’s reputation,
brand and relationships, ensuring clear identity and high levels of goodwill
and understanding amongst the various stakeholder groups and wider audiences.
Support the communications function of the
office of the Executive Director.
Assist the ED in coordinating policy matters.
Support the ED in ensuring the Authority’s
adequate participation in the formulation of relevant laws and regulations.
Perform any other duties assigned by the ED.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant for the Petroleum Authority
Director Legal and Corporate Affairs job opportunity must hold a Master’s
degree in Petroleum Law or Management from an internationally recognised
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Law
from an internationally recognized institution.
A Postgraduate diploma in legal practice from
the Law Development Centre (LDC),
The applicant should be enrolled as an advocate
with a valid practising certificate and can appear before the High Court.
At least ten years’ relevant working experience,
seven of which should have been in a reputable, busy and highly organized
Previous experience in working at a leadership
role in an organization/business unit/project with diverse professionals.
Broad knowledge of legal and regulatory
provisions of the Ugandan law and international law pertaining to the oil and
gas industry.
Previous experience in contractual dispute
resolution or representation in arbitration proceedings.
Training and experience in communication and
corporate affairs management.
Possess an Internationally Recognised
qualification in Management or Business Administration.
Any additional internationally recognized
relevant professional qualification or membership of an internationally
recognised professional body in the areas of law or Corporate affairs.
Innovative and with a proven high level of
Ability to work independently and in a team.
Proven track record of outstanding performance.
Excellent interpersonal and communication
Possess good administrative and negotiation
Track record of training and mentoring others.
Excellent analytical skills.
Proficiency in relevant computer packages.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their download this form, Click
and fill it in indicating the telephone and email contacts for
both the applicant and three reputable referees. The signed applications
together with copies of certified academic and professional qualifications
should be addressed and submitted in triplicate to the following address;
The Executive Director,
Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) Liaison Office Room B 416,
4th floor Amber House,
Plot 29/33, Kampala Road,
P.O. Box 7270, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 31st
October, 2016 by 5:00PM
NB: Applications
delivered through registered mail and courier will be accepted as long as they
are received before the above-mentioned deadline for submission. Please note
that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of lobbying
will lead to automatic disqualification.

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