02 May 2017

National Content Manager Job Placement - Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Job Title:      National Content Manager
Organization: Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director Technical Support Services

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 National Content Manager will be responsible for regulating, monitoring and advising on the implementation of National Content development requirements in Uganda’s oil and gas sector. The National Content Manager will provide support to Licensees and contractors to ensure 100% compliance in all cases but also assist Ugandan companies, Ugandan citizens and registered entities to develop their capabilities and capacities to further the development of national content in petroleum activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Coordinate the evaluation and approval of the national content programmes and reports submitted to the Authority by licensees and their contractors.
  • Formulate guidelines for the implementation of national content.
  • Develop and operate the national content evaluation system for licensees, operators, contractors and subcontractors.
  • Coordinate the development and operation of a National Supplier database for suppliers for the oil industry.
  • Coordinate the development and operation of an oil and Gas National Talent (Skills) register.
  • Regularly monitor and evaluate the national content performance of licensees in accordance with country’s national content requirements.
  • Actively participate in the review of annual work programmes and budgets to ensure compliance with national Content provisions.
  • Tasked with analysing projects and activities in the petroleum sub-sector and providing guidance on areas of participation and capacity building for Ugandans and Ugandan enterprises
  • Responsible for the evaluation and review of Licensee and contractor employment, recruitment and training plans and recommendations for applications for work permits
  • Work closely with the relevant Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to undertake labour audits and inspections for licensees and their contractors
  • In charge of the the evaluation and review of procurements and contracts of licensees and contractors for compliance to National Content requirements.
  • Keenly review and advise any requirements of revision or amendment of policies and legislation that relate to National Content and Capacity building in the petroleum subsector
  • Serve as a liaison between the Authority and other Government MDAs on aspects of skills development and enterprise development
  • Assist the Director Technical services in preparing plans and budgets for the National Content department

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Economics/Finance, from an internationally recognized University.
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Engineering, Physical Sciences or related disciplines from an internationally recognised institution.
  • At least five years’ relevant working experience in the oil and gas sector or energy sector, 3 years of which should be in a busy and well organized institution.
  • Previous exposure and experience in working in a leadership role in an organization/business unit/project with diverse professionals.
  • Possession of a qualification in the oil and gas sector from an internationally recognised institution is desired
  • Internationally recognised professional qualifications or membership of nationally and internationally recognised professional bodies is also desired.
  • Broad knowledge of the policies, laws, regulations and guidelines regarding National Content is an added advantage
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of procurement and contracting, and career path and development in the oil and gas industry is desired
  • Innovative and with a proven high level of integrity.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Excellent track record of outstanding performance.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Possesses good administrative and negotiation skills.
  • Good track record of training and mentoring others.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer packages. 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their download this form, Click Here 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: 5th May 2017 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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