Oil Industry Careers – Environment Officer (Biodiversity) – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Organization: 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 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 Environment
Officer (Biodiversity) will be responsible for planning and monitoring of oil
and gas activities to ensure environmental and biodiversity conservation. He/she
will ensure continued development and improvement in biodiversity initiatives
including best industry practice and best available technologies to ensure that
petroleum activities do not compromise the biodiversity and environment.
Key Duties and
  • Actively participate in the review and
    advise on environment reports including project briefs, environment and
    social impact statements, biodiversity reports, environment audit reports
    and environment monitoring reports.
  • Ensure that all licensees have
    biodiversity action plans integrated into their operations so as to
    achieve Net Loss/Net Gain to biodiversity in areas they operate.
  • Undertake analysis of different parameters
    from a biological environment point of view including study of flora and
    fauna of terrestrial and aquatic biota of all oil and gas activities in operational
  • Actively propose and participate in the
    reviews of the legislation related to environment for mainstreaming
    biodiversity conservation considerations in the oil and gas sector.
  • Actively participate in the development
    and update PAU’s Environment Policy.
  • Participate in the monitoring of licensees
    to ensure compliance with all relevant environment legislation, standards,
    guidelines and international best practice.
  • Regularly update the environment database
    for record keeping and monitoring purposes.
  • Actively participate in the preparation of
    monthly environment reports.
  • Ensure that licensees integrate
    biodiversity initiatives in their Environment Management Systems in all
    their operations.
  • Work closely with relevant environmental
    Ministries, Departments and Agencies to ensure harmonized work.
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the Petroleum Authority
    of Uganda (PAU) Environment Officer (Biodiversity) job placement must hold
    an honours Bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Botany, Zoology, Forestry or
    related discipline from an internationally recognized University /
  • At least three years’ working experience
    in the Oil and Gas sector operations, with specific responsibility for Environment
  • Previous experience in biodiversity
    monitoring, mapping and offsets.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a team
    of an organization/business unit/project with diverse professionals.
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in Botany,
    Zoology, Forestry, Ecology, Conservation, Biological Sciences or any other
    related degree from an internationally recognized University /
  • A qualification in the oil and gas sector
    from an internationally recognized Institution.
  • Internationally recognized professional
    qualifications or membership with an internationally recognized
    professional body.
  • Good understanding of international best
    practices and standards e.g. IFC and Equator principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
    and meet deadlines.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the
    Ugandan environmental legislation, guidelines and standards.
  • Innovative and with a proven high level of
  • Ability to work independently and in a
  • Proven track record of outstanding
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer
    packages including Microsoft Office.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to
apply online by clicking on the link below.
(Register) -> Proceed to Application
Deadline: Wednesday, 18th April 2018 by 11:59 pm.
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