Oil Industry Jobs - Legal Officer - Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Job Title:       Legal Officer
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 Legal Officer will give advice on Health, Safety and Environmental issues arising out of the PAU operations. He or she will be responsible for drafting contracts, follow up the said contracts and ensure that the contracts are in compliance with Uganda laws and protect PAU interests.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Support the senior legal officer in carrying out research and generating legal advice.
  • Facilitate the review of Health, safety and environmental laws and regulations.
  • Draft contracts of the authority and ensure that they are in compliance with laws.
  • Carry our risk profiling of PAU contractual framework to ensure protection of PAU interests.
  • Provide legal due diligence on persons dealing with PAU.
  • Prepare monthly and annual reports on sectional activities in accordance with PAU policies and procedures.
  • Undertake such general legal work as may be allocated from time to time including the representation of PAU in different fora and preparing briefs.
  • 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) Legal Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor of Laws Degree from a recognised University.
  • A Postgraduate diploma in legal practice
  • The applicant must also be enrolled as an advocate.
  • Possess a valid practicing certificate
  • Possession of a post graduate qualification/master’s degree in drafting and contract matrices, oil and gas law, Health safety and Environment is added advantage
  • Two years’ experience in a similar or relevant organization preferably in a busy office
  • Demonstrated experience in advisory and policy analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience in Board secretarial matters.
  • Demonstrated experience in contractual negotiation and management
  • Previous experience in corporate support services
  • Other qualifications in the oil and gas, Health, safety and environmental from internationally recognised institutions
  • Internationally recognised professional qualifications like Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supplies (CIPS), Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)
  • Membership of nationally and internationally recognized professional bodies.
  • A good knowledge of procurement, environmental and contractual laws 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.
  • Good IT literacy and computer skills
  • Ability to carry out in depth research and write briefs
  • 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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