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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Other qualifications in the oil and gas,
    Health, safety and environmental from internationally recognised
  • 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
  • Ability to work independently and in a
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation and
    coordination skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
  • 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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