2 Oil Industry Jobs – Legal Officers – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Job Title:       Legal Officer (2 Job
Organization: Petroleum
Authority of Uganda (PAU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
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 provides advice on Health,
Safety and Environmental issues arising out of the PAU operations. He or she is
responsible for drafting contracts, follow up the said contracts and ensure
that the contracts are in compliance with Uganda laws and protectPAU interests.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assists the senior legal officer in carrying out research and
    generating legal advice.
  • Facilitates the review of Health, safety and environmental laws and
  • Drafts contracts of the authority and ensures that they are in
    compliance with laws.
  • Carries our risk profiling of PAU contractual framework to ensure
    protection of PAU interests.
  • Carries out legal due diligence on persons dealing with PAU.
  • Prepares monthly and annual reports on sectional activities in
    accordance with PAU policies and procedures.
  • Undertakes such general legal work as may be allocated from time to
    time including the representation of PAU in different fora and preparing
  • 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’s degree of Laws (Hons) from an
    internationally recognized University/ institution.
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in legal practice.
  • Must be enrolled as an Advocate.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ relevant work experience obtained from
    a reputable organization or Law firm.
  • Master’s degree in drafting and contract matrices, oil and gas law,
    health safety and environment from an internationally recognized
    University / Institution.
  • Possession of an internationally recognized professional
    qualifications like CIPS and ICSA.
  • Good knowledge of procurement, environment and contractual laws
    pertaining to oil and gas industry.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Excellent 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 work under minimum supervision.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking
on the link below.
Click Here (Register) -> Proceed to Application
  • ONLY online applications will be considered.
  • Applicants are required to scan and attach CERTIFIED copies of the
    required academic documents only e.g. Degree, Transcript, Diploma, A-level
    and O-level certificates and PLE results slip.
  • Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted and
    background checks conducted before they are considered for appointment
    into the Authority.
  • Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted.
  • All appointments shall be subject to a probationary period of not
    more than six months and subsequent confirmation in service will be based
    on satisfactory performance of the individual.
Deadline: 15th January 2019 by 11:59 pm.
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