Social Affairs Officer Job Careers – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Job Title:       Social
Affairs Officer
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 Social Affairs Officer will be responsible
for monitoring social aspects of oil and gas activities. The Social Affairs
Officers will drive a culture for continued development and improvement in
social initiatives and social impact mitigation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Advise on interventions to mitigate social risks and impacts that
    are required to be integrated into policies, plans and programs for the
    oil and gas sector;
  • Review and advise on social studies submitted by the licensees;
  • Participate in sensitization meetings and stakeholder consultations
    with host communities and other relevant stakeholders and follow up on
    actions required;
  • Advise on societal related grievances to ensure that they are
    handled promptly and professionally in order to maintain good relationship
    with host communities and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Participate in regular field inspections and monitoring of oil and
    gas operations;
  • Support land acquisition and compensation related activities;
  • Participate in development of appropriate Information, Education and
    Communication materials for sensitization of communities and other
    relevant stakeholders;
  • Mobilize host communities to participate in relevant oil and gas
    activities and programs;
  • Monitor implementation of Resettlement Action Plans and Community
    Development Action Plans;
  • Provide input in review and development of relevant policies,
    legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines;
  • Actively participate in review of reports including the ESIS, Audits
    and monitoring reports to ensure that social issues are adequately
  • Perform any other duties may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) Social
    Affairs Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in
    Environment, Social Sciences, Social Work and 
    Social Administration, Sustainable Development, Community
    Development or related disciplines from an internationally recognized
  • At least three years of working experience in the oil and gas sector
    operations, with specific responsibility for Environment issues.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a wide range of local
    stakeholders, NGOs, donors, local authorities, local communities in an
    organization/business unit/project with diverse professionals.
  • A Master’s degree in Environment, Social Sciences, Social Work and
    Social Administration, Sociology, Sustainable Development, Community
    Development or any other social development 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
    of nationally and internationally recognized professional bodies;
  • Proven ability to work independently and meet deadlines;
  • Sound knowledge of land use and planning policies, laws,
    regulations, standards and guidelines in the country.
  • Familiarity with environmental and socio-economic issues related to
    the oil and gas sector.
  • Innovative and with a proven high level of integrity;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team;
  • Proven track record of outstanding performance;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills especially
    Persuasive Oral Communication;
  • Possess good administrative and negotiation skills;
  • Track record of training and mentoring others; and
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer packages including Microsoft
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking
on the link below.
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-> Proceed to Application
  • ONLY online applications will be
  • 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
Deadline: 18th March 2019 by 11:59 pm.
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