Senior Risk Officer Job Careers – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)


Job Title:       Senior
Risk Officer

Organization: Petroleum
Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Manager Internal Audit


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 Senior Risk Officer will ensure effective
risk management in line with the PAU’s Risk Management Policy, Risk Management
Framework, Risk Management Manual and Risk Management International Standards.
Senior Risk Officer reports to the Manager Internal Audit.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

To conduct an organization wide risk assessment, give
assurance and monitor the emerging risks of the Authority.

To communicate risks and evaluation of risk response
reports to appropriate areas in the Authority and consolidate incident reports
received from the departmental risk champions for presentation to Management
and the Board.

Accomplish compliance work requirements by orienting,
training, assigning, scheduling, guiding auditors as well as preparing
presentations for management coaching on risk management.

To continuously update the Authority’s risk, register and
provide quarterly reports on risk management activities.

To coordinate the Enterprise risk management activities of
the Authority and operationalize the risk management framework. In consultation
with Management, establish detailed guidelines for communication, to support
the implementation of the risk management framework.

Investigate all noncompliance related cases and present a
report. Consults with the legal department as needed to resolve difficult legal
compliance issues.

To respond to alleged violations of rules, regulations,
policies, procedures, and standards of conduct by evaluating or recommending
the initiation of investigative procedures. Develop and oversee a system for
uniform handling of such violations.

Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and
risk; develop/implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic
issues and provide general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar
situations in the future.

Provide reports on a regular basis, and as directed or
requested, to keep the Board and senior management informed of the operation
and progress of compliance efforts.

Institute and maintain an effective compliance
communication program for the organization and communicate all fraud cases for
further investigation. 

Coordinate the collection risk information from source
systems, departments, and report and generate a report. Analyze the data and
apply to various key risk areas to update the risk profile.

Review emerging national and international laws and
regulations and advisories for issues which may affect the Authority both in
terms of risk and compliance.

Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) Senior Risk
job placement must hold an honors
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance, Business Administration /
Commerce, Law, obtained from a recognized University.

A Master’s degree in Business or a Management related
field obtained from a recognized awarding institution.

Full professional qualification in Accountancy or Audit
obtained from a recognized Institution/body.

Must be a member of the Institute of Certified Public
Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU).

Certification in Internal Audit and membership to the
Institute of Internal Auditors

Possession of any additional qualifications like CRISK,
CIRM, and CRMA is desired

A minimum of five years of working experience in Risk
Management, three (3) of which must have been at supervisory level gained from
a reputable organization.

Demonstrate excellent technical knowledge of; Risk
Management, Audit planning and implementation, Quality assurance,
Investigation, Data analytics and reporting.

Excellent analytical skills.

Innovative and with a proven high level of integrity.

Excellent communication and report writing skills.

Excellent Interpersonal skills.


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
  • 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: 28th August 2020 by 11:59 pm.


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