Oil Jobs – Project Officer – Uganda Refinery Holding Company

Job Title:    Project Officer – Uganda Refinery Holding Company

Organisation: Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) Ltd

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Manager Project Development


About US:

The Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) Ltd was established under the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act and the Petroleum (Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Midstream storage) Act, both of 2013 and incorporated under the Companies’ Act, 2012. It is a limited liability company wholly owned by the Government of Uganda.

The overall function of UNOC is to handle the State’s commercial interests in the Oil and Gas industry and ensure that the resource is exploited in a sustainable manner.


Job Summary: The Project Officer will implement activities in the delivery of the refinery and KIP projects, from planning through construction to commissioning and operation.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Support the planning, construction and operation of the Refinery and Kabaale Industrial Park projects
  • Supervise site activities for the Refinery and KIP projects during planning and construction phases.
  • Assist with the preparation of the Project Implementation Plan (PIP) and other key documents to support the project
  • Assists with the creation of the Annual Work Plans (AWPs) and schedules for the project and its components for approval.
  • Ensures that projects activities are implemented in accordance with the company’s engineering guidelines and specifications, codes and standards, and regulatory agency requirements to meet necessary functionality and performance requirements.
  • Monitor and report on all emerging project risks and suggest mitigation measures.
  • Identify project issues and possible solutions and bring them to the attention of the line manager for action.
  • Prepare regular reports to track the progress of project components to ensure schedules and deadlines are being met.
  • Develop and deliver site training to educate, inform and guide stakeholders on all on going site operations
  • Maintain records regarding development, QHSE performance and operations of the Project
  • Work with UNOC HSE Department to maintain thorough knowledge and understanding of applicable environmental/safety regulations and company processes and procedures.
  • Assist the Project Development Manager with stakeholder consultations and communications, including status reporting, meeting minutes and other project documentations to various stakeholders.
  • Ensure all internal/external stakeholder enquiries on the project are dealt with in a timely, concise, and accurate manner
  • Interfaces with project contractors, keeps track of their deliverables, and keeps the line manager up to date.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical engineering, or other relevant bachelor’s degree from an internationally recognized University.
  • Postgraduate degree, diploma, or any relevant professional qualification in project Management is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of five (5) years working experience in Engineering project execution, monitoring and evaluation, or construction supervision from a reputable organization.
  • Good knowledge of Oil & Gas Midstream or downstream Operations will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledgeable in detailed design reviews, logistics operations, contractor management, contracting, and construction site management.
  • Strong computer skills with a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Program (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Ability to work under limited supervision
  • Exceptional strong analytical skills
  • Possession of excellent judgement and integrity


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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  • Applicants are required to scan and attach CERTIFIED copies of the required academic documents e.g. Degree, Transcript, Diploma, A-level and O-level certificates
  • Applications without Certified academic documents will not be considered.
  • Attach a copy of the Curriculum Vitae
  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted, and any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification
  • Please forward any inquiries regarding this advert to recruitment.unoc@unoc.co.ug call telephone number +256 312 444 600.
  • UNOC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from the Albertine Graben are encouraged to apply.


Deadline: 7th October 2022 by 5:00pm


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