Trading Officer – Specialties Careers – Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) Ltd

Job Title:    Trading Officer – Specialties   

Organisation: Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) Ltd

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Trading Specialist (Business Development & Specialties)


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 Trading Officer – Specialties will implement the trading processes and carry out related activities with special focus on the specialty petroleum products business development


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Participate in the initiation, internal processing, and the pursuit of identified opportunities to implement the approved business cases for specialty petroleum products.
  • Continuously gather information on the market and supply trends for specialty petroleum products for analysis to inform timely responsiveness for business development.
  • Implement the customer onboarding process to acquire and manage qualifying customers and effectively deliver the approved customer value propositions (CVPs).
  • Monitor/track market specialty petroleum products prices to inform effective price negotiations with suppliers and customers to deliver the required trading profitability.
  • Generate weekly/monthly specialities trading transactions and seek relevant internal approvals to service the customer demand commitments as per the guidelines in the respective Sales & Purchase Agreements.
  • Participate in gathering supply and demand information to inform optimal sourcing, stocking, and trading.
  • Participate in the implementation of marketing initiatives to enhance market penetration and extraction of optimal value for specialty products in the identified markets.
  • Implement identified risk mitigation measures in the specialty petroleum products business activities.
  • Promote implementation of set quality control measures to customers and transporters to ensure satisfactory delivery of quality specialty petroleum products.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor from time to time to facilitate growth opportunities and participate in company-wide activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in either Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Economics, Statistics, Commerce, Business Administration, Marketing, or other related degree.
  • Should have demonstratable relevant working experience of at least five (5) years, two (2) of which must have been in downstream petroleum business.
  • Relevant professional development training will be an added advantage.
  • Training in QHSE principles is an added advantage.
  • Self -motivated and significant planning and follow through skills.
  • Must have passion for execution and result oriented skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Good coordination and stakeholder management skills.


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 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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