Economist / Financial Analyst Job Opportunities – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Job Title:  Economist / Financial Analyst

Organisation: Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reference: PAU/ ENCM/052/600


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 Economist/Financial Analyst will be responsible for undertaking all economic, financial monitoring, and analysis required to aid regulatory decisions, and support the development and implementation of linkages between the Oil and Gas sector and other sectors of the economy.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the development of a work plan, budget and procurement plan for the Department and compile reports on the activities of the Department.
  • Support monitoring of the risk management framework and identification of risk and/or triggers within the economic and financial monitoring function.
  • Support the development of appropriate economic and financial models for analysing investments in the sector and the identification and development of appropriate databases and tools necessary for economic and financial analysis
  • Monitor and advise on the economic and financial aspects in the upstream and midstream operations and submit annual reports on the economic viability of the oil and gas sector projects in Uganda.
  • Support economic asset evaluations to anchor the licensing process and works with the relevant teams to optimize production and guide decisions on tail end production.
  • Undertake frequent examination and contextualization of the macro-economic risks in the country and other topical issues and their impacts on the projects in the sector and submit timely reports.
  • Support the provision of necessary inputs and information into agreements and negotiations between Government and industry players and to the relevant authority for the collection of taxes and fees from petroleum activities.
  • Support the generation of recommendations regarding oil and gas legislation as well as other related policies from an economic point of view.
  • Support forecasting of Government take from the projects to ensure adherence to the regulatory framework and secure the optimal government take from the projects.
  • Support the development of sectoral linkages between the Oil and Gas sector, and other sectors of the economy to facilitate sustainable broad-based growth and development.
  • Undertake any other assignments as may be directed from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold an Honors Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Quantitative Economics, Finance and Accounting or any other related area of study.
  • At least three years of experience in Economic/Financial Analysis.
  • Added advantage: A Master’s degree in Oil and Gas Economics, Accounting, or any related field.
  • Risk Management.
  • Analytical skills.
  • High level of Integrity
  • Communication and Report Writing skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Financial Analysis skills.
  • Data Interpretation 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 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: 5th December 2022 by 11:59 pm.


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Date Posted 2022-11-24
Valid Through 2022-12-05
Hiring Organization Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)
Job Location , , Kampala, 0256, Uganda