Petroleum Authority of Uganda Director, Petroleum Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Storage - Jobs in Uganda

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Director, Petroleum Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Storage - Jobs in Uganda


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 mandate of the PAU 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.

The Petroleum Authority of Uganda now invites applications from qualified Ugandans who fully meet the required job specifications and with the right
personal attributes to occupy the following positions in the Authority’s established structure.

Job Summary

The Director Petroleum Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Storage (DPRCTS) will
be responsible for the Petroleum Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Storage
Directorate and will report to the Executive Director (ED) of the Authority.

He / She will be responsible for monitoring and regulating the development of midstream oil and gas
infrastructure including investments in refineries, pipelines, other transmission modes for petroleum, gas processing, petrochemical developments, and storage facilities in the country.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for initiating and budgeting for the activities of the Petroleum
  • Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Storage Directorate.
  • Responsible for the review of any updated designs during construction of midstream facilities.
  • Responsible for monitoring and regulating of midstream oil and gas activities and reporting compliance of the licensees in the midstream oil and gas sector with the relevant laws, regulations, guidelines and contracts in Uganda.
  • Responsible for evaluating and advising on plans and engineering designs for midstream facilities.
  • Responsible for the administration of agreements and contracts related to the midstream oil and gas activities in the country.
  • Recommend and advise on the policies, legislation and codes of practice
    affecting midstream petroleum activities in Uganda.
  • Responsible for evaluating and advising on the facilities operation plans submitted by the licensees and other relevant activities.
  • Ensure and facilitate competition, access and utilization of facilities by third parties in midstream petroleum infrastructure and monitor the conditions of operators and their trade practices to ensure competition and fair practice is maintained.
  • Responsible for evaluating and recommending approval of transmission and storage tariffs, levies and pricing frameworks of operators of
    transmission and storage facilities.
  • Any other duties assigned
    by the Executive Director.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    Basic Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in Chemical or Process Engineering, Refinery or Pipeline
    Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, or Geoscience, from an internationally
    recognized University.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Engineering or Physical Sciences from an internationally recognized institution.


  • A minimum of 10 years’ relevant working experience in oil and gas sector, 7
    years of which should be in a busy and well-organized institution.
  • Demonstrated working experience in a leadership role in an organization with
    diverse professionals.
  • Good knowledge of Midstream Petroleum operations.

    Added Advantage

  • An Internationally Recognized qualification in Management or Business Administration.
  • An internationally recognized professional qualification or membership of an
    internationally recognized professional body in the areas of Engineering.
  • Good knowledge of the policies, laws, regulations and guidelines regarding
    petroleum refining, processing, transportation and storage.

    Character and Competencies;
  • 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.
  • Possess good administrative and negotiation skills.
  • Track record of training and mentoring others.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer packages

    How to Apply:
  • PAU will only consider online applications submitted through her website.
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 18th March 2019
  • Only online applications will be considered.
  • Applications submitted by e-mail will not be accepted
  • 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
  • Please forward any enquires regarding this advert to or call
    telephone number 0414231924.
  • PAU is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any money to any applicant for employment in its Service
  • For more information and job application details, see; Petroleum Authority of Uganda Director, Petroleum Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Storage - Jobs in Uganda

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