Petroleum Authority of Uganda Health, Safety and Security Officer - Jobs in Uganda

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Health, Safety and Security Officer - 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 Health, Safety and Security Officer will report to the Senior Health, Safety and Security and will be responsible for monitoring and regulating occupational health and safety aspects of the oil and gas operations in the country.

The Health and Safety Engineer will also be responsible for monitoring the work environment and
recommend changes to prevent personnel including workers and public from being exposed to potential hazards including sickness and/or injuries.

In addition, the officer will coordinate with relevant Government agencies to ensure security of
personnel and oil and gas installations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Initiate continued review of the adequacy of policy, regulations, standards, strategies, guidelines and plans regarding occupational health and safety in the oil and gas sector;
  • Participate in the review of technical reports to ensure that health and safety issues are integrated into planning, design and implementation of oil and gas activities;
  • Identify and correct potential hazards by inspecting facilities, machinery, and safety equipment
  • Advise on emergency preparedness, response plans and oil spill response plans for oil and gas operations;
  • Monitor compliance of PAU and the licensees to health and safety legislations, standards and procedures by carrying out monitoring, inspection and audit of activities in the oil and gas sector;
  • Undertake Root Cause Analysis of incidents in the oil and gas sector and recommend corrective actions;
  • Analyse Health and Safety performance statistics (FAR, LTI, RWDC, MTC,FAC, Near Misses) and design measures to promote a safe working culture in the sector;
  • Initiate the review of relevant Health and Safety procedures, manuals and
    guidelines and ensure that they meet legislative and best practice requirements;
  • Ensure periodic health and safety audits are undertaken and follow-up implementation of identified safety issues
  • Coordinate inspections of workplaces, machinery and facilities of PAU and industry players to ensure they have the required safety devices installed on them
  • Ensure adequate evaluation and analysis of workplaces as well as the programs and procedures designed to control, eliminate, and prevent disease
    or injury to employees.
  • Ensure employers and employees are sensitized about the inherent work place risks
    and how to improve working conditions and practices.
  • Advising on suspension of activities that pose threats to workers’ health and
  • Investigating workplace accidents to identify causes and determine how such accidents can be avoided in the future
  • Recommending measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials
  • Conducting safety training or education programs and demonstrating the use of safety equipment
  • Coordinate with relevant Government agencies to ensure security of personnel and oil and gas installations
  • Perform any other duties may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in an Engineering or Physical Science or Biological
    Science discipline from an internationally recognized institution.


  • A minimum of 3 years’ working experience in health and safety in the oil and gas sector operations.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a leadership role in an organization/business unit/project with diverse professionals.

    Added Advantage

  • A Master’s degree in any field related to Occupational Health or Safety in oil
    and gas from an internationally recognized University.
  • Possession of a relevant post graduate qualification from an internationally
    recognized institution;
  • Membership to nationally and internationally recognized professional bodies;
  • Relevant Health and Safety Certification is desirable; and
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the Ugandan health, safety legislation, guidelines and standards.

    Character and Competences
  • 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 especially Persuasive Oral Communication;
  • Possess good administrative and negotiation skills;
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer packages including Microsoft Office

    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 Health, Safety and Security Officer - Jobs in Uganda

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