Petroleum Authority of Uganda Legal Officer Jobs

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Legal Officer Jobs

Legal Officer

Job Summary:

The Legal Officer gives advice on Health, Safety and Environmental issues arising
out of the PAU operations.

He or she is responsible for drafting contracts, follow up the said contracts and ensure that the contracts are in compliance with Uganda law and protect PAU interests.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assists the senior legal officer in carrying out research and generating legal
  • Facilitates the review of Health, safety and environmental laws and
  • Drafts contracts of the authority and ensures that they are in compliance with
  • Carries our risk profiling of PAU contractual framework to ensure protection
    of PAU interests.
  • Carries out legal due diligence on persons dealing with PAU.
  • Prepares monthly and annual reports on sectional activities in accordance with
    PAU policies and procedures.
  • Undertakes such general legal work as may be allocated from time to time
    including the representation of PAU in different Fora and preparing briefs.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications, Skills and Working Experience


  • A bachelor’s degree of Laws (Hons) from an internationally recognized
    University/ institution.
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in legal practice.
  • Must be enrolled as an Advocate.

  • A minimum of three (3) years’ relevant work experience obtained from a reputable
    organization or Law firm.

    Added Advantage
  • Master’s degree in drafting and contract matrices, oil and gas law, health safety
    and environment from an internationally recognized University / Institution.
  • Possession of an internationally recognized professional qualifications like
    CIPS and ICSA.
  • Good knowledge of procurement, environment and contractual laws pertaining
    to oil and gas industry.

    Character and Competencies
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Excellent negotiation and coordination skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good IT literacy and computer skills.
  • Ability to carry out in depth research and write briefs.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.

    How to Apply:
  • PAU will Only consider online applications submitted through the PAU website.
    Interested persons are invited to visit the PAU website: and follow the
    link to “OPPORTUNITIES-CAREERS-VACANCIES” to view details and apply for the
    available opportunities.
  • All applications should reach the PAU’s website by Tuesday
    15th January, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Petroleum Authority of Uganda Legal Officer Jobs

  • 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.
  • “PAU is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any money to any
    applicant for employment in its Service”
  • Executive Director
  • Petroleum Authority of Uganda

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