Petroleum Authority of Uganda Manager Legal Advisory & Litigation Jobs

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Manager Legal Advisory & Litigation Jobs


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.

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.

Manager Legal Advisory & Litigation

Job Summary:

The Manager Litigation and Legal Advisory is responsible for defending the Authority in courts of law as well as initiating cases on behalf of the Authority and reports to the Director Legal and Corporate Affairs.

He or she is responsible for appearing in
court on behalf of PAU as well as ensuring that he implements strategies which detect legal risk and mitigates it.

He/she offers legal advisory to the authority on matters arising from PAU operations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Director Legal and Corporate Affairs on all legal matters of the
  • Initiates legal proceedings on behalf of PAU and represents the Authority in
    the Courts of law/tribunals and arbitral proceedings
  • Prepares pleadings and other court documents and manages all court
    processes on behalf of the Authority.
  • Liaises and manages relations with external counsel to enforce compliance
    and follow up on judicial processes instituted by or against the Authority.
  • Responsible for keeping track of and informing management about all Oil and
    Gas Related cases filed against the licensees/Contractors/Attorney General
    even where the Authority is not a party to the said cases.
  • Provides legal advisory services to the authority
  • Identifies legal risk and advises the authority on how to manage
  • Prepares quarterly analytical reports to management pertaining to all cases
    affecting the Authority and international litigations that have impact on the Oil
    and gas sector in Uganda.
  • Coordinates the preparation, documentation, review and submission of periodic progress reports to relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Plans and budgets for resource requirements in the business Unit and monitors the usage to ensure efficiency
  • Manages performance of both the business unit and the staff under jurisdiction
    and implements initiatives that foster staff capacity building and career
  • Implements succession planning and any other staff related programs as
    introduced and approved in the organization.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

    Basic Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree in Petroleum Law, Petroleum policy or Petroleum
  • A Bachelor of Laws Degree (Hons) from a recognized University / institution.
  • A Postgraduate diploma in legal practice from LDC.
  • Must be enrolled as an advocate for at least 5 years.

  • A minimum of
    7 years’ experience in legal practice, 5 of which should have
    been served at middle management level in a reputable organization
  • Demonstrated experience in liaising with multi-stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in litigation/arbitrations.

    Added Advantage
  • Other qualifications in the oil and gas sector or related field from internationally
    recognized institutions
  • Internationally recognized professional qualifications or membership of
    nationally and internationally recognized professional bodies.

    Character and Competencies
  • A good knowledge of legal and regulatory provisions of the Ugandan law and
    international law pertaining to the oil and gas industry
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Excellent analytical, court advocacy, negotiation and coordination skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good track record in a management position with integrity.
  • Good IT literacy and computer skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate co-workers
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.

    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 Internal Auditor 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”
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