Petroleum Authority of Uganda Manager Legal Advisory & Litigation Jobs
Petroleum Authority of Uganda Manager Legal Advisory & Litigation JobsBackground
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
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.Assists the Director Legal and Corporate Affairs on all legal matters of the
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
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 QualificationsA 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.
Other qualifications in the oil and gas sector or related field from internationally
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: www.pau.go.ug and follow the
link to “OPPORTUNITIES-CAREERS-VACANCIES” to view details and apply for the
All applications should reach the PAU’s website www.pau.go.ug 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
“PAU is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any money to any
applicant for employment in its Service”
Petroleum Authority of Uganda
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