Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Compliance Officer - Jobs in Uganda

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Compliance 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 Title

  • Senior Compliance Officer

    Job Summary

    The Senior Compliance Officer (Operations and Compliance) reports to the Manager, Operations and Compliance and will be required to; lead a team of officers monitoring field activities and operations of licensed oil companies,

    Will be responsible for the submission of quarterly, half-year and annual reports on the
    compliance of Licensees.

    He / She will regularly participate in the review of monitoring guidelines for the Licensees.

    He / She will continuously develop
    Licensee Monitoring manuals and submit to Management for consideration.

    The Senior Compliance Officer will support the Manager, Operations and Compliance in
    ensuring that regular reports on compliance of Oil Companies to the Production

    Sharing Agreements and the Regulatory framework are submitted to Management.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in quality control and archiving of data from Licensees.
  • Develop and maintain a compliance database of licensed oil companies.
  • Participate in the monitoring of field activities and the development of field
    monitoring schedules
  • Support the development of monitoring guidelines and manuals for acquisition of
    data by Licensees including seismic data, drilling operations and other field activities
  • Support and attend Operations, Technical, Human Resource and Budget meetings between the Authority and Exploration Licensees
  • Submit monthly and quarterly reports to the Manager, Operations and Compliance.
  • Ensure quality control of all exploration data submitted by oil companies
  • Participate in the design of capacity building plans/programs for the Division
  • Participate in the planning and budgeting for resource requirements in the Division of Operations and Compliance
  • Monitor performance of staff under his/her supervision and provide guidance and
    periodic feedback for performance improvement
  • Evaluate and advise on the compliance of Licensed companies to agreed annual
    work programs under exploration
  • Initiate and implement activities/programs intended to create
    and harness
  • Implement 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

  • Master’s Degree in Petroleum Geosciences, Petroleum Engineering,Petroleum Law or Petroleum Economics from an internationally recognized
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Physical Sciences, Law, Economics or related
    discipline from an internationally recognized Institution.


  • A minimum of Five (5) years working experience in the oil and gas sector, in a busy and well-organized institution.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in oil and gas industry especially related to compliance issues.
  • Demonstrated working experience in an organization/project with diverse
    professionals that requires team work
  • Post graduate training in management of petroleum operations.
  • Good knowledge of the policies, laws and regulations regarding petroleum
    development and production in Uganda.
  • Experience in managing oil company regulatory compliance aspects

    Added Advantage

  • An internationally recognized professional qualification or membership of an
    internationally recognized professional body in the areas of oil and gas

    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.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving 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 Senior Compliance Officer - Jobs in Uganda

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