Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Environment Officer Jobs

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Environment Officer 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.

Senior Environment Office

Job Summary

The Senior Environment Officer reports to the Manager Environment and is responsible for coordinating the monitoring and regulation of Environment matters in the petroleum industry.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the planning, budgeting and reporting role for the directorate
  • Participate in the drafting of PAU’s Health, Safety and Environment Policy;
  • Coordinate the review and documentation of advice on environment reports including project briefs, environment and social impact statements, environment audit reports and environment monitoring reports;
  • Review company operations to ensure that environmental safeguards are integrated therein;
  • Monitor and report on the compliance of licensees with all relevant environment legislation, standards, guidelines and international best practice;
  • Ensure the Environment database is updated regularly;
  • Ensure monthly environment reports are prepared and submitted;
  • Coordinate PAU’s participation and/proposition for review of the legislation
    related to environment;
  • Coordinate PAU’s participation in the formulation of quality control standards
    for the oil and gas sector;
  • Coordinate the monitoring of waste management in the oil and gas sector;
  • Monitor licensees to ensure they integrate Environment Management Systems in all their operations;
  • Coordinate field inspections and monitoring of operations;
  • Monitor the implementation of licensees Environmental Social Management, Monitoring Plans (ESMMPs) to ensure they are implemented in an effective manner.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    Basic Qualification
  • A Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science,
    Natural Resource Management or any other related degree from an internationally recognized University / institution.
  • A bachelor’s degree (Hons)in Engineering, Physical Sciences or related disciplines from an internationally recognized University / institution.

  • A minimum of 5 years’ working experience in the oil and gas sector operations, with specific responsibility for Environment issues, 3 years of which should have been served at Supervisory level in a reputable Organization.

    Added Advantage
  • A qualification in the oil and gas sector from an internationally recognized
  • Membership with nationally and internationally recognized professional
  • Good understanding of International
    best practices and standards e.g. IFC, IPIECA, Equator principles;
  • Proven ability to work independently and meet deadlines; and
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the Ugandan environmental legislation, guidelines and standards.

    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.
  • Possess good administrative and negotiation skills.
  • Track record of training and mentoring others.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in the necessary computer packages.

    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 Senior Environment 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”
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