Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior GIS Officer Jobs

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior GIS 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 GIS Officer

Job Summary

The Senior GIS officer is responsible for integrating customized GIS applications
and tools and maintains software programs for acquisition and management of GIS
data to support the needs of the Authority.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creates and maintains the equipment necessary for GIS data storage;
  • Leads the development of the tools for loading/transferring GIS data between
    different systems;
  • Oversees manipulation, analysis and presentation of geographical information
    through the creation of programs to convert GIS information from one format
    to another;
  • Leads the development of internet applications to present GIS data and tools
    on corporate websites;
  • Leads the use of tools to join together different GIS datasets and create new
    information or investigate patterns.
  • Coordinates the development, testing, debugging and maintenance of an array
    of custom web-based GIS applications, tools and supporting web services using standard software lifecycle processes
  • Supports the infrastructure by maintaining and developing new capabilities in
    Microsoft .Net.
  • Develops software in an agile development process by working with stakeholders to refine developed products.
  • Performs web and mobile application development using JavaScript, HTML5,
    CSS, AJAX for the Esri ArcGIS platform
  • Provides support in troubleshooting, modifications, enhancements and maintenance for existing GIS applications, scripts, tools and web services.
  • Creates and maintains system related documentation.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    Basic Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in either computer science or Geographical Information
    Systems from an internationally recognized University / institution.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in physical sciences, surveying or engineering from an
    internationally recognised university / institution.

  • A minimum of 5 years’ working experience in GIS applications, 3 of which should have been served at supervisory level in a reputable organization.

    Added Advantage
  • A qualification in oil and gas from an internationally recognized University /
  • Membership with a nationally or internationally recognized professional body
  • Microsoft database administration certification TIL version 3
  • Project management certifications in either Prince2 or PMP

    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 research and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer packages such as; Microsoft Word,
    Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access

    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 GIS 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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