Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Legal Officer – Risk & Litigation Jobs

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Legal Officer – Risk & Litigation Jobs

Senior Legal Officer – Risk & Litigation

Job Summary:

The Senior Legal Officer (Board Affairs) is responsible for litigation and arbitration
and reports to the Manager Litigation.

He or she provides litigation support to the
work of PAU and ensures the mitigation of legal disputes both nationally and internationally.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Represents the Authority in courts of law and handles the litigation portfolio
    arising out of disputes from PAU operations
  • Liaises with and ensures the timely conclusion of all matters including those
    handled by external lawyers, insurance companies, among others.
  • Carries out legal risk analysis and identifies areas that may potentially expose
    PAU to loss
  • Carries out alternative dispute resolution on behalf of PAU
  • Prepares legal briefs and reports for management on the court and arbitration
    matters and advises management on mitigation measures.
  • Prepares monthly and annual reports on sectional activities in accordance with
    PAU policies and procedures
  • Undertakes such general litigation/arbitration work as may be allocated from time to time including the conduct of trials, Arbitrations and all other court
    proceedings and representation at Tribunals and Inquiries
  • Assists the Manager (Litigation) in the training of the Legal Officers attached
    to the Litigation Section, to identify any training requirements and to allocate
    work and provide advice and guidance as required to meet those development
  • 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 or Management
  • A Bachelor of Laws Degree (Hons) from a recognized University / institution.
  • A Postgraduate diploma in legal practice from LDC.
  • The applicant must also be enrolled as an advocate for at least 3 years.

  • A minimum of 5 years’ litigation/arbitration experience in a similar or relevant organization preferably in a law firm, 3 of which should have been served
    at supervisory level.
  • Demonstrated experience in litigation and arbitration or another alternative
    dispute resolution.

    Added Advantage
  • Other qualifications in arbitration oil and gas sector, trial advocacy, litigation
    skills, 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 and civil procedures 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, negotiation and coordination skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good track record in a management position.
  • 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 Senior Legal Officer – Risk & Litigation 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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