Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Legal Officer – Risk & Litigation Jobs
Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Legal Officer – Risk & Litigation JobsSenior Legal Officer – Risk & LitigationJob 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 theRepresents the Authority in courts of law and handles the litigation portfolio
work of PAU and ensures the mitigation of legal disputes both nationally and internationally.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
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:
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
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: 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 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
“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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