Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior National Content Officer- Capacity Building Jobs

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior National Content Officer- Capacity Building 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 National Content Officer- Capacity Building

Job Summary

The Senior National Content Officer-Capacity Building reports to the Manager National Content and is responsible for ensuring Ugandan companies, citizens and entities are assisted to develop their capabilities and capacities to effectively participate in petroleum activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports and coordinates the development of capacity building and skills
    development programs within the public and private institutions in the country.
  • Initiates and participates in the review and design of curriculum for courses
    and skills required for the oil gas sector to ensure courses, training programs
    and certifications are fit for purpose
  • Monitors the execution of the workforce skills development strategy and plan
  • Reviews and advises on the training plans and budgets for the oil companies’
  • Coordinates the training of government staff by the oil companies
  • Coordinates the utilization of the training fund
  • Participates in developing and implementing training programs for local
    enterprises with emphasis on the requirements for the oil and gas sector.
  • Ensures supplier development programs approved under the annual work
    programs and budgets are executed
  • Participates in the development of the industry enhancement center
  • Supports the development of guidelines for the implementation of national
  • Participates in the review of annual work programs and budgets to ensure
    compliance with national Content provisions,
  • Ensures regular enterprise audits are undertaken to establish the state of
    enterprises to identify gaps and proposes initiatives to close the gaps.
  • Follows-up and coordinates the realization of the Agriculture Development Program
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    Basic Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in either; Physical Sciences, Business Administration, Human
    Resource Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Economics or Finance from an internationally recognized University / institution.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in either; Physical Sciences, Business
  • Administration, Human Resource Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Economics, Finance or related from an internationally recognized University / institution.

  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in managing national content development, 3 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
  • Internationally recognized professional qualifications or membership of
    nationally and internationally recognized professional bodies.
  • Good Knowledge of the policies, laws, regulations and guidelines regarding
    National Content,
  • Good Knowledge and understanding of procurement and contracting, and
    career path and development in the oil and gas industry.

    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 research and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer packages like Microsoft Word, Microsoft
    Excel and Microsoft Access, among others.

    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 National Content Officer- Capacity Building 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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  • Petroleum Authority of Uganda

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