Petroleum Authority of Uganda Social Affairs Officer - Jobs in Uganda

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Social Affairs Officer - Jobs in Uganda


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 mandate of the PAU 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.

Job Summary

The Social Affairs Officer will be responsible for monitoring social aspects of oil and
gas activities.

The Social Affairs Officers will drive a culture for continued development and improvement in social initiatives and social impact mitigation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advise on interventions to mitigate social risks and impacts that are required to
    be integrated into policies, plans and programs for the oil and gas sector;
  • Review and advise on social studies submitted by the licensees;
  • Participate in sensitization meetings and stakeholder consultations with host communities and other relevant stakeholders and follow up on actions required;
  • Advise on societal related grievances to ensure that they are handled promptly and professionally in order to maintain good relationship with host communities and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Participate in regular field inspections and monitoring of oil and gas operations;
  • Support land acquisition and compensation related activities;
  • Participate in development of appropriate Information, Education and Communication materials for sensitization of communities and other relevant
  • Mobilize host communities to participate in relevant oil and gas activities and programs;
  • Monitor implementation of Resettlement Action Plans and Community Development Action Plans;
  • Provide input in review and development of relevant policies, legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines;
  • Participate in review of reports including the ESIS, Audits and monitoring reports to ensure that social issues are adequately addressed;
  • Perform any other duties may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Environment, Social Sciences, Social Work and
    Social Administration, Sustainable Development, Community Development or
    related disciplines from an internationally recognized institution.


  • A minimum of 3 years’ working
    experience in the oil and gas sector operations, with specific responsibility for Environment issues.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a wide range of local stakeholders, NGOs, donors, local authorities, local communities in an
    organization/business unit/project with diverse professionals.

    Added Advantage

  • A Master’s degree in Environment, Social Sciences, Social Work and Social
    Administration, Sociology, Sustainable Development, Community Development or any other social development related degree from an
    internationally recognized University.
  • A qualification in the oil and gas sector from an internationally recognized institution;
  • Internationally recognized professional qualifications or membership of nationally and internationally recognized professional bodies;
  • Proven ability to work independently and meet deadlines;
  • Sound knowledge of land use and planning policies, laws, regulations,
    standards and guidelines in the country.
  • Familiarity with environmental and socio-economic issues related to the oil and
    gas sector.

    Character and Competences
  • 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 especially Persuasive Oral Communication;
  • Possess good administrative and negotiation skills;
  • Track record of training and mentoring others;
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer packages including Microsoft Office

    How to Apply:
  • PAU will only consider online applications submitted through her website.
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 18th March 2019
  • Only online applications will be considered.
  • Applications submitted by e-mail will not be accepted
  • 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
  • Please forward any enquires regarding this advert to or call
    telephone number 0414231924.
  • PAU is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any money to any applicant for employment in its Service
  • For more information and job application details, see; Petroleum Authority of Uganda Social Affairs Officer - Jobs in Uganda

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