Petroleum Authority of Uganda Upstream Cost Monitoring Officer - Jobs in Uganda

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Upstream Cost Monitoring 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 Title

  • Upstream Cost Monitoring Officer

    Job Summary

    The Upstream Cost Monitoring Officer will report to the Senior Upstream Cost Monitoring Officer and is responsible for monitoring and regulation of operations in the upstream petroleum value chain.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure cost efficient upstream operations.
  • Contribute to the planning, budgeting and reporting on the activities of the
    Cost Monitoring Department.
  • Responsible for evaluating and advising on the day today contractor requests related to contracting, budgets and expenditure as regards to
    upstream operations.
  • Monitor compliance by upstream licensees in cost management.
  • Monitoring and evaluate costs of upstream field operations.
  • Participate in the evaluation of draft management letters and participate in
    the exit meetings over cost recovery audits by the Office of the Auditor General and other relevant institutions.
  • Review and advise on budgets for upstream projects and support the same in the midstream.
  • Support the process of ascertaining the cost of oil or gas due to licensees.
  • Ensure that cost control databases are put in place to control costs and are always up to date, the cost estimation tools are being used to generate comparative costs and that approved budgets are always benchmarked.
  • Prepare, document, review and submit periodic progress reports to relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications, Skills and working Experience

    Basic Qualifications

  • An honor’s
    bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Geosciences, Statistics, Mathematics,
    Accounting, Physical Sciences or related disciplines from an internationally recognized University/ Institution.


  • A Minimum of 3 years working experience in project cost control, estimation, forecasting or commercial management of engineering, procurement and construction works preferably in the Oil and Gas Sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a team in an organization/business unit/project with diverse professionals.

    Added Advantage

  • A professional/advanced qualification in Finance/Accounting,Audit/Compliance/Risk, Cost Engineering/Management, Project Management.
  • Membership to an internationally recognized professional body.
  • A qualification in the oil and gas sector from an internationally recognized institution.
  • Good knowledge of the policies, laws, regulations and guidelines regarding
    cost monitoring of the Oil and Gas Sector in Uganda.

    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.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

    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 Upstream Cost Monitoring Officer - Jobs in Uganda

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