Senior Operations And Compliance Officer Job at Petroleum Authority Of Uganda (PAU)


The Senior Operations and Compliance Officer will be responsible for ensuring effective and efficient monitoring, regulation, and compliance of licensees under Development and Production.


  1. a) Responsible for providing timely and effective feedback on any communications between the Authority and the licensed oil companies under development and production.
  2. b) Responsible for scheduling  work  programme  and  budget  review  meetings including Advisory Committee Meetings, Technical Committee Meetings, Finance Technical Meetings, Human Resource Meetings (HRMs) and other periodic engagements between licensees and the Petroleum Authority of Uganda.
  3. c) Tracking of key outcomes/minutes of operations and work programme & budget meetings for use in subsequent engagements and ensuring that the actions are closed out in a timely
  4. d) Prepares and updates compliance matrices for the different licensees and projects.
  5. e) Follow up on the submission, review, and endorsement of minutes/records of all meetings with the licensed oil companies under development and
  6. f) Undertake the preparation of the Annual Compliance Reports to assess the compliance of the licensed oil companies under development and production to the Production Sharing Agreements, the relevant Acts and regulations and industry best
  7. g) Supports the preparation for  audit  meetings relating to  Production Sharing Agreements under development and production.

  1. h) Undertake the review of periodic update statutory reports submitted by i) Compile and ensure proper archival of key project information such as approvals, contracts, reports, statistics, among others, throughout the life of the projects.
  2. j) Track project implementation schedules and agreed milestones for the activities under the Upstream
  3. k) Keep track of the budget and expenditure aspects of the key project
  4. l) Undertake periodic reporting on the progress of the Upstream projects to internal and external
  5. m) Support the planning,  budgeting,  and  reporting  on  the  activities  of  the Department.
  6. n) Carry out any other duties as may be assigned from time to time


2.3.1   Basic Qualifications

  1. a) A  Master’s   degree   in   Petroleum   Engineering,   Oil/Gas   Engineering, Geosciences or related disciplines from an internationally recognized institution
  2. b)  A Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Engineering, Geosciences, Physical Sciences or Construction Management from an internationally recognized institution.

2.3.2   Working Experience

Four (4) years of relevant working experience in the Oil and Gas industry.

2.3.3   Character and Competencies

  1. a) Leadership
  2. b) Analytical and Report Writing skills.
  1. c) Interpersonal
  2. d) Stakeholder Management e)   Communication skills.


PAU will ONLY consider on line applications submitted through its  website. Interested persons who fully meet the required job specifications and with the right personal attributes for the above positions are invited to visit the PAU website: and go to the link  “OPPORTUNITIES-CAREERS-VACANCIES” to  view  details  and  apply  for  the available opportunities.


All  applications  should  reach  the  PAU’s  website  by  Monday,  5th December 2022 at 11:59 pm


  1. ONLY online applications will be considered. Applications submitted by e-mail or hand delivered will not be accepted.
  2. Applicants are required to scan and attach only CERTIFIED copies of ALL the required academic documents like Degrees, Transcripts, Diplomas, A-level and O-level certificates and PLE results slip.
  3. Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted and background checks conducted before they are considered for appointment into the Authority.
  4. Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted, and any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
  5. 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.
  6. Please forward any enquires regarding this advert to or call telephone number +256 313231500.

“PAU is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any money to anyapplicant for employment in its Service” 

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