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Legal Officer

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Legal
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

The Legal Officer will give advice on Health, Safety and Environmental issues arising out of the PAU operations. He or she will be responsible for drafting contracts, follow up the said contracts and ensure that the contracts are in compliance with Uganda laws and protect PAU interests.

All applicants are required to scan and attach certified copies of the required academic documents only e.g. Transcript, O’ Level, A’ level, Degree certificates. Each attachment should not exceed a limit of 1MB and ONLY Portable Document Format (pdf) are allowed.


  1. Assist the senior legal officer in carrying out research and generating legal advice.
  2. Facilitate the review of Health, safety and environmental laws and regulations.
  3. Draft contracts of the authority and ensure that they are in compliance with laws.
  4. To carry our risk profiling of PAU contractual framework to ensure protection of PAU interests.
  5. To carry out legal due diligence on persons dealing with PAU.
  6. Prepare monthly and annual reports on sectional activities in accordance with PAU policies and procedures.
  7. To undertake such general legal work as may be allocated from time to time including the representation of PAU in different Fora and preparing briefs.
  8. Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Legal
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: Compliance; Risk analysis; Contract drafting and preparation; Legal auditing; Legal analysis; Research planning
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Petroleum Authority of Uganda

Energy, utilities, environmentCompany size: 500-1000 people

Welcome to the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU). 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.