The petroleum Authority of Uganda

Senior National Content Officer- Capacity Building

  • Full Time

Job Summary

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

Key Duties and Responsibilities


a) Supports and coordinates the development of capacity building and skills development programs within the public and private institutions in the country.

b)  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

c)  Monitors the execution of the workforce skills development strategy and plan

d)  Reviews and advises on the training plans and budgets for the oil companies’ staff

e)  Coordinates the training of government staff by the oil companies f)   Coordinates the utilization of the training fund

g)  Participates  in  developing  and   implementing  training  programs   for  local enterprises with emphasis on the requirements for the oil and gas sector.

h) Ensures supplier development programs approved under the annual work programs and budgets are executed

i)   Participates in the development of the industry enhancement center

j)   Supports the development of guidelines for the implementation of national content k)  Participates  in  the  review  of  annual  work  programs  and  budgets  to  ensure

compliance with national Content provisions,

l)    Ensures  regular  enterprise  audits  are  undertaken  to  establish  the  state  of enterprises to identify gaps and proposes initiatives to close the gaps.

m) Follows-up  and  coordinates  the  realization  of  the  Agriculture  Development


Qualifications, Skills and Experience


Basic Qualifications



a) Master’s degree in, Business Administration, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Economics or any other related field from an internationally recognized University

/ Institution.

b)  Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Education, Economics, Social Sciences, Business Statistics, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Human Resource Management, Physical Sciences or any other related discipline from an internationally recognized University / Institution


A minimum of 5 years’ relevant working experience, three (3) of which should have

been served at supervisory level in a reputable organization.




Added Advantage


a) A qualification in the oil and gas sector from an internationally recognized institution

b)  Internationally recognized professional qualifications or membership of nationally and internationally recognized professional bodies.

c)  Good Knowledge  of  the policies,  laws,  regulations and guidelines  regarding

National Content,

d)  Good Knowledge and understanding of procurement and contracting, and career path and development in the oil and gas industry.


Character and Competencies


a)  Innovative and with a proven high level of integrity. b)  Ability to work independently and in a team.

c)  Proven track record of outstanding performance. d)  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

e)  Possess good administrative and negotiation skills. f)   Track record of training and mentoring others.

g)  Excellent research and analytical skills.

h)  Proficiency in the relevant computer packages like Microsoft Word, Microsoft

Excel and Microsoft Access, among others.



Job Overview

The petroleum Authority of Uganda