Manager Commercial job post at The Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) Ltd

  • Full Time
  • Kampala

Uganda National Oil Company Limited ( UNOC )






To steer the design, planning and implementation of the strategic and commercial objectives of UNOC


Essential Duties 

  1. Provide strategic commercial and economic guidance to support the planning, development, and implementation of UNOC’s short, medium and long-term strategic objectives
  2. Guide and provide support on commercial related issues for all technical, legal and other functional interfaces within UNOC.
  3. Provide advice and support to the CEO and the Executive management team on all technical and commercial matters across the value chain as required.
  4. Formulate economic models to support negotiations and commercial decisions. Provide support in the framing of economic evaluations and identification of embedded options, risks and mitigations in commercial ventures
  5. Identify opportunities for UNOC in the sector and structure options for the development and commercialization of those opportunities and perform executive business/ market strategies to achieve growth and profitability.
  6. Define marketing and funding strategies to support UNOC’s broader commercial opportunities.
  7. Negotiate and agree commercial features and arrangements with existing and prospective partners
  8. Propose and implement a process of selection for Upstream “Joint Operations” partners for UNOC, starting with Exploration, such that UNOC is positioned to actively compete in

Uganda’s Oil and Gas Industry

  1. Carry out market studies for hydrocarbon resources and ensure economic tools for export and domestic related analysis are available
  2. Provide the financial context for decisions, ensuring strategy alignment, transparency and impact on various financial metrics for UNOC
  3. Building effective business relationships and networks with industry and other stakeholders
  4. Build and maintain commercial excellence within UNOC through mentoring and development of commercial skills’ behavior within the Company junior staff


Qualifications and attributes: 

  1. a) A Master’s degree in engineering, Economics, Energy, Petroleum Geosciences, or

Business Administration

  1. b) Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Economics, Finance, Energy, Petroleum Geosciences or any relevant degree
  2. c) A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, with experience in economic modelling and including management positions handling commercial negotiations
  3. d) Extensive knowledge and experience of company legal, engineering, development and commercial processes across the oil and gas value chain
  4. e) Working knowledge and experience of working with Natural Resource/Energy Ministries in developing countries f) be commercially astute
  5. g) Possess sound negotiation and leadership skills
  6. h) Excellent communication and personnel management skills,
  7. i) High level of discretion and personal integrity.




UNOC will ONLY consider applications submitted through her email



All applications should be submitted not later than Friday 17th February 2023 by 11:59pm.



1)            Applicants are required to scan and attach CERTIFIED copies of the required academic documents only e.g. Degree, Transcript, Diploma certificates.

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