E&P Data Custodian Job – Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) Ltd

Job Title:  E&P Data Custodian

Organisation: Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) Ltd

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:

The Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) Ltd was established under the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act and the Petroleum (Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Midstream storage) Act, both of 2013 and incorporated under the Companies’ Act, 2012. It is a limited liability company wholly owned by the Government of Uganda. The overall function of UNOC is to handle the State’s commercial interests in the Oil and Gas industry and ensure that the resource is exploited in a sustainable manner.

Job Summary:  The E&P Data Custodian will be responsible for the technical control of E&P data including security, scalability, configuration management, availability, accuracy, consistency, backup and restore, technical standards, policies and business rule implementation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Define and report on how the Company E&P data is stored, processed, and transmitted within the Company and to third parties.
  • Implement appropriate physical and technical safeguards to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of company E&P data.
  • Document and disseminate administrative and operational procedures to ensure consistent storage, processing and transmission of Geoscience, Engineering & GIS data.
  • Develop databases for Geoscience, Engineering & GIS data.
  • Understand and report on E&P data security risks and how they impact the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Company E&P data.
  • Review and ensure Quality Controls in-coming sources of information prior to processing.
  • Resolve data quality issues in partnership with the Data specialists.
  • Ensure that data quality is sustained during technical processing (such as data entry or Extract-Transport-Load operations). Creates new E&P records based on interpretation and results from geoscience, Engineering & GIS teams.
  • Ensure that changes to data content and controls can be audited.
  • Ensure that the recipient of a data extract receives a copy of the business metadata that corresponds to the extracted data.
  • Maintain continuous and accurate data flow across Geoscience, Engineering & GIS disciplines for efficiency and to meet deadlines.
  • Implement the user access policies specified by data trustees.
  • Follow change management practices during maintenance of data within a data collection.
  • Advise on technology solutions that enhance efficiency in data management.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Information Technology, any Physical Sciences or other relevant degree.
  • At least three years of related working experience with E&P data and Systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of data quality and trust, compliance, and governance policies as they relate to petroleum data management.
  • Possesses a common understanding of data standards within the industry and organisation.
  • Understands the E&P data lifecycle and general business workflows.
  • Proficient in Upstream industry standard software applications.
  • Understands data security standards and can identify when breaches have occurred.
  • Experience in developing and managing GIS database systems is an added advantage.
  • High level of integrity.
  • Ability to work and produce results in an environment with multiple challenging tasks.

How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join UNOC should send their applications online at the link below.

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  • Applicants are required to scan and attach CERTIFIED copies of the required academic documents only e.g. Degree, Transcript, Diploma certificates.
  • Please forward any enquires regarding this advert to recruitment.unoc@unoc.co.ug

Deadline: 16th June 2023 by 11:59pm.

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