Job Vacancies At OPEC (3 Positions)

OPEC’s formation by five oil-producing developing countries in Baghdad in September 1960 occurred at a time of transition in the international economic and political landscape, with extensive decolonization and the birth of many new independent states in the developing world. The international oil market was dominated by the “Seven Sisters” multinational companies and was largely separate from that of the former Soviet Union (FSU) and other centrally planned economies (CPEs). OPEC developed its collective vision, set up its objectives and established its Secretariat, first in Geneva and then, in 1965, in Vienna. It adopted a ‘Declaratory Statement of Petroleum Policy in Member Countries’ in 1968, which emphasized the inalienable right of all countries to exercise permanent sovereignty over their natural resources in the interest of their national development. Membership grew to ten by 1969.

Job Position: Financial Analyst

Deadline: 3 July 2020 – Job Code: 4.2.02

The prime objectives of the Department are:

  • To provide pertinent and reliable information and analyses in support of decision-making and policy-making in Member Countries.
  • To carry out, on a continuous basis, research programmes and studies on short-term petroleum market developments with the aim of issuing reports on a regular (i.e. daily, weekly, monthly, and bi-monthly) as well as ad hoc basis highlighting important issues for their use and consideration.
  • To conduct regular forecasts, elaborate and analyze oil market scenarios and prepare and publish reports on these findings.
  • To promote OPEC views and technical analysis on short-term oil market developments to the industry at large and general public via the OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report (especially the feature article) as well as other reports, presentations and related pod casts.
  • To prepare and contribute to reports to be submitted to the ECB, the BOG and the MMSC as well as papers for various OPEC publications.


Objective of Position

To monitor and analyse the short-term impact of financial market developments, in particular commodity markets on petroleum markets as well as the  performance of major oil companies, including national oil companies; and to carry out special studies on pertinent issues.


Main Responsibilities

  1. Studies financial markets, in particular commodity markets as well as covering developments in currency, equity, bonds, interest rate markets.    
  2. Analyses the impact of financial market developments on short-term developments in the petroleum market.
  3. Studies developments in world financial instruments, finance institutions and related issues.
  4. Carries out analyses of the short-term financial performance of major oil companies, including National Companies and evaluates the short-term impact on the oil industry.
  5. Consolidates findings of the above analyses and prepares and issues reports thereon.
  6. Carries out any other tasks assigned by the relevant superiors as pertain to his/her background, qualifications and position.


Required Competencies and Qualifications

Education:

  1. University degree in Economics, Finance, and/or Business Administration
  2. Advanced degree preferred

Work Experience

  1. University degree: 8 years, preferably relating to the oil sector
  2. Advanced degree: 6 years

Training Specializations

  1. Financial analysis including tools
  2. Oil project feasibility studies
  3. Joint venture project assessments
  4. Stock exchanges and oil paper markets (NYMEX, IPE, etc.)
  5. Economic/financial analysis concepts (NPV/Cash Flow)
  6. MS PowerPoint        
  7. Internet access to all international oil markets as well as financial markets

Competencies

  1. Communication skills
  2. Analytical skills
  3. Presentation skills
  4. Interpersonal skills
  5. Customer service orientation
  6. Initiative and integrity

Language: English


Status and Benefits

Members of the Secretariat are international employees whose responsibilities are not national but exclusively international. In carrying out their functions they have to demonstrate the personal qualities expected of international employees such as integrity, independence and impartiality.

The post is at grade E reporting to the Head, Petroleum Studies Department. The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the post.


Method Applications

Applicants must be nationals of Member Countries of OPEC and should not be older than 58 years.

Applicants are requested to fill in an application form which can be downloaded from the OPEC website.

In order for applications to be considered, they must reach the OPEC Secretariat through the relevant Governor not later than 3 July 2020.

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Job Position: IT Development Coordinator

Deadline: 31 July 2020 – Job Code: 3.3.01

The Data Services Department collects, retrieves and provides statistical data as support to the research and analytical studies in the other Research Division Departments and other activities of the Secretariat. It also develops up-to-date IT applications and database systems, and provides specialized relevant documents and references. The Department has the responsibility of a central, timely provider of reliable up-to-date data, documentation and information pertaining to oil markets in particular and energy markets and related issues in general as well as rendering IT development services.


Objective of Position

To supervise the IT development group and its staff, delegate and coordinate tasks and to ensure effective teamwork. To ensure reliability and availability of the OPEC Database, the OPEC Intranet and related applications.


Main Responsibilities

  1. Plans, develops, organizes, coordinate, and supervises the activities of the IT Development Group                                
  2. Carries out system analysis and feasibility studies for new applications
  3. Determines system specification and provides outlines for system design
  4. Develops standard procedures for implementation of new systems and provides guidelines for system development and standard system development procedures
  5. Develops new applications and provides reviews on related technology
  6. Provides reviews and analysis on various subjects and carries out other assignments as required
  7. Provides user support
  8. Administers and provides software packages, licenses, and subscriptions of data publications
  9. Carries out any other tasks assigned by the relevant superiors as pertain to his/her background, qualifications and position



Required Competencies and Qualifications

Education:

  1. University degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other subject related to Information Technology
  2. Advanced degree preferred.


Work Experience:

  1. University degree: 10 years
  2. Advanced degree: 8 years


Training Specializations:

  1. System Analysis and Design: Relational Database, System Thinking, Feasibility Studies,
  2. Information Architecture
  3. Document and Records Management Systems
  4. Web Content Management (CMS) Systems
  5. Web Technologies
  6. Oracle RDBMS
  7. Modeling
  8. Energy/Oil Statistics
  9. Energy Information System
  10. Familiarity with a variety of software packages


Competencies:

  1. Managerial & leadership skills
  2. Communication skills
  3. Analytical skills
  4. Presentation skills
  5. Interpersonal skills
  6. Customer service orientation
  7. Team-building skills
  8. Initiative and integrity

Language: English
 

Status and Benefits

Members of the Secretariat are international employees whose responsibilities are not national but exclusively international. In carrying out their functions they have to demonstrate the personal qualities expected of international employees such as integrity, independence and impartiality.

The post is at grade D reporting to the Head, Data Studies Department. The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the post.


Method of Applications

Applicants must be nationals of Member Countries of OPEC and should not be older than 58 years.
Applicants are requested to fill in an application form which can be downloaded from the OPEC website.
In order for applications to be considered, they must reach the OPEC Secretariat through the relevant Governor not later than 31 July 2020.

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Job Position: Head, Public Relations and Information Department

Deadline: 31 July 2020 – Job Code: 8.1.01

The Department is responsible for presenting OPEC objectives, decisions and actions in their true and most desirable perspective; disseminating news of general interest regarding the Organization and the Member Countries on energy and related matters; and carrying out a central information programme and identifying suitable areas for the promotion of the Organization’s aims and image.


Objective of Position

Plans, organizes, coordinates, manages and evaluates the work of the Public Relation and Information Department in accordance with the work programme and budget of the Department so as to optimize its support to the Secretariat in achieving its objectives. The work aims at creating and maintaining a positive image of the Organization and at ensuring the dissemination of publications and journals at highest professional standard.


Main Responsibilities

1. Plans, organizes, coordinates, manages and evaluates the work in the Public Relations & Information Department by:

  • Suggesting ways and means of promoting the image of the Organization;
  • Regularly dispatching information to the broad public through the media and       disseminating information and news on OPEC;
  • Informing and seeking dialogues with targeted policy-making bodies, institutions, and organizations;
  • Identifying and strengthening avenues for dialogue between OPEC, other institutions and the general public;
  • Monitoring the media to evaluate public perception about the Organization, and recommending, where necessary, any misinformation about the Organization through the Director, Support Services Division to the Secretary-General;
  • Ensuring that publications and public relations activities are fully consistent with the pursuit of   OPEC aims and objectives, and policies, and of highest professional standard in terms of language, format, and layout;
  • Updating and sustaining the OPEC website

2. Establishes and maintains close contacts with the media and arranges print, radio, TV and internet interviews to promote objective presentation of OPEC, its aims and objectives as well as the work of the Secretariat

3. Ensures full responses to requests by the Conference, BOG and standing committees for studies and special reports relevant to the work program of the Department

4. Arranges presentations at relevant OPEC meetings and international forums representing the Secretariat as required

5. Develops and maintains networks with external experts and institutions in fields relating to the work of the Department

6. Keeps the Director, Support Services Division fully informed on all aspects of the work of the Department and draws his attention to important analyses performed by it

7. Evaluates the performance of the staff of the Department, and recommends to the Director, Support Services Division of staff development, salary increase, promotion and separations as appropriate

8. Ensures that the staff of the Department receive the supervision and guidance necessary to broaden and deepen their skills and continuously improve their performance

9. Prepares the annual budget for the Department

10. Carries out any other tasks assigned to him/her by the Director, Support Services Division


Required Competencies and Qualifications

Education:

  • Advanced university degree in Media Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, International Relations or relevant Social Sciences
  • Ph.D. preferred.


Work Experience:

  • 12 years in journalism, information management and/or public relations in the media or in an energy-related establishment with a minimum of 4 years in a managerial position, preferably at large national, regional, or international institutions
  • Ph.D.: 10 years


Training Specializations:

  1. Knowledge of modern information practice and techniques
  2. Professional Management & Leadership
  3. Membership of a professional body (Public Relations or Journalism) is an advantage
  4. Knowledge of energy development issues an asset


Competencies:

  1. Managerial & leadership skills
  2. Communication skills
  3. Decision-making skills
  4. Strategic orientation
  5. Analytical skills
  6. Presentation skills
  7. Interpersonal skills
  8. Customer service orientation
  9. Negotiation skills
  10. Initiative and integrity

Language: English


Status and Benefits

Members of the Secretariat are international employees whose responsibilities are not national but exclusively international. In carrying out their functions they have to demonstrate the personal qualities expected of international employees such as integrity, independence and impartiality.

The post is at grade B reporting to the Director, Support Services Division. The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the post.


Method of Applications

Applicants must be nationals of Member Countries of OPEC and should not be older than 58 years.
Applicants are requested to fill in an application form which can be downloaded from the OPEC website.
In order for applications to be considered, they must reach the OPEC Secretariat through the relevant Governor not later than31 July 2020

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