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Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Fresh Job Recruitment (5 Positions)

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10 Oct, 2016

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Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) – We coordinate and unify the petroleum policies of its Member Countries and ensure the stabilization of oil markets in order to secure an efficient, economic and regular supply of petroleum to consumers, a steady income to producers and a fair return on capital for those investing in the petroleum industry.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions:

Job Title: Head, Energy Studies Department
Job Code: 5.1.01
Location:
Nigeria

Job Summary
Within the Research Division, the Energy Studies Department monitors, analyses and forecasts world energy developments in the medium and long term and reports thereon, in particular;

  • Provides in-depth studies and reports on medium to long term energy issues; monitors developments and undertakes specific studies on energy demand and production-related technology and assesses implications for OPEC;
  • Identifies and follows up key areas of energy-related emerging technologies and research and development (R&D) and facilitates and supports coordinated planning and implementation of collaborative energy related R&D programmes of OPEC Member Countries; identifies prospects for OPEC participation in major international R&D activities;
  • Carries out studies and reports on medium to long term developments in the petroleum industry;
  • Provides effective tools for and carries out model based studies for analyses and projections of medium and long term energy supply/demand and downstream simulation;
  • Elaborates OPEC Long Term Strategy and monitors, analyses and reports on relevant national or regional policies, such as fiscal, energy, trade and environmental, and assesses their impacts on energy markets.

Objective of Position

  • The Head of Energy Studies Department is to plan, organise, coordinate, manage and evaluate the work of the Energy Studies Department in accordance with the work programmes and budget of the Department so as to optimize its support to the Secretariat in achieving its overall objectives.
  • The work covers studies and analyses of medium to long-term world energy developments and prospects, in particular, the preparation of OPEC’s world oil outlook, studies and analyses concerning world energy supply and demand, upstream to downstream oil industry, technology, alternative energy sources, institutional and fiscal petroleum regimes, as well as energy policies in producing and consuming countries.
  • It also covers studies and analyses of related international issues, in particular in the areas of trade, sustainable development and climate change.

Main Responsibilities

  • Plans, organises, coordinates, manages and evaluates the work in the Energy Studies Department covering:
    • World energy developments in the medium to long-term;
    • Oil supply and demand in the medium and long-term;
    • Upstream to downstream industry developments;
    • Impact of energy policies and environmental regulations on world oil markets;
    • Energy-related technologies including alternative sources of energy;
    • Impacts of technology developments on the petroleum industry;
    • Impact assessment of developments in international issues, such as sustainable development, trade and climate change.
  • Ensures adequate development, simulation and modelling capabilities of the Department;
  • Ensures full responses to requests by the Conference, BOG, ECB and standing committees for studies and special reports relevant to the work program of the Department;
  • Arranges presentations at relevant OPEC meetings and international forums representing the Secretariat as required;
  • Develops and maintains networks with external experts and institutions in fields relating to the work of the Department;
  • Keeps the Director of Research Division fully informed on all aspects of the work of the Department, and draws his attention to important analyses performed by it.
  • Evaluates the performance of the staff of the Department, and recommends to the Director of Research Division, staff development, salary increase, promotion and separations as appropriate;
  • Ensures that the staff of the Department receive the supervision and guidance necessary to broaden and deepen their skills and continuously improve their performance;
  • Prepares the annual budget for the Department.

Required Competencies and Qualifications
Education:

  • Advanced University degree in Economics and/or Engineering
  • PhD preferred

Work Experience:

  • Advanced university degree: 12 years in the oil industry with a minimum of 4 years in a managerial position, preferably at large national, regional, or international institutions
  • PhD: 10 years

Training Specializations:

  • Energy Studies
  • International energy related matters
  • Professional Management & Leadership

Competencies:

  • Managerial & leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Strategic orientation
  • Analytical skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Negotiation skills
  • Initiative
  • 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 of Research Division. The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the post.

Application Closing Date
5th December, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should
Click here to apply online  

 

 

Job Title: Head, Petroleum Studies Department
Job Code: 4.1.01
Location: Nigeria

Job Descriptions

  • Within the Research Division, the Petroleum Studies Department provides pertinent and reliable information and analyses in support of decision-making and policy-making in Member Countries;
  • Carries 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;
  • Conducts regular forecasts, elaborates and analyses oil market scenarios and prepares and publishes reports on these findings;
  • Promotes 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 and prepares and contributes to reports to be submitted to the ECB, the BOG and the MMSC as well as papers for various OPEC publications.

Objective of Position

  • The Head of Petroleum Studies Department is to plan, organise, coordinate, manage and evaluate the work of the Petroleum Studies Department in accordance with the work program and programmed budget of the Department so as to optimize its support to the Secretariat in achieving its overall objectives.
  • The work covers short-term studies and analyses, as well as periodic reports on the international oil market, in particular oil supply and demand, stock, refinery products as well as petroleum trade and transport and economic analyses of oil price and related financial issues.

Main Responsibilities

  • Plans, organises, coordinates, manages and evaluates the work in the Petroleum Studies Department covering:
    • World oil market developments in the short-term;
    • Short-term forecasting, with particular attention to the impact of world economic and financial market developments;
    • Oil supply and demand in the short-term;
    • Oil stock movements;
    • Oil prices, its volatility and fluctuation;
    • Refinery operations and capacity development;
    • Trade and transportation;
    • Major oil companies’ operational performance and other determining factors of the oil market as well as crude oil/product markets assessments;
    • Preparation of the periodic reports, in particular the Monthly Oil Market Report and Daily Oil Market Report.
  • Develops and maintains adequate forecasting and modelling for oil market research.
  • Ensures full responses to requests by the Conference, BOG, ECB and standing committees for studies and special reports relevant to the work program of the Department.
  • Arranges presentations at relevant OPEC meetings and international forums representing the Secretariat as required.
  • Develops and maintains networks with external experts and institutions in fields relating to the work of the Department.
  • Keeps the Director of Research Division fully informed on all aspects of the work of the Department, and draws his attention to important analyses performed by it.
  • Evaluates the performance of the staff of the Department and recommends to the Director of Research Division, staff development, salary increase, promotion and separations as appropriate.
  • Ensures that the staff of the Department receive the supervision and guidance necessary to broaden and deepen their skills and continuously improve their performance.
  • Prepares the annual budget for the Department.
  • Carries out any other tasks assigned to him/her by the Director, Research Division.

Required Competencies and Qualifications
Education:

  • Advanced university Degree in Economics or equivalent subject.
  • PhD preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Advanced degree: 12 years in the oil industry with a minimum of 4 years in a managerial position, preferably at large national, regional, or international institutions.
  • PhD: 10 years.

Training Specializations:

  • Short-term oil market
  • Oil price forecasting
  • Professional Management & Leadership

Competencies:

  • Managerial & leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Strategic orientation
  • Analytical skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Negotiation skills
  • Initiative
  • 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 of Research Division. The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the post.

Application Closing Date
2nd December, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should
Click here to apply online  

 

Job Title: Director, Research Division
Job Code: 2.1.01
Location: Nigeria

Overview

  • The Research Division’s objective is to conduct a continuous program of research, issuing reports, analyses and data in the field of energy and related matters.
  • It monitors, forecasts and analyses development in energy in general and the oil industry in particular, as well as follows and analyses related economic and financial developments.
  • It contributes to the coordination of OPEC Member Countries (MCs) in international negotiations and promotes cooperation between the various relevant global players to be able to be present and actively participate in the various international fora.

Objective of Position

  • The Director, Research Division, plans, organizes, coordinates, manages and evaluates the work of the Research Division in accordance with the work programme and budget of the Division.
  • The work covers studies on medium and long-term energy developments, short-term perspective studies and analyses of the petroleum market as well as data, information and IT Development in these fields.
  • He/she provides substantive reports and other documentation with particular focus on supervising, guiding and contributing to the Secretariat’s technical reports.
  • As designated by the Secretary General, to represent OPEC in MCs and at relevant international fora and to prepare and deliver substantive reports and statements and to initiate research collaboration with relevant organizations and institutions.
  • Furthermore, he/she contributes to further strengthening the cooperation between MCs in the fields of Research & Development (R&D) and technology.
  • He/she pursues close monitoring and analysis of ongoing multilateral negotiations and dialogues with various governmental bodies and further enhances the producer-consumer and producer-producer dialogues.
  • Finally he/she acts on behalf of the Secretary General (SG) during his absence as and when the SG delegates his authority.

Main Responsibilities

  • Defines, in broad terms, a research programme on energy and related matters that is responsive to the needs of the Organization and MCs;
  • Directs and coordinates the work of the Departments in the Research Division according to agreed priorities, and paying particular attention to ensuring that:
    • The activities of Petroleum Studies Department (PSD), Data Services Department (DSD), Energy Studies Department (ESD) and Environmental Matters Unit (EMU) are efficiently and appropriately coordinated, and the output is optimal and of high quality;
    • The information needs for PSD, ESD and EMU are clearly communicated to DSD and channeled through Public Relations & Information Department (PRID);
    • The plans and priorities of DSD are fully responsive to these needs;
  • Plans the activities of PSD, ESD, DSD and EMU and sets priorities among these to ensure that:
    • All studies requested by the Economic Commission Board (ECB), other standing committees and working groups are completed to high quality standards and on time;
    • Other activities of the Division are appropriately focused on the areas of greatest interest to the MCs;
    • Likely future requests for research and analysis are anticipated and requisite preparatory work is initiated;
  • Supervises the Department Heads and Environmental Coordinator reporting to him in assigning staff to studies and research projects, with particular attention to ensuring that:
    • Studies that require staff from more than one Department, or that cut across the specific responsibilities of each Department and Unit, are efficiently carried out and appropriately coordinated and staffed;
    • All staff are effectively utilized on work of an appropriate level for their skills and experience;
  • Coordinates the work of the ECB and standing committees, assisting them in defining a coherent programme of research to support the policy making activities of the Conference, and supervising the execution of this research programme;
  • Identifies issues of importance to and their implications for the Organization; brings these issues to the attention of the SG;
  • Keeps the SG fully informed of the work of the Division, and draws his attention to specific issues and studies of major importance;
  • Works with the SG and Head, PRID to coordinate the participation of the Secretariat staff in outside meetings and seminars, and reviews proposed contributions by research staff to ensure high quality and in accordance with the interests of the MCs;
  • Reviews the performance evaluation, staff development, salary, promotion and separation recommendations made by the Department Heads and Environmental Coordinator reporting to him and amends these as appropriate;
  • Ensures that the staff in his division receive the supervision and guidance necessary to broaden and deepen their skills and constantly improve their performance;
  • Defines the Division’s future staff needs and ensures that these are clearly communicated to, and discussed with Head, Finance & Human Resources Department (FHRD);
  • Coordinates the preparation of the annual budget for the Research Division;
  • Makes plans of missions and training for staff in the Research Division;
  • Carries out any other tasks assigned to him/her by the SG.

Required Competencies and Qualifications
Education:

  • Advanced University degree preferably in Economics and/or Engineering.
  • PhD preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Advanced university degree: Minimum 15 years whereof 6 years at international level in conducting and/or in planning/supervising research and development work relating to energy, in particular oil, and at least 6 years in high level managerial position.
  • PhD: 12 years

Training Specializations:

  • Conducting and leading research on economic and technological issues in the fields of oil and energy.

Competencies

  • Managerial & leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Strategic orientation
  • Analytical skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Negotiation skills
  • Initiative
  • 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 A reporting to the Secretary General. The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the post.

Application Closing Date
15th December, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should
Click here to apply online  

 

 

Job Title: Refinery & Products Analyst
Job Code: 4.4.02
Location: Nigeria

Job Summary

  • Within the Research Division, the Petroleum Studies Department provides pertinent and reliable information and analyses in support of decision-making and policy-making in Member Countries.
  • It carries 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.
  • It also conducts regular forecasts, elaborates and analyses oil market scenarios and prepares and publishes reports on these findings.
  • The Department promotes 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.
  • It prepares and contributes to reports to be submitted to the Economic Commission Board, the Board of Governors and the Conference as well as papers for various OPEC publications.

Objective of Position

  • The Refinery & Products Analyst studies and analyses refining operations and the product market as well as short-term developments in the product market.
  • He/she studies capacity expansion in the oil refining industry and other related industries for the supply of petroleum products and prepares periodic reports for meetings of OPEC organs.

Main Responsibilities

  • Studies and analyses short-term developments in the supply, demand and stocks of petroleum products; examines and analyses refining margins on the basis of market fundamentals, refinery operation levels costs and the impact on the oil market;
  • Analyses the refining industry worldwide and monitors and assesses its short- to medium-term developments in terms of distillation and various conversion capacities, regional configuration schemes and favorable refinery operational modes according to seasonal demand patterns;
  • Examines price links between products in the main markets, i.e. the level of arbitrage trading;
  • Examines the effect of stricter product specifications in the medium term in major consuming countries on refined product supply and hence product price trends;
  • Monitors and analyses short-term, worldwide developments in the petrochemical and utility sectors;
  • Monitors and analyses substitution for petroleum products;
  • Monitors and analyses supply of petroleum products from other sources than crude oil such as GTL, NGL and condensate and non-conventional crude;
  • Consolidates findings of the above analyses and prepares and issues reports thereon.

Required Competencies and Qualifications
Education:

  • University degree in Chemical Engineering or related Engineering with specialization in energy economy;
  • Advanced degree preferred.

Work Experience:

  • University degree: 8 years
  • Advanced university degree: 6 years

Training Specializations:

  • Refining
  • Analysis of international developments with emphasis on crude and product fundamentals
  •  Energy modelling
  • Basic knowledge of product markets

Competencies:

  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  •  Presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Initiative
  • 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 of Petroleum Studies Department. The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the post.

Application Closing Date
9th December, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should
Click here to apply online  

 

 

Job Title: Upstream Oil Industry Analyst
Job Code: 5.3.01
Location: Nigeria

Job Summary
Within the Research Division, the Energy Studies Department monitors, analyses and forecasts world energy developments in the medium and long term and reports thereon, in particular:

  • Provides in-depth studies and reports on medium to long term energy issues; monitors developments and undertakes specific studies on energy demand and production-related technology and assesses implications for OPEC;
  • Identifies and follows up key areas of energy-related emerging technologies and research and development (R&D) and facilitates and supports coordinated planning and implementation of collaborative energy related R&D programmes of OPEC Member Countries;
  • Identifies prospects for OPEC participation in major international R&D activities;
  • Carries out studies and reports on medium to long term developments in the petroleum industry;
  • Provides effective tools for and carries out model based studies for analyses and projections of medium and long term energy supply/demand and downstream simulation;
  • Elaborates OPEC Long Term Strategy and monitors, analyses and reports on relevant national or regional policies, such as fiscal, energy, trade and environmental, and assesses their impacts on energy markets.

Objective of Position

  • The Upstream Oil Industry Analyst carries out studies and analyses on medium- to long-term conventional oil supply as well as assesses potential medium- to long-term supply capacities of conventional oil in both OPEC and non-OPEC countries and analyses its main determinants (reserves, investment trends, technology advances, etc.).
  • He/she monitors and analyses the evolution of upstream related costs and investments to conventional oil supply and their impacts on exploration and production activities worldwide and contributes to the World Oil Outlook.

Main Responsibilities

  • Carries out analyses and studies of medium- to long-term conventional oil supply prospects and contributes to the World Oil Outlook;
  • Analyses upstream exploration and production costs for conventional oil;
  • Studies capacity expansion and investment plans and requirements for conventional oil in OPEC and in non-OPEC regions;
  • Studies, analyses and forecasts relevant technological changes and assesses their impact on the medium- to long-term oil recovery rate, production and costs;
  • Collects and analyses data and information related to upstream conventional oil, including all activities and development processes in exploration and production;
  • Contributes to speeches, articles and presentations to internal meetings and various international forums.

Required Competencies and Qualifications
Education:

  • University degree in Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum Geology or related Sciences;
  • Advanced degree preferred.

Work Experience:

  • University degree: 8 years in the field of oil exploration, production or reservoir engineering in an oil company or petroleum-related government agency
  • Advanced university degree: 6 years

Training Specializations:

  • Advanced upstream technology
  • Good knowledge of planning and analysis of upstream activities, including modelling and/or project evaluation
  • Basic knowledge of the environmental impact of upstream activities an asset

Competencies:

  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Initiative
  • 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 of Energy Studies Department. The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the post.

Application Closing Date
9th December, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should
Click here to apply online  

 

Note

  • Applicants must be nationals of Member Countries of OPEC and should not be older than 58 years.
  • Applicants are requested to fill in a résumé and an application form which can be received from their Country’s Governor (PDF) for OPEC.
  • In order for applications to be considered, they must reach the OPEC Secretariat through the relevant Governor not later than closing date stated above.

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