Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Latest Vacancies

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17 May, 2017

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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 position below:

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
  • Presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Negotiation skills
  • Initiative
  • Strategic orientation
  • Analytical skills
  • Integrity

Language:

  • English

Age:

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

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.

Job Title: Head, Petroleum Studies Department
Job Code:
4.1.01
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;

  • 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, organizes, 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.
  • 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.
  • Arranges presentations at relevant OPEC meetings and international forums representing the Secretariat as required.
  • 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
  • Age:

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

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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to fill in a résumé and an application form which can be received from their Country’s Governor for OPEC. In order for applications to be considered, the application form and resume must reach the OPEC Secretariat through the relevant Governor.
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