Jobs at OPEC

OPEC is a permanent intergovernmental organization of 12 oil-exporting developing nations that coordinates and unifies the petroleum policies of its Member Countries.

Energy Outlook Coordinator

Deadline: 15 March 2014 - Job Code: 5.2.01

Within the Research Division, the Energy Studies Department monitors, analyzes 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, analyzes 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 Energy Outlook Coordinator coordinates research activities related to generating a consistent set of projections on future energy supply and demand levels and ensures coherency in scenarios describing possible developments and outlooks for the global energy scene in general and on petroleum supply in particular. Further, he/she provides substantial contribution on current and expected future oil supply developments to the Outlooks generated by the Secretariat including coordination of building a comprehensive oil supply database and monitoring developments related to shale oil and shale gas supply issues.

Main Responsibilities:

1. Assists in the identification and initiation of key areas of research to be conducted that will provide inputs and elements for building reference case and scenarios included in World Oil Outlook projections.

2. Coordinates research activities leading to generating a consistent set of projections on future energy supply and demand levels and to ensure coherency in scenarios describing possible developments and outlooks for the global energy scene.

3. Coordinates development of a comprehensive oil supply database, together with other RD departments, that serves as the base for supply projections at the global and regional level. This includes current and future supply levels, reserves and resources, costs and decline rates.

4. Monitors developments related to petroleum supply in general and in shale oil and shale gas supply in particular.

5. Provides substantial contribution on current and expected future oil supply developments to the World Oil Outlook generated by the Secretariat, including detailed analyses to support these expectations.

6. Conducts research on specific supply-related issues such as resource base, industry costs and investments, regional analysis, decline rates, upstream technologies etc.

7. Carries out any other tasks assigned by the relevant superiors as pertain to his/her background, qualifications and position.


Required Competencies and Qualifications:

Advanced university degree in engineering, sciences or related field
A minimum of 10 years (8 years in case of an advanced degree)
Training/specialization:
- Upstream and downstream petroleum technology
- R&D programme planning and implementation
Competencies: Communication skills, analytical skills, presentation skills, interpersonal skills, customer service orientation, 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 of Energy Studies Department. The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the post.

Applications:
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 for OPEC.

In order for applications to be considered, they must reach the OPEC Secretariat through the relevant Governor not later than 15 March 2014.

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Location: Lagos
Experience: 10 year(s)
Course of Study: Engineering
Required Grade: Not Specified
PR Coordinator


Deadline: 25 March 2014 - Job Code: 8.2.01

Within the Support Services Division, the Public Relations & Information 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:

To assist the Head of Department in formulating strategies for creating and maintaining a positive public image for the Organization and the execution of these strategies and related policies and decisions; to provide timely information through the most effective means to targeted audiences as well as the general public about OPEC, its aims and objectives, its activities, its decisions and their rationale, and its positions on topical issues in the industry; and to coordinate the programme of the Public Relations Team.

Main Responsibilities:

1. Advises and assists the Head of Department in elaborating concepts and approaches for increasing public and institutional awareness about the aims and objectives of OPEC as well as OPEC’s positions on topical issues.

2. Advises on and assists the Head of Department in initiating and coordinating programmes aimed at promoting the image of OPEC with its role of stabilizing the international oil market.

3. Establishes and maintains good network of media contacts and manages media relations through proactive communications by organizing interviews, inputs to editorial supplements, leveraging of OPEC reports etc.

4. Advises on advert placements and, with the support of the Editorial and the Design and Production Services teams, on the appropriate editorial format and art work.

5. Monitors public perceptions about OPEC as expressed in the press and at various formal and informal fora and prepares appropriate responses as necessary.

6. Conducts briefings for visiting students and groups to the Secretariat.

7. Produces, in collaboration with the Editorial and the Design and Production Services teams, special publications (press kits, specialized magazines, flyers, posters etc.) for strategic audiences with the objective of disseminating positive messages about the Organization.

8. Produces - with external assistance as appropriate - TV programmes for local, national and international TV channels.

9. Identifies and advises on events and activities in which OPEC’s participation could enhance the Organization’s image.

10. Coordinates visits of journalists at OPEC events, and provides necessary assistance (including arranging interviews, press kits and gift items).

11. Carries out any other tasks assigned by the relevant superiors as pertain to his/her background, qualifications and position.


Required Competencies and Qualifications:

University degree in Public Relations, Media Studies, Journalism, Social Sciences or Advertising; Diploma/certificate in Public Relations;
 Advanced degree or professional qualification in PR or journalism preferred
10 years in PR, whereof two years in supervisory/coordinating position (eight years in case of advanced degree or professional qualification)


Training/specialization:

Modern information practice and techniques
Knowledge of audio-visuals an asset
Membership of a professional public relations body
Competencies: Managerial & leadership skills, communication skills, analytical skills, presentation skills, interpersonal skills, customer service orientation, initiative and 
integrity.

Language: English, other major languages are an asset.       


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 of Public Relations & Information Department. The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the post.

Applications:

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 for OPEC.

In order for applications to be considered, they must reach the OPEC Secretariat through the relevant Governor not later than 25 March 2014.

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Location: Not Specified
Experience: 10 year(s)
Course of Study: Public Relations
Required Grade: Not Specified