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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: Energy Models Analyst

Job Code: 5.4.01
Location: Nigeria

Description

  • The Energy Studies Department monitors, analyzes and forecasts world energy developments in the medium and long term and reports thereon, in particular providing in-depth studies and reports on energy issues.
  • It monitors developments and undertakes specific studies on energy demand and production-related technology, assessing implications for OPEC.
  • It identifies and follows up key areas of energy-related emerging technologies and research and development (R&D), facilitates and supports planning and implementation of collaborative energy-related R&D programs of Member Countries, as well as identifies prospects for OPEC participation in major international R&D activities.
  • It carries out studies and reports on developments in the petroleum industry, providing effective tools for carrying out model-based studies of analyses and projections of energy supply/demand and downstream simulation.
  • It elaborates OPEC Long Term Strategy and monitors, analyzes and reports on relevant national or regional policies (fiscal, energy, trade and environmental), assessing their impacts on energy markets.

Objective of Position

  • To ensure adequate development of the modeling capabilities of the Department and to supervise the development and maintenance of medium- to long-term modeling systems; to coordinate and be responsible for running the models; and to coordinate, carry out or contribute to studies based on a modeled approach.

Main Responsibilities

  • Ensures and supervises the development of medium- and long-term modeling systems made by the OPEC Secretariat or by outside consultants and to co-ordinate for running the models
  • Ensures the maintenance of proper specifications of the models in use, keeps OPEC Secretariat methodologies continually under review and provides general guidelines for improving methodologies for the models in the Department
  • Conducts or contributes to studies based on a modeled approach
  • Responsible for defining the most reasonable raw input data for and running, modifying and updating the models in the Secretariat; estimating and re-specifying the equations of the models to increase their computational efficiency
  • Studies and keeps abreast of other energy model efforts developed outside so as to keep OPEC methodologies continually under review
  • Contributes to speeches, articles and presentations to internal meetings and international forums
  • Carries out any other tasks assigned by the relevant superiors as pertain to his/her background, qualifications and position.

Required Competencies and Qualifications
Education:

  • University degree in Economics, Statistics or Computational Modelling
  • Advanced degree preferred

Work Experience:

  • University degree: 8 years in the petroleum industry
  • Advanced degree: 6 years

Training Specializations:

  • Energy modeling
  • Knowledge of latest developments in exploration/production (upstream), pipeline transportation, refining (downstream) and modeling
  • Broad knowledge of various phases of oil operations and energy related environmental issues 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, Energy Studies Department. The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the post.

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to fill in a Résumé and an application form which can be received from their Country’s Governor (PDF) (See Nigeria address below) for OPEC or Click Here (Ms Word) to download Application Form. In order for applications to be considered, the application form and resume must reach the OPEC Secretariat through the relevant Governor not later than the closing date stated above.

NIGERIA COUNTRY GOVERNOR
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Dr. Omar Farouk Ibrahim, MCIPR,
Group General Manager, International Energy Relations (GGM IER),
Governor for OPEC,
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation – NNPC,
Block D 10th Floor, Room 04, NNPC Towers,
Abuja, Nigeria.

Click Here to Download Application Form (Ms Word)

Click Here for More Information

Application Deadline 30th April, 2021.

Job Title: Head, Administration and IT Services Department

Job Code: 10.1.01
Location: Nigeria

Job Description

  • Within the Support Services Division, the Administration and IT Services Department coordinates all matters pertaining to administering and providing services to the Secretariat including managing the building and its offices; and to handle office services, conference services, travel, documents and visa; communication and logistics; office supplies and documentation; security; safety and parking; and to furnish IT infrastructure facilities and support.

Objective of Position

  • The Head plans, organizes, coordinates manage and evaluate the work of the Administration and IT Services Department in accordance with the approved medium term and annual work programmes and budget of the Department so as to optimize its support to the Secretariat in achieving its overall objectives.

Main Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, manages and evaluates the work in the Administration & IT Services Department by providing services to the Secretariat relating to:
    • The building, offices and the residence
    • Procurement, office supplies and printing services
    • Travel, hotel, visa arrangements, removal of personal effects, legitimation cards, license plates;
    • Logistics for all meetings and entertainment functions;
    • Transportation, inter-office mail delivery and kitchen services;
    • Security, safety and parking;
    • Computer network facilities: email, internet, printing
    • Telecommunication system
  • Works closely with 1) Data Services Department, IT Development to ensure that adequate hardware and software are implemented for the smooth functioning of their programs, and 2) Finance & HR Department to liaise the smooth transition of incoming / outgoing staff.
  • Ensures full responses to requests by the Conference, Board of Governors 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, Support Services Division fully informed on all aspects of the work of the Department, and draws his / her attention to important analyses performed by it.
  • 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.
  • 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, Support Services Division.

Required Competencies and Qualifications
Education:

  • Advanced University Degree in Business Administration or equivalent subject
  • PhD preferred

Work Experience:

  • University Degree: 12 years with a minimum of 4 years in a managerial position, preferably at large national, regional, or international institutions
  • PhD: 10 years

Training Specializations:

  • Office Administration
  • Computer Facility Scheduling and Operations
  • 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 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.

    Interested and qualified candidates are requested to fill in a “Resume and an Application Form” which can be received from their Country’s Governor (PDF) (See Nigeria address below) for OPEC or Click Here (Ms Word) to download Application Form. In order for applications to be considered, the Application Form and Resume must reach the OPEC Secretariat through the relevant Governor not later than the closing date stated above.

    NIGERIA COUNTRY GOVERNOR
    Federal Republic of Nigeria
    Dr. Omar Farouk Ibrahim, MCIPR,
    Group General Manager, International Energy Relations (GGM IER),
    Governor for OPEC,
    Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation – NNPC,
    Block D 10th Floor, Room 04, NNPC Towers,
    Abuja, Nigeria.

    Click Here to Download Application Form (Ms Word)

    Click Here for More Information

    Job Title: Head, Finance and Human Resources Department

    Job Code: 9.1.01
    Location: Nigeria

    Department Overview

    • The objectives are to provide services related to managing the human and financial resources of the Organization.
    • The Department is responsible for, budgets, accounting and internal control as well as human resources planning and management.
    • The Department comprises two organizational sections: the Finance Section and the Human Resources Section.

    Objective of Position

    • Plans, organizes, coordinates, manages and evaluates the work of the Finance & Human Resources Department in accordance with the work programme and budget of the Department so as to optimize its support to the Secretariat in achieving its overall objectives.
    • The work covers responsibilities of policies, development and management of human resources and of setting up and managing the Secretariat’s annual budget.

    Main Responsibilities

    • Plans, organizes, coordinates, manages and evaluates the work in the Finance & Human Resources Department covering:
      • Human resources planning/forecasting, recruitment/selection, training & development, Performance Management System, policies development, compensation & benefits as well as administration of termination
      • The annual budget of the Division, Departments and Offices, the control of the expenditures and the preparation of the financial reports
      • The coordination of the preparation of the Secretariat’s annual budget
      • The enhancement of inter-departmental collaboration and cooperation
      • Taking appropriate measures to ensure an optimal culture and working climate in the Organization by regularly comparing compensations and benefits in the other Vienna based international and private organizations to keep the Secretariat a competitive employer
      • The development of staff by arranging/coordinating adequate training programs
    • Participates in all interview panels as the leading member
    • 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
    • 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, Support Services 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, Support Services Division of 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, Support Services Division

    Required Competencies and Qualifications
    Education:

    • Advanced University Degree in Business Administration or equivalent subject

    Work Experience:

    • 10 years with a minimum of 4 years in a managerial position, preferably at large national, regional, or international institutions

    Training Specializations:

    • Human Resources Management
    • Financial Management (cost & benefit analysis)
    • Office Administration
    • 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 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.

    Interested and qualified candidates are requested to fill in a Résumé and an application form which can be received from their Country’s Governor (PDF) (See Nigeria address below) for OPEC or Click Here (Ms Word) to download Application Form. In order for applications to be considered, the application form and resume must reach the OPEC Secretariat through the relevant Governor not later than the closing date stated above.

    NIGERIA COUNTRY GOVERNOR
    Federal Republic of Nigeria
    Dr. Omar Farouk Ibrahim, MCIPR,
    Group General Manager, International Energy Relations (GGM IER),
    Governor for OPEC,
    Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation – NNPC,
    Block D 10th Floor, Room 04, NNPC Towers,
    Abuja, Nigeria.

    Click Here to Download Application Form (Ms Word)

    Click Here for More Information

    Job Title: Head, Public Relations and Information Department

    Job Code: 8.1.01
    Location: Nigeria

    Department Overview

    • 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

    • 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 disinformation 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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, Support Services 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, Support Services Division of 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, Support Services Division

    Required Competencies and Qualifications
    Education:

    • Advanced University Degree in Media Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, International Relations or relevant Social Sciences
    • PhD 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
    • PhD: 10 years

    Training Specializations:

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

    Competencies:

    • Managerial & leadership skills
    • Communication skills
    • Decision making skills
    • Strategic orientation
    • Analytical skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Customer service orientation
    • Negotiation skills
    • 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.

    Interested and qualified candidates are requested to fill in a Résumé and an application form which can be received from their Country’s Governor (PDF) (See Nigeria address below) for OPEC or Click Here (Ms Word) to download Application Form. In order for applications to be considered, the application form and resume must reach the OPEC Secretariat through the relevant Governor not later than the closing date stated above.

    NIGERIA COUNTRY GOVERNOR
    Federal Republic of Nigeria
    Dr. Omar Farouk Ibrahim, MCIPR,
    Group General Manager, International Energy Relations (GGM IER),
    Governor for OPEC,
    Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation – NNPC,
    Block D 10th Floor, Room 04, NNPC Towers,
    Abuja, Nigeria.

    Click Here to Download Application Form (Ms Word)

    Click Here for More Information

    Job Title: Downstream Oil Industry Analyst

    Job Code: 5. 3. 02
    Location: Nigeria

    The Department

    • The Energy Studies Department monitors, analyzes and forecasts world energy developments in the medium and long term and reports thereon, in particular providing in-depth studies and reports on energy issues.
    • It monitors developments and undertakes specific studies on energy demand and production-related technology, assessing implications for OPEC.
    • It identifies and follows up key areas of energy-related emerging technologies and research and development (R&D), facilitates and supports planning and implementation of collaborative energy-related R&D programs of Member Countries, as well as identifies prospects for OPEC participation in major international R&D activities.
    • It carries out studies and reports on developments in the petroleum industry, providing effective tools for carrying out model-based studies of analyses and projections of energy supply/demand and downstream simulation.
    • It elaborates OPEC Long Term Strategy and monitors, analyzes and reports on relevant national or regional policies (fiscal, energy, trade and environmental), assessing their impacts on energy markets.

    Objective of Position

    • To study and analyse developments in the refining, petrochemical and oil transportation/distribution sectors;
    • To assess the implications of technological advances, environmental policy and other relevant developments for the downstream oil industry; and
    • To conduct qualitative and quantitative studies on the medium to long term outlook for the downstream oil sector; to contribute to the World Oil Outlook.

    Main Responsibilities

    • Studies and analyses developments in refining, petroleum product quality specifications, products trade, crude and products transportation, petrochemicals, downstream investments.
    • Studies and assesses the technological, environmental, political and other relevant developments for the downstream oil industry and assesses their implications.
    • Coordinates data gathering and data treatment required for conducting studies and analyses on the above subject matters.
    • Contributes to maintaining and running the downstream models.
    • Contributes to the World Oil Outlook.
    • Contributes to and delivers speeches, articles and presentations at internal meetings and various international forums.
    • Carries out any other tasks assigned by the relevant superiors as pertain to his/her background, qualifications and position.

    Required Competencies and Qualifications
    Education:

    • University Degree in Refining Engineering, Petroleum Marketing, Energy Economics or equivalent;
    • Advanced Degree preferred.

    Work Experience:

    • University Degree: 8 years oil refining, marketing, transportation or energy economics
    • Advanced Degree: 6 years.

    Training Specializations:

    • Refining operations and technology
    • Petroleum market analysis
    • International oil market assessment an asset.

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

    Interested and qualified candidates are requested to fill in a résumé and an application form which can be received from their Country’s Governor (PDF) (See Nigeria address below) for OPEC or Click Here (Ms Word) to download Application Form. In order for applications to be considered, the application form and resume must reach the OPEC Secretariat through the relevant Governor not later than the closing date stated above.

    NIGERIA COUNTRY GOVERNOR
    Federal Republic of Nigeria
    Dr. Omar Farouk Ibrahim, MCIPR,
    Group General Manager, International Energy Relations (GGM IER),
    Governor for OPEC,
    Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation – NNPC,
    Block D 10th Floor, Room 04, NNPC Towers,
    Abuja, Nigeria.

    Click Here to Download Application Form (Ms Word)

    Click Here for More Information

    Application Deadline 31st May, 2021.

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

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