Ongoing Job at Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

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Ongoing Job at Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) – Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) – We organize and bind together the oil strategies of its Member Countries and guarantee the adjustment of oil advertises keeping in mind the end goal to secure a proficient, financial and general supply of oil to purchasers, a consistent wage to makers and a reasonable profit for capital for those putting resources into the oil business.

We are enrolling to fill the positions beneath:

Job Title: General Legal Counsel
Job Code: 1.1.01
Location: 
Nigeria
Scope of Work

  • Within the OPEC Secretariat, the Legal Office contributes to the conduct of the affairs of the Organization by promoting the rule of law within the Organization and in its relation with Governments, organizations, enterprises and individuals and by maintaining and defending the legal claims and interest of the Organization.
  • The Office participates in the drafting and negotiations of contracts and agreements with external entities.
  • It provides legal support and proposes amendments in respect of the Organization’s organs, statutes and programs as well as of financial and staff regulations.
  • It monitors developments of relevant legal aspects pertaining to the energy sector, nationally and internationally, conducts research and publishes up to date legal articles on recent and emergent trends.
  • It protects and advances the interests of the Organization and its Member Countries in international forums.

Objective of Position

  • The General Legal Counsel is to plan, organize, coordinate, manage and evaluate the work of the Legal Office in accordance with the work programme and budget so as to optimize its support to the Secretariat in achieving its overall objectives. He/she also provides legal advice and expertise on matters relating to OPEC and its Member Countries as arise from relevant international and national fora and developments. Furthermore, he/she provides legal advice and support regarding the Secretariat’s Statute and Staff and Financial Regulations as well as other internal legal issues and protects and advances the interests of OPEC and its Member Countries at international forums.

Main Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, manages and evaluates the work in the Legal Office by providing legal advice on:
    • All pertinent legal developments in the global petroleum industry;
    • Matters relating to and arising from various international forums in particular the implications of developments in the legislation, judicial decision, arbitration awards,  agreements and treaties of the WTO, UNCTAD, UNFCCC, UNCSD, ECT and national policies and actions on the Member Countries;
    • Internal legal issues, including reviewing contracts as well as the application of the Staff and Financial Regulations, recommending amendments where necessary;
    • Statutes of OPEC, suggesting amendments, as necessary, to the Statutes of the Organization or the Economic Commission Board (ECB), in accordance with the Resolutions of the Conference;
  • Recommends a programme on legal research suggesting new policies and resolutions, and carrying out special legal studies on particular aspects of the energy industry as well as international developments, with a view to ascertaining how best the interest of the Organization and Member Countries may be served;
  • Ensures full responses to requests by the Conference, Board of Governors, ECB and standing committees for studies and special reports relevant to the work program of the Office;
  • Develops and maintains networks with external experts and institutions in fields relating to the work of the Office;
  • Keeps the Secretary General fully informed on all aspects of the work of the Office, and draws his attention to important analyses performed by it;
  • Evaluates the performance of the staff of the Office and recommends to the Secretary General of staff development, salary increase, promotion and separations as appropriate;
  • Ensures that the staff of the Office receives the supervision and guidance necessary to broaden and deepen their skills and continuously improve their performance;
  • Prepares the annual budget for the Office.

Required Competencies and Qualifications
Education:

  • University degree in Law, Masters in International Law
  • PhD preferred
  • Certified Lawyer

Work Experience:

  • Advanced degree: 12 years in positions directly related to legal aspects of the international 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:

  • International law – a combination of two or more of the following specializations is preferred:
  • International energy law and policy
  • International and comparative petroleum law and policy
  • International competition law and policy
  • International trade law
  • International economic law
  • International environmental law and policy
  • International law on foreign investment
  • Professional Management & Leadership

Competencies:

  • Managerial & leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Team-building 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 Secretary General.
  • The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the post.

Job Title: Oil Price Analyst
Job Code: 4.3.02
Location: Nigeria
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 research programs and studies on short-term petroleum market developments with the aim of issuing reports on a regular, as well as ad-hoc basis, highlighting important issues for their use and consideration. It conducts regular forecasts, elaborates and analyses oil market scenarios and prepares and publishes reports on these findings.
  • It promotes OPEC’s views and technical analysis on short-term oil market developments to the industry at large and the general public via the OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report, as well as other reports, presentations and related pod casts. And it prepares and contributes to reports to be submitted to the Economic Commission Board, the Board of Governors, etc., as well as papers for various OPEC publications.

Objective of Position

  • To study and analyse determinants of oil prices and price differentials between grades of crude oil as well as different market crude spreads with potential arbitrage flows and to analyse factors affecting petroleum future markets and their interaction with spot prices; to forecast short- and medium oil price movements and – on the basis of forecasts of oil demand and supply as well as current stock movements – to undertake market assessments under different scenarios and report thereon.

Main Responsibilities

  • Consolidates analytical findings and prepares, coordinates and contributes to reports for submission to the Governing Bodies (primarily Economic Commission Board) and for issuance in the Daily, Weekly and Monthly Reports as well as for presentations in various forums.
  • Carries out the Market Assessment for submission to the Governing Bodies (Board of Governors, Economic Commission Board, etc.).
  • Analyses the price performance of different grades of crudes in the international oil market and identifies significant changes in price differentials.
  • Studies and analyses crude oil pricing policies of oil exporting countries.
  • Studies and analyses price developments in future markets, identifies prices levels and differentials in relation to spot markets.
  • Follows up on the performance of the OPEC Reference Basket in relation to major benchmarks.
  • Carries out further in-depth analyses and applies quantitative methods on oil market price movements.
  • Analyses key factors which have an impact on oil prices, primarily in major consuming countries.

Required Competencies and Qualifications
Education:

  • University degree in Economics, Petroleum Economics, Marketing, Engineering or related fields;
  • Advanced degree preferred

Work Experience:

  • 8 years in the oil industry sector
  • 6 years in case of advanced degree

Training/specializations:

  • Physical and future markets
  • Supply/demand fundamentals
  • Economics in the petroleum industry
  • Trading tools
  • Oil market and its fundamentals, in particular combination of all key factors influencing the oil market/prices

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 of Petroleum Studies Department. The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the post.

Application Deadline   15th January, 2018.

 

Job Title: PR Coordinator
Job Code: 8.2.01
Location: 
Nigeria
Job Summary

  • 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 in 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Monitors public perceptions about OPEC as expressed in the press and at various formal and informal fora and prepares appropriate responses as necessary.
  • Conducts briefings for visiting students and groups to the Secretariat.
  • 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.
  • Produces – with external assistance as appropriate – TV programmes for local, national and international TV channels.
  • Identifies and advises on events and activities in which OPEC’s participation could enhance the Organization’s image.
  • Coordinates visits of journalists at OPEC events, and provides necessary assistance (including arranging interviews, press kits and gift items).

Required Competencies and Qualifications
Education:

  • 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

Work Experience:

  • 10 years in PR, whereof 2 years in supervisory/coordinating position
  • 8 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.

Application Deadline   15th January, 2018.

 

Job Title: Finance Officer
Job Code: 9.2.01
Location: Nigeria
Job Description

  • Within the Support Services Division, the Finance & Human Resources Department is responsible for budgets, accounting and internal control as well as human resources planning and management.
  • The Department is to provide services related to managing the human and financial resources of the Organization.
  • Within the Department, the Finance Section is responsible for all financial matters and financial control functions at the Secretariat and ensuring financial integrity of the Organization as stipulated in the Financial Regulations.

Objective of Position

  • The Finance Officer is responsible for financial matters and financial control functions at the Secretariat, ensuring financial integrity of the Organization in accordance with the objectives of the Section.
  • He/she is to plan and manage financial resources of the Secretariat efficiently as well as to manage the work programme of the Section and to supervise and guide its staff.

Main Responsibilities

  • Performs financial planning and cash management ensuring efficient and effective utilization of resources;
  • Coordinates the budget preparation in conformity with the guidelines and monitors the implementation of the budget;
  • Prepares reports and presentations on financial matters to the Management and the Board of Governors;
  • Checks and controls all payments received and records transactions;
  • Manages the working process and supervises staff of the Section;
  • Manages the investment of liquid funds;
  • Provides support and information to the Internal and External Auditors.

Required Competencies and Qualifications
Education:

  • University degree in Accounting/Finance;
  • Advanced degree preferred.

Work Experience:

  • University degree: 10 years in accounting, finance and budgeting
  • Advanced degree: 8 years

Training Specializations:

  • Accounting (Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting)
  • Finance (Financial Management preferred)
  • Cost & Benefits Analysis / Budgeting
  • Computer Accounting System

Competencies:

  • Managerial & leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Team-building 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 D reporting to the Head of Finance & Human Resources Department. The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the pos

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, they must reach the OPEC Secretariat through the relevant Governor

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

Application Deadline   30th November, 2017.