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Exciting Career Opportunities At The Organization Of The Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Date Posted: 24/Jan/2014
Deadline: 15/Mar/2014

Alternative Sources of Energy Analyst

 

Deadline: 16 February 2014 - Job Code: 5.2.02

Within the Research Division, the Energy Studies Department is responsible for monitoring, analyzing and forecasting world energy developments in the medium and long term and reporting 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:

The Alternative Sources of Energy Analyst studies, analyses and evaluates developments of global coal and non-hydrocarbon primary energy sources with particular attention to their technical and economic potential, technology, economics and drivers, such as policies, taxation, market structuring, strategies of key players, etc. to conduct studies on relevant issues on coal and non-hydrocarbon sources of energy, including production, use by sector and region as well as potential for fuel substitution. In addition, he/she assesses their impact on world energy mix and on the demand for oil and contributes to the World Oil Outlook.

Main Responsibilities:

1. Conducts studies on the development of coal and non-hydrocarbon sources of energy and prepares reports thereon.
2. Collects, integrates and analyses data on technological, economic, environmental and policy aspects of coal and non-hydrocarbon energy.
3. Studies and analyses developments of primary energy demand by fuel and sectoral energy use within a country/group of countries, taking into consideration various aspects of energy policy development, including environment, energy substitution and conservation and security of supply, and assesses the impact on the energy supply mix.
4. Monitors the technological evolution of coal and non-hydrocarbon sources of energy, and assesses potential for major breakthroughs and their impact on interfuel competition in various sectors.
5. Assesses investment requirements and the costs of finding, developing, producing and delivering energy from coal and non-hydrocarbon sources.
6. Contributes to and delivers speeches, articles and presentations to internal meetings and various international forums.

Required Competencies and Qualifications:

• University degree (advanced degree preferred) in Energy Management, Economics or in a relevant Engineering discipline
• A minimum of eight years (six years in case of an advanced degree) in the field of energy studies
• Training/specialization in renewable and/or nuclear energy, full cycle cost evaluation, interfuel competition; knowledge of related environmental issues 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 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 16 February 2014.

 

 

Head, Administration & IT Services Department

 

Deadline: 16 February 2014 - Job Code: 10.1.01

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

Objective of Position:

The Head plans, organizes, coordinates, manages and evaluates the work of Administration & IT Services Department in accordance with the approved medium term and annual work programs 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: 1) the building, offices and the residence; 2) procurement, office supplies and printing services; 3) travel, hotel, visa arrangements, removal of personal effects, legitimation cards, license plates; 4) logistics for all meetings and entertainment functions; 5) transportation, inter-office mail delivery and kitchen services; 6) security, safety and parking; 7) computer network facilities: email, internet, printing; 9) 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, the 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 of the 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, 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:

  • Advanced University degree (PhD preferred) in Business Administration or equivalent subject
  • A minimum of 12 years (10 years in case of a PhD degree) with a minimum of four years in a managerial position, preferably at large national, regional, or international institutions
  • Training/specialization: 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 of the Support Services Division. 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 out the 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 16 February 2014.

 

 

Statistical Systems Analyst

Deadline: 28 February 2014 - Job Code: 3.2.02

Within the Research Division, the Data Services Department collects, retrieves and provides statistical data as support to the research and analytical studies in the other RD Departments and other activities of the Secretariat. The Department also develops up-to-date IT applications and database systems, and provides specialized relevant documents and references. The Department thus has the responsibility of a central, timely provider of reliable up-to-date data, documentation and information pertaining to oil markets in particular and energy markets and related issues in general as well as rendering IT development services.

Objectives of the Post:

To carry out statistical activities, identifying, collecting, storing and retrieving statistical data for the Secretariat and providing statistical assistance to researchers in the Secretariat; to carry out statistical research in energy, oil and economics related projects and other tasks relating to the Group.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Develops, organizes activities relating to statistical data support and analysis within the Group.

2. Collaborates with the Department’s staff in compiling and analyzing statistical data as reported by Member Countries and secondary sources.

3. Collaborates with the Department’s staff in maintaining and updating the statistical database of the Secretariat.

4. Collaborates with the Department’s staff, as well as the staff of other Departments in the Secretariat, to generate and improve the statistical data reporting by the Secretariat.

5. Maintains and develops networking with other national organizations to improve the quality of statistics data in the Secretariat.

6. Assists Statistical Systems Coordinator in matters referring to the Statistical Data Services.

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

Required Competencies & Qualifications:

Education: University degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Operational Research or Economics; advanced degree preferred.

Experience: University degree: eight years; advanced degree: six years.

Specialized Training: Statistical methods and analysis, Econometrics, database queries and data mining, relational databases, design principles (ER-Modeling, Data Flow Diagram), extraction and transformation tools, application software: Excel, Access, Oracle, B20/20,PL/SQL, IT skills (Internet, Networking, FTP, TCP/IP), oil industry operations, firm knowledge in the area of energy with specific expertise in the oil sector.

Skills: Communication, analytical, presentation, interpersonal, customer service orientation, initiative and integrity.

Good command of written and spoken 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 Statistical Systems Coordinator. 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 out the 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 28 February 2014.

 

 

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.

 

Country's Governor for OPEC.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
Mr. Danladi Kifasi, oon, mni
Governor for OPEC
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Petroleum Resources
6th floor, NNPC Towers, Block D
Central Business District
Abuja, Nigeria

 







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