Experienced Job Positions in Nigeria at OPEC

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.

OPEC is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Environmental Coordinator
Job Code: 6.1.01
Location: Nigeria
Overview
Within the Reseach Division of the Secretariat, the Environmental Unit’s objectives are to analyse, report and advise on developments pertaining to the international debate on climate change and contribute to the close coordination of Member Countries’ positions on environmental matters. This entails: monitoring and analysing international debate and development on climate change, sustainable development and trade; gathering and analysing data and information in these fields; contributing to coordination among Member Countries and participating in relevant multilateral fora and discussions; and building up OPEC’s networks with national, regional and multilateral organizations.

Objective of Position

  • The Environmental Coordinator is to coordinate the activities of the Unit to fulfill its objectives.
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Research Division, he/she is to study and analyse national and multilateral environmental policies and assess their impact on energy developments, in particular on the medium- to long-term oil outlook and on OPEC, study and analyse developments in the global and multilateral debate on climate change, evaluate the impact on OPEC and contribute to the coordination of OPEC Member Countries’ positions in international fora on issues pertaining to environment in general and to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations in particular.

Main Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the activities of the Unit in line with its objectives;
  • Studies and analyses developments in the international debate on environmental issues related to the energy industry and in particular the activities related to the UNFCCC and its subsidiary bodies and the Kyoto Protocol;
  • Conducts studies relevant to the subject of environment as it affects the energy sector in general and oil in particular;
  • Contributes to the coordination of Member Countries’ positions concerning environmental issues;
  • Contributes to speeches, articles and presentations to internal meetings and various international forums.
  • Responsible for preparing for and attending UNFCCC meetings and reporting on these;
  • Assesses the impact of changes in environmental policies in consuming countries on the medium- and long-term development of the world petroleum industry;

Required Competencies and Qualifications
Education:

  • University degree in Environmental Science or Economics, Engineering or other Sciences, preferably with specialization in environment;
  • Advanced degree preferred.

Work Experience:

  • University degree: 10 years
  • Advanced university degree: 8 years

Training Specializations:

  • Environmental policies
  • Analysis of environmental issues related to energy
  • International debate on environment
  • Modelling techniques

Competencies

  • Managerial & leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  •  Customer service orientation
  • Team-building skills
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Decision making skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Presentation skills

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 Director of Research Division. The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the post.

Job Title: Director, Research Division
Job Code: 2.1.01
Location: Nigeria
Overview

  • The Research Division’s objective is to conduct a continuous program of research, issuing reports, analyses and data in the field of energy and related matters.
  • It monitors, forecasts and analyses development in energy in general and the oil industry in particular, as well as follows and analyses related economic and financial developments.
  • It contributes to the coordination of OPEC Member Countries (MCs) in international negotiations and promotes cooperation between the various relevant global players to be able to be present and actively participate in the various international fora.

Objective of Position

  • The Director, Research Division, plans, organizes, coordinates, manages and evaluates the work of the Research Division in accordance with the work programme and budget of the Division.
  • The work covers studies on medium and long-term energy developments, short-term perspective studies and analyses of the petroleum market as well as data, information and IT Development in these fields.
  • He/she provides substantive reports and other documentation with particular focus on supervising, guiding and contributing to the Secretariat’s technical reports.
  • As designated by the Secretary General, to represent OPEC in MCs and at relevant international fora and to prepare and deliver substantive reports and statements and to initiate research collaboration with relevant organizations and institutions.
  • Furthermore, he/she contributes to further strengthening the cooperation between MCs in the fields of Research & Development (R&D) and technology.
  • He/she pursues close monitoring and analysis of ongoing multilateral negotiations and dialogues with various governmental bodies and further enhances the producer-consumer and producer-producer dialogues.
  • Finally he/she acts on behalf of the Secretary General (SG) during his absence as and when the SG delegates his authority.

Main Responsibilities

  • Defines, in broad terms, a research programme on energy and related matters that is responsive to the needs of the Organization and MCs;
  • Directs and coordinates the work of the Departments in the Research Division according to agreed priorities, and paying particular attention to ensuring that:
    • The activities of Petroleum Studies Department (PSD), Data Services Department (DSD), Energy Studies Department (ESD) and Environmental Matters Unit (EMU) are efficiently and appropriately coordinated, and the output is optimal and of high quality;
    • The information needs for PSD, ESD and EMU are clearly communicated to DSD and channeled through Public Relations & Information Department (PRID);
    • The plans and priorities of DSD are fully responsive to these needs;
  • Plans the activities of PSD, ESD, DSD and EMU and sets priorities among these to ensure that:
    • All studies requested by the Economic Commission Board (ECB), other standing committees and working groups are completed to high quality standards and on time;
    • Other activities of the Division are appropriately focused on the areas of greatest interest to the MCs;
    • Likely future requests for research and analysis are anticipated and requisite preparatory work is initiated;
  • Supervises the Department Heads and Environmental Coordinator reporting to him in assigning staff to studies and research projects, with particular attention to ensuring that:
    • Studies that require staff from more than one Department, or that cut across the specific responsibilities of each Department and Unit, are efficiently carried out and appropriately coordinated and staffed;
    • All staff are effectively utilized on work of an appropriate level for their skills and experience;
  • Coordinates the work of the ECB and standing committees, assisting them in defining a coherent programme of research to support the policy making activities of the Conference, and supervising the execution of this research programme;
  • Identifies issues of importance to and their implications for the Organization; brings these issues to the attention of the SG;
  • Keeps the SG fully informed of the work of the Division, and draws his attention to specific issues and studies of major importance;
  • Works with the SG and Head, PRID to coordinate the participation of the Secretariat staff in outside meetings and seminars, and reviews proposed contributions by research staff to ensure high quality and in accordance with the interests of the MCs;
  • Reviews the performance evaluation, staff development, salary, promotion and separation recommendations made by the Department Heads and Environmental Coordinator reporting to him and amends these as appropriate;
  • Ensures that the staff in his division receive the supervision and guidance necessary to broaden and deepen their skills and constantly improve their performance;
  • Defines the Division’s future staff needs and ensures that these are clearly communicated to, and discussed with Head, Finance & Human Resources Department (FHRD);
  • Coordinates the preparation of the annual budget for the Research Division;
  • Makes plans of missions and training for staff in the Research Division;
  • Carries out any other tasks assigned to him/her by the SG.

Required Competencies and Qualifications
Education:

  • Advanced University degree preferably in Economics and/or Engineering.
  • PhD preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Advanced university degree: Minimum 15 years whereof 6 years at international level in conducting and/or in planning/supervising research and development work relating to energy, in particular oil, and at least 6 years in high level managerial position.
  • PhD: 12 years

Training Specializations:

  • Conducting and leading research on economic and technological issues in the fields of oil and energy.

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

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 A reporting to the Secretary General. The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the post.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note

  • 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 closing date stated above.

Application Deadline  8th June, 2016.

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