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  • Posted: Mar 19, 2020
    Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
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  • The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is a permanent, intergovernmental Organization, created at the Baghdad Conference on September 10-14, 1960, by Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. The five Founding Members were later joined by nine other Members: Qatar (1961); Indonesia (1962) - suspended its membership from January 20...
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    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.

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    IT Development Coordinator

    Job Code: 3.3.01
    Location: Nigeria

    Department Overview

    • The Data Services Department collects, retrieves and provides statistical data as support to the research and analytical studies in the other Research Division Departments and other activities of the Secretariat. It also develops up-to-date IT applications and database systems, and provides specialized relevant documents and references.
    • The Department 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.

    Objective of Position

    • To supervise the IT development group and its staff, delegate and coordinate tasks and to ensure effective teamwork.
    • To ensure reliability and availability of the OPEC Database, the OPEC Intranet and related applications.

    Main Responsibilities

    • Plans, develops, organizes, coordinate, and supervises the activities of the IT Development Group
    • Carries out system analysis and feasibility studies for new applications
    • Determines system specification and provides outlines for system design
    • Develops standard procedures for implementation of new systems and provides guidelines for system development and standard system development procedures
    • Develops new applications and provides reviews on related technology
    • Provides reviews and analysis on various subjects and carries out other assignments as required
    • Provides user support
    • Administers and provides software packages, licenses, and subscriptions of data publications
    • 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 Computer Science, Information Technology or other subject related to Information Technology
    • Advanced degree preferred.

    Work Experience:

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

    Training Specializations:

    • System Analysis and Design: Relational Database, System Thinking, Feasibility Studies,
    • Information Architecture
    • Document and Records Management Systems
    • Web Content Management (CMS) Systems
    • Web Technologies
    • Oracle RDBMS
    • Modeling
    • Energy/Oil Statistics
    • Energy Information System
    • Familiarity with a variety of software packages

    Competencies:

    • Managerial & leadership skills
    • Communication skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Customer service orientation
    • Team-building skills
    • Initiative and integrity

    Language:

    • English.

    Method of Application

    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

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

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