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OPEC shops for head of information and financial analyst in Nigeria

Sunday, 10 May 2020


Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is looking for a Nigerian with relevant qualification to head the organization’s information department.


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.

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 Relations 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 the 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

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

Managerial & leadership skills
Communication skills
Decision-making skills
Strategic orientation
Analytical skills
Presentation skills
Interpersonal skills
Customer service orientation
Negotiation skills
Initiative and integrity

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.
Application Closing Date
31st May, 2020.

Job Code: 4.2.02
Location: Nigeria

The prime objectives of the Department are

To provide pertinent and reliable information and analyses in support of decision-making and policy-making in Member Countries.
To carry out, on a continuous basis, research programmes and studies on short-term petroleum market developments with the aim of issuing reports on a regular (i.e. daily, weekly, monthly and bi-monthly) as well as ad hoc basis highlighting important issues for their use and consideration.
To conduct regular forecasts, elaborate and analyze oil market scenarios and prepare and publish reports on these findings.
To promote OPEC views and technical analysis on short-term oil market developments to the industry at large and general public via the OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report (especially the feature article) as well as other reports, presentations and related pod casts.
To prepare and contribute to reports to be submitted to the ECB, the BOG and the MMSC as well as papers for various OPEC publications.
Objective of Position

To monitor and analyse the short-term impact of financial market developments, in particular commodity markets on petroleum markets as well as the performance of major oil companies, including national oil companies; and to carry out special studies on pertinent issues.
Main Responsibilities

Studies financial markets, in particular commodity markets as well as covering developments in currency, equity, bonds, interest rate markets.
Analyses the impact of financial market developments on short-term developments in the petroleum market.
Studies developments in world financial instruments, finance institutions and related issues.
Carries out analyses of the short-term financial performance of major oil companies, including National Companies and evaluates the short-term impact on the oil industry.
Consolidates findings of the above analyses and prepares and issues reports thereon.
Carries out any other tasks assigned by the relevant superiors as pertain to his/her background, qualifications and position.
Required Competencies and Qualifications

University degree in Economics, Finance, and/or Business Administration
Advanced degree preferred
Work Experience:

University degree: 8 years, preferably relating to the oil sector
Advanced degree: 6 years
Training Specializations:

Financial analysis including tools
Oil project feasibility studies
Joint venture project assessments
Stock exchanges and oil paper markets (NYMEX, IPE, etc.)
Economic/financial analysis concepts (NPV/Cash Flow)
MS PowerPoint
Internet access to all international oil markets as well as financial markets


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