Employment Information

The Secretariat of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is located in the city of Vienna, Austria. It is the sole office of the Organization.

The Secretariat primarily carries out analytical research and public relations activities. It is not involved in oil production.

The OPEC Secretariat is always looking for talented and qualified individuals to join its multinational team, aiming at securing the highest standards of competency and efficiency to meet the standards required by its Member Countries. It currently employs 139 people from 38 countries around the world from scientific, technical, managerial and professional backgrounds. In addition to competitive employment packages, it offers a rich multicultural work environment with English being the official working language.

The Secretariat is a non-career organization with a seven-year service limited policy for certain positions reserved for Member Countries. All other openings are based on fixed-term employments and, OPEC being an equal opportunity employer, are open to all nationalities regardless of religious belief, ethnicity, gender or race. All its employees are subject to OPEC Staff Regulations which embody the fundamental conditions of service and the basic rights, duties and obligations.

The Secretariat’s staff members are committed to the Organization’s core values which are:

  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Cultural sensitivity

Only applications for advertised positions are considered for review.

Any existing opportunities for employment at the Secretariat will be listed under "OPEC Nationals"  and  "All Nationalities".

The Secretariat also offers occasional internship opportunities during the academic year and the summer months, which will be listed under Internships.

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