Deadline: 23 May 2021 - Job Code: 2.1.06

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has a vacancy based in Vienna, Austria, for Secretary in the Director, Research Division’s Office.

Main Responsibilities

Assists in:

  • Arranging and records incoming correspondence (memos/letters/e-mails/invoices), and assists the Director in dispositions and distribution to the relevant staff; monitors and keeps Head informed regarding the status of follow up
  • Arranging and recording outgoing correspondence (memos/letters/e-mails/invoices), assisting the Director in checking wording and style, and providing the necessary background information; dispatches and  files as required
  • Drafting memos/letters/e-mail/other response statements as requested by the Director
  • Following-up pending matters within the Division and with other Division/Departments/Offices
  • Finalizing the Division’s reports and presentations to Management and to the Governing Bodies
  • Scheduling appointments of the Director
  • Translating correspondence from German to English and vice versa as required
  • Preparing for Meetings of Ministers, Governors and other high-level bodies; services these meetings and produces minutes/summaries of proceedings or decisions thereof
  • Carries out any other tasks assigned by the relevant superiors as pertain to his/her background, qualifications and position.


  • Secondary School certificate plus special courses
  • 3 years of work experience

Skills and Knowledge

  • MS Office
  • Typing
  • Communication & interpersonal skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Initiative and integrity
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English, German an asset


Monthly basic salary of € 3,278 x 12 per year, with tax-free benefits and six-week annual leave.


Applicants should please complete the form called “Application Form” which may be downloaded from our homepage ( and send it to:

Finance & Human Resources Department
Helferstorferstrasse 17
A-1010 Vienna – AUSTRIA
Or email:

Online applicants should quote “Job Code 2.1.06” in the “Subject” field. An automatic reply will be sent to confirm the successful submission of the documents.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 23 May 2021. Acknowledgements will only be sent to short-listed candidates.