Assistant Legal Counsel

Deadline: 5 February 2023 - Job Code: 1.1.03

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has a vacancy based in Vienna, Austria, for Assistant Legal Counsel in the Legal Office.

Main Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the General Legal Counsel

  • Performs legal, public policy, and other related research matters
  • Prepares presentations, notes, working papers, papers and articles
  • Reviews documents, as requested by the General Legal Counsel or other members of the Legal Office
  • Prepares reports for internal or external use and distribution
  • Drafts legal memos, opinions and agreements as required by the Legal Office
  • Carries out any other tasks assigned by the General Legal Counsel as pertain to his/her background, qualifications and position

Requirements and Work Experience

  • University degree in Law
  • Four years of professional experience in the practice of law, after receiving the university law degree

Skills and Knowledge

  • Contract law
  • Labour/employment law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Legal drafting, contract negotiations
  • Communication, analytical, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Initiative and integrity
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English; German an asset


Monthly basic salary of (€ 4,385 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 1.1.03” 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 5 February 2023. Acknowledgements will only be sent to short-listed candidates.