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OPEC bulletin 3–4/17

V a c a n c y A n n o u n c e m e n t s

Head, Energy Studies Department


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

Applicants are requested to fill in a résumé and an application form which can be received from their

Country’s Governor for OPEC.

In order for applications to be considered, they must reach the OPEC Secretariat through the relevant Governor not later than

April 29, 2017,

quoting the job code:




— Employment).


analyses and forecastsworld energy developments in themediumand

long term and reports thereon, in particular; provides in-depth studies

and reports on medium to long term energy issues; monitors develop-

ments and undertakes specific studies on energy demand and produc-

tion-related technology and assesses implications for OPEC; identifies

and follows up key areas of energy-related emerging technologies and

research and development (R&D) and facilitates and supports coordi-


programmes of OPECMember Countries; identifies prospects for OPEC

participation in major international R&D activities; carries out studies

and reports on medium to long term developments in the petroleum

industry; provides effective tools for and carries out model based stud-

ies for analyses and projections of medium and long term energy sup-

ply/demand and downstream simulation; elaborates OPEC Long Term

Strategy and monitors, analyses and reports on relevant national or

regional policies, such as fiscal, energy, trade and environmental, and

assesses their impacts on energy markets.

Objective of position:


manage and evaluate the work of the Energy Studies Department in

accordance with the work programmes and budget of the Department

so as to optimize its support to the Secretariat in achieving its overall

objectives. The work covers studies and analyses of medium to long-


aration of OPEC’s world oil outlook, studies and analyses concerning


technology, alternative energy sources, institutional and fiscal petro-

leum regimes, as well as energy policies in producing and consuming

countries. It also covers studies and analyses of related international

issues, in particular in the areas of trade, sustainable development

and climate change.

Main responsibilities:

Plans, organises, coordinates, manages and evaluates the work

in the Energy Studies Department covering: world energy develop-

ments in the medium to long-term; oil supply and demand in the

medium and long-term; upstream to downstream industry devel-

opments; impact of energy policies and environmental regulations

on world oil markets; energy-related technologies including alter-

native sources of energy; impacts of technology developments on

the petroleum industry; impact assessment of developments in

international issues, such as sustainable development, trade and

climate change;

Ensures adequate development, simulation and modelling capa-

bilities of the Department;

Ensures full responses to requests by the Conference, BOG, ECB

and standing committees for studies and special reports relevant

to the work program of the Department;

Arranges presentations at relevant OPEC meetings and interna-

tional forums representing the Secretariat as required;

Develops and maintains networks with external experts and insti-

tutions in fields relating to the work of the Department;


of the work of the Department, and draws his attention to impor-

tant analyses performed by it;

Evaluates the performance of the staff of the Department,

and recommends to the Director of Research Division, staff

development, salary increase, promotion and separations as


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.

Required competencies and qualifications:


Advanced University degree in Economics and/or

Engineering; PhD preferred.

Work experience:

Advanced university degree: 12 years in the oil

industry with a minimum of four years in a managerial position,

preferably at large national, regional, or international institutions;

PhD: ten years.

Training specializations:

Energy studies; international energy related

matters; professional management & leadership.


Managerial & leadership skills; communication skills;

decisionmaking skills; strategic orientation; analytical skills; presen-

tation skills; interpersonal skills; customer service orientation; nego-

tiation skills; initiative; integrity.



Status and benefits:


sibilities 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 compensationpackage, including expatriatebenefits, iscommen-

surate with the level of the post.