OPEC bulletin 10/17
V a c a n c y A n n o u n c e m e n t s
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
November 27, 2017,
quoting the job code:
Within the Support Services Division, the Public Relations &
Information Department is responsible for presenting OPEC
objectives, decisions and actions in their true and most desir-
ableperspective, disseminating newsof general interest regard-
ing the Organization and the Member Countries on energy and
related matters and carrying out a central information pro-
gramme and identifying suitable areas for the promotion of the
Organization’s aims and image.
Objective of position:
To assist the Head of Department in formulating strategies
for creating and maintaining a positive public image for the
Organizationand in the executionof these strategiesand related
policies and decisions; to provide timely information through
the most effective means to targeted audiences, as well as the
general public about OPEC, its aims and objectives, its activi-
ties, its decisions and their rationale, and its positions on topi-
cal issues in the industry; and to coordinate the programme of
the Public Relations team.
Advises and assists the Head of Department in elaborating
concepts and approaches for increasing public and institu-
tional awareness about the aims and objectives of OPEC, as
well as OPEC’s positions on topical issues.
Advises on and assists the Head of Department in initiat-
ing and coordinating programmes aimed at promoting the
image of OPEC with its role of stabilizing the international
Establishes and maintains good network of media contacts
and manages media relations through proactive communi-
cations by organizing interviews, inputs to editorial supple-
ments, leveraging of OPEC reports etc.
Advises on advert placements and, with the support of the
Editorial and the Design and Production Services teams, on
the appropriate editorial format and art work.
Monitors public perceptions about OPEC as expressed in the
press and at various formal and informal fora and prepares
appropriate responses as necessary.
Conducts briefings for visiting students and groups to the
Produces, in collaboration with the Editorial and the Design
and Production Services teams, special publications (press
kits, specialized magazines, flyers, posters etc) for strategic
audiences with the objective of disseminating positive mes-
sages about the Organization.
Produces — with external assistance as appropriate —
TV programmes for local, national and international TV
Identifies and advises on events and activities in which
OPEC’s participation could enhance the Organization’s
Coordinatesvisitsof journalistsatOPECevents, andprovides
necessary assistance (including arranging interviews, press
kits and gift items).
Required competencies and qualifications:
Universitydegree in Public Relations, MediaStudies,
Journalism, Social Sciences or Advertising; diploma/certificate
in Public Relations; advanced degree or professional qualifica-
tion in PR or journalism preferred.
Ten years in PR, whereof two years in super-
visory/coordinating position; eight years in case of advanced
degree or professional qualification.
Modern information practice and tech-
niques; knowledge of audio-visuals an asset; membership of a
professional public relations body.
Managerialand leadershipskills; communication
skills; analytical skills; presentation skills; interpersonal skills;
customer service orientation; initiative and integrity.
English, other major languages are an asset.
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 per-
sonal qualities expected of international employees such as
integrity, independence and impartiality.
ThepostisatgradeD reporting to theHeadofPublicRelations
& Information Department. The compensation package, includ-
ing expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the