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Head, Energy Studies Department

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Town/City Vienna
Salary Range Dependent on Experience
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Board & Executives
Deadline 31/05/2009
Company Name OPEC
Contact Name Online Applications
Telephone Online Applications
Website Further Details / Applications
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Job description:

Within the Research Division, the Energy Studies Department is responsible for monitoring, analyzing and forecasting world energy developments in the medium and long term. It provides studies and reports on energy issues, monitors developments, energy demand and production-related technology, and assesses implications for OPEC. It facilitates and supports planning and implementation of collaborative energy-related R&D programs of OPEC Member Countries, as well as identifies prospects for OPEC participation in major international R&D activities. It provides effective tools for and carries out model-based studies for analyses and projections of medium and long-term energy supply/demand and downstream simulation, and elaborates OPEC’s Long-Term Strategy. It monitors, analyzes and reports on relevant national or regional policies, such as fiscal, energy, trade and environmental, and assesses their impact on energy markets.

Required competencies and qualifications:

- University degree in Economics and/or Engineering.
- A minimum of 12 years (10 years in case of a PhD degree) of applied experience, 4 of which with managerial experience, preferably at large national, regional/international institutions.
- Training/specialization in energy studies and international energy-related matters.
- Team building & problem solving skills, project management skills and presentation skills.

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 personal qualities expected of international employees such as integrity, independence and impartiality.

The post is graded at B level and reports to the Director of Research Division. The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the post.


Applicants must be nationals of Member Countries of OPEC and should not be older than 58 years.
OPEC has a policy of non-discrimination which encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

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 1 December 2008.

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