Tuesday 22 October 2013


OPEC Vacancy for Fiscal Policy Analyst

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) – We coordinate and unify the petroleum policies of its Member Countries and ensure the stabilization of oil markets in order to secure an efficient, economic and regular supply of petroleum to consumers, a steady income to producers and a fair return on capital for those investing in the petroleum industry.
JOB CODE: 5.5.02
Within the Research Division, the Energy Studies Department is responsible for monitoring, analysing and forecasting world energy developments in the medium and long term and reporting thereon, in particular providing in-depth studies and reports on energy issues. It monitors developments and undertakes specific studies on energy demand and production-related technology, assessing implications for OPEC. It identifies and follows up key areas of energy-related emerging technologies and research and development (R&D), facilitates and supports planning and implementation of collaborative energy-related R&D programs of Member Countries, as well as identifies prospects for OPEC participation in major international R&D activities. It carries out studies and reports on developments in the petroleum industry, providing effective tools for carrying out model-based studies of analyses and projections of energy supply/demand and downstream simulation. It elaborates OPEC Long Term Strategy and monitors, analyses and reports on relevant national or regional policies (fiscal, energy, trade and environmental), assessing their impacts on energy markets.
The Fiscal Policy Analyst studies developments in fiscal policies in major oil consuming and producing countries or regions. In addition, he/she analyses developments in petroleum upstream legislations, regulations, fiscal systems and institutions, and their impacts on the medium to long-term oil outlook in general and on OPEC in particular and, more generally, monitors, analyses and studies energy and environmental policies, with emphasis on fiscal aspects.
Collects and analyses information and data and conducts studies on upstream fiscal regimes, including royalties, tax, government participation,bonuses and profit share.
Studies and analyses developments in energy policies in major oil consuming countries, which affect oil and energy demand, with emphasis on fiscal aspects, and in collaboration with the Energy Policy Analyst.
Follows and analyses trends in fiscal regimes affecting oil production and exploration activities, assessing the impact on the long-term oil supply outlook in general and on OPEC in particular; the output serves inter alia as input to the OWEM and WORLD models in collaboration with the Senior Research Analyst and the Research Analyst.
Studies environmental issues as they connect to fiscal policies.
Contributes to speeches, articles and presentations to internal meetings and various international forums.
  • University degree (advanced degree preferred) in Economics, Energy Economics, Finance
  • A minimum of eight years (six years in case of an advanced degree) preferably in the energy industry
  • Training/specialization in petroleum fiscal systems, micro-economics; good knowledge of energy taxation and environmental policies is an asset
  • Competencies: Communication skills, analytical skills, presentation skills, interpersonal skills, customer service orientation, initiative and integrity
  • Language: English

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 at grade E reporting to the Head of Energy Studies Department. 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.
-Applicants are requested to fill in a résumé and an application form which can be received from their  Country’s Governor for OPEC. (http://www.opec.org/opec_web/static_files_project/media/downloads/general/OPEC_Governors.pdf)
-In order for applications to be considered, they must reach the OPEC Secretariat through the relevant Governor not later than 7 November 2013.
DUE DATE:  7th November 2013

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