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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.
Within the Research Division, the Petroleum Studies Department provides pertinent and reliable information and analyses in support of decision-making and policy-making in Member Countries;
Carries out, on a continuous basis, research programmes and studies on short-term petroleum market developments with the aim of issuing reports on a regular (ie daily, weekly, monthly and bi-monthly) as well as ad hoc basis highlighting important issues for their use and consideration;
Conducts regular forecasts, elaborates and analyses oil market scenarios and prepares and publishes reports on these findings;
Promotes OPEC views and technical analysis on short-term oil market developments to the industry at large and general public via the OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report (especially the feature article) as well as other reports, presentations and related pod casts and prepares and contributes to reports to be submitted to the ECB, the BOG and the MMSC as well as papers for various OPEC publications.
Objective of Position
The Head of Petroleum Studies Department is to plan, organise, coordinate, manage and evaluate the work of the Petroleum Studies Department in accordance with the work program and programmed budget of the Department so as to optimize its support to the Secretariat in achieving its overall objectives.
The work covers short-term studies and analyses, as well as periodic reports on the international oil market, in particular oil supply and demand, stock, refinery products as well as petroleum trade and transport and economic analyses of oil price and related financial issues.
Required Competencies and Qualifications
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 at grade B reporting to the Director of Research Division. The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the post.