Energy Policy Analyst

Deadline: 9 February 2016 - Job Code: 5.5.01
Within the Research Division, the Energy Studies Department monitors, analyses and forecasts world energy developments in the medium and long term and reports thereon, in particular; provides in-depth studies and reports on medium to long term energy issues; monitors developments and undertakes specific studies on energy demand and production-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 coordinated planning and implementation of collaborative energy related R&D programmes of OPEC Member 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 studies for analyses and projections of medium and long term energy supply/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:

The Energy Policy Analyst studies, analyses and reports on pertinent energy policies, institutions and regulations in consuming and producing countries and regions, assessing the impact of energy policies on expected oil supply/demand levels for the medium to long term.
Main Responsibilities:
1.  Studies, analyses and reports on major trends in energy policies of major oil consuming and producing countries and regions.  
2.  Carries out studies on the impact of major energy policy developments.
3.  Analyses the evolution of institutions and regulatory regimes conducive to collective action in the field of energy industries. 
4.  Examines the changing pattern of geopolitics of energy and security of energy supply and demand.                                       
5.  Contributes to speeches, articles and presentations to internal meetings and various international forums.
Required Competencies and Qualifications:
  • University degree in Economics, International Relations or Engineering;
  • Advanced degree preferred.
Work Experience:
  • University degree: Eight years
  • Advanced university degree: Six years
Training Specializations:
  • Economic analysis
  • Energy policy analysis
  • Knowledge of oil market development
  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
Language: English
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 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.

In order for applications to be considered, they must reach the OPEC Secretariat through the relevant Governor not later than 9 February 2016.