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Employment Opportunities at the OPEC Fund for International Development

The OPEC Fund for International Development is a multilateral development finance institution established in 1976. Our 12 Member Countries are:  Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Social Media Associate, Communication Department

Location: Austria

Job

  • The Social Media Associate is an integral member of the Communication Department. He or she creates diverse campaigns and messaging across various communication channels, connecting and engaging internal and external stakeholders, in accordance with the Communications Strategy.
  • The ultimate goal is to improve online reputation and stakeholder engagement by ensuring that the OPEC Fund’s work is highly visible and clearly understood.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Creates a regular editorial calendar and publishing schedule to develop and produce differentiated content and engagement aligned with brand identity and wider strategic objectives.
  • Maintains and improves brand awareness and online reputation, including through social advertising.
  • Manages all social advertising campaigns as well as a consistent volume of high-impact day-to-day posts.
  • Adapts existing content (editorial / audio-visual) for social channels and oversees the design of social media-related assets.
  • Communicates and commissions multimedia content to support messaging goals.
  • Thinks quickly under pressure to minimize social media-related risks and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Reaches out to and develops relationships with operational staff to provide comprehensive communication support and visibility for their work.
  • Monitors users in a ’social’ way and responds to audience comments in a timely and professional manner (community leadership and participation are integral to this role).
  • Develops and expands community and  / or influencer outreach efforts.
  • Prepares monthly reports on social media campaigns and provides recommendations to attain optimal results and platform presence.
  • Remains up-to-date with best practice and benchmarking, and shares intelligence on emerging trends.
  • Leverages analytical tools to manage, monitor, evaluate and expand social media presence and performance.
  • Cultivates partnership leads and generates in-bound traffic / engagement.
  • Helps to integrate all channels of marketing (social media, content marketing, email and print).
  • Helps curate and manage all content-related assets (images, video, written etc).

Qualifications and expertise

  • Higher level education in Media, Communication or related studies.
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience within a fast-moving communications agency or corporate team.
  • Experience of leading projects / campaigns from concept to final delivery.
  • Experience of working in global development is not a must, but is highly desirable.

Competencies:

  • Extensive knowledge of social media platforms and SEO
  • Highly analytical with excellent writing and reporting skills.
  • Fluency in English. Arabic language fluency is also highly desirable.
  • Passionate about global development and determined to make a difference.
  • Highly creative and innovative.
  • A great team player, but also able to take the initiative and work alone.
  • Culturally aware and with high levels of personal integrity.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance Officer

Location: Austria

Job Profile

  • The Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (“ES&CG”) Specialist assesses, monitors and reviews projects, provides advice to the business and supports to the design and/or implementation of an environmental, social and corporate governance risk management framework, all in accordance with the departmental strategy and framework, in order to ensure compliance with ES&CG regulations and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assesses the environmental and social risks and impacts associated with OPEC Fund investments against OPEC Fund’s and international standards including IFC/World bank performance standards.  
  • Supports the design and/or implementation of an environmental, social and corporate governance risk management framework
  • Defines steps required to ensure compliance with the above standards, develops recommendations for client actions and drafts relevant project documentation.
  • Carries sectoral and country portfolio reviews particularly with view to highlighting systematic compliance issues in the portfolio.
  • Supervises the environmental and social performance of client companies through the review of monitoring reports and site visits to supervise environmental and/or social aspects of clients’ operations.
  • Contributes to the review of the development impact of OPEC Fund operations as pertaining to ES&CG impacts.
  • Provides on environmental and social issues to OPEC Fund clients, operational staff and other specialists.
  • The role requires the willingness and ability to travel frequently, sometimes to remote field locations with limited amenities.
  • Contributes to the procurement of Lenders’/project level Environmental & Social Advisors and supervises their deliverables.
  • Provides advice, input and/or comments on project, policy and other papers related to respective sector operations and development across a range of key themes and sectors.
  • Undertakes corporate governance risk review of projects.  
  • Performs any other duty as may be assigned by Director, Strategic Planning  

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Project Management or other relevant disciplines.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in assessing environmental and social aspects related to private sector business and across industry sectors including agribusiness, infrastructure and/or manufacturing.
  • Experience from reputable development finance institution with a strong E&S practice.
  • Excellent IT computer skills in all common applications required for word processing, data analytics, graphs, report preparation.
  • Fluent in English. Working knowledge of Arabic, German, Spanish, and/or French is an added advantage.
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills.

Competencies:

  • Good analytical skills, resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgments, and tact. He/She should be able to produce high-quality practical advisory reports and knowledge products.
  • The aspirant should have the ability to combine deep-level knowledge with wider connections, understanding, and perspectives across the whole organization with the application of multiple relevant disciplines.
  • Excellent information technology skills including relationship database programming and/or reporting skills.
  • The capability to work under pressure with often challenging deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Experience in working for an international multi-cultural environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Strong communication and advocacy skills, able to interface effectively. He/She should be able to demonstrate the ability to work with others, lead teams as well as build capacity.
  • Clear understanding and experience of policies and procedures for corporate governance and business integrity.
  • Strong in negotiation skills as well as ensures that the conversations continue and develop.
  • A person who can translate the mission and vision of the OPEC Fund into a coherent and realistic framework.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Director of Strategic Planning

Location: Austria

Job Profile

  • The Director Strategic Planning assists the Senior Director, Strategic Planning and Economic Services (SPES) in the development, implementation, monitoring, review and refinement of OPEC Fund’s departmental strategy and plan, and manages data gathering, interpretation, and analysis regarding social, economic, sector, environmental, corporate governance and political developments and development of models and strategy documents, in accordance with the departmental strategy and framework, in order to ensure that these resources are optimised to address the needs of the institution and its strategic objectives.
  • The Director also plays a pivotal role in designing and managing the annual work plan and budget for the department.  This job may require some travel.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports the Senior Director, Strategic Planning and Economic Services in coordinating the efforts towards designing the medium to long-term strategic direction of the OPEC Fund.
  • Assesses the progress of the implementation of strategic plans.  
  • Leads the assessment of the strategic implications of various policy decisions, institutional reforms and initiatives.
  • Leads the analysis of external trends to ascertain their implications on OPEC Fund strategy.
  • Assists the Senior Director on matters related to policy developments, and on shaping the Fund’s response to emerging international issues.
  • Develops and maintains strategy and policy papers.
  • Manages the evaluation of OPEC Fund’s developmental impact during project origination, implementation and monitoring until full repayment/exit date.
  • Contributes to shaping the Fund’s relationships with other multilateral development , international organizations, and bilateral agencies at institutional level.
  • Represents the department and OPEC Fund at key strategy meetings and on important missions when requested to do so by the Senior Director (SPES).
  • Effectively oversees institutional knowledge management and partnership efforts, ensuring that these aligns with OPEC Strategic objectives including the demands of operational departments.
  • Enhances the OPEC Fund’s value proposition to its partners (both private and public) by leveraging the Fund’s sector specialist and ESG services.
  • Provides advice, recommendations and/or suggestions to the Senior Director (SPES) and other relevant stakeholders, for any improvement of the work efficiency and productivity.
  • Carries out other tasks assigned by the Senior Director, (SPES).

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree or in Economics, Finance, Strategy, Business Management or a related field.
  • At least 10 years relevant professional experience, including at least 5 years at a managerial level and experience with large international development financed institution or international organisation.
  • Fluent in English. Working knowledge of Arabic, German, Spanish, and/or French is an added advantage.
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills.

Competencies:

  • Good analytical skills, resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgments, and tact.
  • Leads his/her team to develop robust strategies that relate to some of the primary objectives of the organization.
  • Places emphasis on creating strategies that are focused on business model optimization.
  • Designs strategies that redesign the organizations operating models.
  • Creates as well as drives inspiring and collaborative productivity capabilities for strategy formulation.
  • Leads his / her team to identify needs, conducting pre-project planning, as well as defining projects. He / she also drives the team to collect internal and external data, performing strategic analyses in identifying opportunities and developing implementation plans.
  • Anticipate risk scenarios as well as suitable risk management strategies. The aspirant should also establish the KPIs that facilitate the analysis/measurement of the organization’s overall performance against the overall goals, objectives, targets and budget.

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Job Title: Building and Facility Management Analyst (Temporary – One Year)

Location: Austria

Job Profile

  • The incumbent provides analytical and professional support to the Head of Building and Facility Management in overseeing the maintenance and facility management of the OPEC Fund’s HQ building(s) and the Director-General’s residence; all in accordance with the building and facility management framework, manuals and processes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for providing assistance in the day-to-day maintenance and facility management of the OPEC Fund’s HQ building and the Director-General’s residence.
  • Analyzes, monitors and reports all project, workflow, inspection and maintenance work related tasks.
  • Assists in the coordination of the technical and administrative functions in support of Building and Facility Management in a preventive manner.
  • Coordinates and oversees the receipt, processing, and data entry of maintenance, repair and service requests and safety patrols within the Fund’s HQ building and the Director-General’s residence with Building Assistants.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Head, Building and Facility Management.
  • Manages relationships with small clients while also helping senior colleagues manage more important client and customer relationships.
  • Coordination of the cooperation tasks with IT-Unit.
  • Updates and maintains building maps and drawings.
  • Collects and updates physical inventory data of the technical systems and maintains inventory records and files, and reports thereon on regular basis.
  • Maintains the building related documents in electronic data management system (EDMS).
  • Collects, compiles and prepares data for special reports and memorandums.
  • Coordinates regular and irregular inspection and maintenance of all technical systems and maintains the related documentation.
  • Assists in the preparation of procurement requests for maintenance supplies and purchase contracts for the Fund’s HQ building and the Director-General’s residence.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum qualification of a Degree plus additional technical certification in Civil / Mechanical / Electrical Engineering / other technical related disciplines.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience (building maintenance and facility management).
  • Experience in assisting project management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and German.
  • A working knowledge of Arabic is an added advantage.

Competencies:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established timeframes.
  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.
  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.
  • Must be an innovative professional to ensure that the facility runs smoothly.
  • He/She must be able to look ahead in order to better understand what the organization will need.
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Job Title: Talent Acquisition Specialist

Location: Austria
Job type: Temporary – One Year

Job Profile

  • The Talent Acquisition Specialist manages the recruitment process and delivery of a major part of the institution’s attracting, sourcing, selecting and hiring of top talent activities, in line with the existing HR strategy and policies and the OPEC Fund objectives, to ensure that the OPEC Fund meets business requirements and is recognized as an Employer of Choice.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads analysis of business needs and labour market developments and coordinates with departments to identify staffing needs and selection criteria.
  • Identifies job descriptions and manages the interview process.
  • Uses standardized screening techniques, assesses the skills, qualifications and experience of potential candidates.
  • Provides feedback and advice to management about details regarding applications.
  • Works closely with management on all diversity initiatives involving recruitment to ensure fairness in hiring practices.
  • Focuses on Employer branding to ensure that the OPEC Fund is recognized as an Employer of Choice.
  • Ensures proper on-boarding for new hires and the necessary administrative work is completed promptly and accurately.
  • Uses various methods to recruit and network with potential candidates including social media platforms, networking and job fairs.
  • Sources potential candidates through online channels (i.e., professional networks and social platforms).
  • Forecasts quarterly and annual hiring needs by department.
  • Designs and maintains effective relationships with the Lead HR Business Partners and external search parties.
  • Fosters long-term relationships with past applicants and potential candidates screening calls, assessments and in-person .
  • Coordinates with stakeholders to incorporate all metrics into all talent acquisition systems.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned by the HR Director and Head, HR Operations.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration / Human Resource Management or respective studies.
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience.
  • Preferably 2-3 years of experience in an international development institution.

Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of Talent market intelligence and modern technology and methods of sourcing.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and experience with the whole talent acquisition cycle and in talent assessment of knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Demonstrable skills in cultivating and maintaining relationships across jobs, industries, personality types and with internal & external stakeholders such as search firms and other related vendors.
  • Demonstrable project management skills.
  • Fluent in English. A good working knowledge of other major languages is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrable ability to work in an international multi-cultural environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Country Manager, Public Sector Operations Department

Location: Austria

Job Profile

  • The Country Manager contributes to implementing the Mandate of the OPEC Fund in assigned partner countries, i.e. development finance operations/activities in these countries, as well as managing the relationships with development partner institutions.
  • The Country Manager, under the supervision of the Regional Director, is responsible for identifying options for the optimum deployment of the resources in the partner countries in accordance with OPEC Fund strategic Framework, Business Plan and Country Operations Strategies.
  • The position reports to the Regional Director. The position has no structural supervisory function/s.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contributes to development of short-medium and long-term objectives for the assigned countries, in line with the Strategic Framework, Corporate Objectives and Business Plan
  • Identifies new cooperation opportunities for public sector financing in assigned countries, including systematic liaison with peers in partner institutions; develops a project pipeline in line with the country operations strategy
  • Contributes to the Region and Department main deliverables, including project proposals, development of Department Policy Papers and facilitation of project/loan agreements.
  • Responsible for the financing project life cycle in assigned partner countries, from identification, evaluation, approval, signing loan agreement, to implementation and completion
  • Responsible for coordinating the development and management of OPEC Fund sovereign loans and operations in assigned complex partner countries
  • Conducts on a regular basis portfolio assessments for assigned countries
  • Assesses the situation of partner countries under specific circumstances (i.e. post-conflict, economic recession, debt sustainability framework) and evaluates solutions for OPEC Fund assistance, in coordination with major donors
  • Reviews draft loan agreements and coordinates prompt fulfillment of legal requirements for approved projects Undertakes project evaluations, including appraisals, mid-term reviews and project completion reviews, in accordance with the defined project scope and OPEC Fund established methodology
  • Reviews and monitors, in coordination with the Finance Department, timely processing of loan disbursement requests, loan servicing and repayment process, in accordance with OPEC Fund procedures
  • Prepares project impact assessment and completion reports
  • Prepares project proposals, operational documents, as well as all internal and external correspondence, ensuring timelines, quality as well as consistency with OPEC Fund guidelines, procedures and applicable legal documents.
  • Prepares recommendations for project implementation, monitoring and evaluation related matters (including procurement and loan disbursement in line with applicable procedures).
  • Reports to the Regional Director on issues of relevance for OPEC Fund cooperation with assigned countries
  • Carries out other tasks assigned by the Regional Director.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Economics / Finance / Engineering or other relevant fields
  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience
  • Preferably 1-2 years of experience in an international development finance institution.

Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of procurement procedures and processes
  • Demonstrable project management knowledge and skills
  • Good understanding of developmental project appraisal skills and knowledge
  • Demonstrable experience in socio-economic evaluation and impact analyses
  • Fluent in English. A good working knowledge of other major languages is an added advantage
  • Demonstrable ability to work in an international multi-cultural environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Project Management Officer

Location: Austria

Job Profile

  • The Project Management Officer is an analyst providing background information through research on relevant issues and interactions with relevant stakeholders. He/She is also a coordinator, supporting departments in a comprehensive approach to resource and partnership mobilisation and reporting.
  • The aspirant is responsible for monitoring and reporting on the status of implementation of the various strategies, policies, projects and programs of strategic interest of the Director-General, providing needed support to teams to ensure quality and timely delivery, within overall policies and instructions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Selecting, organizing and summarizing background information to describe the overall context and background relevant to a project, assessing the local context for the planning and administration of individual projects.
  • Evaluates and interprets project background history and documentation, identifying, reconstructing and documenting significant decisions and deviations.
  • Champions effective project management through reporting of projects by using the right tools and methodologies. Track and report project performance using appropriate tools and techniques, developing comprehensive project management tools and  techniques, including dashboard and other relevant tracking tools as needed.
  • Organizes and coordinates projects to facilitate implementation of OPEC Fund’s strategic framework.
  • Facilitates implementation of project management standards and best practices across the organizational teams.
  • Enables effective decision making by clarifying organization-wide project undertakings, consolidating, and streamlining different multiple change projects across different teams, different objectives as well as different timescales.
  • Provides regular updates and reports to senior management, flagging and escalating instances of delay and non-compliance and reporting on successful completion of short and long-term goals, within projected time frame and budgets (when relevant).
  • Assists the senior management in making decisions that deliver to the organizational strategy.

Qualifications and Experience

  •  A Master’s degree in the fields relevant to his/her expertise.
  • Minimum of 10 years professional relevant experience in project planning, monitoring, reporting, analysis and assessment of a related field.
  • Excellent IT computer skills in all common applications required for word processing, data analytics, graphs, report preparation.
  • Fluent in English. Working knowledge of Arabic, German, Spanish, and/or French is an added advantage.
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) / II certification is a plus.

Competencies:

  • Plans and organizes his/her own work in support of achieving the team’s priorities as well taking into account potential changes and proposes contingency plans. The incumbent must be organized, knowledgeable and able to multitask.
  • Demonstrate experience with innovation of projects, acquaintance with innovation of tools and methodologies.
  • Takes time to listen to and understand the perspectives of others and proposes solutions. Define the project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.
  • Takes initiative in defining realistic outputs and clarifying roles, responsibilities and expected results. Evaluating his/her results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned.
  • Ability to build relevant strategic partnerships and alliances with key stakeholders and partners.
  • Ability to design programmes/projects that support the achievement of development goals and identifies sustainable approaches. Must be quick to adapt to changing ideas, new trends, new strategies, expectations as well as work processes.
  • Experience in working for an international multi-cultural environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Excellent knowledge of principle and application results based management; proven strategy planning expertise; knowledge of best practices and known methodologies and a proven ability to apply them.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Head, Development Effectiveness

Location: Austria

Job Profile

  • The Head, Development Effectiveness is responsible for the design, implementation and sustainability of the OPEC Fund’s development effectiveness framework, leading the design and implementation of strategies and tools for monitoring and evaluating the development effectiveness of the Fund’s various operations, in accordance with the departmental strategy and framework, in order to measure, monitor and improve the institution’s mission and impact.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads the design and implementation of strategies and tools for monitoring and evaluating the development effectiveness of OPEC Fund operations.
  • Leads the evaluation and monitoring of the development impact of public and private sector operations at various stages in the cycle.
  • Oversees the compliance of the operational departments with agreed evaluation standards at each stage of the project life cycle (origination, preparation, implementation and evaluation).
  • Supervises the preparation of periodic reports in relation to the development impact and effectiveness of public and private sector operations and acts as the chief assurance officer for the quality and accuracy of the development effectiveness reporting process.
  • Leads quality assurance in terms of data accuracy, completeness, reliability and relevance for input into the monitoring and evaluation process.   
  • Supervises the provision of guidance to operational departments (PSOD and PSTFOD) on the monitoring and evaluation processes (including use of indicators, development impact tracking, project governance and project management tools).
  • Facilitates the preparation of knowledge products focused on development effectiveness.
  • Facilitates the inclusion of lessons learned into the design of new projects and provides advice for the implementation of ongoing projects.
  • Designs the framework to promote and disseminate lessons learned from evaluations/monitoring data, engage operational departments to integrate lessons into project design and training materials.
  • Designs evaluation and monitoring tools for projects in different segments / sectors and conduct baseline research and analysis.
  • Provides input and comments on policy, procedural and other papers drawing from the sustainability, development impact of OPEC Fund operations.
  • Leads the cooperation with other multilateral and bilateral development institutions/banks on development effectiveness matters.
  • Collaborates with the Public Sector Operations Department, Private Sector Operations Department, the Grants and Technical Assistance Unit and the Communications Department of the OPEC Fund.
  • Provides leadership to and manages the unit’s team of Development Impact Officers
  • Leads the working function by inspiring and motivating the Development Effectiveness team to maintain the highest level of engagement within the institution.
  • Any other job as may be assigned by the Sr. Director, Strategic Planning & Economic Services.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance, Public Policy or related field.
  • At least 10 years of experience in a monitoring and evaluation role in a private sector institution.
  • Experience from a reputable development finance institution with a strong focus on sustainable development and development impact evaluation and monitoring.
  • Excellent IT computer skills in all common applications required for word processing, data analytics, graphs, report preparation.
  • Fluent in English. Working knowledge of Arabic, German, Spanish, and/or French is an added advantage.
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills.

Competencies:

  • Good analytical skills, resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgments, and tact.
  • Excellent information technology skills including relationship database programming and/or reporting skills.
  • The capability to work under pressure with often challenging deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Experience in working for an international multi-cultural environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Strong communication and advocacy skills, able to interface effectively. He/She should be able to demonstrate the ability to work with others, lead teams as well as build capacity.
  • Clear understanding and experience of policies and procedures for corporate governance and business integrity.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance policies and operational processes, and of monitoring and results tools of the OPEC Fund, other multilateral development banks or similar institutions. Solid understanding of results-based approach in an international development context.
  • Experience in data management and analytics would be an asset.
  • Customer-oriented, especially in the management of sensitive issues in a multicultural environment.
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Job Title: Organizational Change Management Consultant (Temporary – One Year)

Location: Austria

Job Profile

  • The incumbent identifies and assists in solving HR related issues by collecting, structuring, analysing, evaluating and reporting on HR processes and data.
  • This is done in accordance with the HR strategy and framework to maximize the effectiveness of key strategic and operational projects across HR disciplines such as talent management, learning & development, employee engagement, and performance management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides high quality and accurate data that can be relied upon to inform business decisions, working with other members of the HR team to improve data accuracy within the HR Information Systems.
  • Works with different HR functions to provide administrative improvements and bespoke tools that drive efficiencies and improve reporting.
  • Responsible for the overall HR dashboard reporting, analyzing data, highlighting key areas, and predicting trends for discussion.
  • Accurately produces all required HR data reports, displayed in appropriate formats within the agreed timeframes, including the production of recurrent and ad hoc HR data metrics/dashboards.
  • Produces regular reports to management on HR data.
  • Deals with requests for information, and creates ad hoc HR reports, as required.
  • Collates and monitors data for benchmarking purposes.
  • Presents HR data to HR Director and Head, HR Operations on a regular basis, and champions new developments in people analytics across the organization.
  • Presenting data both electronically and in person, which clearly articulates any findings, assumptions and suggestions that can be used effectively and practically by the stakeholder.
  • Presenting visuals and data at an advanced level using infographics and modern analytics software.
  • Consistently engages with the Head, HR Operations to ensure required reports are delivered and making suggested changes where applicable.
  • Liaises with internal business units to obtain required data.
  • Using data to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of key strategic projects and processes within the HR function.
  • Focal point for managing projects that the HR Operations team is responsible for, including ongoing project plans, budgets, timelines and milestones.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirement documentation and presentations, and provides regular updates on the status and deliverables of projects to the Head, HR Development.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned by the HR Director and Head, HR Operations.
  • Processes the organization’s payroll every pay period.
  • Maintains payroll processing system and records by gathering, calculating, and inputting data.
  • Answers staff questions about salaries, deductions, attendance, and time records.
  • Receives and coordinates requests for leave and other absences.
  • Identifies, investigates, and resolves discrepancies in timesheet and payroll records.
  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the HCM group to develop solutions, programs and policies.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/ IT / Human Resource Management / Data Analytics or respective studies.
  • 5 years relevant professional experience.
  • Experience from an international development institution is preferable (2 -3 years).
  • Fluent in English.
  • Working knowledge of Arabic, German, Spanish, and/or French is an added advantage.

Competencies:

  • Good analytical skills, resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgments, and tact.
  • Track & Monitor overall HR Dashboard / Ongoing Projects.
  • Advanced skills in PowerPoint application with infographic capacities.
  • Capability usage in MS-Excel to generate statistics and create embedded formulas.  
  • HR Metrics Reporting capability, namely time/cost per hire, cost/FTE, time-to-fill, etc.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of HR processes and work flow.

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Job Title: Admin Assistant

Location: Austria

Specific Tasks

  • Typing, and when necessary composing routine memos, correspondence, reports, and presentations.
  • Overseeing the preparation of all documentation to high standards of presentation and accuracy.
  • Ensuring that standard office practices and routines are functioning effectively on an ongoing basis.
  • Contacting other staff members to ensure appropriate follow-up and delivery of critical official activities.
  • Handling on a routine basis, highly confidential information in a professional manner.
  • Checking outgoing mails for accuracy and conformity with policies and specific instructions.
  • Performing other standard secretarial functions such as filing, accurate record keeping, photocopying, handling inquiries, making meeting arrangements, all in a consistent manner with official guidelines.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Formal secretarial training from a recognized institution will be an asset.
  • Minimum of five years relevant experience, preferably in an international environment.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Extensive knowledge in the usage of office technologies, such as Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), intra/internet as well as on-line database management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, fluency in English and German is highly essential.
  • Working knowledge of Arabic, French and/or Spanish will be an asset.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and guidance.
  • Good interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.

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Job Title: Sector Specialist

Location: Austria

Job Profile

  • The Sector Specialist researches technical and industry aspects of infrastructure projects (especially power and transport infrastructure), gathers, analyzes and reports information and contributes to the optimization of the financing proposal process within the infrastructure sector, by following established procedures and in accordance with the departmental strategy and framework, in order to provide insights to the Sector Operations Departments and Grants and Technical Assistance Unit and contribute to optimal financing activities. S/he Provides specialist advice on key themes, trends and issues and refers very complex or contentious issues to others.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with the operational departments and grants unit in the screening, evaluation, structuring, negotiation and supervision of OPEC Fund’s  investments and optimizing the level of quality assurance.
  • Provides expert assessment in due diligence and portfolio management in relation the sector/industry and technical aspects of infrastructure projects.  
  • Analyses the regulatory context for infrastructure projects and makes recommendations regarding potential requirements for sector reform.
  • Reviews borrower activities related to the planning, design, development, and implementation of infrastructure projects. 
  • Reviews resource assessments reports, technical due diligence, feasibility studies, technology evaluations, market assessments, policy evaluations, and economic analyses associated with financing infrastructure projects.
  • Reviews and/or drafts Terms of Reference, hires and supervises technical and market consultants where necessary. 
  • Documents and reports on project activities, prepares position papers and technical review documents to assist in sharing project successes and lessons learned.
  • Provides specialist advice on key themes, trends and issues and refers very complex or contentious issues to   others.
  • Keeps knowledge up to date by following relevant trends and developments.
  • Represents OPEC Fund at select external industry events and builds relationships with external experts and energy clients.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by Director, Strategic Planning.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Engineering, Economics, public policy or similar discipline.
  • A minimum of 10 – 12 years of cognate experience acquired in an internationally reputable engineering services firm, consultancy firms with direct exposure to advising on technical, regulatory and sector aspects project or corporate finance transactions in infrastructure.
  • Experience from reputable development finance institution with a strong sector practice.
  • Fluent in English
  • Working knowledge of at least one of French, Spanish, Arabic.

Competencies:

  • Ability to work and lead policy and programmatic work in all required competency areas.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding across all required competencies.
  • Significant experience of applied infrastructure analysis in a developing country context, working on policy development processes and programmes.
  • Effectively facilitates and supports work in all technical competency sectors.
  • Initiates and challenges best practice among colleagues in all technical competency sectors
  • Engages in corporate management processes at the highest level, leading teams and work streams
  • Designs as well as manages development programmes and budgets, ensuring delivery of results and value for money  
  • Knowledge of using infrastructure to support economic development in terms of infrastructure’s contribution to growth, trade, regional and national integration, and how this supports the investment climate, production and achievement of international goals, not withstanding, growth diagnostics, infrastructure strategic needs assessments, prioritization and financing, and governments’ infrastructure decision-making processes.
  • Excellent information technology skills including relationship database programming and/or reporting skills.
  • Capability to work under pressure with often challenging deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Experience in working for an international multi-cultural environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity. 
  • Strong communication and advocacy skills, able to interface effectively. He/She should be able to demonstrate the ability to work with others, lead teams as well as build capacity.
  • Clear understanding and experience of policies and procedures for corporate governance and business integrity.
  • A person who can translate the mission and vision of the OPEC Fund into a coherent and realistic framework.

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Job Title: Senior Budget Officer

Location: Austria

Job Profile

  • The Senior Budget Officer is responsible for planning, negotiating and preparing the budget, and for maintaining accurate records of utilization and cost centre allocation, all in accordance with the institutional strategy and framework.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads the preparation of the Fund’s annual Administrative Budget, taking into consideration Management’s and Board’s decisions and their short to medium-term financial impact.
  • Reviews, analyzes and finalizes the preparation of the annual work plan, working closely with other departments, and taking into account recommendations and decisions of relevant committees.
  • Prepares budget proposals, other analytical information and regular reports and submits them for approval to Senior Management, Budget and Strategy Committee and the Governing Board.
  • Supports budget discussions with Senior Management, with special emphasis on the link between resources, outputs, performance indicators, work programs, and strategy.
  • Provides advice on best financial management practices: budgeting standards, costing methodologies, resource projections, variance analysis, cost allocation and performance reporting.
  • Continuously monitors budget implementation, cost drivers, financial projections and prepares comparative and variance analysis.
  • Works with the Senior to enhance budget and financial management systems and processes, to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of delivering the organizational mandate; pays particular attention to financial management and reporting, cost allocation and activity/output based performance indicators.
  • Analyzes divisional budget submissions, evaluates the soundness of justifications, ensures performance measures are accurately translated into the budget, finalizes budget proposals and prepares utilization reports for regular budget and special funds.
  • Contributes to the strengthening and capacity building of the Fund by developing or improving management and organizational processes and procedures; supports management in the budget and strategy committee.
  • Carries out other tasks assigned by the supervisor that are related to the job function.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Finance / Business, majoring in Accounting, Financial Control, Business Administration or other immediately relevant fields
  • Recognized accounting certification such as the CA or CPA
  • A minimum of 10 years relevant professional experience
  • Preferably 3-5 years of budget preparation experience within an international financial institution
  • Fluent in English
  • Good working knowledge of French, Arabic, German or Spanish is a plus.

Competencies:

  • Capacity for conceptual and strategic analysis and good command of budgetary, operational management and performance monitoring matters
  • Competence in the use of ERP Systems (preferably SAP), Business Intelligence (BI) tools (preferably Business Information Warehouse (BIW) and Dashboards), and standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), and a good knowledge of operational and project management systems
  • Knowledge of financial and budgetary principles and practices, budget management and financial administration of resources.
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to provide technical advice in budget management to managers.
  • Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
  • Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
  • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.
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Job Title: HR Analytics Consultant

Location: Austria

Job Profile

  • The incumbent identifies and assists in solving HR related issues by collecting, structuring, analysing, evaluating and reporting on HR processes and data. This is done in accordance with the HR strategy and framework to maximize the effectiveness of key strategic and operational projects across HR disciplines such as talent management, learning & development, employee engagement, and performance management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides high quality and accurate data that can be relied upon to inform business decisions, working with other members of the HR team to improve data accuracy within the HR Information Systems.
  • Works with different HR functions to provide administrative improvements and bespoke tools that drive efficiencies and improve reporting.
  • Responsible for the overall HR dashboard reporting, analyzing data, highlighting key areas, and predicting trends for discussion.
  • Accurately produces all required HR data reports, displayed in appropriate formats within the agreed timeframes, including the production of recurrent and ad hoc HR data metrics/dashboards.
  • Produces regular reports to management on HR data.
  • Deals with requests for information, and creates ad hoc HR reports, as required.
  • Collates and monitors data for benchmarking purposes. 
  • Presents HR data to HR Director and Head, HR Development on a regular basis, and champions new developments in people analytics across the organization.
  • Presenting data both electronically and in person, which clearly articulates any findings, assumptions and suggestions that can be used effectively and practically by the stakeholder.
  • Presenting visuals and data at an advanced level using infographics and modern analytics software 
  • Consistently engages with the Head, HR Development to ensure required reports are delivered and making suggested changes where applicable.
  • Liaises with internal business units to obtain required data.
  • Using data to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of key strategic projects and processes within the HR function.
  • Focal point for managing projects that the HR Development team is responsible for, including ongoing project plans, budgets, timelines and milestones.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirement documentation and presentations, and provides regular updates on the status and deliverables of projects to the Head, HR Development.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned by the HR Director and Head, HR Development.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/ Human Resource Management / Data Analytics or respective studies. 
  • 5 years relevant professional experience. 
  • Experience from an international development institution is preferable (2 -3 years).
  • Fluent in English.
  • Working knowledge of Arabic, German, Spanish, and/or French is an added advantage.

Competencies:

  • Good analytical skills, resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgments, and tact.
  • Create a list of data that needs to be collected, analyzed and presented on a weekly basis.
  • Track & Monitor overall HR Dashboard / Ongoing Projects.
  • Advanced skills in PowerPoint application with infographic capacities.
  • Capability usage in MS-Excel to generate statistics and create embedded formulas.  
  • HR Metrics Reporting capability, namely (time/cost per hire, cost/FTE, time-to-fill, etc.

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Job Title: Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Location: Austria

Job Profile

  • The Security Officer is responsible for the organization’s Security Program including but not limited to daily operations of the IT security program, oversight of the annual and ongoing risk assessment process, development, implementation, and maintenance of policies and procedures, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and access of electronic protected information and of monitoring program compliance as well as investigation and tracking of incidents and breaches and in compliance with federal and state laws.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Builds a strategic and comprehensive information security program that defines, develops, maintains and implements policies and processes that enable consistent, effective information security practices which minimize risk and ensure the integrity, confidentiality and availability of information that is owned, controlled and processed within the organization. Ensures information security policies, standards, and procedures are up-to-date.
  • Initiates, facilitates, and promotes activities to foster information security awareness within the organization.
  • Creates a culture of cyber security both with the IT organization and driving behavioral changes for the business.
  • Evaluates security trends, evolving threats, risks and vulnerabilities and applies tools to mitigate risk as necessary.
  • Ensure that the disaster recovery, business continuity, risk management and access controls needs of the facility are addressed.
  • Ensures the institution/organization complies with the administrative, technical and physical safeguards.
  • Collaborates with organization senior management, and Compliance officer to establish governance for the security program.
  • Serves in a leadership role for security compliance.
  • Works closely with compliance to ensure alignment between security and privacy compliance programs including policies, practices and investigations.
  • Is responsible for initial and periodic information security risk assessment/analysis, mitigation and remediation. Responsible for development and implementation of security risk management plan.
  • Ensure organization has audit controls to monitor activity on electronic systems that contain or use electronic protected information.
  • Ensure the organization has and maintains appropriate system use and disclosure / confidentiality statement.
  • Assists as needed with breach determination and notification processes under applicable State breach rules and requirements.
  • Establishes and administers a process for investigating and acting on security incidents, which may result in a privacy breach breaches.
  • Manages security incidents and events involving electronic protected information, identified vulnerabilities, and remediates any security gaps in line with the security incident management procedure.
  • Partners with Human Resources and compliance to ensure consistent sanctions for security violations
  • Serves as information security consultant to all departments for all data security related issues.
  • Oversee periodic monitoring and reviewing of audit records to ensure that activity is appropriate. Such activity would include, but is not limited to, logons and logoffs, file accesses, updates, edits and printing.
  • Leads vulnerability assessment and penetration testing on a periodic basis
  • Monitors and implements remediation actions resulting from vulnerability assessment, Pentests and external 3rd party security risk assessments
  • As subject matter expert on the team, maintain understanding of current technology, database management, programming practices, and future trends through ongoing education, conference attendance and industry press.
  • Maintains current knowledge of applicable federal and state security laws, licensing and certification requirements and accreditation standards.
  • Coordinate with external sources for threat intelligence relevant for OPEC Fund and initiate remedial actions
  • Coordinate with national cyber security agencies and forums
  • Contributes to the drafting of policies, procedures, and related guidelines within an area of expertise to meet defined key principles and ensure compliance with external requirements.
  • Oversees, develops and/or delivers initial and ongoing security training to the workforce. Initiates, facilitates and promotes activities to foster information security awareness within the organization and related entities
  • Maintains and renews a deep knowledge and understanding of the organization’s policies and procedures and of relevant regulatory codes and codes of conduct, and ensures own work adheres to required standards. 
  • Identifies patterns of non-compliance with the organization’s policies and procedures, and with relevant regulatory codes and codes of conduct, taking appropriate action to report and resolve these and escalating issues as appropriate.
  • Coordinates major cross-departmental activities related to cyber security.
  • Leads corporate level incident response
  • Ensure external vendors are compliant and conduct periodic vendor risk assessments
  • Coordinate SWIFT customer security assessment and annual attestation to SWIFT
  • Maintains good relations/ contact with external partners/ consultants to acquire goods, services and support, and with other OPEC Fund departments/ units to ensure satisfaction and efficiency.
  • Deals with authorized IT consultants hired by the OPEC Fund on the subject of consultancy projects and problem solution, on an on-going basis.
  • Deals with all the Fund’s departments/ units on the subject of IT services and consultation, on an on-going basis.
  • Carries out other tasks/ duties assigned by the supervisor that are related to the job function.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Computer Programming, security field or respective studies
  • CISSP/ISO 27K/NIST Certification
  • A minimum of seven years of relevant professional experience
  • Preferably at least 3-5 years at an international institution
  • Fluent in English. Good working knowledge of French, Arabic, German or Spanish is an added advantage.

Competencies:

  • Demonstrable strategic orientation and critical thinking skills. He/she must generate valuable insight regarding external issues such as shifts in threats and countermeasures and internal matters such as business implications of information security policies and protocols.
  • Familiarity with relevant software, including SAP ERP, SWIFT, Treasury Management Systems and Bloomberg’s information and trading platforms. 
  • Demonstrable project management skills.
  • Must understand, develop, and define network security architectures.
  • Excellent understanding of protocols that can manage firewalls, intrusion discovery, and intrusion prevention.
  • Excellent experience with computer networking components, including DDoS and DoS mitigation approach, DNS, authentication, TCP/IP, and VPN proxy services. 
  • Demonstrable ability to work in an international multi-cultural environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

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Job Title: SAP Application Specialist, Corporate Services Department

Location: Austria

Job Profile

  • The SAP Application Specialist provides the highest level of professional expertise in relation to ERP system hardware, software, solution architecture, facilities, and project management
  • He / She maintains the operations of the assigned IT work program/s in an effective and efficient manner. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides strategic business analyses services to business partners, working closely with the business units to gain in-depth understanding of business strategy, processes, services, roadmap and the context in which the business operates
  • Comments on current corporate as well as IT business / applications systems and identifies more effective tactics for the consideration of Senior Management
  • Plans, designs, develops, and launches efficient business, financial, and operations systems in support of core organizational functions and business processes. This includes gathering and analyzing data in support of business cases, proposed projects, and systems requirements
  • Responsible for project management, including the communication, organization, leadership, negotiation, team management, time management, risk management, problem solving and budgeting management
  • Develops and implements ERP strategy and plans for upgrades in alignment with ERP offerings
  • Coordinates with outsourced vendors for new add-ons and modifications to OPEC Fund ERP systems
  • Responsible for coordinating IT Infrastructure and Operational systems for performance of systems, integration, disaster recovery and cyber security for ERP systems
  • Responsible for developing practical information from computing assessments, carrying out cost / benefit analysis and making recommendations
  • Provides input for preparation of activities of the groups (i.e. systems administration, system analysis, programming, database administration, users support, back-up and disaster recovery), and implements as needed
  • Performs the IT work operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of automated systems
  • Performs regular IT tasks in all areas as needed, such as systems administration, system analysis, programming, data base administration, users support, back-up and disaster recovery
  • Develops and maintains computer programs, ensures data flow and is responsible for security measures to protect confidentiality
  • Maintain a technical documentation, including design document HLD and LLD, deployment document, knowledge database and prepares the testing document
  • Assists the Director, IT to put in place the right governance strategies and roadmaps, processes, policies, and guidelines to improve IT management and control
  • Develops training materials and user documentation and trains staff in information / data systems; operates the Help Desk function
  • Keeps abreast of the constantly changing technology landscape and recommends new solutions to match the strategic objectives of the supported business area
  • Undertakes feasibility studies for potential major changes in technical direction 
  • Coordinates major cross-departmental activities for IT Management
  • Engages with authorized IT consultants hired by the OPEC Fund on the subject of consultancy projects and problem solution, on an on-going basis
  • Carries out other tasks / duties assigned by the supervisor that are related to the job function.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or other relevant fields
  • Relevant ERP certification or other IT-relevant certification, including SAP related certification and experience  is required
  • A Minimum of 10 years relevant experience 
  • Preferably 2-3 years of experience in an international development institution.

Competencies:

  • Familiarity with up-to-date computer software packages, including ERP, Open Text, Microsoft, SWIFT, Bloomberg, etc
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and experience with Enterprise Architecture 
  • Demonstrable experience with innovation projects, acquaintance with innovation tools & methods
  • Demonstrable project management skills
  • Fluent in English. A good working knowledge of German language is an added advantage
  • Demonstrable ability to work in an international multi-cultural environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

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