Head, Public Relations & Information Department jobs vacancy at OPEC in Nigeria 2012

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Country(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.

OPEC is recruiting to fill the below position:
Job Title: Head, Public Relations & Information Department
Job Code: 8.1.01
Job Description
  • The Head plans, organises, coordinates, manages and evaluates the work of the Department in accordance with the work programme and budget, so as to optimize its support to the Secretariat in achieving its objectives.
  • The work aims at creating and maintaining a positive image of the Organization and at ensuring the dissemination of publications and journals at the highest professional standard.
Job Responsibilities
  • Within the Support Services Division, the Public Relations & Information Department is responsible for presenting OPEC objectives, decisions and actions in their true and most desirable perspective,
  • Disseminating news of general interest regarding the Organization and the Member Countries on energy and related matters,
  • Carrying out a central information programme and identifying suitable areas for the promotion of the Organization’s aims and image.
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, manages and evaluates the work in the Public Relations & Information Department by:
  • Suggesting ways and means of promoting the image of the Organization;
  • Regularly dispatching information to the broad public through the media and disseminating information and news on OPEC;
  • Informing and seeking dialogues with targeted policy making bodies, institutions and organizations;
  • Identifying and strengthening avenues for dialogue between OPEC, other institutions and  the general public;
  • Monitoring the media to evaluate public perception about the Organization, and  recommending, where necessary, any disinformation about the Organization through the  Director, Support Services Division to the Secretary General;
  • Ensuring that publications and public relations activities are fully consistent with the  pursuit of OPEC aims and objectives, and policies, and of highest professional standard in terms of language, format and layout;
  • Updating and sustaining the OPEC website.
  • Establishes and maintains close contacts with the media and arranges print, radio, TV and internet interviews to promote objective presentation of OPEC, its aims and objectives as  well as the work of the Secretariat.
  • Ensures full responses to requests by the Conference, BOG and standing committees for studies and special reports relevant to the work program of the Department.
  • Arranges presentations at relevant OPEC meetings and international forums representing the Secretariat as required.
  • Develops and maintains networks with external experts and institutions in fields relating to the work of the Department.
  • Keeps the Director, Support Services Division fully informed on all aspects of the work of the Department, and draws his/her attention to important analyses performed by it.
  • Evaluates the performance of the staff of the Department, and recommends staff development, salary increases, promotions and separations to the Director, Support Services Division as appropriate.
  • Ensures that the Department staff members receive the supervision and guidance necessary to broaden and deepen their skills and continuously improve their performance.
  • Prepares the annual budget for the Department.
  • Carries out any other tasks assigned to him/her by the Director, Support Services Division.
Requirements
  • Advanced university degree in Media Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, International Relations or relevant Social Sciences; PhD preferred.
  • 12 years in journalism, information management and/or public relations in the media or in an energy-related establishment with a minimum of four years in a managerial position, preferably at large national, regional, or international institutions; PhD: 10 years.
  • Knowledge of modern information practice and techniques; Professional Management & Leadership; Membership of a professional body (Public Relations or Journalism) is an advantage; Knowledge of energy development issues an asset.
  • Managerial & leadership skills, communication skills, decision making skills, strategic orientation, analytical skills, presentation skills, interpersonal skills, customer service orientation, negotiation skills, initiative, integrity.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
Application Closing Date
11 November 2012.
How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should fill out the application form which can be received from their Country’s Governor for OPEC.  Applications must reach the OPEC Secretariat through the relevant Governor .
Note: Applicants must be nationals of Member Countries of OPEC and should not be older than 58 years.
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