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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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: PR Coordinator

Job Code: 8.2.01Location: NigeriaLanguage: English


Within the Secretariat, 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; and carrying out a central information programme and identifying suitable areas for the promotion of the Organization’s aims and image.

Objective of Position

To assist the Head of Department in formulating strategies for creating and maintaining a positive public image for the Organization and in the execution of these strategies and related policies and decisions; to provide timely information through the most effective means to targeted audiences as well as the general public about OPEC, its aims and objectives, its activities, it decisions and their rationale, and its positions on topical issues in the industry; and to coordinate the programme of the Public Relations Team.

Main Responsibilities

Advises and assists the Head of Department in elaborating concepts and approaches for increasing public and institutional awareness about the aims and objectives of OPEC as well as OPEC’s positions on topical issues.
Advises on and assists the Head of Department in initiating and coordinating programmes aimed at promoting the image of OPEC with its role of stabilizing the international oil market.
Produces, in collaboration with the Editorial and the Design and Production Services teams, special publications (press kits, specialized magazines, flyers, posters etc) for strategic audiences with the objective of disseminating positive messages about the Organization
Produces – with external assistance as appropriate – TV programmes for local, national and international TV channels.
Identifies and advises on events and activities in which OPEC’s participation could enhance the Organization’s image.
Coordinates visits of journalists at OPEC events, and provides necessary assistance (including arranging interviews, press kits and gift items).
Establishes and maintains good network of media contacts and manages media relations through proactive communications by organizing interviews, inputs to editorial supplements, leveraging of OPEC reports etc.
Advises on advert placements and, with the support of the Editorial and the Design and Production Services teams, on the appropriate editorial format and art work.
Monitors public perceptions about OPEC as expressed in the press and at various formal and informal fora and prepares appropriate responses as necessary.
Conducts briefings for visiting students and groups to the Secretariat.
Carries out any other tasks assigned by the relevant superiors as pertain to his/her background, qualifications and position.

Required Competencies and QualificationsEducation:

University Degree in Public Relations, Media Studies, Journalism, Social Sciences or Advertising; Diploma/certificate in Public Relations;
Advanced Degree or professional qualification in PR or Journalism preferred

Work Experience:

University Degree: 10 years in PR, where of 2 years in supervisory/coordinating position
Advanced Degree or professional qualification: 8 years

Training Specializations:

Modern information practice and techniques
Knowledge of audio-visuals an asset
Membership of a professional public relations body


Managerial & leadership skills
Communication & team-building skills
Analytical skills
Presentation & interpersonal skills
Customer service orientation
Initiative and integrity


Full command of written and spoken English; other major languages an asset.

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 D reporting to the Head, Public Relations & Information Department. The compensation package, including expatriate benefits, is commensurate with the level of the post.



How to ApplyInterested and qualified candidates are requested to fill in an application form which can be received from their Country’s Governor (PDF) (See Nigeria address below) for OPEC or Click Here (Ms Word) to download Application Form. In order for applications to be considered, the application form and resume must reach the OPEC Secretariat through the relevant Governor not later than the closing date stated above.NIGERIA COUNTRY GOVERNORFederal Republic of NigeriaDr. Adedapo Odulaja,Governor for OPEC,Office of the Minister of Petroleum Resources,Block D, 11th Floor, NNPC Towers, Herbert Macauley Way,Central Business District,Abuja, Nigeria.Click Here to Download Application Form (Ms Word)Click Here for More InformationNote: Applicants must be nationals of Member Countries of OPEC and should not be older than 58 years

Applicatiion Deadline  6th February, 2023.