Job Vacancies at 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 Profile

  • 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).
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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.


  • 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:
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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. S / he 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
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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.


  • 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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Important Notes

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to this job.
    They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
    All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed
    • We do not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web
    • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
    • Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
    • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
    • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
    • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
    • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview
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