Business Analyst

Date: Nov 22, 2021

Location: AT

Company: The OPEC Fund for International Development

Job Profile:


The Business Analyst contributes to the functioning of the Office of the Director-General (DGO) by reviewing and analyzing policies, procedures, and other internal documents and communicating any recommendations to the respective departments. The incumbent must have a demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and accurately, both verbally and in writing. 


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Performs thorough reviews of a range of documentation including policies, procedures, processes, external correspondence, internal memos and promotional media. 
  • Researches, benchmarks and analyzes data to recommend courses of action on matters stemming from analytical outcomes.
  • Drafts internal communication to concisely and tactfully convey the views of department.
  • Verifies the accuracy of facts, dates, figures, statistics, quotations, and citations through research, reference sources and consultation with originating source, when necessary.
  • Provides background information and documents and ensures that urgent/important items are brought to the supervisor's attention.
  • Prepares replies to routine correspondence, in one or more languages, for the signature of the Director-General.
  • Collaborates with other members of the department on various projects and initiatives. 
  • Prepares periodic reports and papers summarizing the activities of the department. 
  • Proofreads copy for style, grammar, and accuracy and ensures all documents conform with the corporate image. 
  • Maintains relevant document databases and archives.
  • Creates systems and processes to streamline operations.
  • Liaises with all departments within the OPEC Fund on behalf of the department as well as to ensure appropriate follow-up and delivery of critical activities.
  • Carries out other related tasks assigned by the Chief of Staff. 


Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Communication, Journalism or related fields. (A master’s in any of these fields is a bonus.)
  • Minimum of five years or relevant professional experience.
  • Preferably 1-2 years of experience in an international institution. 
  • Fluent in English. A good working knowledge of Arabic, German, Spanish, or French is an added advantage.




  • General understanding of the core activities of development institutions, including the OPEC Fund.
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills, with an ability to convey information succinctly and diplomatically. 
  • Demonstrable quantitative and qualitative skills.
  • Possesses strong analytical thinking, good planning and organizational skills.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Proven self-starter with strong initiative, enthusiasm for innovation, business development.
  • Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. 
  • Ability to work in an international multi-cultural environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.