Name of Employer: African Energy Chamber
Job Title: African Oil and Gas Fellow
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Location: South Africa
We have strengthened our drive to bring in fellows, young graduates who can learn and also support our outreach effort. If you know anyone out there whom you can recommend, please feel free to ask them to apply. Our dedicated oil and gas sector advisors and experts are located around the continent, and help us deliver research and consulting projects based on our understanding of on-the-ground dynamics in the African oil & gas sector.
As a Fellow, you will join a team that provides comprehensive and thought-provoking research on the African oil & gas industry and energy sector at large. You will be able to prioritise what matters to partners and the team, having regular interaction with senior business stakeholders. You will form and write opinions on current and upcoming reforms pertaining to local content, corporate strategies, business environment, exploration, M&A deals, petroleum economics, government energy policy and regional geopolitics. A large part of the role is sharing and presenting data and informed views to the Chamber’s partners and the industry, along with developing training and capacity building programs for indigenous African companies.
Your responsibilities will include updating and maintaining a database and network of the leading indigenous oil & gas companies on the continent (upstream, services, manufacturing etc) and producing thought-leadership content on the industry. You will work effectively with senior experts and the wider oil & gas team to deliver training programs, content and analyses on Africa’s oil & gas industry and the energy sector at large. This will be used to produce high-quality research in the form of thought-provoking articles, presentations and reports on topics such as institutional capacity building, local content development, regulatory reforms, legislative frameworks etc.
Through your research and engagement with our network of partners, you will strengthen your own network of contacts at key companies and bodies across Africa. Your contribution to our industry-leading written reports, economic models and presentations will be valued. You will get the opportunity to travel.
Desired Expertise and Skills:
Knowledge & expertise
You are comfortable collecting and interpreting data, articulating your findings in a clear and insightful manner. You also have a flair for writing and communication with strong presentation skills.
You have demonstrable interest and relevant experience in energy market analysis, along with the editing and writing of various content (reports, analyses, thought-leadership articles, sector overviews, press releases, op-ed etc). Experience as an analyst or economist in the petroleum industry would be a distinct advantage.
Desired skills and experience
You are passionate about upstream oil and gas and Africa, and have built an in-depth understanding of the energy sector in your current or previous roles. Knowledge of the finance industry, especially project financing, is a plus.
You have an analytical, commercial mindset and an eye for detail. You also understand the big energy picture, which enables you to analyze and form clear, coherent conclusions from a variety of data and information.
You find it easy communicating complex or technical information and delivering messages that are easily understood. You thrive in a collaborative, commercial and client-centric environment. You also have a proven track record of fostering strong working relationships including coaching, influencing and developing others around you.
You understand that diversity of experience and thought is important and that working across different geographies requires cultural appreciation. Proficiency in several additional languages such as French or Portuguese is a major plus.
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