ARPEL (Asociación Regional de Empresas Petroleras - Latinoamérica y el Caribe – www.arpel.org) [Regional Association Of Oil, Gas And Biofuels Sector Companies In Latin America And The Caribbean] is an international non-profit organization based in Montevideo, Uruguay.
ARPEL was founded in 1965, the main purpose of the Association is to promote the integration, growth, operational excellence and optimal socio-environmental performance of the industry in the region, facilitating dialogue, collaboration and the construction of synergies, as well as the creation of shared value through the exchange, expansion and better management of knowledge.
Its current members -state-owned oil companies, as well as international and independent oil companies, and suppliers of technology, goods and services- have upstream, midstream and downstream activities in the region. ARPEL also has an extensive institutional network that includes the main chambers and institutes of the region and international institutions/organizations related to the energy sector.
The head of the Executive Secretariat – made up of a team of ten professionals – and in charge of leading the activities of the Association reporting to a Board of Directors currently made up of representatives of seven companies. The Board is accountable to the General Assembly.
In coordination with the Board of Directors, the Secretary shall lead the definition of objectives and strategic guidelines of the Association being responsible for their fulfillment, aiming at the institutional consolidation and to maximize its impact on the oil and gas sector of Latin America and the Caribbean. He/she is also responsible for the planning, organization, execution and control of its annual activities’ programs and budgets.
Without being exhaustive, the responsibilities of the office of Executive Secretary include:
The Executive Secretary has the following responsibilities inherent in his position:
SALARY: According to market.
Fixed pay: to be defined during the selection process.
Variable pay: according to the fulfillment of the objectives set by the Board and in relation to the key aspects of the management, i.e.: maintenance and increase of members, suitable balance between income and outcome of the organization; appropriate level of reserves; level of participation and satisfaction of member companies, etc.
The salary is not subject to any contribution, and it is exempted from taxes within Uruguay.
The base of operations is ARPEL's headquarters in Montevideo, Uruguay. In this context, the candidate selected for the position shall be relocated to that city, in case the candidate lives in other country, he or she shall work in Montevideo part-time, in accordance with his/her position demands, in coordination with the Chairman and/or Executive Board of the Board of Directors. In the event of expatriation to Montevideo the Association will have an item in the budget to cover the costs of relocation at the beginning and conclusion of the contract.
Given the status of INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION that ARPEL enjoys in Uruguay, the Executive Secretary and his dependents have access to a status of Diplomatic Resident. This condition allows access to the purchase of a vehicle free of import levies, provided that they do not have Uruguayan nationality.
The medical and life insurance costs during trips are covered by the organization. Medical insurance costs in Uruguay are responsibility of the candidate.
The term of this contract shall be for four (4) years, with the option for renewals for two (2) additional years by decision of the Board of directors and ARPEL’s General Assembly.
Applicants must send an email attaching a summary of their profile compared to the requirements requested for the candidate, as well as their complete Curriculum Vitae, before September 30, 2021 exclusively to the email firstname.lastname@example.org.