Junior Policy Analyst (International Climate Policy)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Paris, France 🇫🇷

Application Closing Date: 07-07-2022, 12:59:00 AM

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation comprised of 38 member countries that works to build better policies for better lives. Our mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.  Together with governments, policy makers and citizens, we work on establishing evidence-based international standards, and finding solutions to a range of social, economic and environmental challenges. We provide a unique forum and knowledge hub for data and analysis, exchange of experiences, best-practice sharing, and advice on public policies and international standard-setting.

The OECD Environment Directorate (ENV), in line with the strategic objectives of the Secretary‑General, provides relevant and timely information, analysis and advice to support governments in identifying and implementing the environmental policies needed to support a cleaner, more resource-efficient and low-carbon green growth path. The Directorate works across a broad range of issues such as: climate change, biodiversity, water, eco-innovation, resource productivity and waste, environmental policy tools and evaluation, safety of chemicals, biotechnology and nanomaterials, green growth, and linkages between environment and tax, agriculture, energy, transport, development, trade and investment policies. The Directorate also provides input and support to international efforts on climate (the UNFCCC), biodiversity (the CBD), water (the triennial World Water Forum), as well as providing inputs to G20 and G7 priorities.

The Environment, Transitions and Resilience (ETR) Division of the OECD Environment Directorate is looking for a Junior Policy Analyst to contribute to the activities of both the Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) and the the Carbon Market Platform (CMP). The CCXG provides a forum for promoting dialogue and enhancing understanding of politically important technical issues in the international climate change negotiations and supporting implementation of the Paris Agreement. The CMP brings together a diverse group of countries and organisations with the aim of strengthening international co-operation on developing effective, sustainable and ambitious carbon pricing approaches. Both CCXG and CMP  undertakes impartial analysis of various international climate change and carbon pricing issues and develops papers in consultation with a range of countries and experts to support the international climate discussions and contribute to countries’ efforts to implement action on climate change, including carbon pricing approaches.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in analytical work and drafting reports. The selected candidate will report to the Senior Analyst in the CCXG/CMP team.

Main Responsibilities

Stakeholder engagement and events

  • Under the guidance of the Team Lead, and working closely with relevant colleagues , help to develop and organise CCXG and CMP events, including the Global Forum on the Environment and Climate Change, CCXG Meeting as well as events of the CMP.   
  • Contribute to planning and preparing CCXG input to UNFCCC conferences.
  • Participate in relevant UNFCCC negotiations and CMP meetings – including presenting results of relevant CCXG and CMP analyses.
  • Provide support as needed to related meetings and other activities involving the CCXG and CMP team.

Research and analysis

  • Contribute to the research and drafting of analytical papers on issues related to the international climate change negotiations, carbon pricing and/or implementation of the Paris Agreement, as requested by CCXG and CMP delegates.
  • Monitor relevant developments within the UNFCCC process and national climate policy implementation.

Wider responsibilities

  • Support the CCXG and CMP team in updating or drafting relevant communications material to promote CCXG and CMP work and update the CCXG and CMP website working closely with colleagues in the relevant teams.
  • Support fundraising activities by the CCXG and CMP team, e.g. preparing activity reports, developing funding proposals, liaising with delegates working closely with colleagues as appropriate.
  • Support inputs by the CCXG and CMP team to briefings and speeches by senior OECD officials.
  • Attend external events, internal meetings and webinars on behalf of the team to e.g. gather information, identify relevant contacts, share insights and developments with relevant ENV and other colleagues so as to inform ongoing work.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic Background

  • An advanced university degree in economics, environmental economics, environmental sciences, environmental policy, climate policy, public policy or a related field.

Professional Background

  • Two years of experience undertaking research and conducting analysis of climate policy, preferably within an international organisation, national administration or agency, research institute or organisation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of selected aspects of the on-going international climate negotiations and climate policy topics (e.g. mitigation and/or adaptation responses, carbon markets and carbon pricing, transparency, climate finance).
  • Experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative research and analysis.
  • Experience with the organisation of meetings, workshops and conferences with a diverse range of participants would be an advantage.
  • Ability to work in a diverse and international environment would also be an advantage, based on previous relevant experience (e.g. internships, study abroad semesters, etc.).

Communication and Languages

  • Excellent written and oral command of one of the two official languages of the OECD (English and French) and working knowledge of, or willingness to learn, the other.
  • Knowledge of other languages would be an asset
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to convey complex analysis simply and clearly in a style and tone appropriately tailored to the audience.

Core Competencies

  • For these positions, the following competencies would be particularly important: ability to meet deadlines; work simultaneously on multiple tasks with limited supervision; achievement focus; drafting skills; teamwork; analytical thinking; client focus.
  • Please refer to the Level 3 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies

Contract Duration

  • 13 months fixed term, with the possibility of renewal.
  • In-person appointment, based in Paris

What the OECD offers

  • Monthly base salary starting from 4,937.34 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
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Please note, the appointment may initially be made at the level immediately below if the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant correspond to that level. In this case, the duties and responsibilities assigned will be adjusted accordingly.

Selection Process

For retained candidates, written tests/video-recorded interviews are foreseen mid-July or early August – exact dates to be confirmed.

The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of OECD member countries, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.

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