Senior Policy Analyst 

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Paris, France 🇫🇷

Application Closing Date: 13-03-2023, 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. From improving economic performance and creating jobs to fostering strong education and fighting international tax evasion, 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.

In line with the strategic objectives of the Secretary-General, the core mission of the OECD’s Environment Directorate is to help countries to design environmental policies that are both economically efficient and environmentally effective. The OECD has a wide-ranging body of work on topics relating to green finance and investment in the Environment Directorate (ENV), the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs (DAF), the Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) and other parts of the organisation. In October 2016, the OECD launched its Centre on Green Finance and Investment to catalyse and support the transition to a green, low-emissions and climate-resilient global economy. The Centre provides a global platform for effective engagement, collaboration, and action on green finance and investment, produces high quality, policy-oriented research and analysis and supports the broader creation, dissemination, and exchange of data, information and analysis. 

Within the Environment Directorate, the Environment, Transition and Resilience (ETR) division provides policy-relevant analysis and recommendations to help countries design and implement policies to meet climate change, biodiversity, and water objectives. The division also focuses on cross-cutting issues related to finance and investment to support environmental goals, as well as support to international negotiations. Within the ETR division, the OECD launched the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Mobilisation (CEFIM) programme in January 2019 to strengthen domestic enabling conditions in attracting finance and investment to renewable energy, energy efficiency and industry decarbonisation in selected emerging and developing economies, in Africa, Latin America and South and Southeast Asia. The programme complements existing national efforts, as well as bilateral and multilateral cooperation to accelerate the low-carbon transition.

We are looking for a dynamic senior policy analyst to lead the CEFIM programme. The successful candidate will have a proven expertise in economic and financial policy and projects related to financing low-carbon, climate-resilient infrastructure, and clean energy. S/he will proactively contribute to the ongoing development of the programme to provide policy implementation support and stakeholder outreach activities in emerging and developing economies. The selected candidate will work closely with, and report to, the Head of ETR division.

Main Responsibilities


  • Manage the contributions of analysts and staff responsible for each country project, providing them with guidance as needed and maintaining a productive and harmonious team, taking into account the OECD’s Gender Diversity Action Plan.
  • Coordinate with contributors across Directorates, external consultants and relevant Heads of Division in order to ensure the successful completion of the objectives of the programme.
  • Ensure good co-operation and synergies with the rest of the work of the OECD and the Centre. Manage the budget as needed, and take the lead on donor reporting.
  • Provide support and advice to Management on issues related to (a) the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Mobilisation Programme or (b) Sustainable Infrastructure Development for the Low-carbon Transition in Central Asia.

Analytical work

  • Provide analytical contributions and expert guidance for each country review and for implementation support and stakeholder outreach activities.
  • Lead a portfolio of country reviews and their associated implementation support, ensuring successful delivery of each country component, the overall coherence of the programme and its effective dissemination.  
  • Ensure high-quality outputs and outcomes from the programme that inform and support progressive country action. Drawing on existing and new analysis from within and outside the OECD, programme outputs and outcomes will need to have a strong economic and empirical basis, providing targeted and practical advice that reflects both the urgency of the low-emissions transition and individual country circumstances.
  • Other responsibilities that may arise in the framework of supporting the programme, as needed.

Liaison and outreach

  • Develop an effective communications strategy for the programme, engaging with key stakeholders and effectively disseminating key conclusions and messages from the OECD outputs to a wider audience.
  • Develop and deliver reports and communications material that are accessible and impactful for a range of different audiences, both specialist and non-specialist.  This includes internal briefing material, speeches and other material for public use by the OECD’s senior leadership on the programme.
  • Engage and actively coordinate with a network of relevant stakeholders at a range of levels and organisations (e.g. donors, MDBs, government ministries, the IEA, international clean energy initiatives, NGOs, business associations) that could contribute to the OECD’s work in this area. Represent the OECD in relevant OECD and external events.

Ideal Candidate profile

Academic Background

  • Advanced university degree in finance, management, economics, law, public policy or equivalent practical experience.

Professional Background

  • Minimum eight years’ proven professional experience, in delivering and managing clean energy finance and infrastructure investment and related international initiatives, particularly for emerging/developing economies, acquired in a national administration, international organisation or initiative, university or research institute, NGO, consultancy or the financial industry.  
  • Proven expertise (and associated publications) in economic, environmental and/or financial policy and projects related to financing low-carbon, climate-resilient infrastructure, e.g. in renewable energy and energy efficiency, or transport and industry sectors. A good knowledge of economics is important along with practical experience in the use of economic data and analysis to address policy issues, as well as good knowledge of international standards for ensuring economic, financial and environmental sustainability of large infrastructure projects.
  • Management experience in leading teams and managing international partnerships across different geographies and timescales. 
  • Budget and project management experience, ideally of MDB or donor funded projects.
  • Significant experience in leading teams and managing international partnerships across different geographies and timescales.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead development and delivery of high-quality events, including the organisation, setting the agenda and determining the outputs.


  • Proficient in Excel; familiarity with online databases and statistical packages is generally desirable.


  • Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and knowledge of the other, with a commitment to reach a good working level.
  • Knowledge of other languages would be an asset, especially of countries to be supported by the programmes.

Core Competencies

  • For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important:  Achievement Focus, Analytical Thinking, Managing Resources, Client Focus, Diplomatic Sensitivity, Organisational Knowledge, Strategic Networking.
  • Please refer to the level 4 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies .

Contract Duration

  • 24 months fixed term, with the possibility of renewal.

What the OECD offers

  • Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at EUR 8,358, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
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Please note that the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.

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.

The OECD promotes an optimal use of resources in order to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. Staff members are encouraged to actively contribute to this goal.





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