Junior Policy Analyst (Green investment and climate change mitigation)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Paris, France 🇫🇷


The OECD is a global economic forum working with 35 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies to make better policies for better lives. The OECD’s mission – Better Policies for Better Lives – is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The Organisation provides a unique forum in which governments work together to share experiences on what drives economic, social and environmental change, seeking solutions to common problems.
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 effective at achieving their environmental objectives. OECD’s climate change work is focusing on how to move countries to a low-carbon and climate resilient pathway, and how to improve the effectiveness of the global climate regime.
The Climate, Biodiversity and Water division of the OECD Environment Directorate (ENV/CBW) is looking for a Junior Policy Analyst (A1) to carry out empirical work and policy analysis in order to support the OECD’s programme of work on green investment and climate change mitigation.
The work will be conducted under the auspices of the Working Party on Climate, Investment and Development (WPCID) of the Environmental Policy Committee (EPOC), including on joint work with the Investment Division of the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs.
The successful candidate will work under the supervision of a Policy Analyst  in the Green Finance and Investment within ENV/CBW.
Main Responsibilities
Empirical research, analysis and drafting
  • Undertake background research and empirical data gathering.
  • Carry out statistical and advanced applied econometric work, by developing empirical specifications for regression analyses using for instance gravity models, Heckman or Poisson models.
  • Review documentation on a wide range of economic topics, survey economic research and policy documents.
  • Assist in the development of empirical strategies to provide the evidence base needed to address policy relevant issues.
  • Use or establish programmes and procedures in various software packages to allow econometric and statistical analysis, as well as the production of tables and graphs, and interpret the empirical evidence produced. 
  • Contribute to the drafting, editing and production of policy papers, working papers, monographs and other publications on the above topics.
  • Analyse issues and contribute to the drafting, editing and publishing of reports of current policy relevance for the programme of work of OECD in the area of green investment and climate change mitigation. This will include drafting of policy papers, working papers, synthetic reports, seminar proceedings, country-specific reviews, case studies and analytical papers.
  • Stay abreast of the relevant literature and conduct succinct literature reviews, analysis of documentary and statistical material, identifying relevant policy issues.
  • Identify and develop opportunities for policymaker peer learning, and developing tools and recommendations to assist countries with the design and implementation of climate change policies. 

Meetings, representation and liaison

  • Provide assistance in the planning and co-ordination of activities associated with the different areas of work, including meetings, expert workshops and co-ordination of the network of researchers in participating countries.
  • Establish and maintain professional contacts with key external organisations and delegates.
  • Contribute, as required, to horizontal and multidisciplinary projects and other outputs of the Environment Directorate and the OECD.
Ideal Candidate’s Profile
Academic background
  • An advanced university degree in economics, environmental economics, public policy or a related field, with a  strong applied econometrics background.

Professional Background

  • One to three years of confirmed professional experience working on applied econometric analysis for topics related to green investment and climate change policy, or other policy-related fields, preferably within a research organisation, government or an international organisation.
  • Experience with macroeconomic policy issues, notably related to climate change mitigation, green investment or innovation.
  • Proven ability to draft analytical and policy-relevant papers based on applied econometric analysis that are clear, concise and reader-friendly; successful peer-reviewed publication is an advantage.
  • Contacts within the climate policy and green investment communities (or in a related field) as well as in the business world on climate change and green investment issues would be an advantage. 
  • Proven ability to organise, summarise and present complex material clearly.
  • Practical experience in using standard software applications, including tools for quantitative policy analysis, including excellent command of spreadsheet analysis (Excel) and Microsoft Office for statistical analysis.
  • Very good knowledge of statistical software (STATA) is required.
  • A working knowledge of R and SQL would be an advantage.
  • 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.
Core Competencies
Contract Duration
  • Thirteen-month fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal, starting January 2017.
  • Monthly base salary starting from 4 425 EUR exempt of French income tax, plus allowances based on eligibility.
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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