Junior Energy and Environment Policy Analyst (Environment and Climate Change)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Paris, , FR

The OECD is a global economic forum working with 36 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies to make 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. 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.


The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an intergovernmental organisation committed to advancing security of energy supply, economic growth and environmental sustainability through energy policy co-operation.  The IEA operates as an autonomous body within the framework of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Both the OECD and the IEA seek opportunities to work with an increasing number of non-members of growing importance to the world economy.

The IEA seeks a Junior Energy and Environment Policy Analyst to join a small team of enthusiastic professionals reporting to the Head of the Environment and Climate Change Unit (ECC) in the Energy and Environment Division (EED). The analyst will be supporting work undertaken as part of the IEA’s Clean Energy Transitions Programme on the linkages and interplay between energy, climate and environmental policy. The analyst will support ongoing projects on energy sector interplay with carbon pricing and air quality policy in a variety of emerging economies, and may also be asked to support related work, including on additional countries. Given the cross-cutting nature of the team’s work, the analyst will also be expected to engage with colleagues across the IEA and contribute to shaping the Agency’s work relevant to climate and environment policy.

Main Responsibilities
Policy Analysis
  • Track and provide insights on key developments in the climate, energy and environment policy landscape of specific countries, and undertake facilitate policy mapping exercises.

  • Participate in greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation policy analysis within the energy sector for specific countries, including qualitative and quantitative analysis of policy approaches, with an emphasis on understanding interactions, synergies and inconsistencies between energy, climate and environmental policies.

  • Contribute to qualitative and quantitative analysis of application of carbon pricing in the energy sector of specific countries, including the power sector.

  • Provide overall support for communication and dissemination of the analytical work, including through drafting written outputs for publication, and preparation of speeches, briefings and presentations as needed.

Engagement and Outreach 

  • Support organization of workshops and conferences to move forward policy analysis and discuss findings, gathering national and international stakeholders and experts.
  • Promote the work of the Agency as appropriate through presentations and bi-lateral meetings; organize and participate in workshops as required; assist in the development of web content, outreach materials, and briefs on all aspects of energy and climate policy.
Ideal Candidate Profile
Academic Background
  • An advanced university degree in economics, energy policy, engineering, political science, relevant applied natural sciences or other relevant disciplines.

Professional Background

  • At least two to three years’ experience in policy and/or economic analysis in national and international energy and/or environmental contexts (climate, air quality, water).

  • Excellent understanding of the energy sector and of environmental policy instruments including carbon pricing, regulatory mandates, and other market- and non-market instruments. Sound knowledge of power sector market dynamics and regulations is an asset.

  • Experience in quantitative analysis, ideally of various aspects of the energy sector (e.g. electricity, efficiency).

  • Experience in drafting position papers and policy analysis, with excellent writing and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience in energy, climate and environmental policy in developing and emerging countries is an asset.          

  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English; working knowledge of another language would be an advantage.

Core Competencies
  • Please refer to the level 3 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies for more details.  

Contract Duration
  • Six months contract with the possibility of renewal.

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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