Energy and Environment Policy Analyst

International Energy Agency (IEA)

Paris, France 🇫🇷

Application Closing Date: 03-01-2021, 5:59:00 PM

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation comprised of 37 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.


The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an intergovernmental organisation that provides authoritative analysis, data, policy recommendations, and real-world solutions to help countries provide secure and sustainable energy for all. It operates as an autonomous body within the framework of the OECD. Since 2015, the IEA has opened its doors to major emerging countries to expand its global impact, including through its Clean Energy Transitions Programme.


The IEA seeks an 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 ECC team works on analysis of the linkages and interplay between energy, climate and environmental policy, as well as analysis to support the design and evaluation of policy instruments to effectively address GHG emissions and other environmental challenges associated with energy production and consumption.

Main Responsibilities
  • Participate in qualitative and quantitative analysis of national energy, environment and climate policies, and producing written outputs based on the analysis.
  • Lead analytical work in a particular energy and environment work area (depending on expertise), including in the context of national sustainable recovery efforts.
  • Contribute to other analysis, such as on the interaction of energy and environmental policies (climate, air quality, water), and the resilience of the energy sector to climate impacts.
  • Participate in the IEA’s work on tracking and assessing policy progress in a range of areas (mitigation, resilience, sustainable recovery).
  • Lead or support co-ordination of cross-Agency projects related to energy, climate and environment, such as in the context of the IEA Clean Energy Transitions Programme (CETP).
  • Promote the work of the Agency externally to a wide range of audiences.
Ideal Candidate Profile
Academic Background
  • An advanced university degree in economics, energy policy, political science, international relations applied natural sciences or other relevant discipline.
Professional Background
  • At least five to eight years’ experience with analysis of energy policy issues relating to environmental aspects (climate, air quality, water), or vice versa, in an international or internationally-oriented environment focused on public policy or policy-relevant research.
  • Excellent understanding of the energy sector and of environmental policy instruments.
  • Experience with quantitative analysis, drafting policy papers.
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with energy, environmental or climate policy in a developing or emerging economy context is an asset, particularly India, Indonesia or South Africa.
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English; working knowledge of other languages would be an advantage.

Core Competencies

Selection Process
  • For retained candidates, written tests and video-recorded interviews are foreseen from mid-January 2021 and panel interviews are planned for the end of January 2021.  
Contract Duration
  • A one year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.
  • Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either 6,130 EUR or 7,563 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.   Click here to learn more about what we offer and why the OECD is a great place to work.
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  • Please note, 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.

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