Junior Energy Policy Analyst (Environment and Climate Change)

International Energy Agency (IEA)

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. 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 non-members of growing importance to the world economy.


The IEA is recruiting a Junior Energy Policy Analyst to work on environment and climate change. The successful candidate will be part of a small team of enthusiastic professionals reporting to the Head of the Environment and Climate Change Unit (ECC) in the Energy Environment Division.


Main Responsibilities


Co-ordination and Outreach

  • Contribute to ECC co-ordination of IEA work related to climate change, low-carbon energy transition, digitalisation in the energy sector and other cross-cutting energy issues.  This work will include tracking work programmes, organising meetings, monitoring deliverables, and drafting materials.


  • Support Agency-wide participation in the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP) meetings, helping organising IEA events, assisting with the IEA publications stand developing the IEA COP website and social media communications materials, and co-ordinating schedules and preparation of briefing materials for senior managers.   


  • Promote the work of the Agency externally to a range of audiences through presentations, bi-lateral meetings and participation in relevant events; organise and participate in workshops. 

Energy Analysis

  • Participate in qualitative and quantitative analysis of real-world energy and climate policy issues in member countries and non-member countries, and the writing of associated reports, publications and other communications on topics including digitalisation and energy, and the role of carbon pricing and other policies in packages for low-carbon energy transition.


  • Manage the climate change section of the IEA Policies and Measures Database. Undertake data collection and analysis, and liaise with the Communication and Information Office for web publication.


  • Assist in tracking energy sector progress on low-carbon energy transition, including through drafting and production of publications support.


  • Support ECC work relating to the resilience of the energy sector against climate impacts and non-climate environmental aspects of the energy sector.


  • Contribute to monitoring of latest climate policy developments in key sectors and regions.


  • Provide logistical support as required for workshops and conferences on various ECC activities such as the annual GHG Emissions Trading Workshop and the IEA/OECD Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) bi-annual meetings and seminars.

Candidate’s profile


Academic Background 

  • An advanced university degree(s) in economics, energy policy, political science, international relations, engineering or other relevant disciplines..

Professional Background

  • At least three years’ experience of analysing national and international climate change and energy policy issues in an international environment.


  • Experience supporting and coordinating cross-cutting programmes of work involving multiple actors, including direct experience in organisation of workshops. 


  • Excellent understanding of the energy sector and of climate policy instruments.


  • Work experience in energy sector climate change mitigation, energy sector resilience to climate impacts, and the implications of digitalization for the energy sector would be an advantage.


  • An excellent written and oral command of English. Good knowledge of other language(s) would be an asset.

Core Competencies 

Contract Duration 

  • A one year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

What the OECD offers

  • Monthly base salary starting from 4 498 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax

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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