Junior Environmental Economist

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Paris, France 🇫🇷



The OECD’s mission – Better Policies for Better Lives – promotes policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. It 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 OECD Environment Directorate (ENV), in line with the strategic objectives of the Secretary-General, provides relevant and timely information, analysis and advice to support governments in identifying and implementing the environmental policies needed to support a cleaner, more resource-efficient and low-carbon green growth path. The Directorate currently comprises approximately 120 staff members working across a broad range of issues such as: green growth, climate change, biodiversity, water, eco-innovation, resource productivity and waste, environmental policy tools and evaluation, safety of chemicals, biotechnology and nanomaterials, and linkages between environment and tax, agriculture, energy, transport, development assistance, trade and investment policies. For more information, please refer to www.oecd.org/env.


The Environment and Economy Integration (EEI) Division of ENV undertakes policy-orientated research on circular economy, resource productivity and waste management, interactions between trade and environment policy, environment-economy modelling, environmental policies and economic outcomes, and on spatial and land use planning.


The EEI Division is looking for a Junior Environmental Economist to support the analytical work on the linkages between environmental and economic policies in the division.


Main Responsibilities


Policy Analysis and Drafting

  • Contribute to analytical projects on environmental policy design and evaluation, especially in the areas of circular economy and resource productivity.
  • Undertake reviews of and synthesise relevant literature, develop the necessary analytical, empirical and data foundation to address the environmental and economic policy interactions in specific topic areas, draft reports, and contribute to the preparation and support of meetings and workshops.

Liaison and Outreach

  • Contribute to the dissemination of findings, including through maintaining contacts with relevant government officials and other experts.

Ideal Candidate Profile


Academic Background

  • An advanced post-graduate university degree in environmental or micro economics, resource economics, environmental sciences, or a related discipline.

 Professional Background

  • At least 1 to 3 years of experience working in environmental policy analysis, research or other policy-related fields, preferably within a research organisation, government or an international organisation.
  • Some exposure in the work areas of the EEI Division, inter alia in the areas of environmental policy and evaluation; the circular economy, and resource productivity.
  • Skills in econometric analysis.
  • Proven ability to draft analytical and/or policy-relevant papers that are clear, concise and reader-friendly.
  • A background in extractive /material processing industries and experience organising large international events, or more generally experience of working at the international level. 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.

  • Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

Core Competencies

What the OECD offers

  • Monthly base salary starting from EUR 4,400 exempt of French income tax, plus allowances based on eligibility.

Please note, the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.


Contract Duration

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

NB. Short-listed candidates may be asked to take a written test as part of the screening for candidates.


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.