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 an increasing number of non-members of growing importance to the world economy.
The IEA Clean Energy Transitions Programme (CETP) is a large, new IEA programme that will expand the Agency’s direct work with major emerging economies on clean energy implementation, funded by a group of IEA member countries across four years from 2018 to 2021. It encompasses technical collaboration, policy review and guidance, training and exchange programmes, primarily targeting major emerging economies (China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Brazil and South Africa). In line with country priorities and needs, activity areas will cover energy efficiency; renewable energy and system integration; data and statistics; policy guidance and modelling; and technology development and innovation.
The IEA seeks to recruit a Clean Energy Transitions Programme (CETP) Co-ordinator who will help the co-ordination, administration, and delivery of various work streams targeting major emerging economies under the IEA Clean Energy Transitions Programme. The CETP Co-ordinator will directly support the CETP Steering Committee, made up of key IEA management and staff from relevant Divisions and Units. The Programme Co-ordinator will work within the Environment and Climate Change Unit (ECC) in the Energy Environment Division (EED), and in close co-operation with substantive Directorates and Divisions across the IEA.
Strategy, oversight and communication
- Under the direction of the CETP Steering Committee, help develop strategic planning, progress briefings and reporting documents and other materials related to the CETP
- Lead the preparation of briefings, speeches, talking points, presentations and other strategic documents related to the CETP
- Participate in high-quality, policy-relevant research on development topics in support of the various CETP work streams and overarching issues, including participating in review processes for the work of participating divisions across the IEA
- Support broader IEA activities as relevant through written and verbal analytical pieces and briefings on insights gained through delivery of the CETP, including economic, energy sector, climate, environment and strategic developments in the Partner Countries.
Liaison and outreach
- Support communication with donors, including through a Funders’ Strategy Group, and support the Steering Committee in ongoing fundraising for the programme
- Working closely with the legal and finance teams, co-ordinate programme reporting to donors.
- Working closely with the Office of Global Energy Relations and substantive experts, help co-ordinate engagement with and outreach to focus countries
- Closely collaborate with other implementing divisions in the IEA and maintain strong working relationship with government officials and key energy stakeholders in focus countries
- Help lead the organisation, management and logistics of a variety of fora, meetings, workshops or conferences, including preparing the documentation for and records of the events
- Present the programme, its work and its outcomes at conferences, seminars, workshops and similar events when appropriate
- Participate in preparations for meetings of the IEA Standing Committees on Global Energy Dialogue and Long-Term Cooperation, and other relevant standing committees, working groups and relevant external meetings as required.
Ideal Candidate Profile
- An advanced university degree in relevant disciplines such as development studies, economics, international relations, public policy, energy, science, statistics, physical science, environmental policy, or engineering
- Three to seven years’ experience working on economic development, energy and environment, or related policy issues in a developing or emerging country context
- Two years’ experience in programme management (including fundraising, planning, reporting, and budget processes)
- Knowledge of major emerging economies, their energy and environmental challenges and clean energy opportunities; field experience in emerging economies would be an advantage
- Experience in planning and organising meetings, workshops and consultation processes.
- 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.
- Please refer to the level 3 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.
- A two year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.
What the OECD offers
- Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either 5,750 EUR or 7,095 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
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. 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.
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.