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Security Analyst - Energy Security and Critical Minerals Division


  • Organization: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Location: Paris
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Renewable Energy sector
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: Closed

Security Analyst - Energy Security and Critical Minerals Division

  • Full-time
  • Grade: PAL6

Company Description

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation comprised of 38 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 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 IEA and the OECD seek opportunities to work with an increasing number of non-members of growing importance to the world economy. The Agency aims to foster the contribution of the energy sector to economic development and environmental sustainability.

The IEA seeks to recruit one or more Security Analysts for the Energy Security and Critical Minerals Division. This division manages the Agency’s programme of work on emergency preparedness and policy of member and non-member countries of the IEA. This is the core energy security policy mission of the IEA which has been extended beyond oil to include supply security of natural gas, electricity and energy related critical minerals.   S/he will work under the supervision of the Head of Division.

Job Description

Research and Analysis

  • Undertaking quantitative and qualitative analysis of trends and policies at the global, regional and country level relevant to support the work programme on energy security policy and emergency response planning and policies for ensuring supply security of energy related critical minerals.
  • Working with policy makers to collaboratively develop analysis, strategies and policies for ensuring and improving energy security.
  • Participate in reviews of energy security policies and emergency response measures of member and non-member countries, including the coordination and conducting of country reviews and drafting of reports
  • Co-author and contribute to relevant IEA outputs, including project reports, web content, training material, presentations and input to other IEA products.

Liaison and Outreach

  • Coordinate the Secretariat support with relevant stakeholders and partners. Foster their interaction and collaboration with the IEA’s committees and standing groups.
  • Collaborate with relevant colleagues across the Agency in support of the broader IEA efforts and to strengthen IEA engagement with other collaborative platforms.
  • Promote the work of the IEA externally to a wide range of audiences through organising and participating in workshops, making presentations and holding bi-lateral meetings.
  • Participate in preparations for meetings of IEA standing committees, working parties and other groups as required; participate in relevant meetings of other international organisations; provide support for the development of reports, analyses and information items for these meetings.
  • Maintain contacts with members of national delegations, other international organisations, representatives of industry, and other institutions involved in energy market assessments.


Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic Background

  • Preferably an advanced university degree in economics, engineering, physical sciences, energy policy or other relevant disciplines.

Professional Background

  • A minimum of two to five years' experience in the field of energy security or critical minerals, including a good understanding of energy related critical minerals policies. Experience in working with committees or international partnerships, facilitating dialogue and building consensus.  Experience in government energy policy development would be an asset.
  • Excellent understanding of the energy sector and of trends impacting supply and demand.
  • Proven analytical experience and strong drafting skills, as demonstrated by past work (publications, reports, quantitative analysis, operative models and/or published papers).
  • Demonstrated ability to digest, interpret, and evaluate energy policy information, digest policy information into usable variables that can be used to compare across geographies and be used to calibrate analysis and modelling, and be able to write cogently on key energy topics and the role of policy in that context.
  • Demonstrated capability to plan and manage projects; and prepare reports on technical issues suitable for a more general policy audience.

Core Competencies

  • OECD staff are expected to demonstrate behaviours aligned to six core competencies which will be assessed as part of this hiring processes: Vision and Strategy (Level 1); Enable People (Level 2); Ethics and Integrity (Level 2); Collaboration and Horizontality (Level 2); Achieve Results (Level 2); Innovate and Embrace Change (Level 2).
  • There are three possible levels for each competency. The level for each competency is determined according to the specific needs of each job role and its associated grade.
  • To learn more about the definitions for each competency for levels 1-3, please refer to OECD Core Competencies.


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

Additional Information

Closing Date:

  • This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should reach us no later than midnight 24 April 2024 (CEST).

Contract Duration

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

What the OECD offers

Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either 7 738.74 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.

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Salary Information

Please note that the appointment may be made at one grade lower in the specified job family, based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.

Selection Process

For retained candidates, written tests/video-recorded interviews are foreseen mid May and  panel interviews are planned for end May 2024.

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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