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Energy Efficiency Policy Analysts

  • Organization: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Location:
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Political Affairs
    • Legal - Broad
    • Renewable Energy sector
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-06

Energy Efficiency Policy Analysts

  • 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. 

As part of its modernisation agenda, the IEA is strengthening its role as a global clean energy hub and aims to be the world’s leading source of analytic work and policy advice on energy efficiency aimed at a global audience. Our team of policy analysts contribute to a growing programme of work covering all aspects of energy efficiency from projecting the potential for energy efficiency across all sectors of economies, to evaluating the multiple benefits and impacts of policy measures, to financing energy efficiency. The analytical portfolio leads to extensive policy advice as well as capacity building activities aimed primarily at emerging economies in support of their social, economic and climate change objectives.

The IEA is seeking one or more experienced Energy Efficiency Policy Analysts with expertise in a sector such as Industry, Buildings or Transport or with cross sectoral expertise on digitalisation, impact assessment or the social benefits of energy efficiency to implement and grow a portfolio of energy efficiency projects working globally with a wide range of partner organisations. Candidates with specific expertise and experience in any of these areas are encouraged to apply. Experience relating to energy efficiency issues in large emerging economies and regions such as Africa, China, Brazil, India, Indonesia and South-east Asia would also be an advantage.

Job Description

Analysis and Policy Advice

  • Undertaking quantitative and qualitative analysis of energy efficiency trends and policies at the global, regional and country level.
  • Analysing and evaluating sectoral energy efficiency policy progress, opportunities and market developments globally.
  • Developing analysis, case studies and best practice policy resources to assist policy makers.
  • Working with policy makers to collaboratively develop analysis, strategies and policies to support energy efficiency goals.
  • Seeking opportunities to attract funding from likeminded partners.
  • Supporting the broader energy efficiency activities of Energy Efficiency Division, and the IEA more generally, through high quality analytical, written and verbal contributions.

Liaison and Outreach

  • Developing long term and trust-based relationships in countries of operation, including all IEA members, accession, association and partner countries. Broadening the Energy Efficiency Division’s networks and relationships globally.
  • Identifying opportunities for sharing relevant knowledge between countries and contributing to building communities of practice for energy efficiency at country, regional and sectoral levels.
  • Organising focussed international workshops and seminars on a wide range of energy efficiency issues.
  • Collaborating across the Agency, with national delegations and with other organisations on cross-cutting projects, publications, policy reviews and events. 
  • Representing the Agency at international conferences, meetings and workshops, including making presentations on buildings energy efficiency issues.


Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic Background

  • Preferably an advanced university degree in a relevant discipline, such as economics, finance, energy, environmental policy or engineering.

Professional Background

  • At least five to seven years’ experience analysing, planning and implementing national and/or international buildings or transport energy-related policies and/or projects.
  • Demonstrated capability in energy efficiency policy design in the relevant sector(s), economic analysis, implementation, evaluation and reporting.
  • Excellent understanding of the energy sector; a sound knowledge of sustainable energy preferably with in-depth understanding of energy efficiency policy.
  • Understanding of power systems, particularly distribution systems, and electricity markets would be an advantage.
  • Experience in the use of programmes and tools to support quantitative analysis would be an advantage.
  • Experience of working with, or in-depth knowledge of, one or more of the following countries: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa; would be an advantage.
  • Experience working with international and bilateral organisations would also be an advantage.

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 2); Enable People (Level 1); 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. Ability to draft and proofread in English.
  • Knowledge of other languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese or Bahasa Indonesian) 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 6 June 2024(CEST). 

Contract Duration 

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

What the OECD offers

  • 1 monthly salary starts at 7 738.74 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.  
  • Click here to browse our People Management Guidebook and learn more about all aspects relating to people at the OECD, our workplace environment and many other policies supporting staff in their daily life.  

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. (Internal and external) 

Selection Process 

For retained candidates, written tests/video-recorded interviews are foreseen [mid June] and panel interviews are planned for [mid July]. 

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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