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Energy Analyst – Natural Gas


  • Organization: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Location: Paris
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Logistics
    • Renewable Energy sector
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: 2022-05-25

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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 OECD. Both the IEA and the OECD seek opportunities to work with an increasing number of non-member countries of growing importance to the world economy. The Agency aims to foster the contribution of the energy sector to economic development and environmental sustainability across the globe.

The IEA seeks to recruit an Energy Analyst to work on natural gas markets. The natural gas-related activities of our division include natural gas markets outlook and security analyses.  More specifically, we look at market developments and factors driving changes in regional demand and supply, trade development, contractual evolution and pricing patterns in different parkets.  Our work on natural gas security mainly focuses on infrastructure availability, contractual flexibility, trade evolution and policy measures. 

The Energy Analyst will be responsible for developing the IEA’s quantitative understanding of natural gas demand outlooks, supply availability and trade development. The work consists of analytical and quantitative analysis and case studies. The main outputs will be reports to build an evidence base for the development of Member and Partner Countries’ energy policies.
The selected candidate will be part of a team of enthusiastic professionals working on natural gas related topics across the Agency. 

Main Responsibilities

Analysis, Modelling and Drafting

  • Monitor and analyse developments both global and regional natural gas markets, regulation and policy framework. Prepare regular reports and contributing to IEA publications covering natural gas markets and gas-related issues.
  • Enhance the IEA’s work on the modelling of changes in natural gas supply and demand balances and subsequent natural gas trade developments, particularly over the medium term.
  • Develop and provide in depth analyses on specific links of the natural gas value chain, as well as country or region specific focuses on domestic natural gas market frameworks and developments particularly in the Asian region.. Assess related infrastructure investment decisions and planning as well as foreseen medium term requirements.
  • Contribute to the analysis of natural gas security of supply in IEA member countries, in close co-operation with other Divisions.
  • Expand activities with IEA key partner countries on topics related to natural gas markets developments.
  • Support the broader activities of the IEA through analytical, written and verbal contributions, development of web content and briefs on all aspects of natural gas.
  • Assist with other project management as appropriate.

Liaison and Outreach

  • Collaborate with other Divisions in the Agency and other organisations on cross-cutting projects, publications, policy reviews, the development of programmes and conferences.
  • Participate in preparations for meetings of IEA standing committees, advisory panels and conferences as required; represent the IEA at relevant meetings of other international organisations; provide support for the development of reports, analyses and information items for these meetings.
  • Maintain contacts with policy-level government, other international organisations, industry and research institutions. Promote the work of the Agency externally to a wide range of audiences through organising and participating in workshops, making presentations and holding bi-lateral meetings.

Ideal Candidate Profile 

Academic Background

  • An advanced university degree(s) in relevant disciplines, such as economics, engineering or similar discipline.

Professional Background

  • At least three, preferably five years' experience of economic analysis and reporting upon international and regional natural gas markets acquired in an energy company, financial institution, consulting firm or a policymaking/regulatory body,
  • Good understanding of price interactions, fundamental factors shaping natural gas supply and demand, market policy  and regulatory developments. Specific experience and knowledge of Asian gas markets and global LNG trade would be a strong plus.
  • Strong knowledge of natural gas markets design and regulation, as well as natural gas value chain from production to wholesale and retail markets, including infrastructures.
  • Proven experience with and knowledge of natural gas supply demand models and databases. Capabilities in model developing and programming would be a plus.
  • Proven quantitative analytical abilities and strong drafting skills as demonstrated in past work (analytic reports, operative models, and/or published papers).


  • Working knowledge of both OECD official languages (English and French) would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

Core Competencies

  • For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important\: Achievement focus, Analytical thinking, Drafting skills, Flexible thinking, Teamwork, Influencing, Strategic networking.
  • Please refer to the full list of OECD Core Competencies and the level 3 indicators. 

Contract Duration

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

What the OECD offers

  • Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either 6 197.55 EUR or 7 647.05 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
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This position is twin graded A2/A3. Appointment will be based on the candidate’s  level of experience and demonstrated ability to perform the functions at the expected level.

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

Selection Process

  • For retained candidates, written tests and video-recorded interviews are foreseen first week of  June and panel interviews are planned for mid July 2022.

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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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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