Industry Lead and Policy Analyst(s)
The OECD is a global economic forum working with 38 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies. The OECD's mission – Better Policies for Better Lives – 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.
In line with the strategic objectives of the Secretary-General, the core mission of the OECD’s Environment Directorate is to help countries to design environmental policies that are both economically efficient and environmentally effective. The OECD has a wide-ranging body of work on topics relating to green finance and investment in the Environment Directorate (ENV), the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs (DAF), the Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) and other parts of the organisation. In October 2016, the OECD launched its Centre on Green Finance and Investment to catalyse and support the transition to a green, low-emissions and climate-resilient global economy. The Centre provides a global platform for effective engagement, collaboration, and action on green finance and investment, produces high quality, policy-oriented research and analysis and supports the broader creation, dissemination, and exchange of data, information, and analysis.
Within the ENV, the Environment, Transition and Resilience (ETR) division provides policy-relevant analysis and recommendations to help countries design and implement policies to meet climate change, biodiversity, and water objectives. The division also focuses on cross-cutting issues related to financing the green transition and support to international negotiations. Within the ETR division, the OECD launched the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Mobilisation (CEFIM) programme in January 2019 to strengthen domestic enabling conditions in attracting finance and investment to renewable energy, energy efficiency and industry decarbonisation in selected emerging and developing economies, in Africa, Latin America and South and Southeast Asia. The programme complements existing national efforts, as well as bilateral and multilateral cooperation to accelerate the low-carbon transition.
The CEFIM programme is recruiting several Industry Policy Analysts to assist emerging and developing economies in designing solutions for financing and to improve the enabling conditions that can accelerate the manufacturing industry’s transition to net zero emissions. The selected Industry Lead candidate will work under the supervision and management of the Team Leader for CEFIM, within the ETR division. The selected Policy Analyst on industry will work under supervision and management of the Industry Lead for CEFIM, within the ETR division.
- Assist emerging and developing countries to support the scale up of finance and investment for decarbonisation of various subsectors of the manufacturing industry. These may include emerging approaches such as blended finance, viability gap funding and other innovative financing instruments for de-risking pilot and first-of-a-kind projects. The implementation of transition finance solutions, such as sustainability-linked instruments, may also be evaluated at project, company and sector levels.
- Identify key barriers and solutions to improve the enabling conditions that can help to scale up finance and investment in low-carbon technologies for industry decarbonisation. This may include innovative approaches at national and international level to accelerate investment in clean energy infrastructure through green financial instruments, as well as measures to foster innovation and technology transfer. The solutions can lead to assess how innovative business models could create demand and facilitate investment in new green projects to replace polluting technologies.
- Develop insights, including relevant research and analysis, on emerging practices in establishing bankable project pipelines, business models and creating demand for technologies and products required to achieve net zero transitions.
- Support the development of databases on industry-related data and clean energy finance projects in selected countries of relevance to the CEFIM programme.
- Manage the research and inputs of junior staff and interns, as well as contractors’ deliverables, as needed.
For the industry lead\:
- Co-ordinate the implementation of the CEFIM programme activities related to industry decarbonisation and provide guidance to the policy analyst(s);
- Establish contacts with international organisations, expert organisations and other stakeholders to build awareness identify synergies with CEFIM industry work;
- Promote the work of the CEFIM work on industry decarbonisation through participation in relevant events, workshops, meetings and conferences; and
- Supervise the work of Policy Analyst(s) working on industry-related activities.
- Contribute to cross-directorate initiatives on industry -related areas such as green hydrogen that require to establish linkages between environment, tax, energy, transport, development assistance, trade and/or investment policies.
- Contribute as required to the Environment Policy Committee and its working parties, horizontal and multidisciplinary projects within the Environment Directorate and OECD and support OECD engagement with key groups from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), G20 and G7, when requested.
- Review and provide constructive comments on, and inputs to, relevant OECD analysis.
Outreach and dissemination events
- Identify opportunities and organise events in support of the CEFIM programme. Develop and deliver material that is accessible and impactful for a range of different audiences, both specialist and non-specialist.
- Produce briefing material and contribute to speeches and other materials for the OECD’s senior leadership on related green finance and investment issues.
- Engage and cultivate a network of industry, financial institutions, international organisations, think tanks and foundation contacts at a range of levels that could contribute to the OECD’s activities on clean energy finance and financing industry decarbonisation.
Ideal Candidate Profile
- Advanced university degree in engineering, finance, economics, energy or climate policy, law or equivalent practical experience.
- Minimum five, preferable seven years’ profession experience in delivering and managing clean energy finance and infrastructure investment, particularly for emerging and developing economies, acquired in the private sector, a national administration, financial industry, consultancy, think tank, international organisation or initiative.
- Experience in supporting clean energy finance in one or more of the following areas\: project development for manufacturing industry; financing of clean energy projects; or clean energy policy development gained at the national level.
- Experience in managing relationships with government officials and in contributing to the organisation, agenda and outputs of international events, including in presenting complex technical issues clearly to a varied audience.
- Good knowledge of industry decarbonisation and related technologies (e.g. green hydrogen) and business models as well as electricity markets and energy efficiency issues in Africa, Asia or Latin America region; relevant work experience in the region.
- Proven ability in writing analytical or policy relevant papers on topics relevant to green finance and investment that are clear, concise, and reader-friendly and achieve the right balance of technical detail and accessibility for target audiences.
- Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint; familiarity with online databases and statistical packages is generally desirable.
- Excellent written and oral command of one of the two official languages of the OECD (English and French) and working knowledge of, or willingness to learn, the other.
- Knowledge of other languages would be an asset (e.g. Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Hindi, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai or Vietnamese)
- Please refer to the OECD Core Competencies and the level 3 indicators.
- 24 months fixed term, with the possibility of renewal.
- Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at EUR 6,415 plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
- Please note that 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.
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