Junior Climate Policy Analyst, OECD


We are looking for a Junior Climate Policy Analyst to assist in the analysis of international policy responses to climate change, organisation of meetings, and management of the Secretariat of the OECD/IEA Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG). The selected person will report to the leader of the CCXG team within the Division for Climate Change, Biodiversity and Development of the Environment Directorate.

  Job Duties
  1. Research and analysis 
• Carry out research on climate change policy (exact topics will be determined according to the work programme of the CCXG). This could also include literature reviews, analysing country documentation, and where relevant identifying policy conclusions. 
• In collaboration with colleagues and external experts, draft and edit substantive papers, including research or analytical papers and conference proceedings on these issues. 
• Keep abreast of developments in climate change policy and negotiations, and inform colleagues of these developments as appropriate. 

2. Liaison and outreach 
• Contribute to the organisation, management and logistics of CCXG/OECD meetings and events, missions and other activities.  
• Contribute to the dissemination of findings, including through internal briefings, newsletters, presentations and by representing the OECD in national or international events. 
• Regularly review ENV’s climate web-pages and make suggestions for updating and improving them.  
• Maintain contacts with policy-level officials and modelling experts in government, other international organisations, industry, research institutions, universities and NGOs. 

3. Other tasks 
• Conduct research and draft analytical papers on other issues as requested.  
• Assist in the supervision of consultants, interns and support staff, as requested.

  Qualifications: education, experience, communication and languages
  1. Education and experience 
• Advanced university degree in a relevant area, i.e. resource economics, environmental policy, international relations, law.   
• One to two years’ experience in conducting climate-related analysis and in drafting documents and papers, preferably acquired in an international organisation, national government research organisation or university.   

2. Key competencies 
• Proven ability to draft analytical and/or policy-relevant papers that are clear, concise and reader-friendly.  
• Good knowledge of issues under discussion in the international climate change negotiations. Direct experience in the climate change negotiations and/or the analysis of the issues under discussion would be a considerable asset.  
• Proven ability to distil key information in a thorough and accurate manner.  
• Excellent organisational skills and a good sense of initiative.  
• Ability to work under pressure on multiple tasks, often to tight deadlines and with a minimum of supervision. 

3. Communication and OECD official languages 
• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to convey complex analysis simply ad clearly and in a style and tone appropriately tailored to the audience.   
• Ability to draft well-structured, concise and easy-to read, policy-orientated reports in one of the two official languages of the Organisation (English and French). Ability to make effective presentations.  
• Excellent knowledge of one of the two official languages of the Organisation (English and French), and working knowledge of the other. Knowledge of one or more other languages would be an advantage. 

NB. Candidates for this vacancy may be required to undergo a written exercise.