Energy Efficiency Policy Analysts

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Paris, France

Experience: 0 to 3 Years

Skill Required: Accounts and Finance

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 influencing policy decisions in any of these areas are encouraged to apply. Experience relating to energy efficiency issues in large emerging economies would also be an advantage. The successful candidate(s) will join a team of enthusiastic professionals in the Energy Efficiency Division. The goal of the Division is to enhance global understanding of energy efficiency in the context of wider energy policy making. This is done through global analysis of trends, policy progress and the economic and environmental impacts of these, as well as through detailed sectoral analysis of key issues. Emphasis is placed on using this analysis in support of policy makers’ efforts to design and implement best practice policies to support energy efficiency, as well as wider energy and climate related goals.

Main Responsibilities:

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 like minded partners.
  • Supporting the broader energy efficiency activities of Energy Efficiency Division, and the IEA more generally, through influential and 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 focused 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:

  • An advanced university degree in a relevant discipline, such as economics, finance, energy, environmental policy or engineering.
  • Professional Background
  • At least three 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.
  • 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.


  • Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and knowledge of the other, with a commitment to reach a good working level.
  • Knowledge of other languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese or Bahasa Indonesian) would be an asset.