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Project Manager – IEA’s Energy Technology Network – 6342 EUR monthly net salary

Closing Date: 28 January 2024

Project manager – IEA’s energy technology network

  • Paris, France
  • Full-time
  • Grade: GA7

Company Description

THE OECD – Who we are, what we do

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

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

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THE POSITION

The Energy Technology Policy Division (ETP) of the Directorate of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks (STO) focuses on supporting the development and deployment of new and emerging clean energy technologies. One important part of the work of the ETP division is the coordination of the IEA’s Energy Technology Network that is comprised of the Committee for Energy Research and Technology (CERT), its Working Parties, one expert group on R&D, and 39 Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs). The IEA’s Energy Technology Network is the central element of IEA multilateral engagement on energy technologies with IEA member and partner countries, industry and other stakeholders.

This position in the ETP division will support a range of activities under the IEA energy technology network, focusing in particular on planning and priority-setting, events, communication and internal coordination. Other tasks will include responsibility for coordinating high-level events and workshops.

The person will work closely with the IEA’s Clean Energy Technology Officer and a team of enthusiastic professionals in a collegial, dynamic and busy environment.

Job Description

Main Responsibilities

Manage and coordinate key components of IEA’s energy technology network, including

  • The planning and priority-setting for IEA’s support to the IEA Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP), in close collaboration with the IEA Chief Energy Technology Officer and the internal TCP coordination team within the IEA Secretariat;
  • Activites related to TCP communication, in close collaboration with IEA member governments, the TCPs, and the IEA Secretariat;
  • Planning and executing TCP event management, including preparations of the biennial TCP Universal meetings;
  • Coordinate on behalf of the Directorate the IEA desk officers’ and their support to individual TCPs;

Other functions

  • Coordinate the planning and execution of ETP’s high-level events and workshops, ensuring the highest standards.
  • Help support the Energy Technology Policy Division with the organization of Committee and Working Party meetings, as needed.
  • Provide advice and support to the Chief Energy Technology Officer and the Energy Technology Policy Division on communication.
  • Support the Energy Technology Policy Division with other project and processes to improve the division’s effectiveness.

Qualifications

Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic Background:

  • A university degree(s)in either statistics, economics, public policy or technical subject relevant to energy or related field(s).

Professional Background

  • At least three years professional experience working in an International environment.
  • A broad understanding of the energy sector and climate related issues.
  • Strong experience with event management and communication.
  • Experience and interest in project management, involving leading small teams to deliver outputs.

Additional Information

Languages

  • Excellent spoken and written English. Knowledge of other languages would 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 1); Enable People (Level 2); Ethics and Integrity (Level 1); Collaboration and Horizontality (Level 2); Achieve Results (Level 2); Innovate and Embrace Change (Level 2).
  • To learn more about the definitions for each competency for levels 1-3, please refer to OECD Core Competencies.
  • Has in-depth knowledge and signficant experience to solve complex problems.

Closing Date:

  • This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should reach us no later than midnight 28 January, 2024 (CEST).

Selection Process

All applications are screened based on the criteria for the position. For candidates who are screened-in, written tests and/or video-recorded interviews are foreseen in the first half of February, and panel interviews are planned for early March 2024.

Contract Duration

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

What the OECD offers

  • Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at 6342 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.

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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