Young Associate 2023-2025 – International Energy Agency – Energy Demand Outlook

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.

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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 (OECD). Both the OECD and the IEA seek opportunities to work with an increasing number of non-members of growing importance to the world economy.

The Energy Demand Outlook team’s main publication is the annual World Energy Outlook (WEO) report. This report, produced each year, provides an assessment of the medium- and long-term prospects for energy markets worldwide and their broader implications.

The aim of the report is to provide policymakers, industry, academia, and civil society alike with a rigorous quantitative framework to deepen understanding of the drivers of possible future energy trends and evaluating the impact of government policies to tackle energy-related challenges.

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The WEO includes regular updates on several areas of critical importance to energy and climate trends such as achieving universal energy access, security of supply, and affordability. In addition, the WEO series also comprises regional focuses and stand-alone publications.

Role – Young Associate 2023-2025 – International Energy Agency – Energy Demand Outlook

The Young Associate would report directly to one of the team leads within in the Tracking Sustainable Transitions Unit at the IEA, focusing on developing new energy policy mapping, and integrating those into the IEA’s demand-side modelling.

Their work will cover specific energy technologies and geographies, based on the needs for WEO special reports, as decided by the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) and Chief Energy Modeller.

The Young Associate will contribute to the substantive policy output of the Directorate producing the IEA flagship publication World Energy Outlook by assisting with research and co-ordination tasks and other projects that may be assigned by the hiring manager.

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As an integral part of the World Energy Outlook team the Young Associate will work with the Chief Energy Modeller, a team of modellers and analysts.

Main Responsibilities Young Associate 2023-2025 – International Energy Agency – Energy Demand Outlook

  • Compilation of data and policies on energy, clean energy transitions, climate and development as part of the World Energy Outlook analyses and other related publications.
  • Working closely with the lead analysts in the division, contribute to activities such as drafting working papers and reports, analysis, external and internal consultation and results dissemination.
  • Working closely with colleagues, contribute to WEO analysis and modelling and support teamwork and co-operation.
  • The organisation of meetings and workshop related to WEO publications.
  • Work in the fields of energy access, sustainable development goals and clean energy transitions.
  • Assisting with answers to queries, preparation of graphs, tables, and presentations as required.
  • Support cross-agency activities, including for instance, the organisation of high-level events.

Ideal Candidate Profile – Young Associate 2023-2025 – International Energy Agency – Energy Demand Outlook

Academic Background

  • An undergraduate university degree in  economics, engineering, international relations or other relevant discipline (graduation date between 1 January 2022 and 1 September 2023). Applications from candidates who already hold or are enrolled in a Master’s, PhD, or equivalent degree will not be considered.
  • Course work in at least one of the following areas is required: statistics, quantitative analysis, and econometrics.
  • Coursework relating to engineering or economics is preferred and to energy or public policy is desirable.


  • Good understanding of energy sector dynamics.
  • Excellent quantitative skills and proven analytical abilities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


  • Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and a knowledge of, or willingness to learn, the other.

Core Competencies

  • For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Achievement focus, Analytical thinking, Drafting skills, Flexible thinking, Managing resources, Teamwork and Team leadership, Diplomatic sensitivity, Strategic networking and Strategic thinking.
  • Please refer to the level 1 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.

Contract Duration – Young Associate 2023-2025 – International Energy Agency – Energy Demand Outlook

Two-year fixed term appointment

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Starting Date

September 2023

Before applying, we encourage you to check your eligibility by answering a few short questions here.

What the OECD offers

  • Monthly base salary is 3 873.50, exempt of French income tax, plus allowances based on eligibility. 
  • Click here to learn more about what we offer and why the OECD is a great place to work.
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Simon Tyrus Caine is a solar energy expert with more than 10 years experience in the solar sector. Simon has worked and lived in more than 5 countries. Simon has been involved in solar installations, solar project development, solar financing as well as business development in the solar sector. At SolarEyes International, Simon manages content development and day to day operations of the organisation.

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