Application Closing Date:  02-06-2019, 9:59:00 PM


The OECD is a global economic forum working with 36 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies to make 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. 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.


The OECD Environment Directorate (ENV), in line with the strategic objectives of the Secretary‑General, provides relevant and timely information, analysis and advice to support governments in identifying and implementing the environmental policies needed to support a cleaner, more resource-efficient, low-carbon, resilient and green growth path. The Directorate currently comprises approximately 165 staff members working across a broad range of issues such as: green growth, climate change, biodiversity, water, eco-innovation, resource productivity and waste, environmental policy tools and evaluation, safety of chemicals, biotechnology and nanomaterials, sustainable finance and linkages between environment and tax, agriculture, energy, transport, development assistance, trade and investment policies. For more information, please refer to 


The Environment and Economy Integration Division (EEI) and the Climate, Biodiversity and Water Division (CBW) in the Environment Directorate are looking for a number of Junior Policy Analysts. The EEI Division is currently undertaking work on interactions between trade and environment policy, circular economy and resource productivity, environment-economy modelling, environmental policies and economic outcomes, spatial planning, greening mobility and transport, and on cost benefit analysis. One of the positions will be to conduct analytical work on enhancing the environmental effectiveness and economic efficiency of policies to promote resource efficiency and the transition to a more circular economy. The other position will focus on other aspects of the Division’s work, includinginter alia economic valuation of the health impact of environmental pollutants, eco-innovation, and trade and environment. The CBW Division works on climate, biodiversity, water and sustainable finance issues, including the linkages between these issues. One position is to work on sustainable finance, with a focus on energy efficiency and finance. The Division is also interested in recruiting an economist with good quantitative skills to work on climate and biodiversity issues.

Main Responsibilities
  • Undertake reviews of and synthesise relevant literature, develop the necessary analytical, empirical and data foundation to address the environmental and economic policy interactions in specific topic areas in the relevant divisions (such as on circular economy, valuation of adverse health impacts of environmental pollutants, trade and environment, and eco-innovation, sustainable finance, climate and biodiversity).
  • Draft reports, contribute to the implementation of projects and support for meetings and workshops.
  • Contributions to briefing and speeches for senior OECD officials.
  • Contribute to the dissemination of findings, including through maintaining contacts with relevant government officials and other experts.
Ideal Candidate Profile
Academic Background
  • For EEI role: An advanced post-graduate university degree (Ph.D. preferred) in environmental or micro economics, environmental sciences, or a related discipline. A strong quantitative background would be an asset.
  • For CBW (non-finance) role: an advanced post-graduate university degree (PhD preferred) in economics (environmental or macro), econometrics or a related discipline.
  • For CBW (sustainable finance) role: an advanced post-graduate university degree in economics, finance or an engineering discipline related to energy.
Professional Background
  • At least 1 to 3 years of experience working in environmental or energy policy analysis, research or other policy-related fields, preferably within a research organisation, government or an international organisation.
  • Some exposure in the work areas of the relevant Divisions, inter alia in the areas of (for EEI) environmental policy and evaluation; economic valuation, the circular economy, and resource productivity; and (for CBW) climate, biodiversity, water and sustainable finance.
  • Experience organising large international events, or more generally experience of working at the international level. Skills in econometric analysis and a background in extractive / material processing industries would be an advantage.
  • Proven ability to draft analytical and/or policy-relevant papers that are clear, concise and reader-friendly.
  • An excellent command of one of the two official languages of the OECD (English and French) and working knowledge of, or willingness to learn, the other.
 Core Competencies
Contract Duration
  •  One year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

What the OECD offers

  • Monthly base salary starting from 4,675 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax. 

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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