Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

OECD Paris, France

Junior Energy Modeller – Transport ( Job Number: 15565 )

Application Closing Date: 06-09-2022, 9:59:00 PM

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 (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 Agency aims to foster the contribution of the energy sector to economic development and environmental sustainability across the globe.

The IEA seeks a Junior Energy Modellers to contribute to its work on the transport sector within the Energy Technology Policy (ETP) Division of the Directorate of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks (STO). The main responsibility will be to contribute to the assessment of the status, prospects and potential of different clean transport technologies and strategies to contribute to energy and climate policy goals across different modes.

The Junior Energy Transport Modeller will be part of a team of enthusiastic professionals reporting to the Head of the Technology Innovation Unit (TIU) of the Energy Technology Policy Division.

Main Responsibilities

Modelling, analysis and drafting

  • Contribute to the development, operation and maintenance of IEA’s transport model. This includes model development; updating and improving databases on energy demand activity drivers, technology costs, capital stock; and calibrating sectoral models.
  • Contribute to IEA’s analytical work on clean energy technologies in the transport sector, assessing their status, costs, prospects and potential across different countries. Carry out techno-economic assessments of different power trains.
  • Contribute to drafting of the IEA’s relevant publications.
  • Develop recommendations for the effective deployment of clean transport technologies and solutions for different country contexts.

Collaboration and outreach

  • Contribute to IEA engagement with key transport communities, in particular in the context of the Mobility Model stakeholder group.
  • Closely collaborate with the scientific community within the context of relevant Technology Collaboration Programmes of the IEA; exchange best practice knowledge with the wider IEA network of TCPs.
  • Support preparations as needed for meetings of IEA standing committees, working parties and other groups as required; participate in relevant meetings of other international organisations; provide support for the development of reports, analyses and information items for these meetings.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic Background

  • An advanced university degree(s) in relevant disciplines, such as engineering, economics or mathematics.

Professional Background

  • At least two years’ of professional experience focusing on modelling and analysis of transport or related technologies.
  • Proven track record of managing large and complex modelling activities involving multiple inputs.

  • Excellent quantitative background and understanding of energy sector dynamics. Proven track record in working with analytical teams within tight deadlines.
  • Proven analytical abilities and excellent writing skills as demonstrated in past work products (analytical reports, quantitative analysis, and/or published papers).
  • Proven track record of dealing with policy-makers and industry representatives in international and multilateral contexts.


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


  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel.
  • Good knowledge of Python, R or other programming languages is an important asset.
  • Knowledge in modelling software such as TIMES and Vensim or similar packages is an important asset.

Core Competencies

  • Please refer to the level 3 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies .

Contract Duration

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

What the OECD offers

  • Monthly base salary starting from 4,937 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
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Please note that the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.

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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