Workstreams Manager

International Energy Agency (IEA)

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The Secretariat for the Clean Energy Ministerial is housed within the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, France. 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).

More Specifically, The CEM Serves As

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) brings together the world’s leading countries, companies, and experts to achieve one mission – accelerate clean energy transitions. It is about “international collaboration in action”, seeking to deliver faster, cheaper, better clean energy transitions for all. The CEM is an international clean energy leadership and collaboration platform, with its 29 members[1] at the heart of an extensive global clean energy community. The community is working to supercharge the scale and breadth of clean energy transitions, working across all sectors and all of society.

  • A platform for its community to shape the global clean energy agenda and accelerate the deployment of clean energy solutions.
  • A forum for exchanging knowledge and insights, building networks and partnership, and facilitating coordinated actions on clean energy.
  • An implementation vehicle that helps its global community achieve their clean energy goals.

The CEM currently has a programme of more than twenty active workstreams that span the clean energy spectrum, as well as an annual ministerial meeting that brings its global community together to showcase action and increase ambition.

We are looking for a friendly, dynamic, and effective individual from a CEM Member country to join the CEM Secretariat as a Workstreams Manager. This is a small, friendly, hardworking, flexible team that puts a premium on looking out for, and after, one another. The chosen candidate will become an integral member of our small team (around 10 people), working closely with all team members and the CEM’s global clean energy community.

Each CEM Workstream Manager works with member countries and partners as part of the leadership team for several clean energy workstreams. They are active in the design development, management, delivery, tracking, and evaluation of these workstreams. While always working closely with the CEM community, the candidate will have a high degree of autonomy and responsibility to proactively advance their workstreams towards achieving the CEM’s mission and the workstreams goals. The role would be best suited to someone with a strong background in clean energy, from either a policy, analytical, or international collaboration background.

Main Responsibilities

Workstream Leadership

  • Lead on several CEM clean energy workstreams, as part of a small group of workstream managers that are collectively responsible for the CEM’s clean energy work programme (currently constituting more than 20 active workstreams). Work on all aspects of workstream development, delivery, and evaluation, in close collaboration with the workstream co-lead countries, coordinators, and participants.
  • As part of a CEM workstream leadership group, design and deliver an action programme to ensure it achieves the CEM’s mission and the workstreams goals. Ensure that each workstream has in place six key traits that can enable success – clear goals and targets, well-defined work programme, clear outputs and deliverables, proactive leadership, strong coordinator, active participants, and sufficient resources.
  • Together with other CEM workstream managers, own and maintain the overall policy and operational framework that shapes and guides all workstreams. This includes the guidance and processes that govern many aspects of their operational life of a CEM workstream.
  • Bring strong clean energy subject knowledge and thought leadership to the CEM community, together with a proactive attitude that always seeks to move clean energy transitions forward faster. Survey the clean energy landscape and spot new strategic opportunities.

Engagement and Outreach

  • Build strong, trusting relationships with CEM workstream co-lead countries, partners, and participants, as well as excellent networks in the global clean energy community. Leverage these relationships to advance your workstreams and the CEM’s wider work programme.
  • Be the CEM Secretariat’s lead Point of Contact for several member governments, advancing a strategic and operational agenda that aligns their priorities and CEM objectives.
  • Assist the Head of Secretariat in continuous outreach to a multitude of partners and accordingly taking a proactive role in the presentation of the CEM’s work and further potential impact in meetings, events or conferences in international fora or at the corporate boardroom level.

Ministerial and Other Major Meetings

  • Support the successful delivery of the CEM’s ministerial and global assembly meetings, as well as workstream and country engagement meetings.
  • Help ensure effective coordination and strategic alignment across all aspects of the CEM’s work.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic Background

  • Advanced university degree(s) or equivalent in relevant disciplines, such as international relations, political sciences, energy policy, economics, business, science, engineering, or related field.

Professional Background

  • From three to five years’ relevant clean energy experience, ideally in an international collaboration or international policy setting. Strong clean energy subject knowledge and the capacity to provide thought leadership in the CEM community.
  • Deep knowledge of working in the international energy domain and proven capability to develop international coalitions. The ability to quickly develop a comprehensive knowledge of the CEM’s work, both technically and politically.
  • A proactive nature coupled with excellent organisational skills. A “can do” attitude backed up by the ability to work autonomously, demonstrated by a strong track record of delivery.
  • Excellent stakeholder management, networking, and diplomacy skills. A proven ability to build effective international relationships across the public and private sector, harnessing them effectively to achieve clean energy goals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to produce high quality written work to short deadlines.
  • A strong support for diverse, incluse team, coupled with a proven ability to establish and maintain harmonious and effective working relations within them.


  • An excellent written and oral command of English. Good knowledge of other language(s) would be an advantage.

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.

Selection Process

For retained candidates, written tests/video-recorded interviews are foreseen toward the end of March/ early April and panel interviews are planned for the end of April/early May. This role is based in Paris, France. The target start date for this appointment is July 2022; earlier if possible.

What the OECD offers

  • Monthly base salary starts at 6,308 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
  • Please note, the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant
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This position is twin graded A2/A3. Appointment will be based on the candidate’s level of experience and demonstrated ability to perform the functions at the expected level.

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 and CEM 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.

[1] CEM members are Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Application Closing Date

23-03-2022, 11:59:00 PM

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