Past vacancies

This page displays details on the past vacancies over the last 12 months. 

  • Internship (ref.ECS/02/2022) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     19 April 2022
    Closing date
     3 May 2022
    Additional Information

    Under the direct supervision of the Senior Energy Lawyer and Head of Gas Unit, the Intern shall be involved in the following asks:

    • Provide expert advice to the Secretariat and the authorities of the Republic of Moldova, in matters related to the reform of the gas sector in line with Energy Community rules and best European principles;
    • Support the Secretariat and the authorities of the Republic of Moldova in drafting documents (primary and secondary legislation, decisions, etc.) necessary to the reform of the gas sector in line with Energy Community rules and principles;
    • Assist the Secretariat in reviewing gas and oil legislation in Moldova;
    • Assist the Secretariat in unbundling and certification of the gas transmission system operator;
    • Assist the Secretariat in establishing a gas exchange in Moldova;
    • Analyze gas market developments and perform analytical and factual research on energy issues related to the gas sector in Moldova and the Energy Community;
    • Performance of any other tasks as requested by Senior Energy Lawyer, the Head of Gas Unit or the Directors of the Energy Community Secretariat.

     

    The role requires the following competencies and skills from the successful candidate:

    • University degree in engineering, economics or law, or a closely related field (advanced university degree(s) will be considered an advantage);
    • Excellent knowledge of the energy market in Moldova;
    • Previous professional experience in the gas sector will be considered an advantage;
    • Excellent command of English and at least one language spoken in the Republic of Moldova.
  • Head of European Green Deal Unit (ref.ECS/01/2022) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     15 April 2022
    Closing date
     15 May 2022
    Additional Information

    Under the supervision of the Director, the Head European Green Deal Unit shall be involved in the following tasks:

    • Lead the work of the Secretariat related to the implementation of the Energy Community Decarbonisation Roadmap;
    • Lead the work of the Secretariat related to the 2030 targets setting and implementation;
    • Coordinate the work related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, climate and governance, including coal regions in transition;
    • Analyse and propose new acquis in energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate to be adopted by the Energy Community;
    • Coordinate initiatives for technical assistance that contribute to further implementation of the Energy Community Decarbonisation Roadmap;
    • Coordinate work on reviewing and making recommendations on draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs);  
    • Cooperate with EU institutions, IFls, bilateral donors, others in order to identify and implement the most suitable instruments for incentivizing investments supporting the implementation of NECPs;
    • Coordinate daily cooperation between the Secretariat and the European Commission and other EU institutions;
    • Coordinate studies and works relating to the process of rebuilding a decarbonised energy system in Ukraine;
    • Manage the work of the Unit in all aspects related to the area above;
    • Cooperate with other Units for fulfilling the tasks assigned;
    • Other tasks as requested by the Director.

     

    The role requires the following competencies and skills from the successful candidate:

    • University degree in engineering, economy, law or a closely related field;
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the energy/climate sector in a public institution, preferably in an international organisation, including a minimum of 2 years of experience on managerial or policy coordinating position;
    • Previous work experience in the international dimension of energy/climate policy, energy transition, decarbonization or a closely related field;
    • Proven practical experience in the field of implementation of the EU energy/climate acquis.
    • Previous work experience related to cooperation with IFIs and donors’ community;
    • Excellent command of English; knowledge of other languages spoken in the Energy Community is an asset;
    • Proven experience of working in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment;
    • Capable of performing well under pressure;
    • Excellent analytical and drafting skills; strong presentation and negotiation skills.​​​​​​​
  • Senior Energy Expert (ref.ECS/07/EP/2021) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     22 December 2021
    Closing date
     23 January 2022
    Additional Information

    Under the direct supervision of the Head of Eastern Partnership Assistance Unit, the Senior Energy Expert shall be responsible for the following tasks:

    • Provide expert advice to the authorities of the Republic of Moldova, including the Government, the Ministries, the regulatory authority and the competition authority, in all matters related to the reform of the energy sectors in line with Energy Community rules and principles;
    • Support the authorities of the Republic of Moldova, including the Government, the Ministries, the regulatory authority and the competition authority, in drafting all documents (primary and secondary legislation, decisions, etc.) necessary to the reform of the energy sectors in line with Energy Community rules and principles;
    • Perform analytical and factual research on energy issues related to the energy sectors in Moldova and the Energy Community;
    • Establish, manage and maintain the project office in Moldova, support the recruitment of additional experts and provide support for coordination of their activities;
    • Ensure appropriate communication, visibility and information activities related to the project office;
    • Liaise with the relevant staff members of the Energy Community in Vienna, Kyiv and Tbilisi, and report regularly to the Head of Unit, the Director and the Deputy Director;
    • Contribute to implementation of EU4Energy Governance work programme also in Georgia and Ukraine, as required, and to reporting.

     

    The role requires the following competencies and skills from the successful candidate:

    • University degree in engineering, economy, law or a closely related field;
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the energy sector, including a minimum of 2 years of experience in Moldova or one of its neighbouring countries;
    • Excellent command of English and at least one language spoken in the Republic of Moldova;
    • Capable of working in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment;
    • Capable of performing well under pressure;
    • Excellent analytical and drafting skills; strong presentation and negotiation skills.​​​​​​​
  • Head of Administrative and Financial Unit (ref.ECS/06/2021) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     3 December 2021
    Closing date
     3 January 2022
    Additional Information

    Under the supervision of the Director, the Head of Administrative and Financial Unit shall be involved in the following tasks:

    1. ON BUDGETARY / FINANCIAL ISSUES
    • Preparation of the budget of the Energy Community as a whole and of the Energy Community Secretariat in particular;
    • Operational budget management in accordance with the relevantly applicable rules and standards;
    • Administrating of extra budgetary resources;
    • Performance on other assigned budget related duties, concerning the implementation of Financial Management Rules and the Procedures for the Establishment and Implementation of Budget, Auditing and Inspection;
    • Preparation of operational information as well as regular and ad hoc reports for competent institutions, concerning the preparation and management of the budget of the Energy Community;
    • Preparation of consolidated financial statements; respond to internal/external audit observations;
    • General and operational control on accurate and complete accounting;
    • Responsible for availability and operation of efficient internal control systems and maintenance of relevant accountancy records;
    • Initiation of development and implementation of the accounting system, which might improve the financial reporting activities, performance on budget management and its control;
    • Operational responsibility and control of financial matters of relevance for the Energy Community budget, like related to tax refund and other recoveries.
    1. ON ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES
    • Responsible for the everyday administrative management of the work of the Energy Community Secretariat related to the organization, lT, procurement and office management. Liaise with other units and staff members responsible for the relevant organizational and administrative matters;
    • Responsible for the efficient organization and management of the website of the Energy Community;
    • Responsible for the preparation of events of the Energy Community;
    • Continuous optimization of the processes and practices as to respond to the organizational requirements of the Secretariat.
    1. ON HUMAN RESOURCES ISSUES
    • Liaise in payroll related matters with the external accounting service as well as other involved authorities (insurance companies, Ministries, etc.);
    • Overall operational control of the maintenance of the database related to the leave entitlements of the staff members in accordance with the applicable Staff Regulations;
    • Responsible for the preparation and coordination of the recruitment procedures of members of the staff of the Energy Community Secretariat from administrative, organizational and legal point of view;
    • Initiate, process, monitor, review and follow-up actions related to human resources activities, e.g., performance appraisal, job classification reviews, separation, training etc., ensuring consistency in the application of regulations and procedures.
    1. OTHERS
    • Coordination of activities and preparation of the Budget Committee meetings on regular basis;
    • Performs on any other tasks, assigned by the Directors, related to the activities of the Energy Community Secretariat, concerning financial, budgetary, administrative or human resources related issues;
    • Providing advice and guidance to staff with respect to administrative procedures, processes and practices, liaising with the Directors, at any stage as necessary.

     

    The role requires the following competencies and skills from the successful candidate:

    • University degree in economy or business administration or a closely related field;
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience on financial management position, preferably in public institution or international organisation, including a minimum of 2 years of experience on managerial position;
    • Experience in the application of administrative and financial procedures;
    • Excellent command of English; knowledge of other languages spoken in the Energy Community is an asset;
    • Capable of working in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment;
    • Capable of performing well under pressure;
    • Excellent analytical and drafting skills; strong presentation and negotiation skills.​​​​​​​
  • Internship (ref: ECS/05-2021) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     20 October 2021
    Closing date
     2 November 2021
    Additional Information

    The Secretariat currently looks for an Intern to support the environment activities of the Secretariat.

    The candidate should have the following competencies and skills:

    • University degree in environmental science, economics or law (preferably with a special focus on or a degree in environmental economics/law, advance university degree(s) will be considered as advantage);
    • Previous professional experience can be considered as a benefit;
    • Excellent knowledge of EU/Energy Community environmental law and its implementation;
    • A thorough understanding of one or more of the following fields will be considered as an asset: air pollution and quality planning, green jobs;
    • Full proficiency in English (knowledge of one or more official language(s) of Energy Community Contracting Parties will be considered as an asset).
  • Temporary Partial Replacement - Event Officer (ref: ECS/04-2021) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     11 October 2021
    Closing date
     26 October 2021
    Additional Information

    Under the overall supervision and instructions of the Head of Administrative and Financial Unit, the temporary partial replacement Event Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    • All aspects of event planning and preparation;
    • Producing detailed proposals for events in accordance with established event check lists;
    • Internal and external event-related communication;
    • Liaising with venue management teams, caterers, contractors (equipment hire and technical support);
    • Maintaining accurate and up to-date records and files for all events;
    • Event related website and database management including invitation-, document- and user-management;
    • Any other tasks as requested by the Directors.

     

    The role requires the following competencies and skills from the successful candidate:

    • University degree in law, social science, business administration or a closely related field;
    • A minimum of 3 years of experience in the field of administrative services, preferably in public institution or international organisation;
    • Proficiency of Microsoft Office suite of programmes;
    • Knowledge of website management software, such as Magnolia, shall be considered an asset;
    • Knowledge of Ramsauer & Stuermer software shall be considered an asset;
    • Excellent command of English; knowledge of other languages spoken in the Energy Community is an asset;
    • Capable of working in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment;
    • Capable of performing well under pressure;
    • Excellent analytical and drafting skills; strong presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Internship (ref: ECS/03-2021) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     13 August 2021
    Closing date
     10 September 2021
    Additional Information

    Objective:

    • Supporting the event management area of the Energy Community Secretariat, inter alia, processing the list of participants and updating the online user database, uploading documents and creating/updating event-pages of the Energy Community website; 
    • compiling records for the Secretariat’s Environmental Management System (EMS) and other tasks as assigned by the EMS team; 
    • any other task as requested by the Director. 
       

    Competencies and skills:

    • Studies in business administration or any other related field;
    • Professional experience of 1-2 years might be a benefit;
    • Full proficiency in English;
    • Very organized and responsible, able to work with deadlines.
  • Head of Eastern Partnership Assistance Unit (ref. ECS/02/EP/2021) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     20 July 2021
    Closing date
     22 August 2021
    Additional Information

    Under the supervision of the Director, the Head of Eastern Partnership Assistance Unit shall be involved in the following tasks:

    • Overall coordination of activities related to the assistance to partner countries, in particular in the preparation and adoption of primary and secondary legislation compliant with the Energy Community acquis in the fields of electricity, gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency;
    • Leading communication, visibility and information activities related to the project;
    • Contribution to the design of the project and countries specific work programs;
    • Advice in transferring European best practices in implementation of the acquis;
    • Promotion of the work of the Secretariat in the relevant field at international conferences;
    • Drafting reports for the Contracting Authority and regular updates related to the EU4ENERGY project.

     

    The role requires the following competencies and skills from the successful candidate:

    • University degree in economy or management, preferably with focus in energy related fields;
    • Proven training for EU Project management and/or Monitoring and Evaluation for EU funded projects;
    • At least 4 years of relevant professional experience in team management out of which at least 2 years in management of team of experts in energy related fields, preferably in international organisation;
    • Experience in management of at least one technical assistance project funded by EU in the field of energy with the budget over 1 mio EUR;
    • Experience with Results-Oriented Monitoring missions from Contracting Authority;
    • Sound expertise with Logical Frameworks and project monitoring tools;
    • Experience with EU DigiTool and OpSys is an asset;
    • Profound knowledge of the scope of work of the Energy Community;
    • Excellent command of English; knowledge of other languages spoken in the corresponding Eastern Partnership countries is an asset;
    • Background of working with Georgia, Moldova or Ukraine in the energy field is an asset;
    • Capable of working in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment;
    • Capable of performing well under pressure;
    • Excellent analytical and drafting skills; strong presentation and negotiation skills.​​​​​​​
  • Head of Administrative and Financial Unit (ref.ECS/01/2021) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     20 July 2021
    Closing date
     22 August 2021
    Additional Information

    Under the supervision of the Director, the Head of Administrative and Financial Unit shall be involved in the following tasks:

    1. ON BUDGETARY / FINANCIAL ISSUES
    • Preparation of the budget of the Energy Community as a whole and of the Energy Community Secretariat in particular;
    • Operational budget management in accordance with the relevantly applicable rules and standards;
    • Administrating of extra budgetary resources;
    • Performance on other assigned budget related duties, concerning the implementation of Financial Management Rules and the Procedures for the Establishment and Implementation of Budget, Auditing and Inspection;
    • Preparation of operational information as well as regular and ad hoc reports for competent institutions, concerning the preparation and management of the budget of the Energy Community;
    • Preparation of consolidated financial statements; respond to internal/external audit observations;
    • General and operational control on accurate and complete accounting;
    • Responsible for availability and operation of efficient internal control systems and maintenance of relevant accountancy records;
    • Initiation of development and implementation of the accounting system, which might improve the financial reporting activities, performance on budget management and its control;
    • Operational responsibility and control of financial matters of relevance for the Energy Community budget, like related to tax refund and other recoveries.
    1. ON ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES
    • Responsible for the everyday administrative management of the work of the Energy Community Secretariat related to the organization, lT, procurement and office management. Liaise with other units and staff members responsible for the relevant organizational and administrative matters;
    • Responsible for the efficient organization and management of the website of the Energy Community;
    • Responsible for the preparation of events of the Energy Community;
    • Continuous optimization of the processes and practices as to respond to the organizational requirements of the Secretariat.
    1. ON HUMAN RESOURCES ISSUES
    • Liaise in payroll related matters with the external accounting service as well as other involved authorities (insurance companies, Ministries, etc.);
    • Overall operational control of the maintenance of the database related to the leave entitlements of the staff members in accordance with the applicable Staff Regulations;
    • Responsible for the preparation and coordination of the recruitment procedures of members of the staff of the Energy Community Secretariat from administrative, organizational and legal point of view;
    • Initiate, process, monitor, review and follow-up actions related to human resources activities, e.g., performance appraisal, job classification reviews, separation, training etc., ensuring consistency in the application of regulations and procedures.
    1. OTHERS
    • Coordination of activities and preparation of the Budget Committee meetings on regular basis;
    • Performs on any other tasks, assigned by the Directors, related to the activities of the Energy Community Secretariat, concerning financial, budgetary, administrative or human resources related issues;
    • Providing advice and guidance to staff with respect to administrative procedures, processes and practices, liaising with the Directors, at any stage as necessary.

     

    The role requires the following competencies and skills from the successful candidate:

    • University degree in economy or business administration or a closely related field;
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience on financial management position, preferably in public institution or international organisation;
    • Experienced in the application of administrative and financial procedures;
    • Experience in management of teams;
    • Excellent command of English; knowledge of other languages spoken in the Energy Community is an asset;
    • Capable of working in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment;
    • Capable of performing well under pressure;
    • Excellent analytical and drafting skills; strong presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Environmental Expert (ref. ECS/04/2020) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     23 April 2020
    Closing date
     25 May 2020
    Additional Information

    Under the direct supervision of the Head of Unit, the Environmental Expert has the following main responsibilities:

    • Review compliance of measures taken by the Contracting Parties to the Energy Community Treaty ("the Treaty") with the Energy Community acquis on environment, in particular on climate topics, environmental impact assessment, strategic environmental assessment, environmental liability and nature protection (“areas of key expertise”);
    • Contribute to the overall monitoring of the progress related to the implementation of the Energy Community acquis by the Contracting Parties to the Treaty, including the preparation of reports, in the areas of key expertise;
    • Assist the Contracting Parties to the Treaty in implementing the Energy Community acquis in the areas of key expertise;
    • Contribute to the assessment of complaints and cases under Article 90 of the Treaty, in the areas of key expertise;
    • Assist the work of the Ministerial Council’s Environmental Task Force;
    • Contribute to the development of the nature protection dimension of the Energy Community by the preparation of analyses, strategies and proposals;
    • Perform analytical work and research on environmental issues related to the Energy Community;
    • Perform any other task, related to the activities of the Energy Community Secretariat as requested by the Head of Unit or Directors.

     

    The role requires the following competencies and skills from the successful candidate:

    • An advanced university degree with a specialization on climate, environment, environmental science, environmental engineering, environmental law or similar;
    • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in environmental matters, including with European Union legislation in that area;
    • An understanding of the energy sectors as well as an understanding of political and economic issues in Contracting Parties to the Treaty will be an asset;
    • As English is the working language of the Energy Community, fluency in spoken and written English is indispensable;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries;
    • An ability to establish and maintain working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for cultural diversity;
    • Strong presentation and negotiation skills; proficient computer skills;
    • Excellent drafting skills.
  • Governance Expert (ref. ECS/03/2020) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     23 April 2020
    Closing date
     25 May 2020
    Additional Information

    Under the direct supervision of the Head of Unit, the Governance Expert has the following main responsibilities:

    • Assist the Contracting Parties in designing holistic and inclusive legal and policy frameworks in the areas covered by the Energy Community Treaty ("the Treaty"), including plans and strategies, on national, sub-national and regional levels;
    • Assist the Contracting Parties to the Treaty in preparing the transposition and the implementation of the Clean Energy Package;
    • Assist the Contracting Parties to the Treaty in managing a just transition, including in supporting coal regions within Contracting Parties;
    • Review compliance of plans, strategies and measures taken by the Contracting Parties to the Treaty with the acquis, policies and targets adopted by the Energy Community, in particular the national energy and climate plans;
    • Contribute to the overall monitoring of the progress related to the implementation of the Energy Community acquis by the Contracting Parties to the Treaty, including the preparation of reports;
    • Contribute to the assessment of complaints and cases under Article 90 of the Treaty;
    • Contribute to the development of the decarbonisation dimension of the Energy Community, including carbon pricing, by the preparation of analyses, strategies and proposals;
    • Perform analytical work and research on governance issues related to the Energy Community;
    • Perform any other task, related to the activities of the Energy Community Secretariat as requested by the Head of Unit or Directors.

     

    The role requires the following competencies and skills from the successful candidate:

    • An advanced university degree with a specialization on law, political science, economics or similar;
    • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in policy and strategy design and implementation, including with European Union legislation and policy in the areas covered by the Responsibilities;
    • An understanding of the energy sectors as well as an understanding of political and economic issues in Contracting Parties to the Treaty will be an asset;
    • As English is the working language of the Energy Community, fluency in spoken and written English is indispensable;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries;
    • An ability to establish and maintain working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for cultural diversity;
    • Strong presentation and negotiation skills;
    • Excellent drafting skills.