Vacancies

The Energy Community Secretariat is one of the institutions set up under the Treaty establishing the Energy Community (the "Treaty"). The Energy Community is an international organisation with its seat in Vienna. The Secretariat has overall monitoring, coordinating and administrative functions in regard with the implementation of the Treaty.

In parallel to the contracted/seconded positions, the Energy Community Secretariat offers a limited number of internships for persons who wish to acquire an understanding of the Energy Community’s work or gain experience in the field of their studies / work.

 

Open vacancies

Past vacancies:

  • Internship Opportunity (Internship/03-2018/EU4Energy) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     14 February 2018
    Closing date
     1 March 2018
    Planned commencement date
     12 March 2018
    Additional Information

    Objective: The Interns will gain first hand insight into the Energy Community activities related to the implementation of the Treaty and EU4Energy Project across a wide range of jurisdictions.

     

    Scope of work (non-exhaustive):

    • Promotion and development of relations with the stakeholders, like ministries, regulatory authorities, Transmission System Operators, National Statistical Institute and energy agencies in Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova;
    • Assistance in the implementation of the EU4Energy Governance project in the beneficiary countries (namely Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine), including but not limited to electricity and gas sector reform;
    • Reviewing secondary legislation and editing of reports in frames of the activities of the Energy Community Secretariat;
    • Regulatory analysis of the new energy related legislative framework which is to be implemented following the accession of the beneficiary countries to the EnC;
    • Performance of any other tasks as requested by the Head of Unit/Deputy Head of Unit or the Director of the Energy Community Secretariat.
  • Gas Expert – Eastern Partnership Unit (ref. ECS/01/EP/2018) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     25 January 2018
    Closing date
     26 February 2018
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    Additional Information

    Under the direct supervision of the Head of Unit/Deputy Head of Unit, the Gas Expert shall be
    responsible for the following scope of activities within the implementation of the EU4ENERGY project
    (‘the project”):

    • Contribute to the design of the project, countries specific work programs and reports;
    • Assist partner countries, in particular in the preparation and adoption of relevant primary and secondary legislation in the field of gas in cooperation with Head of Gas Unit of the Secretariat;
    • Coordinate activities of the consultants in the gas sector under the Project.
    • Assist in identification/development of key energy infrastructure strategic projects in the Eastern Partnership Countries;
    • Advise in transferring European best practices in implementation and contribute to the integration of partner countries’ gas markets with the European gas market where applicable;
    • Provide expertise on gas market related issues;
    • Promote work of the Secretariat and the Project in the relevant field at conferences, workshops and meetings;
    • Draft information for regular updates of the Energy Community webpage;
    • Performance of any other tasks as requested by the Head of Unit/Deputy Head of Unit or the
      Directors.
  • Two Internship Opportunities (Internship/02-2018/EU4Energy) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     7 February 2018
    Closing date
     23 February 2018
    Additional Information

    Objective: The Interns will gain first hand insight into the Energy Community activities related to the
    implementation of the Treaty and EU4Energy Project across a wide range of jurisdictions.

     

    Scope of work (non-exhaustive):

    • Promotion and development of relations with the stakeholders, like ministries, regulatory authorities, Transmission System Operators, National Statistical Institute and energy agencies in Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova;
    •  Assistance in the implementation of the EU4Energy Governance project in the beneficiary countries (namely Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine), including but not limited to electricity, gas and energy efficiency sector reform;
    • Reviewing secondary legislation and editing of reports in frames of the activities of the Energy Community Secretariat;
    •  Regulatory analysis of the new energy related legislative framework which is to be implemented following the accession of the beneficiary countries in to the EnC;
    • Performance of any other tasks as requested by the Head of Unit/Deputy Head of Unit or the Director of the Energy Community Secretariat.
  • Internship/04-2018/ Secretariat (March 2018 - September 2018) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     22 January 2018
    Closing date
     2 February 2018
    Planned commencement date
     1 March 2018
    Additional Information

    Objective: 

    Support of activities in the climate area of the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, related to, inter alia, develop the technical and analytical aspects of integrated National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs); assess, evaluate and submit revised Nationally Determined Contributions and other relevant reporting requirements to the UNFCCC Secretariat; support in the organization of the Energy and Climate Committee’s meetings; as well as any other tasks as requested by the expert in charge of the Directors of the Secretariat.

  • Internship/03-2018/ Secretariat (February 2018 - May 2018) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     10 January 2018
    Closing date
     26 January 2018
    Additional Information

    Objective:

    support of activities in the administrative and financial unit of the Secretariat related to, inter alia, financial management (reporting and special reporting function, etc), recruitment (special focus on Summer School 2018 project and other), website maintenance as well as any other tasks as requested by the head of unit or directors.
     

    Competencies and skills:

    • Advanced university degree in business administration or any other related to the objective;
    • Minimum 1-2 years of professional experience;
    • Full proficiency in English; knowledge of Croatian will be considered as an asset.
    • Interest in the overall work of the Energy Community and its Secretariat;
  • Internship/02-2018/ Secretariat (February 2018 - July 2018) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     10 January 2018
    Closing date
     22 January 2018
    Additional Information

    Objective:

    assistance to the Gas unit and experts of the Secretariat in drafting acts required Contracting Parties in implementing the Energy Community acquis on gas and, performance of any other tasks as requested by the Head of Unit or the Directors.

     

    Competencies and skills:

    • Advanced university degree in law or advanced university student of law (a special focus on or a degree in energy law will be considered as an asset);
    • First professional experience will be considered as an asset;
    • Full proficiency in English; knowledge of one or more official language(s) of Energy Community Contracting Parties will be considered as an asset;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain confidentiality of information;
    • Ability to establish and maintain working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for cultural diversity.
  • Regional Coordinator for the office in Tbilisi ECS/01/EP/2017 Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     8 November 2017
    Closing date
     8 December 2017
    Additional Information

    Tasks:

    • Contribute to the overall objective of the project;
    • Assist with the implementation of the EU4Energy-Governance program in the region including event organization in the region;
    • Assist the Energy Community Secretariat and the Energy Charter Secretariat to implement the work programmes in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, particularly by assisting in organization of work of experts in the countries;
    • Assist in organization of events, conferences round-table discussions, within the project frame;
    • Provide input for regular updates of the EU4Energy related web pages under EU4Energy-Governance;
    • Assist in developing relations with the stakeholders, like ministries, regulatory authorities, Transmission System Operators, National Statistical Institutes or Energy agencies, in the participating countries;
    • Providing professional assistance and overall support to the office maintenance;
    • Performance of any other tasks as requested by the Head of Unit/Deputy Head of Unit or the Directors of the Energy Community Secretariat.
  • Internship/01-2018/ Secretariat (February 2018 - July 2018) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     17 November 2017
    Closing date
     5 December 2017
    Planned commencement date
     1 February 2018
    Additional Information

    Objective:
    Assistance of the responsible experts and external stakeholders of the preparation of a comprehensive report on the legal requirements and of compliance of the Contracting Parties with the Energy Community acquis on environment.
     

    Competencies and skills:

    • Advanced university degree in law (a special focus on or a degree in environmental law will be considered as an asset);
    • Minimum 1 years of professional experience;
    • Excellent knowledge of EU environmental law and its implementation (with particular regard to the Wild Birds Directive and Natura 2000 legislation; good knowledge of other pieces of European environmental law will be an asset);
    • Full proficiency in English; knowledge of one or more official language(s) of Energy Community Contracting Parties will be considered as an asset.
  • Internship/02-2017/EU4Energy1 (1 November 2017 – 28 February 2018) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     11 October 2017
    Closing date
     23 October 2017
    Planned commencement date
     1 November 2017
    Additional Information

    Objective:

    The interns will gain first hand insight into the Energy Community activities related to the implementation of the Treaty and EU4Energy Project across a wide range of jurisdictions.
     

    Scope of work (non-exhaustive):

    • Promotion and development of relations with the stakeholders, like ministries, regulatory authorities, Transmission System Operators in the Republic of Belarus with the aim of identification of key regional infrastructure projects;
    • Assistance in the implementation of the EU4Energy Governance project in Belarus and Ukraine with the aim of identification of key regional infrastructure projects;
    • Contribution to drafting and editing reports in the framework of the activities of the Energy Community Secretariat;
    • Research related to issues of relevance for the Energy Community;
    • Performance of any other tasks as requested by the Head of Unit/Deputy Head of Unit or the Directors of the Energy Community Secretariat.


    Qualifications and skills:

    • University degree or advanced university student of law, economics, engineering or international relations;
    • Knowledge of EU Law and Law of Republic of Belarus; knowledge of or experience in the energy sector is an asset;
    • Ability to do research, good analytical skills to analyze a broad amount of data in order to write a concise legal analysis;
    • Proficient computer skills; excellent drafting skills;
    • Fluency in spoken and written English;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain confidentiality of information;
    • Ability to establish and maintain working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for cultural diversity;
  • Internship/03-2017/EU4Energy2 (1 November 2017 – 28 February 2018) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     11 October 2017
    Closing date
     23 October 2017
    Planned commencement date
     1 November 2017
    Additional Information

    Objective:

    The interns will gain first hand insight into the Energy Community activities related to the implementation of the Treaty and EU4Energy Project across a wide range of jurisdictions.
     

    Scope of work (non-exhaustive):

    • Assistance in the implementation of the EU4Energy Governance project in the region including event organization (conferences, round-table discussions, expert meetings etc);
    • Assistance in the implementation of the EU4Energy Governance project in the region including event organization (conferences, round-table discussions, expert meetings etc);
    • Participation in meetings, support of activities of the Secretariat in Georgia;
    • Contributing to drafting and editing reports;
    • Written and oral translation/interpretation English – Georgian – English;
    • Research related to issues of relevance for the Energy Community


    Qualifications and skills:

    • University degree or advanced university student of law, economy, management, engineering or international relations;
    • Sound knowledge of EU Law; knowledge of or experience in the energy sector would be an advantage;
    • Ability to do research, good analytical skills to analyze a broad amount of data in order to write a concise legal analysis;
    • Proficient computer skills; excellent drafting skills;
    • Fluency in spoken and written English;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain confidentiality of information;
    • Ability to establish and maintain working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for cultural diversity;