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

  • Communication and Impact Officer (ref.ECS/12/2023) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     1 December 2023
    Closing date
     1 January 2024
    Additional Information

    Under the supervision of the Director, the Communication and Impact Officer has the following main responsibilities:

    • Create compelling written content, including press releases, articles, and blog posts,
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with media outlets,
    • Respond to media inquiries and coordinate interviews,
    • Manage social media accounts to share real-time updates and insights,
    • Ensure that key messages align with the organization's overall communication strategy,
    • Develop speeches and assist in the coordination of the talking points for the Director,
    • Accompany the Director in various events, conferences, and other relevant locations.

     

    Requirements

    The role requires a strong service-oriented approach, emphasizing data confidentiality and professional ethics. Proficiency in interpersonal and communication skills is vital for collaborating in diverse work settings and engaging with various stakeholders.

    Core values and competencies:

    • Professionalism: Demonstrates a high level of competence and ethical conduct in all tasks and interactions,
    • Integrity: Consistently upholds the organization's core values and principles in all actions,
    • Diversity: Respects and values diverse perspectives and contributions, fostering an inclusive work environment,
    • Commitment: Actively contributes to the attainment of organizational objectives,
    • Accountability: Takes ownership of both individual and delegated responsibilities, ensuring their successful completion,
    • Collaboration: Effectively collaborates with colleagues to achieve shared goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working atmosphere,
    • Result-oriented: Drives efforts toward achieving concrete outcomes and measurable results.

     

    Selection criteria

    Eligibility criteria:

    • Citizenship of either EU Member States or of any Contracting Party to the Treaty,
    • Physical capability to fulfil the responsibilities associated with the position,
    • University degree in journalism, communications, or a closely related field,
    • At least 3 years of professional experience in executive communication,
    • Proven experience in managing successfully social media (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn),
    • Strong copywriting ability for multiple platforms and audiences (e.g. speeches, articles, reports, social media, website, newsletters),
    • Proficient English language skills, both oral and written, preference will be given to near-native and native English speakers.

     

    Supplementary criteria:

    • Experience in journalism will be considered an asset,
    • Previous experience as a spokesperson will be considered an asset,
    • Capable of performing well under pressure, prioritizing tasks and operating within short deadlines,
    • Ability and willingness to work as a member of the team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.

     

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  • Internal Auditor Expert (ref.ECS/11/2023) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     1 December 2023
    Closing date
     1 January 2024
    Additional Information

    Under the supervision of the Director, the Internal Auditor Expert has the following main responsibilities:

    • Develop the risk-based annual audit plan,
    • Complete assigned audits under the plan in timely manner,
    • Conduct internal audit assignment in accordance with the International Standards for Professional Practice and Internal Auditing and audit guidelines,
    • Lead risk-based end-to-end audit cycle for financial, administrative, performance, risk, programmatic portfolio thematic reviews, governance, compliance, project management etc. audits,
    • Be alert of red flag and misconduct and report them to the Director,
    • Conduct audit missions to the field offices,
    • Lead consultive debriefing and validation meetings with stakeholders on risks identified, root causes and potential improvement actions,
    • Prepare and present clear and concise audit reports detailing findings, potential consequences, recommendations, and corrective actions emphasizing opportunities for process enhancements and risk mitigation,
    • Monitor the status of audit recommendations and coordinate their implementation.
    • Provide recommendations, contribute, and participate in the organization’s policies and procedures review,
    • Act as a focal point with external auditors,
    • Coordinate preparation and update of the risk-matrix,
    • Take part in procurement evaluation committees, inventory committee,
    • Provide advice, investigation support, update on methodology tools, preparation of training activities relevant to the portfolio,
    • Stay updated on emerging trends, best practices, and changes in regulations related to auditing, accounting, and governance,
    • Promote a culture of internal controls and ethical behaviour by providing training and guidance to employees on compliance and risk management,
    • Other tasks assigned by the Director.

     

    Requirements

    The role requires a strong service-oriented approach, emphasizing data confidentiality and professional ethics. Proficiency in interpersonal and communication skills is vital for collaborating in diverse work settings and engaging with various stakeholders.

    Core values and competencies:

    • Professionalism: Demonstrates a high level of competence and ethical conduct in all tasks and interactions,
    • Integrity: Consistently upholds the organization's core values and principles in all actions,
    • Diversity: Respects and values diverse perspectives and contributions, fostering an inclusive work environment,
    • Commitment: Actively contributes to the attainment of organizational objectives,
    • Accountability: Takes ownership of both individual and delegated responsibilities, ensuring their successful completion,
    • Collaboration: Effectively collaborates with colleagues to achieve shared goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working atmosphere,
    • Result-oriented: Drives efforts toward achieving concrete outcomes and measurable results.

     

    Selection criteria

    Eligibility criteria:

    • Citizenship of either EU Member States or of any Contracting Party to the Treaty,
    • Physical capability to fulfil the responsibilities associated with the position,
    • Advance university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field is required,
    • A minimum of five years of progressive responsible professional experience in auditing, internal controls, risk assessment or related area is required,
    • Strong knowledge of auditing standards, accounting principles, and relevant laws and regulations,
    • Excellent command of English.

     

    Supplementary criteria:

    • Professional certifications such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or equivalent is desirable,
    • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills,
    • Experience is using data analytical tools for analysis of large volume of data is required.
    • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy in work output,
    • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to present findings and recommendations clearly and persuasively,
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, managing multiple tasks and priorities effectively,
    • Proficient in using audit software and Microsoft Office suite.

     

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  • Renewables and Climate Lawyer (ref.ECS/10/2023) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     1 December 2023
    Closing date
     1 January 2024
    Additional Information

    Under the supervision of the Head of Legal Unit, Renewables and Climate Lawyer shall be involved in the following tasks:

    • Review compliance of measures taken by the Contracting Parties to the Energy Community Treaty ("the Treaty") with the Energy Community acquis,
    • 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,
    • Assist the Contracting Parties to the Treaty in implementing the Energy Community acquis and share best practices on renewable energy (including clean gases, fuels and hydrogen), governance and carbon pricing, monitoring, reporting and verification and other related areas, in particular but not limited to legislation and regulation, drafting and reviewing contracts, auction procedures, institutional and governance matters, permitting and siting, certificate registries and trading, sustainable finance etc.,
    • Provide input in related dimensions such as energy infrastructure development, markets, balancing and flexibility,
    • Follow up actions on the ground of conclusions, decisions and recommendations of the competent Energy Community institutions where tasks to the Secretariat have been assigned,
    • Prepare strategies and proposals to deepen the environmental dimension of the Energy Community, including with regard to combating climate change,
    • Perform analytical work and research on 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 and the Director.

     

    Requirements

    The role requires a strong service-oriented approach, emphasizing data confidentiality and professional ethics. Proficiency in interpersonal and communication skills is vital for collaborating in diverse work settings and engaging with various stakeholders.

    Core values and competencies:

    • Professionalism: Demonstrates a high level of competence and ethical conduct in all tasks and interactions,
    • Integrity: Consistently upholds the organization's core values and principles in all actions,
    • Diversity: Respects and values diverse perspectives and contributions, fostering an inclusive work environment,
    • Commitment: Actively contributes to the attainment of organizational objectives,
    • Accountability: Takes ownership of both individual and delegated responsibilities, ensuring their successful completion,
    • Collaboration: Effectively collaborates with colleagues to achieve shared goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working atmosphere,
    • Result-oriented: Drives efforts toward achieving concrete outcomes and measurable results.

     

    Selection criteria

    Eligibility criteria:

    • Citizenship of either EU Member States or of any Contracting Party to the Treaty,
    • Physical capability to fulfil the responsibilities associated with the position,
    • University degree in law, preferably with a specialisation in areas covered by the job description,
    • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience related to in areas covered by the job description, preferably in the EU Member States and/or Energy Community Contracting Parties,
    • Proven working experience and profound knowledge of the EU energy and climate laws and policies,
    • Proven working experience in drafting contracts in areas covered by the job description,
    • Excellent command of English.

     

    Supplementary criteria:

    • Excellent analytical and writing skills,
    • Proven experience of working in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment,
    • Capable of performing well under pressure

     

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  • Internship (ref.ECS/09/2023) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     28 November 2023
    Closing date
     22 December 2023
    Additional Information

    Under the supervision of the Head of Electricity Unit, the Intern has the following main responsibilities:

    • Supports the Electricity Unit in drafting, proofreading and formatting deliverables, performing document management activities and supporting the organization and execution of events and meetings;
    • Assists the Electricity Unit in supporting the transposition and implementation of the applicable legal framework in the Contracting Parties and monitoring the progress achieved;
    • Conducts research on relevant topics and reporting/presenting on key findings as well as drafting respective reports;
    • Performs data collection, validation and analysis including advanced use of Excel;
    • Visualizes, presents and reports on data and findings from performed analysis;
    • Any other tasks as requested by the Head of Electricity Unit.

     

    Requirements

    The role requires a strong analytic mindset, emphasizing data confidentiality and professional ethics. Proficiency in interpersonal and communication skills is vital for collaborating in diverse work settings and engaging with various stakeholders.

    Core values and competencies:

    • Professionalism: Demonstrates a high level of competence and ethical conduct in all tasks and interactions,
    • Integrity: Consistently upholds the organization's core values and principles in all actions,
    • Diversity: Respects and values diverse perspectives and contributions, fostering an inclusive work environment,
    • Commitment: Actively contributes to the attainment of organizational objectives,
    • Accountability: Takes ownership of both individual and delegated responsibilities, ensuring their successful completion,
    • Collaboration: Effectively collaborates with colleagues to achieve shared goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working atmosphere,
    • Result-oriented: Drives efforts toward achieving concrete outcomes and measurable results.

     

    Selection criteria:

    • Student in the final year of studies from an accredited institution at the graduate or postgraduate level; or recent graduates or postgraduates, i.e. within two years after graduation able to work 40 hours/week,
    • Excellent command of English,
    • Confident user of MS Office Tools, most important Excel; other tools related to data analysis or data visualization are considered an additional asset,
    • Strong analytical, research and drafting skills and desire to develop and improve them.

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  • Electricity and Statistics Expert (ref.ECS/08/2023) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     16 November 2023
    Closing date
     17 December 2023
    Additional Information

    Under the supervision of the Head of Electricity Unit, the Electricity and Statistics Expert shall be involved in the following tasks:

    • implementation of the relevant Articles of the Treaty establishing the Energy Community in the field of electricity market and statistics,
    • monitoring and reporting on the Energy Community Contracting Parties’ progress in the transposition and implementation of the obligations related to the electricity market and statistics stemming from the Treaty establishing the Energy Community,
    • assisting Energy Community Contracting Parties in the transposition and implementation of the obligations related to the electricity market and statistics compliant with the Treaty, applying the best practice in EU and internationally agreed practice and procedures,
    • collecting, processing, analysing and presenting data and indicators relevant for the electricity market functioning, consolidating statistics and preparing related reports and briefings on the electricity market functioning,
    • assessing the impact of new rules and measures related to the electricity market functioning, including individual instances of conduct of key stakeholders, in particular in terms of tariff and price regulation and discriminatory measures or market manipulations detrimental to electricity market functioning and integrity,
    • drafting and reviewing relevant policy and regulatory documents, guidelines, recommendations, procedures, reports, work programmes, projects, tender documents, minutes of meetings, news, articles and other documents related to the to the assigned tasks, and
    • follow up actions on the ground of conclusions, decisions and recommendations of the competent Energy Community Institutions,
    • participating, monitoring, providing comments and contributing as required, in bilateral or regional initiatives, projects and technical assistances relevant to the assigned tasks,
    • contributing to a good cooperation and communication with relevant stakeholders,
    • cooperating with other team members on fulfilling the tasks assigned demonstrating respect and understanding of different points of view;
    • perform any other activities of the Energy Community Secretariat related to the electricity market and statistics as requested by the Head of Unit and the Director.

     

    Requirements

    The role requires a strong service-oriented approach, emphasizing data confidentiality and professional ethics. Proficiency in interpersonal and communication skills is vital for collaborating in diverse work settings and engaging with various stakeholders.

    Core values and competencies:

    • Professionalism: Demonstrates a high level of competence and ethical conduct in all tasks and interactions,
    • Integrity: Consistently upholds the organization's core values and principles in all actions,
    • Diversity: Respects and values diverse perspectives and contributions, fostering an inclusive work environment,
    • Commitment: Actively contributes to the attainment of organizational objectives,
    • Accountability: Takes ownership of both individual and delegated responsibilities, ensuring their successful completion,
    • Collaboration: Effectively collaborates with colleagues to achieve shared goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working atmosphere,
    • Result-oriented: Drives efforts toward achieving concrete outcomes and measurable results;

     

    Selection criteria

    Eligibility criteria:

    • Citizenship of either EU Member States or of any Contracting Party to the Treaty,
    • Physical capability to fulfil the responsibilities associated with the position,
    • University degree in economy, engineering or a closely related field,
    • At least 5 years of relevant experience in the electricity sector in the EU Member States and/or Energy Community Contracting Parties,
    • Proven experience in the field of the energy economics with a focus on the electricity markets,
    • Excellent command of English.

     

    Supplementary criteria:

    • Knowledge of other languages spoken in the Energy Community is an asset,
    • Excellent analytical skills including profound experience in processing and analysing data,
    • Excellent drafting skills; strong presentation and negotiation skills,
    • Ability to identify and anticipate issues of concerns and suggest an adequate solution,
    • Proven experience of working in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.

     

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  • Head of Ukraine Support Task Force (USTF) Unit (ref.ECS/07/2023) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     16 November 2023
    Closing date
     17 December 2023
    Additional Information

    Under the supervision of the Director, the Head of USTF Unit has the following main responsibilities:

    • Lead the work of the Secretariat related to the in-kind donation activities for the benefit of the Ukrainian energy sector,
    • Seek additional institutional cooperation with international stakeholders with regards to coordinating and financing support for Ukraine energy sector,
    • Conceptualize, design, and coordinate the Ukraine support activities of the Secretariat, including, but not limited to the activities aiming to the recovery and reforms of the Ukraine’s energy sector,
    • Lead the work of the Secretariat related to the international coordination of the Ukraine Support Activities, including but not limited to the cooperation in the G7+ platform,
    • Keep track of the international communities’ Ukraine energy sector related activities on a rolling basis and recommend changes to existing activities and processes of the Secretariat or propose new ones,
    • Contribute to the policy, legislative and regulatory work of the Energy Community Secretariat on Ukraine,
    • Manage the work of the Unit in all aspects related to the area above,
    • Carry out other tasks as requested by the Director.

     

    Requirements

    The role requires a strong service-oriented approach, emphasizing data confidentiality and professional ethics. Proficiency in interpersonal and communication skills is vital for collaborating in diverse work settings and engaging with various stakeholders.

    Core values and competencies:

    • Professionalism: Demonstrates a high level of competence and ethical conduct in all tasks and interactions,
    • Integrity: Consistently upholds the organization's core values and principles in all actions,
    • Diversity: Respects and values diverse perspectives and contributions, fostering an inclusive work environment,
    • Commitment: Actively contributes to the attainment of organizational objectives,
    • Accountability: Takes ownership of both individual and delegated responsibilities, ensuring their successful completion,
    • Collaboration: Effectively collaborates with colleagues to achieve shared goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working atmosphere,
    • Result-oriented: Drives efforts toward achieving concrete outcomes and measurable results;

     

    Selection criteria

    Eligibility criteria:

    • Citizenship of either EU Member States or of any Contracting Party to the Treaty,
    • Physical capability to fulfil the responsibilities associated with the position,
    • Advanced university degree in economy, engineering, law or a closely related field,
    • At least 5 years of working experience in the energy sector, of which at least 3 years in public administration or international organisation,
    • At least 2 years of working experience on managerial or coordinating position,
    • Excellent command of English.

     

    Supplementary criteria:

    • Proven working experience in project development,
    • Proven practical experience of working with Ukrainian authorities and stakeholders,
    • Proven working experience related to cooperation with international donors’ community or IFIs,
    • knowledge of Ukrainian is an asset,
    • Capable of performing well under pressure,
    • Excellent analytical and drafting skills; strong presentation and negotiation skills.

     

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  • Head of Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) Unit (ref.ECS/06/2023) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     16 November 2023
    Closing date
     17 December 2023
    Additional Information

    The Head of ECRB Unit of the Secretariat shall work under the general management responsibility of the Director of the Energy Community Secretariat. However, the concrete activities shall be coordinated by the President - and the Vice-President if necessary - of the ECRB.

    The Head of the ERCB Unit has the following main responsibilities:

    • Prepare the content of the ECRB and its Working Groups meetings in terms of providing input into the development of the institution, drafting the annual plan, agenda, deliverables, presentations, and minutes in close cooperation with the ECRB President and Working Groups Chair,
    • Provide policy advice and recommendations to the ECRB President and the Director on key issues related to the acquis communautaire in the scope of the ECRB,
    • Propose, review and monitor implementation of all relevant primary and secondary legislation in the Contracting Parties related to ECRB.
    • Regularly monitor implementation of Network Codes in the Contracting Parties, prepare reports about implementation,
    • Regularly monitor independence, governance and performance of the national energy regulatory authorities in the Contracting Parties, prepare reports about implementation,
    • Contribute to the support provided by the Secretariat to national energy regulatory authorities,
    • Contribute to the enforcement of the Energy Community acquis through the dispute settlement procedure under the Treaty,
    • Prepare periodic reports related to the work of the Secretariat concerning ECRB,
    • Liaise with relevant bodies and institutions under the Treaty on issues related to the ECRB,
    • Lead, guide and manage the work of the team of experts within the ECRB Unit,
    • Perform any other related duties as assigned by the Director of the Secretariat.

     

    Requirements

    The role requires a strong service-oriented approach, emphasizing data confidentiality and professional ethics. Proficiency in interpersonal and communication skills is vital for collaborating in diverse work settings and engaging with various stakeholders.

    Core values and competencies:

    • Professionalism: Demonstrates a high level of competence and ethical conduct in all tasks and interactions,
    • Integrity: Consistently upholds the organization's core values and principles in all actions,
    • Diversity: Respects and values diverse perspectives and contributions, fostering an inclusive work environment,
    • Commitment: Actively contributes to the attainment of organizational objectives,
    • Accountability: Takes ownership of both individual and delegated responsibilities, ensuring their successful completion,
    • Collaboration: Effectively collaborates with colleagues to achieve shared goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working atmosphere,
    • Result-oriented: Drives efforts toward achieving concrete outcomes and measurable results;

     

    Selection criteria

    Eligibility criteria:

    • Citizenship of either EU Member States or of any Contracting Party to the Treaty,
    • Physical capability to fulfil the responsibilities associated with the position,
    • Advanced university degree in law, economy, engineering, energy, or a closely related field,
    • At least five years of working experience in energy sector, of which at least three years in regulatory issues,
    • At least two years of working experience in a managerial or coordination position,
    • Excellent command of English.

     

    Supplementary criteria:

    • Working experience in a regulatory authority or ACER will be considered as an advantage,
    • Ability to establish and maintain working relations in a multi-cultural environment,
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills,
    • Ability to identify and anticipate issues of concerns and suggest an adequate solution.

     

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