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

  • Electricity Market Expert (ref.ECS/05/2024) Vacancy notice
    Application timeline:
    Opening date
     3 April 2024
    Closing date
     5 May 2024
    Additional Information

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

    • Monitor and report on the Energy Community Contracting Parties’ progress in the transposition and implementation of the obligations related to the electricity market stemming from the Treaty establishing the Energy Community;
    • Observe implementation of the relevant Articles of the Treaty establishing the Energy Community in the field of electricity market;
    • Assist Energy Community Contracting Parties and relevant stakeholders in the transposition and implementation of the electricity market part of the Electricity Integration Package;
    • Collect, process, analyse and present data in the field of electricity market;
    • Promote and facilitate development of cross-border cooperation mechanisms in the field of electricity market in the Energy Community including through the cooperation with EU and EnC institutions and stakeholders, the organisation and participation to meetings, workshops and conferences; 
    • Draft and review relevant legislation, 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;
    • Follow up actions on the ground of conclusions, decisions and recommendations of the competent Energy Community institutions;
    • Participate, monitor, provide comments and contribute as required, in bilateral or regional initiatives, projects and technical assistances relevant to the assigned tasks;
    • Cooperate with other team members on fulfilling the tasks assigned;
    • Perform any other electricity-related activities of the Energy Community Secretariat as requested by the Head of Unit and the Director.



    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 engineering, preferably power systems, economy or a closely related field,
    • At least 4 years of relevant experience in the electricity sector in the EU Member States and/or Energy Community Contracting Parties,
    • Proven expertise in the field of implementation of the European electricity market especially related to capacity calculation, congestion management, forward, day-ahead, intraday, ancillary services and balancing markets,
    • Excellent command of English.


    Supplementary criteria:

    • Excellent analytical and drafting skills; strong presentation and negotiation skills,
    • Excellent communication skills with ability to facilitate multi-stakeholders processes,
    • Result-oriented with ability to provide high-quality and timely deliverables,
    • Proven experience of working in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.


    Employment contract

    The Electricity Market Expert will be offered a contract for three years, with a probation period of 6 months, which may be renewed. The duty station is in Vienna, Austria.

    The salary ranges are defined by the Energy Community budget. For this position, the Energy Community Secretariat offers a minimum tax-exempted salary of EUR 6.473. The final remuneration will be determined based on qualifications, experience, and outcome of the recruitment process.

    Other benefits consist of:

    • 30 annual leave days per calendar year, as well as the official national holidays of the duty station,
    • Up to three work from home days per calendar month,
    • Accident insurance fee coverage of 100%,
    • Health insurance scheme in the form of a monthly reimbursement of up to EUR 500 of the actual cost of the individual health prime,
    • Coverage of selected individual development and trainings.


    The terms and conditions of employment adhere to the provisions outlined in the Energy Community Staff Regulations.

    The commencement date of the employment is expected to be as soon as possible, preferably in June 2024.