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The Energy Charter Secretariat, an international organisation based in Brussels, responsible for facilitating the implementation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and further developing the Energy Charter Process under the supervision of the Energy Charter Conference, invites applications for the position of

Knowledge Centre co-ordinator

The successful candidate will, under the supervision of the Principal Co-ordinator of the Knowledge Centre:

  • Support the Secretariat’s Knowledge Centre, in relation to all of its activities related to the organisation of training courses and the publication of research papers;
  • Assist in maintaining active relations with academic institutions with which the Energy Charter Secretariat has an MoU;
  • Support the work of the Subsidiary Bodies of the Energy Charter Conference within the context of Knowledge Centre responsibilities;
  • Assist in research activities and publications of the Energy Charter Secretariat’s Officials, Secondees, Staff on Loan and Fellows assigned to the Secretariat;
  • Provide support for access to the library and archives;
  • Assist in organising expert consultations, seminars, trainings and workshops;
  • Assist with communications, advocacy and raising visibility of the International Energy Charter;
  • Assist in maintaining the ECS website;
  • Preparation of the monthly newsletter and uploading of the news items;
  • Carry out other related tasks as assigned.

The successful candidate should have:

  • Undergraduate degree in international relations, political science, law, economics, public affairs, communications or other related field; 
  • Understanding of the field of energy law, economics or policy, or in a related field;
  • Proficient in all Microsoft programmes;
  • Advances information technology (IT) skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Demonstrable organisation and time management skills;
  • Ability to work in an international and diverse work environment;
  • Previous work experience, including internships in public affairs, intergovernmental organisations, research institutions, law firms, private sector and alike.

Desirable criteria:

  • National of a Contracting Party or Signatory of the Energy Charter Treaty;
  • Familiarity with the International Energy Charter Process;
  • Familiarity with the political economy in Energy Charter Contracting Parties;
  • Graphic design and communication skills; 
  • Demonstrable interest in global developments in the energy sector.

The post, with an attractive tax-free remuneration package (C4/C5 level on the Co-ordinated Organisations (OECD) scale), is offered on the basis of a Temporary Official contract to end December 2020. The Energy Charter Secretariat is an equal opportunities employer. 

How to apply?

Applications should be addressed to the Energy Charter Secretariat at and the deadline for applications has now been extended until 26 February 2020 midday Brussels local time.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


All personal information contained in the CV and application will be duly processed by the Secretariat only for the purposes of the recruitment. You can change your data or have them deleted at any time. If you have any questions or comments, please refer to