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 Extension of the deadline for applications: 15 January 2021

The post, at A5/A6 level on the Co-ordinated Organisations’ system, with an attractive, international remuneration package, will be offered on the basis of a four year, fixed-term contract. The Deputy Secretary-General may run for a second appointment, which shall not be longer than four years. The Energy Charter Secretariat is an equal opportunities employer.  Candidates must be nationals of a Signatory or Contracting Party of the Energy Charter Treaty.  

The tasks, qualifications and experience of the successful candidate are:


Main tasks: 

  • Management of the Office of the Deputy Secretary-General, which includes the unit dealing with financial, administrative and human resources issues. Assist in the direction of the work of the Budget Committee in coordination with its Chair.
  • Responsibility on personnel and internal administration.
  • Active role with the office of SG in the cooperation with industry, governments and other IOs regarding the objectives and obligations of the Treaty and its related instruments.
  • Active promotion of the organisation and replacing the Secretary General as required.
  • To represent the Secretariat when needed. 


Other tasks: 

  • Contribution to the overall direction and co-ordination of the work of the organisation with other departments.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the ECT, PEEREA, modernisation of the ECT, implementation of the 2019 Review Conclusions, including guidance and substance of the areas covered.
  • Actively assist the SG in communication on behalf of the organisation (press-releases, publications, workshops, conferences etc.). 


Qualifications and experience:

  • At least 15 years professional experience in a senior capacity within a national government, an intergovernmental organisation or industry is required
  • Direct experience in senior or project management and financial administration
  • A substantial track record of high level experience in the main areas covered by the Energy Charter Treaty (investment, trade, transit, energy efficiency, dispute settlement) and a thorough understanding of the challenges facing countries in transition and developed market economies in the energy sector
  • Educational (postgraduate degree) and/or professional background in such spheres as economics, energy, financing, international relations or law would be an advantage
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, as well as the ability to successfully lead a multi-cultural team, are required for this post, as is complete fluency in English
  • The capacity to work in a multinational environment, together with the ability to be a good team player.

How to Apply?

Applications should arrive to the Energy Charter Secretariat ( no later than 15 January 2021.


Further details on the selection process can be found in the Rules of Procedure of the Energy Charter Conference (Section XIII, Rules 21.1-21.5) publicly available at  Main Internal Provisions Rules and Decisions


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