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Temporary Official Principal Co-ordinator of the Knowledge Centre

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:

                   Temporary Official Principal Co-ordinator of the Knowledge Centre

                                          Deadline for applications: 30 October 2020

The successful candidate will, under the supervision of the Secretary General:

  •  Manage the Secretariat’s Knowledge Centre, including activities related to the organisation of training courses and external events (i.e. forums, seminars, workshops,etc.);
  •  Maintain the library, the ECS Website and publication of research papers, newslettersm and other relevant Secretariat’s publications.

In addition, in the context of the Knowledge Centre, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in the following:

  •  Participation in the Secretariat’s external relation activities, notably with member countries, other international organisations and the energy industry;
  •  Raising the profile of the organisation by representing the Secretariat in external events;
  •  Additional support for other units of the Secretariat as assigned by the Secretary General.

The successful candidate should have:

  •  Degree in international relations, political science, law, economics, public affairs, communications or other related field and at least ten years of relevant working experience;
  • Understanding of the field of energy law, economics or policy, or in a related field;
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft programmes;
  • Advanced 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:

The post, with a tax-free remuneration package (C5/C6 level on the Co-ordinated Organisations (OECD) scale), is offered - subject to the approval of the budget for 2021- on the basis of a Temporary Official contract from January to 31 December 2021. The Energy Charter Secretariat is an equal opportunities employer.

Further details on the Energy Charter Process can be obtained from the Energy Charter


How to apply?

Applications should be addressed to the Secretary General of the Energy Charter Secretariat by email only at and should arrive no later than 25 October 2020.


Disclaimer: 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