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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:


The successful candidate, who is expected to take up duties before end of June 2018, will be responsible, under the authority of the Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for the transit related aspects of the Energy Charter process, in particular:


  1. Provide support to the Implementation Group and its technical Subgroup on transit issues in accordance of the Program of Work;
  2. Provide policy analysis and recommendations for intergovernmental policies on cross border energy flows, with a focus on countries outside the EU and the Energy Community, and to organise and support discussion on policy dialogue on transit issues;
  3. To provide support on transit issues for the discussion on potential modernisation of the ECT;
  4. Organise Task Force meetings, expert consultations, workshops, conferences, especially on regional energy co-operation;
  5. Liaise with Contracting Parties, other international organisations (including International Finance Institutions - IFIs) and with industry, as necessary, for transit issues;
  6. Carry out other tasks, as assigned by the ASG and the Secretary General.

The successful candidate is expected to be familiar with:

  • Energy Charter Treaty, in particular its transit provision;
  • Model agreements;
  • Transit issues in Europe and Asia;
  • Agreements for Cross border pipelines and electricity projects;
  • Work of international conferences and organisations; 


The successful candidate will have a degree in economics or law, and at least five years of relevant professional experience.  Oral and written communications skills will include an excellent knowledge of English with proven drafting ability.  The capacity to work in a multinational environment, together with the ability to be a good team player, is important.  Knowledge of other languages, particularly Russian, would be an asset.

The post, with an attractive tax-free remuneration package (A3 level on the Co-ordinated Organisations (OECD) scale), is offered on the basis of a three-year fixed-term contract with the possibility of prolongation.  The Energy Charter Secretariat is an equal opportunities employer.  Candidates must be a citizen of a Contracting Party or Signatory of the Energy Charter Treaty.

Further details on the Energy Charter process can be obtained from the Energy Charter website at  Interviews with short-listed candidates are expected to be scheduled to take place in March-April 2018.

How to apply ?

Applications should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary General of the Energy Charter Secretariat, at, to arrive no later than 28 February 2018.


Only  those  candidates  selected  for  an  assessment  and/or interview  will  be  contacted. The Energy  Charter Secretariat reserves its right to withdraw this vacancy notice subject to the final decision on its budget for 2018.