Researcher/Policy Analyst – Energy, Climate Change and Innovation

The Institute of International and European Affairs, a leading independent think-tank based in Dublin, Ireland, is seeking a full-time policy analyst for the following policy areas: Energy and Innovation policy.  The researcher will report to the Director of Research as part of a research team.  
Responsibilities: The successful applicant will manage the energy and innovation portfolio.
The main responsibilities of this position include: 
  • Tracking policy actions and proposals in energy, climate change and innovation policy at EU and  international level
  • Organising a programme of sponsored keynote addresses, seminars and workshops with high-level policy makers and thought leaders as part of the IIEA's events   programme
  • Providing weekly briefing notes on developments in the policy area and contributing to publications/writing policy papers
  • Tracking all developments in the area by collating and analysing information from various sources
  • Liaising with the chairs and members of the IIEA Energy working group chairs and minuting meetings
  • 1st class or high 2.1 post-graduate degree in European Affairs, a related field, International Relations, the Political Economy or Law.
  • Work experience in a related field preferable - 2 years +
  • Strong interest in energy policy, innovation and European Affairs
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and efficiency
  • Ability to multitask and strong organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal with high-level dignitaries
  • Editing and proofing skills
Application details:
The position, which is envisaged as a three-year post, will be reviewed after the initial period of one year and there is a standard three months probationary period.  Please state your availability in your cover letter.  
Applications will be processed upon receipt. The initial deadline for applications is Friday, 3 February 2017 but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 
Due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to successful applicants.  If short-listed, applicants should expect to be invited to an interview at the IIEA. Interviews will commence straight away.
Salary is negotiable depending on experience
To apply please send a CV and covering letter with the subject line  ‘Energy and Innovation Policy Analyst’ to Fionnuala Keane by email at jobs@iiea.com.