Energy Charter Fellowship Programme
The Energy Charter Secretariat has opened a call for a research fellowship. Interested candidates who fit the eligibility criteria as clearly indicated in the Terms of Reference are invited to send their applications for, together with their CV and a cover letter, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 August 2017 (17:00 Brussels time). Applications will be assessed upon receipt. The Energy Charter Secretariat reserves the right to end the vacancy earlier, in case a suitable candidate is selected.The call for one could be declared deserted if no suitable candidate is found.
1. Energy Investment Risk Assessment
As a continuation of the pilot project on energy investment risk assessment (Activity 4 of the Programme of Work for 2016-17 and work priorities for 2017), the research fellow will assist the Secretariat in the preparation of a preliminary publication providing the assessment of legal and regulatory investment risks in the energy sector in selected countries. Based among others on public information, standard of international cooperation, national best practices, fact-finding missions and interviews, peer review of countries and other stakeholders, the research fellow, under the supervision of the Investment Experts of the Secretariat, will:
i) collect and review data on target countries in relation to: energy policy development and goals, decision-making processes, regulatory oversight and rule of law;
ii) interpret and validate data, analyse results using statistical techniques; develop and implement databases and other instruments in order to optimize statistical efficiency, quality and accessibility of data and information;
iii) draft country risk profiles and conduct a comparative assessment;
iv) conduct qualitative and quantitative assessment of gathered information with respect to investment risks and investment policies and on correlations between investment conditions and investment flows in energy sector in target countries;
v) formulate recommendations on risk mitigation, propose guidelines to improve investment determinants and reduce investment risks and barriers.
The research fellow will occasionally present the interim findings of the research project at the Energy Charter Implementation Group and support drafting process of the publication according to the current practices at the Secretariat.
A background on international economics, energy and/or investment law is preferable for this fellowship. Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail, accuracy and accessibility are required for this fellowship. Knowledge of Mandarin language would be an asset.
Duration of the fellowship: 3 months. Start of fellowship: mid September 2017.
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