The selected candidates will report to a Head of Section in the Energy Data Centre under the general supervision of the Head of Division, working with a team of enthusiastic professionals in a collegial, dynamic and busy environment. They will have an opportunity to develop their knowledge of energy statistics and their broader understanding of energy markets, through interactions with a wide selection of statisticians and international experts across the Agency.
Data collection and validation
- Collect, review and input data submissions from countries and other sources. Check data for completeness, internal consistency and plausibility, and correct calculations using existing verification procedures. Compare data with published sources for accuracy and consistency with definitions.
- Investigate and resolve data anomalies in consultation with national administrations of countries.
- Maintain appropriate documentation on data series, draft methodological and technical notes and commentary on statistics for various releases and publications.
- Review data sources other than data submitted by national administrations to track relevant areas of global energy markets.
- Assess the quality and ensure the comparability of data from such alternative data sources, with a view to:
- Identify potentially idiosyncratic data submissions and estimate values when such data is not available.
Databases management and support
Contribute to the maintenance of EDC’s large database, and exploit hardware and software developments to improve the efficiency of working methods.
Carry out ad hoc extractions and manipulation of data for internal as well as external users. Assist users within the Agency with data preparation and interpretation for use in IEA energy modelling as appropriate.
Data dissemination and analysis
- Contribute to the preparation of the IEA’s energy statistics products using the main databases and software.
- Analyze the data collected to identify key energy trends and market developments, with a view to contribute to dissemination of EDC’s work, including the preparation of summary reports on an on-going basis and ad hoc reports on specific issues of topical interest.
Training and representation
- Help to deliver training to statisticians from member and non-member countries as part of courses.
- A university degree in the field of energy, computer programming or statistics (for example, mathematics, statistics, information technology, engineering, environmental studies, economics…)
- At least one year experience working with data, including large datasets.
- Understanding of the energy sector.
- Knowledge of energy industry operations and terminology and /or data collection would be an advantage.
- Good computer programming skills in Visual Basic required. Demonstrated capability in other programming languages (Python, R, Ruby) would be considered an asset, as well as familiarity with SQL.
- Demonstrated proficiency in statistical and data analytics (e.g. SAS, STATA) and visualization (e.g. Power BI) would be an asset.
- Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and knowledge of the other, with a commitment to reach a good working level.
- Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.