IIEA4th June 20192min

New Energy and Climate Change Researcher position at the IIEA available now

 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 Climate policy.  The researcher will report to the Director of Research as part of a research team.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter with the subject line ‘Energy and Climate Change Policy Researcher’ to Fionnuala Keane at jobs@iiea.com  by Friday 21 June 2019. Applications will be processed on receipt and interviews will be on a rolling basis from Friday 14 June 2019 until the position is filled.

Responsibilities – The successful applicant will manage the energy and climate change portfolio.

The main responsibilities of this position include:

  • Tracking policy actions and proposals in energy and climate change policy at EU and international, EU and national 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 legislative and policy developments in the area by collating and analysing information from various sources
  • Liaising with the chairs and members of the IIEA Energy and Climate Change working group chairs and minuting meetings


  • 1st class or high 2.1 post-graduate degree in related field such as European Studies, Law, Political Economy or Political Science
  • Strong interest in energy and climate issues and policy as well as European Affairs
  • 3-5 years’ work experience in related field
  • 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:

  • To apply please send a CV and covering letter with the subject line “Energy and Climate Change Researcher – Application” to Fionnuala Keane at jobs@iiea.comby close of business on 21 June 2019.
  • Please state your availability in your cover letter.
Marie De Somer, Head of the Migration and Diversity Programme at the European Policy Centre
IIEA4th June 20191min

In her address to the IIEA, Dr De Somer gives an overview of the Dublin Regulation and how it has impacted the Schengen Area. Dr De Somer argues that in the absence of political leadership, the two systems risk collapsing and offers suggestions on what the future of both systems might look like.