Application Closing Date
: 22-09-2022, 12:59:00 AM
The OECD is a global economic forum working with 38 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies to make better policies for better lives. Our mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The Organisation provides a unique forum in which governments work together to share experiences on what drives economic, social and environmental change, seeking solutions to common problems.
The Global Relations and Cooperation Directorate (GRC) supports the implementation of the Secretary General’s strategic orientations by co-ordinating the Organisation’s relations with partner countries and with other international organisations. It advises the SG and other OECD Directorates on how to strengthen co-operation with key partner countries, regions and organisations. GRC also serves the OECD External Relations Committee (ERC), working with members to help them reach consensus on global relations priorities and ensuring that relevant partners are effectively engaged in the Organisation’s work.
GRC is looking for a Policy Analyst with international relations’ knowledge, analysis and synthesis capabilities, broad policy understanding and excellent written and oral communications skills, to follow up on partner countries’ participation in OECD bodies, write speeches, briefing materials and reports to ERC. Among the main tasks will be to support the development of a targeted and proactive approach to endorsement and implementation of OECD standards by major economic players, notably Key Partners and Southeast Asian countries.
The selected person will help identify areas of convergence or divergence between OECD standards and those of selected partner countries; support OECD bodies across the house in defining their global relations strategies and plan partner countries’ participation in their meetings; support the preparation of OECD’s senior management missions and dialogue with Members through adequate briefing materials. The selected person will work under the supervision of the Deputy Director in the Director’s Office.
Research, analysis and drafting
- Conduct research and analysis to contribute to the various sectors above at the national and/or subnational levels.
- Draft technical and policy documents for consideration by relevant steering groups and networks as well as policy briefs and other communications aimed at non-technical audiences.
- Formulate sound policy assessments and proposals, taking into account good practices, comparative data, benchmarks and indicators.
- Collaborate, within the Organisation, on multidisciplinary horizontal work, contributing to policy discussions underpinned by economic theory and empirical analysis.
- Develop innovative and effective strategies and instruments to disseminate the findings and to convey the main messages to varied audiences at international fora.
- Draft speeches, talking points and official letters, for OECD’s senior management ensuring a whole of OECD approach.
Communication and co-ordination
- Support the Director and the Deputy Director in putting together a stocktaking analysis aimed at showing where major Partner countries have converged with OECD standards (and whether this has been done through formal adherence or other means) and where there are outstanding gaps.
- Support the Deputy Director by following up closely on partner countries’ participation in OECD bodies and support expert Directorates refine their Global Relations and Partnership strategies in line with the OECD’s overall Global Relations Strategy.
- Support the Director, the Director’s Office team, and the Heads of Divisions to co-ordinate the preparations of the analytical and policy content of briefings, talking points, reports, letters and other strategic documents.
- Maintain and strengthen close contacts with other Directorates, to ensure effective communication, information sharing and contributions to horizontal projects and initiatives.
Strategic liaison and representation
- Ensure effective representation and liaison with the Office of the Secretary-General and other Directorates.
- Develop and foster networks of relevant contacts across the Organisation and with partner countries and external stakeholders.
- Assist in the preparation of the Director’s missions and visits, ensuring that key strategic issues are covered, that key strategic messages are transmitted and the appropriate feedback and follow-up actions are taken.
- Provide support to Directorates in the preparation of their Participation Plans (partner countries participation in OECD bodies) in collaboration with the Legal Directorate.
- Keep the External and Internal GRC websites up to date with the latest versions of the Participation Plans.
Ideal Candidate Profile
- An advanced university degree in law, economics, economic development, public policy or international relations.
- Two to three years’ relevant experience in legal, economic and policy analysis and advice.
- Experience in policy-oriented reviews and analysis is highly desirable.
- Experience of working in a national and/or international administration would be an advantage.
- Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and a knowledge of, or a willingness to learn, the other.
- For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Achievement focus, Analytical thinking, Drafting skills, Communication skills, Strategic network, Managing resources, Teamwork and Diplomatic sensitivity.
- Please refer to the level 3 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.
13 months fixed-term appointment with the possibility of renewal.
- Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either 6,353 EUR or 7,839 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
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