Junior Policy Analysts – Global Relations

OECD
  • Location
    Paris, France
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
    Feb-10-2019
  • Posted
    Jan 18

Position description

The OECD is a global economic forum working with 36 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 Secretariat (GRS) 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 Office of the Secretary-General and other OECD Directorates on how to strengthen co-operation with key partner countries, regions and organisations. GRS 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.

 

The Eurasia Division co-ordinates the OECD’s relations with countries in the region and, as part of the OECD’s Global Relations Secretariat (GRS), serves the OECD’s External Relations Committee. It directly supports reform efforts through the activities of the OECD Eurasia Competitiveness Programme and oversees country-specific activities under the OECD-Ukraine Action Plan and the OECD’s Memorandum of Understanding with Kazakhstan. Regional activities include the regular Small Business Act for Europe assessment of countries in the European Union’s Eastern Partnership region and support for enhancing competitiveness in Central Asia. The Division also undertakes joint projects with other OECD Directorates on such issues as connectivity, investment policy and decentralisation. 

 

The Eurasia Division is looking for Junior Policy Analysts with knowledge and experience in one or more of the countries covered by the OECD’s Eastern Europe and South Caucasus Initiative (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine) and/or its Central Asia Initiative (Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan). 

The selected person(s) will help advance OECD support for economic and social policy reforms in the aforementioned countries, with particular emphasis on connectivity, competitiveness and business climate reforms; promote their active participation in OECD bodies and activities; and advance their participation in OECD policy dialogue processes. The Junior Policy Analyst’s role involves a wide range of activities, including research, analytical work, drafting, data processing, outreach and communications, event organisation, and liaison and co-ordination with internal and external stakeholders. The role requires teamwork and an ability to co-ordinate multiple tasks and deliver high-quality work to tight deadlines. The person(s) appointed may be required to travel to the region from time to time in connection with the work.  The selected person(s) will work under the supervision of the Head of the Eurasia Division.

 

Main Responsibilities

 

Policy Research and Analysis 

  • Undertake quantitative and qualitative research to identify policy reform challenges/priorities and contribute to the development of strategies, road maps and policy recommendations, based on OECD good practices through country specific and regional projects.
  • Conduct analysis of documentary and statistical material, identify case studies, and prepare presentations and background documentation for policy seminars and workshops for policy makers in the Eurasia region.
  • In collaboration with colleagues and external experts, draft and edit substantive papers, including synthesis reports, seminar proceedings, country case studies, analytical papers, speeches, talking points and official letters. 
  • Monitor and report on political and economic developments and reforms in the selected countries/region in a timely fashion.
  • Prepare documents describing OECD’s co-operation with the selected countries/region for the External Relations Committee, OECD Council, Office of the Secretary-General and other relevant bodies (e.g., state of play, snapshots of co-operation, country notes).  

Liaison and Co-ordination

  • Assist in the preparation of policy seminars, workshops, meetings and capacity-building activities with government officials.
  • Liaise with country officials, including high-level representatives, and participate in OECD fact-finding missions.
  • Assist in the preparation of visits of senior OECD officials to the selected countries in the region. This includes co-ordinating the preparation of speeches and interviews, collecting relevant background material from Directorates for the briefing notes, and monitoring to ensure delivery of follow-up actions. 
  • Liaise with Secretariat staff working with selected countries to ensure co-ordination and relevance of OECD actions.
  • Organise visits of officials from the selected countries to OECD meetings, track and report to management on participation, interventions and points of interest requiring follow-up.
  • Contribute to the organisation of OECD Eurasia Week, including preparing material for specific sessions, liaising with governments in Eurasia to co-ordinate their participation and providing support to the OECD Eurasia team as required.

Qualifications

Academic Background:

  • An advanced university degree in economics, economic development, public policy or international relations.

Professional Background:

  • Minimum two years’ relevant professional experience dealing with public policies and strategic development.
  • Knowledge of the economic and policy context of one or more of the countries or regions indicated.
  • Experience working in a team, with high autonomy, and in a multi-cultural context. 
  • Experience of working in an international organisation or national public administration would be an advantage. 

Languages:

  • 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 Russian or other languages of the Eurasia region (as defined above) would be a distinct advantage.

 Core Competencies

  • For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Achievement focus, Analytical thinking, Drafting skills, Teamwork, Client focus, Diplomatic sensitivity, Strategic networking.
  • Please refer to the OECD Core Competencies and the level 3 indicators.

Contract Duration

  • Twelve-month fixed-term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

Application instructions

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