China Policy Analyst - Global Relations Secretariat - Temporary Opening

  • Location
    Paris, France
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 25

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 Global Relations Secretariat is looking for a Policy Analyst who would support the Directorate’s work on China.   


The selected person will help advance OECD’s work on China; promote China’s active participation in OECD bodies and activities; and advance its participation in policy dialogue processes. The selected person/s will work under the supervision of the Senior Counsellor in the Director’s Office and the Senior Adviser for China based in Beijing.   


Main Responsibilities 

Monitoring and Analysis 

  • Monitor political, economic and social developments in China and provide succinct information in a timely fashion as appropriate.

  • Prepare Thematic Notes on policy issues related to China, as requested by the above supervisors.

  • Draft official correspondence and replies to input requests related to China.

  • Prepare and contribute to publications, policy papers and notes (e.g., state of play, snapshots of co-operation, country notes) describing OECD’s co-operation with China. 

  • Manage the preparation of the Active with China brochure.

  • Contribute, as appropriate, to the drafting of info briefs and reports for the ERC, OECD Council and other relevant bodies regarding OECD co-operation with China, in the context of the OECD’s activities with non-Member countries. 

Liaison and Co-ordination

  • Assist in the co-ordination of seminars and meetings with key government officials from China. 

  • Maintain regular contacts with colleagues from other OECD directorates working on China, regularly update China-related “Calendar of events and missions”.

  • Update files on China in OECD drives.

  • Update regularly the Communication Guidelines with People’s Republic of China and support communication of OECD Directorates with relevant counterparts in China. 

  • Where appropriate, represent GRS in internal and external meetings taking place in Paris.


Academic Background 

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

Professional Background

  • At least two years relevant professional experience dealing related to the above tasks, public policies or strategic development.

  • Knowledge of the economic and policy context of China.

  • Experience of working in an international or national administration would be an advantage.


  • 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 Chinese and/or Mandarin would be an advantage. 

Core Competencies  

  • For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Drafting and Communication skills, Achievement focus, Analytical thinking, Teamwork, Diplomatic sensitivity.  

Contract Duration 

  • 12 months temporary contract, with the possibility of renewal. 

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