Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Advisor on Gender+ Office of The Secretary-general

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Job Description

Advisor on Gender+ Office of the Secretary-General ( Job Number: 14111 ) Application Closing Date: 11-02-2021, 10:59:00 PM The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ( OECD ) is an international organisation comprised of 37 member countries, that works to build 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. Together with governments, policy makers and citizens, we work on establishing evidence-based international standards, and finding solutions to a range of social, economic and environmental challenges. From improving economic performance and creating jobs to fostering strong education and fighting international tax evasion, we provide a unique forum and knowledge hub for data and Analysis, exchange of experiences, best-practice sharing, and advice on public policies and international standard-setting.

The Office of the Secretary-General (OSG) supports the Secretary-General in implementing his strategic vision for the Organisation. Led by the Chief of Staff and the Deputy Chief of Staff, OSG works to add relevance and impact to the core products of the Organisation to: ensure that it remains on the cutting edge of policy analysis; foster horizontality among the different parts of the Organisation and ensure coherence and whole-of-government perspectives; deliver timely and targeted policy advice its Members and stakeholders need; and supervise, in Coordination with the Deputy Secretaries General, the work of the Organisation.

OSG is looking for an Advisor to assist the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff in delivering the work programme, and in particular in helping advance the deliverables related to Gender Equality and diversity, both in relation to policy work and staffing, with the aim of catalysing a process of continuous improvement in OECD practices and policy advice. The Advisor will report directly to the Chief of Staff.

Main Responsibilities Coordination, organisation and analysis on gender equality and diversity
  • Under the supervision of the OECD Chief of Staff, act as OSG focal point for gender equality and diversity related matters, both in relation to policy work and staffing.
  • Contribute to setting the agenda and support preparations for Organisation-wide gender initiatives and developments.
  • Provide strategic oversight and support on work related to the Group of Ambassadors Friends of Gender +, and support effective coordination across the different areas working on gender equality to strengthen horizontal collaboration and Gender Mainstreaming;
  • Represent OSG in cross-Organisation efforts to improve staff diversity, including the support for the OECD Women's Network and training, in liaison with HRM;
  • Highlight issues that require the attention of the Secretary-General and the Chief and Deputy Chief of Staff.
Communications and outreach on gender equality and diversity
  • Support preparations for the annual "March on Gender" events and collaboration with different stakeholders on staff diversity and gender equality, in co-operation with HRM;
  • Support efforts to engage with other international initiatives on gender equality and to provide financial stability for the OECD's gender equality agenda;
  • Promote the visibility of policy work on gender through active participation in and organisation of international events, and liaise with government delegations and other stakeholders and experts outside the OECD
  • Develop effective communication techniques to maximise the visibility and impact of the work on gender equality and diversity with key stakeholders, the media and the general public.
Advisory work
  • Remain abreast of developments within OECD and on the global political and economic agenda;
  • Research best practice on gender equality and diversity and propose recommendations. Assist in the preparation of the official functions of the Secretary-General with key stakeholders both in Paris and on official visits;
  • In liaison with OECD Directorates, prepare detailed background briefings, talking points and speeches, ensuring that key strategic issues are covered and key strategic messages are transmitted;
  • Liaise with the contact points in the country concerned to ensure optimal preparation and content of the programme for official visits.
Accompany the Secretary-General on these visits as required. Prepare follow-up briefings and thank you letters as required; Co-ordinate and prepare replies for the Secretary-General's incoming mail and letters; Assist in the preparation of all official functions of the Secretary-General related to visitors, media briefings, etc; Carry out a variety of other tasks as assigned.

Ideal Candidate Profile Academic Background Professional Background
  • A minimum of 8 years' experience in dealing with multilateral questions in a national administration or international organisation.
  • Relevant experience working on international economic issues, in particular policy aspects of those issues.
  • 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.
Core Competencies
  • For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Achievement focus, Analytical and Flexible thinking, Drafting skills, Diplomatic sensitivity, Influencing, Negotiating, Organisational knowledge and Strategic networking and thinking.
  • Please refer to the level 4 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies .
Contract Duration
  • One-year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.
What the OECD offers
  • Monthly base salary starting from 8886.75 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
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Selection Process For retained candidates, written tests/video-recorded interviews aand panel interviews are foreseen
  • Please note that the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.
The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates [who are nationals of OECD member countries ], irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.

The OECD promotes an optimal use of resources in order to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. Staff members are encouraged to actively contribute to this goal.

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