Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Communications Officer (The Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Job Description

Communications Officer - The Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities - Temporary Opening ( Job Number: 14266 ) Application Closing Date: 31-03-2021, 9:59:00 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 Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) provides comparative statistics, analysis and Capacity Building. It helps local and national actors work together to unleash the potential of entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), promote inclusive and sustainable regions and cities, boost local job creation, and implement sound tourism policies. It includes the Secretariats serving the Regional Development Policy Committee (RDPC) and its three Working Parties on Urban Policy, Rural Policy and Territorial Indicators, the Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship (WPSMEE), the Tourism Committee and its Working Party on Tourism Statistics, and the Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED) Directing Committee.

The Local Employment, Skills and Social Innovation Division (LESI) advises governments on policies and programmes on a range of issues, notably to enhance the effectiveness of labour and skills policies in different local labour markets; local economic development opportunities, including relating to sectors such as culture and creative industries; and the social economy and social innovation. LESI serves the LEED Directing Committee and manages the OECD Local Development Forum, which engages a wide range of stakeholders in its work, including social enterprises and social innovators.

CFE is looking for a Communications Officer with drive and creativity to increase the presence and impact of LESI work. S/he will support work across the LESI Division (e.g. related to employment, culture and creative industries), but with a significant focus on the work related to the social economy, social entrepreneurship and social innovation. The selected candidate will work under the supervision of the Head of the LESI Division. S/he will work in close collaboration with the CFE Communications unit, in line with the quality standards and corporate guidelines developed by the Public Affairs and Communications (PAC) Directorate.

Main Responsibilities Strategic communications support
  • Contribute to developing and implementing a communications strategy for enhancing the reach and visibility of LESI work via publications, social media, other editorial content, and interactive engagement with partners and audiences. Ensure alignment with the overall CFE communications strategy and the OECD's communications policies.
  • Help manage day-to-day webpage updates, newsletters and other outreach activities.
  • Co-create and implement social media campaigns and influencer outreach, particularly regarding the social economy, in Coordination with broader CFE social media campaigns.
  • Assess the impact of communications campaigns and audience reach using a variety of tools and methodologies, and adjust strategies as needed.
Content and editing
  • Work closely with analysts and managers to make evidence and policy messages clear and accessible to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Advise on and when required proofread relevant documents and publications (e.g. reports, invitations, agendas, flyers, policy highlights, country fact-sheets).
  • Draft new content such as op-eds, blogs and promotional materials (e.g. flyers, website content).
  • Manage the production of or create directly videos, infographics, and other communications materials to complement the team's written outputs.
  • Assist with the organisation and implementation of online and in-person events, including outreach, coordination and logistics.
Ideal Candidate Profile Academic Background
  • Post-secondary education, preferably a university degree in communication, journalism or information technology.
Professional Background A minimum of two years of professional experience working in communications, preferably in an international organisation.

Good editorial skills and experience in writing messages for different audiences and presenting information in a creative, clear, direct, and lively style.

Proficiency in web writing, blogging, social media, and ability to analyse trends and results.

Experience working on public policy, particularly relating to employment, local development, the social economy and/or culture and creative industries.

  • Excellent skills in web Design and maintenance, including familiarity in using web tools and platforms, HTML, web 2.0, and T4.
  • Very good knowledge of the standard Computer Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sharepoint) as well as online meeting tools (Zoom).
  • Familiarity with desktop design tools would be an advantage.
  • Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and good knowledge of the other.
  • Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.
Core Competencies
  • For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Analytical thinking, Drafting skills, Flexible thinking, Teamwork, Client focus, Strategic networking, Strategic thinking.
  • Please refer to the level 2 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.
Contract Duration
  • Twelve months temporary appointment, with the possibility of renewal.
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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