Job Description

Policy Analyst ( Job Number: 14118 ) Application Closing Date: 19-02-2021, 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 Well-Being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity ( WISE) Centre's mission is to strengthen and advance the OECD's work on well-being, sustainability and inclusion agendas. WISE is working to consolidate the OECD's position as the leading international organisation in these areas, ensuring that these cross-cutting themes become more effectively institutionalised within the Organisation and that the OECD's advice in these areas become more impactful. WISE works to devise policy solutions to the global challenges of inequalities, environmental depletion and Climate Change.

WISE is looking for Policy Analysts to contribute to various projects in the different units of the Centre. The successful candidate(s) will join a team of policy analysts, economists and statisticians, who help to meet demands for more timely, reliable and internationally comparable evidence on people's well-being - including in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)- and for policy analysis tailored to countries' conditions. The successful candidate(s) will have proven quantitative and statistical/analytical skills along with experience in the measurement, research and analysis of social, economic and environmental outcomes. They will have experience in collaborating on complex projects, liaising with relevant internal and external stakeholders and presenting their work in a compelling way. They will integrate a small team and be supervised by the relevant Head of Unit. Specific examples of the key areas on which the successful candidate(s) may work are: Household conditions SDGs Child well-being Inequalities Business for Inclusive growth ( B4IG) Main Responsibilities

Policy research, drafting and analysis

  • Perform analysis about policy challenges in the fields of well-being, inclusion and sustainability.
  • Undertake empirical research to identify the policy and contextual determinants of key dimensions of people's well-being, inequalities and child well-being.
  • Conduct research, develop new insights, and propose new data solutions on the topics covered by the WISE centre.
  • Contribute to the production and drafting of statistical and analytical papers, reports, and briefing notes, ensuring quality control and accessibility for relevant audiences.
  • According to the work area, specific tasks may include:
  • Participate in research projects conducted with officials from member countries on welfare evaluation of policy reforms.
  • Conduct analysis of evidence related to Covid-19 and its impact on people's well-being.
  • Support analytical efforts on measuring countries' distances from SDG targets through static and dynamic assessments of their progress, including in the context of COVID-related measures.
  • Contribute to the development of more timely and granular indicators for monitoring progress towards resilient, inclusive and green recovery, and to the Design of countries' recovery plans.
  • Provide the analytical support on measuring business' efforts on inclusive growth and well-being, focused on monitoring outcomes and impacts of business actions in a comparable manner.
  • Contribute to the development of measures of child well-being, to the analysis of policies to promote child well-being in the post-COVID-19 period, to the development of a methodology to assess the benefits and costs of investing in children.
Communication, liaison and representation

  • Contribute to the development of methods for identifying and disseminating key findings and messages in an effective and innovative way, including data visualisations, presentations, briefing notes, working papers and book chapters.
  • Develop a strong network with other divisions of the OECD, officials in member and non-member country administrations, other international organisations, and academics in the wider research community to drive forward the measurement and policy agenda on well-being, inclusion and sustainability.
Stay abreast of policy issues in the policy fields described above as well as in the broader well-being field and ensure, as appropriate, the Directorate's involvement in OECD wide initiatives.

Organise and/or participate in expert meetings, workshops, conferences and expert groups.

Co-ordination and Staff Management

  • Supervise junior colleagues and external consultants contributing to the work in the relevant areas of responsibility. Monitor progress towards objectives, provide guidance and carry out performance evaluations.
  • Provide support to staff members and encourage the continuous development of their skills.
Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic Background

  • An advanced university degree or equivalent qualification in statistics, economics, Econometrics or social sciences, with a strong foundation in quantitative analysis and statistics.
Professional Background

  • A minimum of three to five years of professional experience conducting research and analysis on at least one of the areas identified above, at national or international level, an international organisation or an academic institution.
  • A solid understanding of the analytical and conceptual challenges central to developing better evidence and/or analysis of household level data.
  • Experience in presenting and explaining analytical results to a variety of audiences in a compelling way.
  • Experience working as part of a multicultural team and managing projects with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Advanced knowledge of statistical and econometric methods and related software (e.g., STATA, R, SAS, MATLAB, Visual Basic).
  • Proficiency with standard MS software.

  • 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 Spanish or Russian would be an asset.
Core Competencies

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

  • Thirteen month fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.
What the OECD offers Monthly base salary starting from 6,130 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.

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Please note that the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.

Selection Process

For retained candidates, video-recorded interviews and written tests are foreseen mid March and panel interviews are planned for the beginning of April.

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. (Internal and external) 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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