Policy Analyst(s) – Public Governance Directorate

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th December, 2020

Job Description

General responsibilities for each position

  • Lead innovative research and thematic analysis on emerging topics to provide new evidence
  • Contribute to developing and strengthening indicators
  • Lead country review processes including defining overall planning, managing project timelines, and organising fact-finding missions with multidisciplinary teams of experts
  • Lead teams of junior internal colleagues and external consultants
  • Fund-raise and participate in outreach activities
  • Help build, support and maintain formal and informal GOV networks of government officials supporting the work streams
  • Liaise with country officials, experts and colleagues from others OECD Directorates to support and strengthen the community of practices in the areas described above.
  • Stay abreast of policy issues in the policy fields described above as well as in the broader public governance area and ensure, as appropriate, the Directorate’s involvement in OECD wide initiatives.
  • Disseminate the results of the work, e.g. through speaking roles in international seminars and events; and using social media effectively to communicate with selected audiences.

Ideal candidate’s profile

Academic Background

  • An advanced university degree in social sciences, or public management/administration, economics, law or applied sciences. 

Professional Experience

  • 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;
  • Previous experience working at the level of national government or a demonstrated significant track record of working with public sector organisations, would be an asset
  • Demonstrated on-the-job experience of developing, introducing and implementing meaningfully new approaches or initiatives in the public sector context, (ideally using methods such as foresight, design, behavioural insights, open data, digital tools etc.) and/or significant research/academic experience with examining the policy implications of the areas identified above.
  • Proven track record in drafting analyses for different audiences including government practitioners and senior leaders; in presenting in a compelling manner highly technical subjects to senior management and leaders in a compelling manner; in project management and multi-tasking would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge and proven application of social science research methods
  • Experience with cross-country surveys and indicator development would be an asset.


  • 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 another language would be an asset


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