Junior Policy Analyst

World Health Organization (WHO)

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation comprised of 38 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 Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) encourages co-ordinated, innovative international action to accelerate the implementation of Agenda 2030 in developing countries, and improve the financing of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the quality and effectiveness of development co-operation. The Directorate helps set international standards for development co-operation, supports the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and monitors how donors deliver on their commitments. Drawing upon OECD-wide input, the DCD supports members and partners with data, analysis and guidance.

The Foresight, Outreach and Policy Reform Unit in DCD (DCD/FOR) is in charge of stepping up, leading and co-ordinating the work of the Directorate in strategic areas of development, namely foresight, outreach, triangular co-operation, civil society and policy reform, contributing to new thinking and innovative approaches and supporting horizontal work across the DCD and supporting the Director’s Office.  

We are looking for a dynamic Junior Policy Analyst to support the work of the Unit, in particular the workstreams on Outreach and Civil Society. The selected candidate will contribute to the implementation of the DAC Global Relations Strategic Directions 2023-24, and in particular support the DAC External Relations Group, and  external engagement with Africa, the Arab region, and with Latin America and the Caribbean. The selected candidate will also support the work of the DAC Community of Practice on Civil Society to expand adherence to and advance implementation of the 2021 DAC Recommendation on Enabling Civil Society in Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Assistance, and support steps to implement the 2018 DAC-CSO Dialogue Framework to strengthen engagement and co-operation with civil society. 

The selected candidate will gain exposure to a multinational, multi-cultural work environment where diplomatic and relationship management skills are critical for success. 

He/She will report to the Team Lead for Outreach and to the Team Lead for Civil Society, under the overall guidance of the Head of DCD/FOR.

Main Responsibilities

Research, analysis and drafting

•      Conduct and/or contribute to policy research and analysis on policies and systems of development co-operation providers beyond the membership of the DAC.

•      Conduct and/or contribute to policy research and analysis on civil society-related development co-operation issues, such as donor policies and programmes related to respecting, protecting and promoting civic space; supporting and engaging with civil society; incentivising CSO accountability.

•      Conduct and/or contribute to reviews and provide inputs on outreach and on civil society, for instance to DAC peer reviews.

•      Support the preparation of profiles of non-DAC providers. 

Outreach

·     Prepare background documentation and reporting of engagement and related follow-up with i) Africa; ii) the Arab region, through the Arab-DAC Dialogue and its partnerships, and iii) Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), notably supporting the meeting of the OECD LAC Regional Programme on development co-operation.

·     Prepare background documentation for, and reporting of, the DAC External Relations Group meetings, and other initiatives to support DAC and non-DAC countries to share knowledge, for example the Global Meeting of Development Co-operation Providers and contributions to OECD Country Programmes.

Civil society

·     Organise and/or support the logistics and reporting of dialogue meetings and consultations with CSOs across the DCD and DAC. This includes collecting inputs from across relevant DCD work streams and drafting background content.

·     Conduct and/or support outreach and communication activities related to the DAC-CSO dialogue meetings, consultations with CSOs, and meetings of the DAC Community of Practice on Civil Society.

·     Prepare draft background content for, and report on, events at which the DAC Recommendation is disseminated.

Other tasks

·     Contribute to other activities of DCD/FOR, as requested and in consultation with the Outreach and Civil Society Team Leads and the Head of the DCD/FOR.

·     Contribute to joint projects and activities of other teams in DCD, and the OECD, related to Outreach and Civil Society issues.

Ideal Candidate Profile

 

Academic and professional background

·     An advanced university degree in development studies, economics, political science, law, international relations, or another relevant discipline.

·     A minimum of two years of relevant experience in development co-operation issues and/or international relations.  

·     Experience working in a bilateral and/or international organisation.

·     Skills in policy analysis, interpretation of findings and in synthesising large amounts of information and complex issues.

·     Knowledge of civil society-related issues in development co-operation and/or of development co-operation providers of and beyond the DAC.

·     Excellent drafting, communication and relationship management skills.

·     Experience in planning and organising meetings and workshops.

Communication and languages

·     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 e.g. Arabic or Spanish 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, Client focus, Diplomatic sensitivity, Influencing, Organisational alignment, Strategic networking.

·     Please refer to the level 3 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies

 

Contract duration

   ·   Fixed term appointment from 1 October 2023 to 30 September 2024.

Selection process

   ·   SONRU interviews and written tests will be organised mid July and panel interviews for shortlisted candidates will be organised in September. 

What the OECD offers

   ·  Monthly base salary starting from 5,221 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.

   ·  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. Our selection processes are merit-based; we strive to enhance diversity both from national and gender perspectives while running fair, transparent and competitive selection processes.

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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