Junior Policy Analysts, Paris, France

Organization: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Country: France

City: Paris, France

Office: OECD Paris, France

Closing date: Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Junior Policy Analysts ( Job Number: 13802 )

Application Closing Date: 09-09-2020, 9:59:00 PM

The OECD is a global economic forum working with 36 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies to make 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. The Organisation provides a unique forum in which governments work together to share experiences on what drives economic, social and environmental change, seeking solutions to common problems.

The OECD Centre for Skills (SKC) leads the Organisation’s work to help member and non-member countries achieve high-quality learning and training for all, design better skills policies, and turn them into jobs, productivity and growth. The development of skills policies supports the acquisition and use of skills by individuals, to improve their employability and social outcomes, and to be able to adapt to rapidly changing economies under the pressures of megatrends and to ensure sustainable and equitable social progress. The Centre for Skills provides analysis, statistics and policy advice to countries on a wide range of topics focusing on the skills that people require to join the labour market, enjoy high levels of well-being and become an active member of society.

The OECD Centre for Skills is looking for one or more policy analysts to contribute to the work of its three teams:

OECD Skills Strategy projects

Skills Analysis

Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning

Main Responsibilities

The policy analyst would have three main areas of responsibility: Analysis and Drafting

Analyse policy issues covered by the OECD Centre for Skills. This will include identifying relevant policy issues, conducting in-depth analysis on specific topics or countries, extracting policy lessons, and developing relevant, constructive policy advice.

Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis of data from a variety of sources to support the work done in the context of the OECD Centre for Skills.

Draft content for country and thematic reviews, and contribute substantive input to other national skills strategy products and/or events, such as the thematic reports, country case studies, presentations, briefing notes, peer learning workshops, stakeholder meetings, etc.

Provide expert input to the skills work of other OECD Directorates as required.

Project management

Contribute to the production of the National Skills Strategy projects, VET reviews and/or the Skills Outlook by meeting deadlines, monitoring and reporting on progress, and ensuring the delivery of high quality outputs within the agreed timelines.

Contribute to, design and deliver workshops, seminars and high-level meetings using effective tools and methodologies to present analysis and evidence in ways that:

facilitate a deep, shared understanding of countries‘ skills challenges and opportunities and help to identify appropriate actions; and

foster effective engagement across ministries, different levels of government, and with stakeholders to strengthen the country’s skills system

Representation and dissemination

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Represent the OECD in relevant international and national settings, deliver presentations and disseminate OECD analysis through relevant channels.

Establish and maintain professional contacts with relevant external organisations and individuals.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic Background

An advanced university degree in economics, public policy, political science, public administration, education or a related field. Training to PhD level would be an asset.

Professional Background

At least one year, preferably three or more years, of experience in economic or public policy analysis in an international or national agency, or research institution.

Expertise in labour market, education, and/or skills policy analysis would be an advantage, as would experience of education and skills systems or developments in multiple OECD or non-OECD countries.

Effective written communication skills, including the ability to organise and present complex material clearly and concisely for both specialised and non-specialised audiences

Demonstrated ability to collect, analyse and interpret quantitative and qualitative information; identify the strengths and weaknesses of policies and practices and propose workable improvements or alternatives. Previous experience working with microdata, administrative datasets or comparative large-scale surveys such as the Labour Force Survey (LFS), the Programme for International Student Assesment (PISA), and the Survey of Adult Sills (PIAAC), would be an asset.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to make public presentations and to work collegiately in a team environment. Demonstrated ability to disseminate content across different media would be an asset.

Experience with project management in research and/or policy contexts, and organisation of meetings, workshops and conferences, would be an advantage.


Proficiency working with large statistical databases and software (e.g. STATA, R or Python) would be an asset


An excellent written and oral command of English, and working knowledge of, or willingness to learn, the other official language of the OECD (French). Knowledge of other language(s) would be an advantage.

Core Competencies

For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Achievement focus, Analytical thinking, Drafting skills, Flexible thinking, Teamwork, Diplomatic sensitivity, Strategic thinking and Networking.

Please refer to the full list of OECD Core Competencies and the level 3 indicators OECD Core Competencies.Please refer to the OECD Core Competencies and the level 3 indicators.

Selection Process

For retained candidates, written tests are foreseen for end September/early October, with panel interviews to follow in mid/end October.

Contract Duration

Two years fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

What the OECD offers

Monthly base salary starting from 4,797 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax

The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of OECD member countries and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates, 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.