Junior Competition Expert, 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 Competition Expert ( Job Number: 13783 )

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

The OECD is a global economic forum working with 37 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 has earned a leading role in financial and enterprise issues. In line with the Strategic Orientations of the Secretary-General, the core mission of the OECD’s Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs ( DAF) is to assist markets to fund inclusive economic growth, and in turn Better Lives, through setting and implementing standards, providing capacity building and technical assistance, acting as a forum for co-operation and collaboration across the OECD Directorates, external stakeholders and International Organisations. DAF’s work is structured under two work areas - Conduct and Markets - and its mission is pursued through five substantive divisions whose teams provide member and partner countries with policy guidance, analysis and support in the areas of competition, anti-corruption, corporate affairs, financial affairs and international investment.

The Competition Division (DAF/COMP) supports the OECD’s Competition Committee and outreach efforts, serving as a leading source of policy analysis and advice to governments on how best to harness market forces in the interests of greater global economic efficiency and prosperity.

We are looking for a Junior Competition Expert with experience in working on questions of competition law and policy. S/he will work in a dynamic team of lawyers and economists with substantial experience in competition law and policy analysis. S/he will be responsible for executing competition policy projects and will participate in analysing topics on competition law and policy, developing analytical models, drafting reports, reviewing policies, and preparing recommendations to improve pro-competitive market outcomes.

The staff member will be based in Paris and will perform her/his duties under the supervision of the Head of the Competition Division and in co-operation with other staff members in the Competition Division and DAF staff.

Main Responsibilities

Research, analysis and drafting

Collect, clean, manage and analyse information and data in relation to competition policy and enforcement;
Develop analytical and statistical models to improve the quality and use of available data sources.

Apply statistical knowledge and understanding to the context of competition policy in order to assure data quality, consistency and comparability at international level.

Co-ordinate with government officials to gather information and data.

Database design and use.

Carry out research into substantive, procedural and institutional issues relating to competition policies.

Draft and edit analytical reports on competition policy, and prepare recommendations to improve competition policies and pro-competitive market outcomes.

Meetings, representation and liaison

Preparation and participation in events to share results from the data analysis, present OECD reports and recommendations, which includes preparation of internal OECD briefings, and speeches.

Maintain effective working relationships and liaise regularly with experts in other Divisions and Directorates and where appropriate with external experts.

Seek technical advice as appropriate, keeping other OECD Directorates updated on best-practice findings.

Ideal Candidate profile

Academic Background

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An advanced university degree in law, economics, ideally specialised in competition economics. Post-graduate degrees in competiton law or economics would be an advantage.

A degree or specialisation on statistics and data analysis would be an advantage

Professional Background

A minimum of two years of competition-related professional experience, acquired either in a national or international administration or in the private sector or in a university.

An ideal background will include work on competition policy for either a national or international administration focused on competition law or policy, academia or the private sector.

Proven drafting and presentation skills are desireable.

Demonstration of strong analytical ability including use of economic data or econometric analysis to address policy issues in a multidisciplinary context.

A drive to improve professional knowledge and openness to new ideas in statistical techniques, models, IT and public policy applications.


Familiarity with Excel, databases and standard statistical packages (such as SAS, Stata or R) is essential.


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.

Core Competencies

For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Achievement focus, Analytical thinking, Drafting skills, Teamwork and Team leadership, Diplomatic sensitivity, Negotiating, Organisational skills, Strategic networking and Strategic thinking.

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

Contract Duration

Two-year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

What the OECD offers

Monthly base salary starting from 4797 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.