Policy analyst sought

Closing date: October 01, 2000 

The OECD is an international organisation based in Paris that brings together 29 advanced countries in the Asian, Pacific, European and North American regions. Its mission is to contribute to improved public policy-making and enhanced international co-operation in a wide range of disciplines that are concerned with the functioning of economies, societies and their core institutions. Its key objectives are to achieve the highest sustainable economic growth and employment and a rising standard of living in Member countries; contribute to sound economic expansion of non-member countries in the process of economic development; and contribute to the expansion of world trade on a multi-lateral, non-discriminatory basis.

The 2000 members of the OECD Secretariat work in close collaboration with the more than 30 000 senior national policy-makers who each year participate in OECD technical and policy meetings. They work to:

- identify socio-economic problems and opportunities at both the national and international levels that are challenging, or will challenge, Member governments and that must be addressed through public policy;

- analyse objectively the issues identified, drawing upon research done both in-house and by outside experts and practitioners;

- prepare and evaluate public policy options for consideration by national governments;

- monitor and report on the results of such public policy prescriptions;

- establish codes of conduct and guidelines for international behaviour (rules of the game), sometimes drawing upon Members' "best practices" for that purpose;

- inform public discussions of economic policy issues across the world, by providing selected policy reports and statistical data to a wide public audience.


The People we are looking for should have...

- Advanced university qualifications, normally a graduate degree equivalent to a Master's or PhD.

- Strong analytical skills and a keen interest in and understanding of policy issues and their political/social contexts.

- Very strong drafting in either English or French (the official languages of the Organisation).

- Relevant working experience.

- Managerial experience or potential.

- Ability to work well in a multi-cultural team.

- A good knowledge of computer techniques, particularly as applied to their field of expertise.

- Excellent knowledge of English or French and preferably good working knowledge of the other language.

- An OECD Member country nationality


We are offering...

- Excellent tax-free salary plus attractive benefits package including expatriation allowance and family allowance, depending on individual situation.

- An initial appointment for two or three years.

- The opportunity to work in Paris in a stimulating multi-cultural environment.

- Offices in western Paris close to green areas and international schools. The OECD headquarters are in the same area as a secondary school with Japanese classes as well as a school which teaches Japanese as a mother-tongue language. The Organisation is also within easy access from St Germain-en-Laye where there is a Japanese primary and secondary school.

- Access for staff members and their families (spouses/partners, children) to practical assistance from multi-lingual welcome volunteers and to social, cultural and sports activities


OECD representatives (Human Resource Management/Executive Directorate) will visit Tokyo in the week of 16 October 2000 and there will be interviews scheduled with individual candidates.


Economic data

GDP growth: +0.6% Q3 2017 year-on-year
Consumer price inflation: 2.3% Dec 2017 annual
Trade: +4.3% exp, +4.3% imp, Q3 2017
Unemployment: 5.5% Dec 2017
Last update: 12 Feb 2018


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