OECD: Policy Analysts – Governance Reviews and Partnerships (Job Number: 11418)

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The OECD is a global economic forum working with 35 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 Public Governance Directorate (GOV) supports countries to promote good governance through more strategic, agile and action-oriented public sectors that improve the functioning of national economies and support growth.


As part of GOV, the Governance Reviews and Partnerships (GRP) Division engages in the following streams of work:

1)   Public governance reviews at the National and sub-national levels

2)   Accession reviews of candidate countries

3)   Comparative work on access to justice

4)   Comparative and country-specific work on gender equality in public life.

5)   Governance reforms in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

6)   Comparative and country-specific work on Open Government and stakeholders’ engagement.


For further information, please consult our website through the following link http://www.oecd.org/governance/


GOV/GRP is looking for Policy Analysts to contribute to the above mentioned streams of work by carrying out responsibilities in the area of: Research, Policy Analysis and Drafting; Co-ordination and Management; and Liaison, Dissemination and Representation.


Main responsibilities

Research, Policy Analysis and Drafting

  • Conduct research and analysis to contribute substantively to the reviews at the national and/or subnational levels and in specific sectors.

  • Formulate sound policy assessments and proposals, taking into account good practices, comparative data, benchmarks and indicators in OECD countries.

  • Contribute to the Division’s understanding of and capacity to comment on emerging issues relevant to the challenges of good public governance and inclusive economic growth.

  • Collaborate, within the Organisation, on multi-disciplinary horizontal work that crosses Division or Directorate mandates/responsibilities.

  • Develop materials and tools based on comparative analysis, data and indicators that policy makers can use for benchmarking their strategies, policies and practices.

  • Draft technical and policy documents for consideration by the OECD Public Governance Committee and its relevant networks, including in MENA, Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) and South East Asia (SEA), as well as policy briefs and other communications aimed at non-technical audiences.

Co-ordination and Management

  • Manage multiple projects of analysis, research and publications, from conceptualisation to writing and dissemination.

  • Support and participate in the planning and delivery of meetings, missions, workshop other peer-driven capacity-building initiatives in specific countries and project in which s/he has a role.

  • Ensure timeliness and a high level of analytical and editorial quality in the preparation and publication of OECD documents.

  • Contribute to the overall development and help with the implementation of the Division’s Programme of Work.

  • Supervise contributions from external consultants, provide direction and support to junior staff and interns.

Liaison, Dissemination and Representation

  • Establish and maintain professional contacts and build networks with officials in national administrations, researchers, CSOs, other international organisations, and member country Delegations.

  • Work effectively across administrative silos

  • Represent the Division at meetings and conferences involving policy makers and practitioners and representatives of Civil Society Organisations.

Ideal candidate profile

Academic background

  • An advanced university degree in public administration, public policy, economics, political economy, public law or a related discipline.

Professional background

  • Three to five years of experience in research and analysis in the domain of good governance (i.e. public administration reform, open government, digital government, public sector innovation, integrity and anti-corruption, justice reforms, gender equality, citizens participation) in a national government, academic institution, civil society organisation and/or an international institution.

  • Experience in multidisciplinary public governance issues would be an advantage,

  • Experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders, organisation of events and missions, horizontal activities in an international context.

  • Experience in positions exposed to the political implications of policy recommendations, would be an advantage.

  • Knowledge of public governance issues in non-member countries, with preference for the MENA, LAC and SEA regions.

Additional requirements for individual streams:

1) National/sub-national Public Governance and 2) Country Accession Reviews stream


  • Experience of working on public sector reform policies in one or more of the following areas: good governance; centre of government and its role in co-ordinating whole-of-government strategy setting, implementation and performance monitoring; open government; multi-level governance or government-wide performance assessment.

3) Comparative work on justice institutions stream


  • Knowledge of the functioning of justice systems, including alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
  • Experience in a Ministry of Justice, courts, justice institutions or international organisations dealing with these issues would be an asset.
  • Experience in quantitative data collection.

4) Comparative and country-specific work on gender equality in public life stream


  • Knowledge of gender equality issues, both in OECD and non-member countries.
  • Experience in quantitative data collection.

5) Governance reforms in the MENA region stream


  • Knowledge of public governance issues in one or more MENA countries related to the areas of work of the MENA-OECD Governance Programme.
  • Knowledge of the role of civil society organisations in the current democratic transition.
  • Basic work experience in a MENA country.
  • Good knowledge of written and oral Arabic, would be an asset.

6) Comparative and country-specific work on Open Government and stakeholders’ engagement.


  • Knowledge of open government issues, both in OECD and non-member countries, with a focus on stakeholders’ engagement in the policy cycle and in service design and delivery.
  • Experience in working with governments and/or civil society organizations on the promotion of the principles of public sector’s transparency and accountability.
  • Experience in policy analysis and quantitative data collection.


The OECD defines Open Government as: “a culture of Governance based on innovative and sustainable public policies and practices inspired by the principles of transparency, accountability, and participation that fosters democracy and inclusive growth”



  • 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 (especially of Arabic and/or Spanish and/or Russian) would be an advantage.

Core Competencies

  • For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Achievement focus, Analytical thinking, drafting skills, Teamwork and Strategic networking.

  • Please refer to the level 3 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.

Contract Duration

  • 12-month fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

What the OECD offers

  • Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either 5,500 EUR or 6,800 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.

Please note 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.


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.