Job Title: Economist/Policy Analyst
Organisation: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Location: Paris, France
Closing Date: 15 July 2020
Salary: Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either 6,130 EUR or 7,563 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? Not Stated
The Public Governance Directorate (GOV) works to help governments at all levels design and implement strategic, evidence-based and innovative policies to strengthen public governance, respond effectively to diverse and disruptive economic, social and environmental challenges and deliver on government’s commitments to citizens. We provide a forum for policy dialogue and exchange, common standards and principles, comparative international data and analysis to support innovation and reform across the OECD.
GOV’s Governance Indicators and Performance Evaluation Division (GIP) develops, gathers and disseminates governance statistics to monitor the performance of governments and to better understand the contribution of governance to development and inclusive societies. The Division is responsible for the publication OECD Government at a Glance, as well its regional editions.
GOV/GIP is looking for an economist/policy analyst to contribute to the GOV work on measuring governance, the determinants of public trust and the results of public governance reforms on economy and society. The selected candidate will work under the supervision of the Head of the GIP Division.
Role and Responsibilities
Research, Policy Analysis and Drafting
Co-ordinate and participate in the development of the conceptual framework and indicators for Government at a Glance and its regional editions, both on public sector practices (institutional coordination, budget and human resources management, digitalisation, participation, etc.) and governance outcomes.
Contribute to advancing the measurement of citizens’ trust in public institutions and its determinants. Develop policy relevant analysis of links between public sector’s values (integrity, openness, participation, capacity to deliver public services) and citizens’ trust.
Contribute to other horizontal projects within the Directorate, such as the development of measures of the impact of open government on people and business; the work on measuring citizen and user satisfaction with access to public services, and opportunities offered by digital governments; new indicators of public integrity and anti-corruption.
Provide guidance and original analysis on the use of outcome metrics in the different phases of the policy cycle to strengthen evidence-informed policy making. This will include the application of performance measurement and management for public governance, such as SDGs, wellbeing models, and priority budgeting.
Take lead responsibility for drafting substantive documents as necessary, including: reports, papers, synthesis of expert discussions, seminar proceedings, missions reports, briefs, consultant contributions and country case studies and fact sheets. Contribute to the formulation of practical recommendations and guidelines based on the research and analysis of information and data collected from a wide range of sources.
Liaison, representation and dissemination
Communicate the results of the OECD work to a wide audience of policymakers, the media and other audiences, including contributing to the development of a communications plan for “Government at a Glance”.
Develop and maintain contacts with officials responsible for governance statistics and evidence in national administrations to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and information. In particular develop and maintain strong relations with the Government at a Glance Steering Group, and stay attuned to the priorities of and opportunities for working with member and non-member countries.
Provide high quality support, including capacity building activities, to GOV colleagues in developing indicators to monitor implementation of Public Governance Principles and Recommendations.
Develop and maintain networks with experts and academics to stay abreast of governance measurement developments.
Experience and Qualifications
Advanced university degree in economics, statistics, public administration, applied sciences, or any other related fields with training in applied research methods and statistics.
At least three, preferably five to seven years' experience in applied economic or policy research, at least partially in international context.
A strong track record in carrying out economic and statistical analysis in a field relevant to performance of public sector and measurement of impact of governance.
Experience with the analytical and policy uses of governance statistics.
Proven ability to draft quality documents.
Extensive experience in the handling of data sources, econometric techniques and the use of statistical software (Stata, E-views, R or others).
Experience with experimental, innovative statistical methods would be a plus.
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.
For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Achievement focus, Analytical thinking, Original thinker and risk-taker, ability to communicate, orally and in writing, technical subjects to high-level officials; political sensitivity, drafting skills.
Please also refer to the level 3 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.
The application and further information about the role can be found here.
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