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Policy Analyst


  • Organization: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Location: Paris
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Political Affairs
    • Legal - Broad
  • Closing Date: Closed

Policy Analyst

  • Full-time
  • Grade: PAL4

Company Description

THE OECD – Who we are, what we do

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation comprised of 38 member countries, that works to build 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.  Together with governments, policy makers and citizens, we work on establishing evidence-based international standards, and finding solutions to a range of social, economic and environmental challenges. From improving economic performance and creating jobs to fostering strong education and fighting international tax evasion, we provide a unique forum and knowledge hub for data and analysis, exchange of experiences, best-practice sharing, and advice on public policies and international standard-setting.

Business at OECD (BIAC)

Based in Paris, Business at OECD is the officially recognised business voice to the OECD, conveying business perspectives and expertise to policymakers on a broad range of global economic governance and policy issues. Our members are the leading business and employers’ organisations in OECD countries. We also include business organisations in selected non-OECD member countries, as well as international sectoral business organisations.

BIAC is recruiting a policy analyst who, under the supervision of the Executive Director of BIAC, will work closely with our members to identify, develop, and formulate policy recommendations across business sectors in OECD and non-OECD countries.

Job Description

The selected person will in particular facilitate the work of a range of BIAC committees and policy groups, including:

  • International Investment
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Responsible Business Conduct
  • Export Credits
  • Development and Emerging Markets
  • Africa and Latin America outreach

The selected person will also contribute to our work with members and observers, cross-cutting policy issues and ad-hoc background research for our leadership.

Flexibility will be required to work on other policy issues as our portfolio of policy priorities will evolve.

Main Responsibilities:

Policy analysis and drafting

  • Draft BIAC policy positions and comments, bringing together business views and expertise from across our membership, fostering consensus within our policy groups, and conveying agreed priority policy positions to the OECD.
  • Prepare briefings for our policy groups and leadership on key issues arising in the policy portfolio.
  • In cooperation with colleagues, contribute to the development of high-level policy statements.

Representation and liaison

  • Organise BIAC policy meetings with the support of committee leaders and effectively communicate our positions to the OECD.
  • Manage and organise business input to OECD policy work through participation in OECD consultations and related meetings.
  • Monitor OECD work in the policy portfolio and keep our members informed of OECD activities.


Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic Background

  • An advanced university degree in a relevant discipline, such as economics, international relations, or political science.

Professional Background

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in relevant policy areas.
  • An excellent understanding of business perspectives in global markets.
  • Experience in interfacing with governmental and intergovernmental bodies.


  • 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 would be an advantage.

Core Competencies

For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: achievement focus, analytical thinking, drafting skills, strategic networking, teamwork, diplomatic sensitivity and the ability to rapidly adapt to change.

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

Additional Information

Closing Date:

  • This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should reach us no later than 23h59, 10th July 2024 (Paris time).

Contract Duration

  • Two-year fixed-term contract with the possibility for renewal.
  • Preferred start date: December 2024

What the OECD offers

Monthly base salary starting from 5741.55 EUR (PAL4/1), 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, 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.

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