Junior Policy Analyst/Advisor (Environment and Economy Integration – Young Associates Programme (YAP))

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Paris, France
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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The Environment Directorate (ENV), in line with the strategic objectives of the Secretary-General, provides relevant and timely information, analysis and advice to support governments in identifying and implementing the environmental policies needed to support a cleaner, more resource-efficient and low-carbon green growth path. For more information, please refer to www.oecd.org/env. Within ENV, the Environment and Economy Integration (EEI) Division undertakes work on environment-economy modelling, empirical and policy analysis on a range of areas including resource efficiency and circular economy, air pollution (and links to climate change), trade and environment, innovation, and environmental policies and economic outcomes.


The EEI Division is looking for a dynamic Junior Policy Analyst/Advisor. The selected candidate will report to the Head of EEI Division. (S)he will provide policy analysis and carry out background research on a variety of topics and projects and support the Head of Division in cross-cutting work including co-ordinating contributions from the Division to broader horizontal activities, communication and outreach.


The successful candidate will have a background in Environmental Economics/Economics, Environmental Policy or other relevant policy areas, good analytical and drafting skills. Given the technical nature of the Division’s work, a strong quantitative background will be an asset.


Main Responsibilities

  • Carry out policy analysis and background research on themes relating to the work of the EEI Division
  • Draft speeches and presentations for the Head of Division and undertake time-sensitive special projects to support high priority areas of the Division
  • Contribute to initiatives to disseminate the EEI Division’s work, including preparation of material to promote major outputs.
  • Follow the work of relevant OECD committees and maintain links with Member Country Delegations and staff in other Directorates.

Ideal Candidate Profile


Academic Background

  • Undergraduate degree in one of the following disciplines: economics, environmental science and policy, public policy, engineering
  • Course work in economics and quantitative analysis


  • Strong organisational skills and a methodical approach; ability to work with precision and to report on progress
  • Team player with a strong ability to work across teams
  • Ability to work on different projects with varying timelines
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.


  • An excellent written and oral command of one of the two official languages of the OECD (English and French), and working knowledge of, or willingness to learn, the other.

Core Competencies


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

Please refer to the level 1 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.


Please include your GPA at the end of your cover letter. The GPA conversion guide helps you calculate grade equivalency.  


Contract Duration


Two-year fixed term appointment.


Starting Date: September 2019


What the OECD Offers


Monthly base salary starts at 3,384 EUR, exempt of French income tax, plus allowances based on eligibility.

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.