Policy Analyst

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Paris, , FR

The OECD is a global economic forum working with 37 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 OECD 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, low-carbon, resilient and green growth path. The Directorate currently comprises approximately 165 staff members working across a broad range of issues such as: green growth, climate change, biodiversity, water, eco-innovation, resource productivity and waste, environmental policy tools and evaluation, safety of chemicals, biotechnology and nanomaterials, sustainable finance and linkages between environment and tax, agriculture, energy, transport, development assistance, trade and investment policies. For more information, please refer to www.oecd.org/env.

ENV is looking for an experienced and motivated policy analyst to support in-county projects in the area of circular economy in the Environment and Economy Integration Division (EEI).  EEI is currently undertaking work on interactions between trade and environment policy, circular economy and resource productivity, environment-economy modelling, environmental policies and economic outcomes, spatial planning, greening mobility and transport, and on cost benefit analysis. This position will focus on circular economy and resource efficiency projects in specific countries, which are supported by the European Commission’s DG Reform Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP).  The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Team Lead for Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency and the Head of EEI.

Main Responsibilities

  • Support SRSP projects on shaping national strategies on Circular Economy in Hungary and the Slovak Republic including drafting project outputs, managing, coordinating and reviewing the work of external consultants, communicating with project beneficiaries and the EU Commission, plan and organise country specific stakeholder meetings, including preparation of meeting agendas, background documents and summary records; present key project outputs to the relevant ministries and SRSP.
  • Undertake quantitative and qualitative analysis of and synthesise relevant literature, develop the necessary analytical, empirical and data foundation to address the environmental and economic policy interactions in a resource efficient circular economy.

  • Maintain an awareness of developments relevant for the country projects, take initiatives with respect to new work and develop proposals

  • Develop and maintain partnerships with institutions working on the circular economy in the target countries, as well as other OECD Member countries.

  • Represent the OECD at internal and external meetings, contribute to publications and communication activities.

  • Draft working papers and chapters for OECD reports and reviews on the key topics for the division.

  • Draft other policy-relevant documents, including synthesis reports of expert discussions, seminar proceedings, mission reports and consultants’ contributions.

  • Contribute to the dissemination of findings, including through maintaining contacts with relevant government officials and other experts.

  • Carry out other related duties, as assigned.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic Background

  • An advanced post-graduate university degree (Ph.D. preferred) in environmental or micro economics, environmental sciences or law, or a related discipline.

Professional Background

  • Minimum three, preferably five to seven years of experience working in environmental or energy policy analysis, research or other policy-related fields, preferably within a research organisation, government or an international organisation.
  • Experience in the areas of the circular economy, and resource productivity.
  • Experience organising large international events, or more generally experience of working at the international level. Skills in econometric analysis, environmental economic modelling and a background in extractive / material processing industries would be an advantage.
  • Proven ability to draft analytical and/or policy-relevant papers that are clear, concise and reader-friendly.


  • 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 Slovak or Hungarian would be an important asset.

Core Competencies

  • For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Achievement focus, Analytical thinking, Drafting skills, Flexible thinking, Teamwork, Client focus, Diplomatic sensitivity, Strategic thinking.
  • Please refer to the level 3 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.  

Contract Duration

  • One-year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

What the OECD offers

  • Monthly base salary starting from 6,130 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.

Selection Process

For retained candidates, written tests/video-recorded interviews are foreseen for 2nd half of July and panel interviews are planned for 2nd half of August.

Please note that 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.