Policy Analyst / Economist on Water

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Paris, France 🇫🇷

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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, resilient and low-carbon development pathways. The Directorate currently comprises approximately 175 staff members working across a broad range of issues such as: climate change, biodiversity, water, eco-innovation, resource productivity and waste, environmental policy tools and evaluation, green growth, safety of chemicals, biotechnology and nanomaterials, 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.

The Environment, Transitions and Resilience Division of the OECD Environment Directorate (ENV/ETR) seeks an experienced and motivated water economist or analyst to develop, undertake and deliver policy-relevant research analysis on water-related issues in OECD countries. The selected candidate will work under the supervision of the Team Lead for Resilience, Adaptation and Water, within the Division.  
Main Responsibilities
 Research, Analysis, Drafting and supervision

•    Lead in the design and implementation of specific projects and deliverables on water, in close coordination with the senior policy analyst
•    Co-ordinate and draft high–impact, policy relevant analytical reports on water-related issue
•    Analysis of datasets and policies, literature reviews and country case studies
•    Provide effective supervision of junior staff and/or external consultants as required.
Project management
•    Manage, motivate and support the personal development of junior staff in the joint work on project deliverables
•    Coordinate with partners within and outside the OECD, in line with OECD rules and procedures
•    Provide support and back-up to the senior policy analyst.
Meetings, representation and liaison
•    Work collaboratively with relevant experts within and outside the Organisation to support the delivery of the water work programme.
•    Contribute, as required, to horizontal and multidisciplinary projects within the Environment Directorate and other Directorates active on water (Development Co-operation Directorate, Centre for Entrepreneurship, Directorate for Public Governance).
•    Oversee and organise meetings and conferences in support of the work programme.
•    Identify opportunities to disseminate outputs from this work by representing the OECD at external meetings, contributing to publications, participating in webinars, using social media, etc.
•    Establish and maintain a network of relevant contacts with policy makers, experts and officials from a wide range of countries as well as from international organisations, private sector, research institutions and NGOs.
•    Contribute towards exploring opportunities to facilitate the reform of water policies in OECD and Partner countries, in the context of national policy dialogues. 

Candidate’s profile
Academic Background
•    An advanced university degree in environmental economics, environmental policy, environmental science or a related field. 

Professional Background
•    Three to five years’ relevant experience in environmental economics, environmental policy, or a related field, acquired in a national government, international agency, research organisation, international NGO, or in the private sector. 
•    Strong understanding of and an analytical approach to the environmental, economic and policy issues relevant to water issues, including the overall political and economic context, implementation challenges and the current research landscape. 
•    Familiarity with the Water Framework Directive of the European Commission would be an advantage.
•    Proven ability to write clear, concise, convincing and well-structured reports. Demonstrated experience of tailoring written work to the respective needs of specialist and non-specialist audiences.

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

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

Contract Duration
12 months fixed term, with the possibility of renewal.

What the OECD offers 
•   Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either 6,197 EUR or 7,6475 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
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Selection Process

For retained candidates, written tests/video-recorded interviews are foreseen the week of 16 August 2021.
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.

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