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Head of the OECD Medical and Social System (OMESYS) Insurance Centre

Paris

  • Organization: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Location: Paris
  • Grade: A2 - Grade band
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Physics and Mathematics
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Procurement
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-31

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.

On behalf of the Secretary-General, the Executive Directorate (EXD) supports the Organisation in the following areas\: financial management, human resource management, information technology, internal communications, conference management, security (both physical and digital), translation and interpretation, knowledge and information management (in co-ordination with the Public Affairs and Communication Directorate), risk management, crisis management and all operational services including building infrastructure and logistics.

Within the Executive Directorate, the mission of the Human Resource Management Service (EXD/HRM) is to develop and implement policies, programmes and services which support the Organisation’s evolving staffing needs. The HR Operations Group (HRO) is one of the three Divisions of EXD/HRM and provides a range of centralised operational HR services to the Organisation and its staff. HRO is comprised of three hubs covering payroll, HR documentation, staffing administration, medical and social services and a Middle Office responsible for social security schemes, HRO projects, business analysis and policy advice and support..

HRO is currently seeking a Head of the OECD Medical and Social System (OMESYS) Insurance Centre (OIC), the team that manages health insurance coverage and social security schemes for the Organisation. The position is located in Paris and the selected candidate will be located in Paris. 

Main Responsibilities

Management of the OECD Medical and Social System

  • Contribute to the strategy for the ongoing adaptation and delivery of the Medical and Social System of the Organisation (OMESYS).
  • Oversee and manage the OECD’s health and medical insurance contracts and their implementation.
  • Monitor cost data and advise on possible management improvements and/or cost savings.
  • In liaison with the Middle Office team, prepare and support call for tenders and market consultations related to the OECD Social Protection System.
  • Coordinate with the socio-medical team all administrative procedures related to sick leave, parental leave, disabled child, etc in accordance with the Staff Rules and Regulations and the Pension Rules. Supervise the implemention of all administrative decisions received from the relevant advisory Boards. Manage contact with concerned staff members, answer their queries and advise them on applicable procedures as necessary. 

Management of the OMESYS Insurance Centre

  • Provide support and guidance to the OIC team and co-ordinate training of new team members.
  • Directly supervise the delivery of seamless medical benefits for OECD Official Staff and Temporary Staff Members (international and local staff), while ensuring quality, timeliness and consistency.
  • Identify and capitalize on business process improvement opportunities to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Provide strategic advice and guidance, including to senior management, and formulate  solutions for complex and unusual issues requiring the application and/or interpretation of the Organisation's regulations and rules.
  • Co-ordinate and organise knowledge sharing sessions within the OIC Team to ensure the consistent practice and policy application across the Organisation.
  • Handle sensitive situations with tact and discretion, escalating to the Deputy Head of HRO when necessary.

Liaison and co-ordination

  • Co-ordinate the preparation of the OMESYS Supervisory Board meetings and all necessary follow-up (nomination of Board members, agenda, summary records, action plan etc.).
  • Develop and maintain effective working relations with HR counterparts and other partners to ensure a cohesive approach to human resources management and in support of best practices.
  • Participate in projects as required.
  • Co-ordinate OMESYS updates with HRM Webmaster for Intranet and monthly communications to Resource Management Advisors.
  • Co-ordinate and organise knowledge sharing sessions within HRM staff and with the RMA Community to ensure the consistent practice and policy application across the Organisation.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic Background

Advanced university degree in human resources, social sciences, social law, business administration.

Professional Background

  • Minimum  five years of relevant professional experience with proven capacity in the successful management of Health Insurance schemes in public or private sectors. A good knowledge of the host country (France) system would be an advantage.
  • Substantial professional experience in an international or diverse, multi-cultural setting.
  • Knowledge, understanding, and application of HR policies, rules and procedures in an International Organisation would be an advantage.

Key Skills

  • HR policy development and implementation
  • People management
  • Diplomacy and discretion
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, gender balance, and sensitivity to cross-cultural issues.

Languages

Fluency in both OECD official languages (English and French).

Core Competencies

The following competencies, mastered at Level 3, are of particular importance for this role\: Achievement focus; Managing resources; Teamwork and Team leadership; Negotiating; Organisational Knowledge; Organisational alignment.

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

Contract Duration

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

What the OECD offers

  • Monthly base salary starting from 4 937.34 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
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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. (Internal and external, delete rephrase for areas with derogations to hire non-member nationals, adding “or [entity’s name] member countries”.)

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The Executive Directorate (EXD) supports the Organisation in the following areas\: financial management, human resource management, information technology, internal communications, conference management, security (both physical and digital), translation and interpretation, risk management, and crisis management. Within the Executive Directorate, the Human Resource Management Service (EXD/HRM) develops and implements policies, programmes and services which support the Organisation’s evolving staffing needs.

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