Junior Policy Analyst
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The OECD Development Centre (DEV) is working to support developing countries and emerging economies find innovative policy solutions to promote sustainable development, reduce poverty and inequalities, address gender inequality and improve people’s lives. The Centre brings together 57 member countries and facilitates policy dialogue between governments, involving public, private and philanthropic actors. Countries from Africa, Asia and Latin America participate as full members in the Centre, where they interact on an equal footing with OECD members. www.oecd.org/dev
Within the Centre, the Social Cohesion Unit undertakes applied research and policy work to support developing and emerging countries develop more inclusive policies and tackle the poverty and vulnerability challenge. The Unit offers targeted policy support to countries through Social Cohesion Policy Reviews, Social Protection System Reviews, and Youth Well-Being Policy Reviews. It further carries out policy oriented global research in areas linked to inequality, informality, youth employment, and social inclusion. From 1 September 2021, the Unit started a new project on greening food systems for more and better jobs in Southeast Asia. The overall aim of the project is to see how a green transition in the food system could reconcile economic, social and environmental objectives and create rural employment and sustain livelihoods.
DEV is looking for a dynamic Junior Policy Analyst. Under the overall supervision of the Head of Social Cohesion Unit and the direct supervision of the Senior Policy Analyst of the Social Cohesion Unit, the Junior Policy Analyst will contribute to the work of the Social Cohesion Unit, in particular, s/he will support the preparation of the Development Centre Study “Towards a greener and more inclusive society in Southeast Asia\: tapping into the potential of creating green jobs in food systems”.
1. Policy research and analysis\:
- Carry out high-quality, policy-relevant research on green transition issues, with a focus on food systems and potential impact on employment and skills
- Contribute to the overall research and the development of the methodology of for assessing the impact on jobs of a green transition in Southeast Asia
- Draft high-quality policy-oriented documents for OECD publication, as well as policy briefs and web articles targeted at non-technical audience and the media
- Keep abreast of current climate change, green transition related topics in developing countries and on new initiatives, results and analysis in the academic and policy-relevant literature.
- Review and comment on work prepared by others, both from within and outside the Directorate.
2. Liaison, outreach and co-ordination\:
- Support the project manager with the overall coordination of the green transition project on activities related to budgeting, fundraising, production of reports and event planning.
- Liaise with donors, national counterparts and research institutes as needed
- Collaborate with other teams in DEV and other OECD Directorates on cross-cutting projects, including on topics related to climate change, green transition, youth, social protection, informality.
- Collaborate with key donors and international and regional partners, such as GGGI, GCF, ADB, UNESCAP and other UN agencies working on green growth and green transition.
- Contribute to the organisation of conferences and workshops, and participate in missions to assigned countries
- Represent DEV at international events and workshops for policy dialogue and dissemination.
- Support the organisation of policy dialogues related to the project as well as events organised by the Social Cohesion Unit as needed
Ideal Candidate Profile
- An advanced university degree in development studies, social science, public policy or economics, with a focus on social policy, employment, education and green transition.
- At least two years of professional experience in applied research and analysis in development, social policy, green growth, green transition, employment or education and skills, acquired in a university or research centre, a national administration or an international organisation.
- Proven ability to carry out rigorous and evidence-based analysis to substantiate and support policy analysis.
- Proficiency in the use of standard software applications (MS Office).
- Ability to carry out quantitative analysis and econometrics using standard statistical software (STATA, SPSS) packages would be a strong advantage.
- An excellent written and oral command of one of the official languages of the Organisation (English and French) and a good knowledge of, or willingness to learn, the other language.
- Knowledge of additional languages would be an asset.
- The following competencies are of particular importance for this vacancy\: Analytical thinking, drafting skills, teamwork, influencing and strategic networking.
- Please refer to the level 3 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.
One-year fixed-term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.
- Monthly base salary starting from 4 971 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
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