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Policy Advisor – Trade Union Advisory Committee


  • Organization: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Location: Paris
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Political Affairs
    • Legal - Broad
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • Labour Market Policy
  • Closing Date: 2022-09-10

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.


The Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) attached to the OECD is an international trade union organisation representing the views of the labour movement to the OECD and its various committees. It has a permanent secretariat based in Paris led by a General Secretary, and independently funded by national trade union confederations.


TUAC is looking for a Policy Advisor with responsibility for a broad set of policy issues including education and skills, digitalisation and social policy. The selected person will report to the General Secretary of the TUAC.


Main Responsibilities


Policy analysis and research

  • Develop and draft statements and position papers in close co-operation with affiliates to influence policy formulation at the OECD;
  • Prepare analytical reports and draft policy papers;
  • Contribute to the development of practical tools, including toolkits, guidance and training materials to build the capacity of trade unions;
  • Facilitate the sharing and dissemination of information through ICT tools;
  • Prepare briefings and speaking notes for the General Secretary upon request.


Liaison, representation and outreach

  • Manage the relevant TUAC Working Groups;
  • Represent the TUAC and co-ordinate the trade union participation in relevant OECD Committees, Working Groups and in other trade union- and civil society-related events and meetings;
  • Work closely with affiliates of the TUAC, other trade unions and international trade union partner organisations;
  • Liaise with the relevant OECD Directorates, Member countries’ permanent delegations and other international institutions.


Ideal Candidate Profile


Academic Background

  • An advanced university degree in economics, or a related discipline, or relevant workplace trade union experience.


Professional Background

  • A minimum of three years of experience in policy advocacy, research and analysis;
  • Experience working in or closely with the trade union movement and excellent knowledge of the range of policy issues that trade unions are dealing with.




  • Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and a knowledge of, or a willingness to learn, the other.
  • Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.


Core Competencies

  • For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important\: Analytical thinking, Drafting skills, Flexible thinking, Teamwork, Influencing, Negotiating, Strategic thinking.  
  • Please refer to the level 3 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.


Contract Duration

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


What the OECD offers

  • Monthly base salary starting from 6 352 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.


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