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Advisor on Gender


  • Organization: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Location: Paris
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: Closed

The OECD has a vital role in the global governance architecture. It strengthens, within its mandate, the rules-based international order by developing standards promoting well-being for all. The OECD will continue to develop evidence-based analysis that helps generate innovative policies and standards to build stronger, more sustainable and more inclusive economies, inspiring trust and confidence for resilient, responsive and healthy societies.


The Office of the Secretary-General (OSG) supports the Secretary-General in implementing his vision and priorities for the Organisation to\:


  • Optimising the strength and the quality of the post COVID recovery while responding to the economic and social impacts of the war in Ukraine.
  • Leadership on climate action to help secure global net-zero by 2050 in a way that is effective and fair.
  • Seizing the opportunities of the digital transformation while better managing some of the associated risks, challenges and disruptions.
  • Helping to ensure well-functioning global markets and a global level playing field with a rules-based trading system in good working order.
  • Global engagement\: advancing OECD standards, through membership and partnerships and a sound approach to development.


We provide high quality advice and support to the Secretary-General to achieve a coordinated and innovative approach to the development and implementation of the OECD’s work. We do this by forming timely and well-founded advice, consulting and coordinating with Members, with Deputy Secretaries, and across Directorates, and fostering a high functioning organisation.


The OECD’s Gender Equality Plus Initiative is hosted in the Office of the Secretary-General (OSG). While the OECD hosts various policy issues integrating gender equality, OSG’s role is to provide an integrated perspective to help policymakers and the private sector better understand the complexity and the various interplay between different policies. The Initiative also shapes the gender equality and diversity narrative to underpin the Organisation’s policy work by shedding light on the issue as deeply interconnected and interdependent in the global system and to introduce a new and holistic approach to gender equality and diversity in coordination with relevant directorates, committees and bodies. 


OSG is looking for a gender specialist, with proven experience in the field of gender analyses to support the Organisation’s work on gender equality and diversity. The selected candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Deputy Secretary General.


Main Responsibilities


Communication and Liaison

  • Develop good working relationships with staff in other divisions of the OECD, officials in member and non-member country administrations, other international organisations, and academics in the wider research community working on related topics, keeping abreast of all relevant policy developments.
  • Communicate and coordinate closely with gender-leads in all Directorates.


Co-ordination of gender policy and research activities

  • Coordinate and support the work of the Friends of Gender Equality Plus (FoGE ).
  • Coordinate and draft papers that require horizontal cooperation on gender equality and diversity, including materials in preparation for the Ministerial Council Meeting.
  • Support the Gender Equality Taskforce (e.g. prepare papers, follow up on discussions)
  • Coordinate development and outreach work with partners at global, regional and national levels (e.g. Generation Equality Forum), and involve gender-leads in relevant Directorates.
  • Monitor and report on the use and value of gender statistics, in particular in policy documents and in the media.
  • Monitor and keep abreast of new data, identify emerging players and solutions.
  • Support the preparation of analysis that can inform a wide range of external stakeholders in various thematic areas.
  • Support in the development of new areas of work related to data disaggregation and intersectionality, use of non-traditional data sources and administrative data, and designing more inclusive, participatory approaches to statistical development.  
  • Undertake research and prepare technical and methodological materials, including the development of case studies and guidelines.
  • Carry out a variety of other tasks as assigned.


Support for the gender-sensitive internal policies and practices

  • Support the activities of the OECD Women’s Network, in coordination with HRM, and monitor internal policies and practices.


Ideal Candidate Profile


Academic Background

  • An advanced university degree in public policy or international relations or a closely related field.


Professional Background

  • A minimum of five years of experience in dealing with multilateral questions in a national administration or international organization
  • Relevant experience working on international issues, in particular policy aspects of those issues.
  • Experience in managing projects within strict deadlines and a demonstrated ability to undertake project support and co-ordination tasks.



  • 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 other languages would be an asset.


Core Competencies

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


Contract Duration

Two-year assignment, with the possibility of renewal.


What the OECD offers

  • Monthly base salary starting from 6 415 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
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  • Please note that the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.


Please note that our Rules and Regulations stipulate that the mandatory retirement age is 65.


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.


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