OECD is Looking for a Policy Analyst – Global Commission on the Economics of water: Apply Now!

  • 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • Full-time
  • Grade: PAL6

Company Description

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 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 and low-carbon green growth path. The Directorate currently comprises approximately 220 staff members (economists, statisticians, scientists, engineers, administrative staff, consultants and trainees) working across a broad range of environmental issues such as: green growth, climate change, biodiversity, water, eco-innovation, circular economy, resource productivity and waste, environmental policy tools and evaluation, safety of chemicals, biotechnology and nanomaterials, and linkages between environment and tax, agriculture, transport, development assistance, trade and investment policies. For more information, please refer to

Job Description

The Climate, Biodiversity and Water (CBW) Division of the OECD Environment Directorate is looking for a  qualified and experienced Policy Analyst to play a pivotal role in coordinating the OECD’s contribution to the  work of the Global Commission on the economics of water ( ).  Under the supervision of the Senior Counsellor for Global Water Affairs, the selected candidate will serve as the main interface between the OECD and senior global leaders involved in the work of the Global Commission and will co-lead OECD support to a high-level international initiative on water economics.

Main Responsibilities

Analysis, research and drafting

  • Provide expert analysis and insights to contribute to the advancement of the Commission’s and OECD’s objectives.
  • Support research led by the Global Commission: deliver programming on the Commission’s strategies; support and coordinate the work of Commission-level teams; contribute to the identification, development and implementation of a policy-relevant programme of work for the Global Commission.  
  • Draft and present analytical papers tailored for a wide-ranging diverse audience, policymakers and citizens.

Stakeholder Engagement, outreach and events:

  • Coordinate stakeholder engagement, convening a series of thematic societal dialogues on water. This includes identifying relevant partners, setting the agenda, identifying and liaising with speakers, reporting on the discussions
  • Coordinate relations between the Global Commission and a network of research institutions, and lead on thematic research, with OECD experts and beyond.
  • Coordinate the political process in the lead up to strategic global events, including the Summit of the Future, CBD and Climate COPs, joint IMF/WB meetings, WEF meetings in Davos, as decided by the Global Commission.
  • Act as focal point/resource for best practices on work of the Global Commission on the economics of water.


  • Liaise with the co-chairs of the Global Commission; convene regular calls and in-person retreats of the Global Commission
  • Engage with the dedicated Communications team, to ensure clear and effective communication of the Global Commission’s messages
  • Coordinate high impact communication, in line with the communication objectives & strategy at selected events and on global platforms
  • Manage the publishing process, in collaboration with the dedicated communications team.

Implement regular communication channels horizontally across the organisation about water initiatives.


  • Explore how the work of the Global Commission can inspire the overall OECD programme of work on water.


Academic Background

  • An advanced university degree in a relevant field, economics, environmental or natural resource economics or in another related discipline.

Professional Background

  • At least 7 years of relevant  experience in water economics and conducting analysis of environmental policy, preferably acquired in an international or national agency, or alternatively, in a research institute or organisation conducting relevant policy analysis
  • Extensive experience with the management and coordination of high-level (including heads of states, heads of UN Agencies, world leading academics), global initiatives, that combine research and policy.
  • Proven expertise in economic and/or environmental policy, ideally supported by a track record in policy-relevant publications or achievements on water-, environment- and sustainable development-related topics
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic input to high-level initiatives.
  • Experience in leading and manage a cohesive, multicultural and multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively liaise with senior global leaders and represent the OECD’s interests.
  • Ability to work independently and to engage in professional development activities in a diverse and international environment would also be an advantage, based on previous relevant experience (e.g. internships, study abroad semesters, etc.)
  • Ability to draft well-structured, concise and clear policy relevant and analytical reports .


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

Core Competencies

  • OECD staff are expected to demonstrate behaviours aligned to six core competencies which will be assessed as part of this hiring processes: Vision and Strategy (Level 2); Enable People (Level 1); Ethics and Integrity (Level 2); Collaboration and Horizontality (Level 2); Achieve Results (Level 2); Innovate and Embrace Change (Level 2).
  • To learn more about the definitions for each competency for levels 1-3, please refer to OECD Core Competencies.

Additional Information

Closing Date:

  • This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should reach us no later than midnight 25 February 2024 (CET).

Contract Duration

  • Fixed term appointment, from June 2024 (or sooner) until end 2025, with the possibility of renewal.

What the OECD offers

  • Monthly base salary starting from 7 738.74 EUR.

Please note, the appointment may initially be made at the level immediately below if the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant correspond to that level. In this case, the duties and responsibilities assigned will be adjusted accordingly.

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.

Selection Process

For retained candidates, video-recorded interviews and possibly written tests are foreseen in mid/late-February– exact dates to be confirmed.

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