Policy Analyst, IFCMA

  • Full-time
  • Grade: PAL5

Company Description

THE OECD – Who we are, what we do

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 Inclusive Forum on Carbon Mitigation Approaches (IFCMA) is the OECD’s flagship initiative to help optimise the global impact of emissions reduction efforts around the world through better data and information sharing, evidence-based mutual learning and better mutual understanding, and inclusive multilateral dialogue. By taking stock of different carbon mitigation approaches, mapping policies to the emissions they cover, and estimating their comparative impact in terms of emissions reductions, the IFCMA is enhancing understanding of the comparative impact of the full spectrum of carbon mitigation approaches deployed around the world and their combined global impact. The work involves an extension of, and complement to, ongoing and existing work at the OECD, while providing the technical underpinnings to facilitate a new, evidence-based and results-oriented international dialogue on climate mitigation policy.

The project is being carried out in collaboration by the Economics Department (ECO), the Environment Directorate (ENV) and the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (CTP), is led by the Secretary General and overseen by a Deputy Secretary General.  OSG is now seeking to hire a Policy Analyst to support the Deputy Secretary-General overseeing the project and the IFCMA Co-ordinator in orienting, coordinating, managing and advancing the work.

Job Description

Research, Analysis and Drafting

  • Prepare policy documentation and formal communication materials related to the project, such as work plan, strategy documents and other project documentation, update reports to international fora (e.g. the G20), reports to the OECD Council, and meeting documentation for meetings of the IFCMA at senior and technical levels.
  • Support state-of-the art research and analysis to produce a transparent methodology to take stock of and estimate the impacts of climate mitigation and mitigation-relevant policy instruments, and explore methodologies for computing sector and product level carbon intensity metrics, as required.
  • Coordinate and draft speeches, briefs, remarks and updates on the project as requested, in particular for the Secretary-General, Deputy Secretaries-General, Sherpa, Chief of Staff, Directors, Deputy Directors and other colleagues, and provide general management support to the Deputy Secretary-General overseeing the project.
  • Advise on the design of evidence-based and results-oriented international dialogue on climate mitigation policy as requested.
  • Keep abreast of relevant current affairs and developments relating to the project. 

Coordination, management and liaison

  • Support coordination and advancement of the IFCMA project.
  • Ensure effective coordination across OECD Directorates contributing to IFCMA multidisciplinary outputs or producing work of relevance to IFCMA, supporting colleagues to make connections and work effectively across substantive policy areas and Directorates. Keep abreast of broader OECD work relevant to the initiative, identifying and ensuring synergies between work areas are exploited.
  • Keep track of and manage member input, country positions and progress of the project, including the wider outreach strategy for the project, updating project documentation and facilitating consensus building as required.
  • Liaise with the Directors’ Offices, and relevant teams, of ECO, ENV and CTP, as well as the Office of the Secretary General, the Legal directorate and the Council and Executive Committee Secretariat and others, to advance the project. Take responsibility for providing updates to the Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General and other senior personnel on substantive and outreach developments on a routine basis as needed (e.g. daily, twice-weekly).
  • Support the IFCMA Co-ordinator in supervising, co-ordinating and guiding multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary staff engaged in analysis. Supervise consultant and intern staff in the co-ordination team.
  • Assist in the preparation, coordination, development and execution of events related to the project. Support the IFCMA Co-ordinator ensure consistency and coherence across teams’ inputs. Review and provide constructive feedback on meeting documentation and substantive materials as required (background papers, presentations). Develop meeting agendas.   
  • Participate in, and contribute to, special assignments and specific initiatives relating to the project, as required.

Communication and outreach

  • Represent the IFCMA at internal meetings.
  • Promote a shared understanding of the IFCMA work internally and externally through participation in meetings and workshops, including developing presentations to rally teams. Tailor communication to each deliverable with relevant context to positively influence policies, reforms and directions.
  • Support the IFCMA Co-ordinator in strengthening collaboration among key OECD Committees and Directorates working on climate mitigation policies.
  • Actively and continuously support the engagement of countries for IFCMA. Support the senior team in engaging bilaterally with IFCMA delegations both in person and by email as needed, cultivating a network of delegates to help advance the IFCMA’s work. Support the senior team in engaging  with the IFCMA’s Steering Group and IFCMA Co-Chairs as needed. Identify and create opportunities to initiate new partnerships that will facilitate broad participation in IFCMA. 
  • Maintain an awareness of on-going research and policy developments relevant for the work of the team.


Academic Background:

  • An advanced university degree in a relevant discipline such as economics, law, public policy, international relations, environmental policy, tax, finance or a related field.

Professional Background:

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in a national, regional or international organisation, agency or administration, research institution, university, other relevant organisation, or the private sector.
  • Experience in supporting project management and organising teamwork to encourage co-operation and successful delivery of project outputs to tight timeframes. Combine tasks into an efficient workflow to deliver project outputs according to a clear timeframe.
  • Proven ability to communicate well and draft high quality, timely, relevant and accurate documents for a diversity of audiences.
  • Some experience in supporting identification and raising of voluntary financial and in-kind contributions to support the work and ensuring deliverables and reporting are done in a timely manner and according to the rules.
  • A good understanding of the challenges that governments are facing in relation to fiscal, economic and environmental policy, and in particular the role of policies in strategies to achieve net zero carbon emission objectives.
  • Good knowledge of relevant OECD substantive work, and a strategic sense of the role of the OECD in the overall framework of international co-operation and domestic policy formulation.
  • Proven skills in establishing and developing professional contacts and to interact with national delegations, government officials, other international organisations and stakeholders.
  • Experience with the organisation of large events, workshops and conferences with a diverse range of participants.

Technical and Quantitative Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, able to tailor to the relevant audience, as well as strong analytical abilities.
  • Knowledge of economics, law, politics, environmental policy, tax, international affairs and an interest in international affairs would be an asset.
  • Experience in leading discrete aspects of complex projects and supporting overall project management.  including evidence of optimally using human and financial resource and managing staff and external consultants. 
  • Team player, able to work quickly under pressure and contribute to the forward-looking efforts of OSG, ECO, ENV and CTP.

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).
  • There are three possible levels for each competency. The level for each competency is determined according to the specific needs of each job role and its associated grade.
  • To learn more about the definitions for each competency for levels 1-3, please refer to OECD Core Competencies.


  • 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.

Additional Information

Contract Duration

  • One-year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.
  • Ideal start date: September 2024

What the OECD offers

  • Monthly salary starts at 6 665.76 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
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Please note that the appointment may be made at one grade lower in the specified job family, based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.

Selection Process

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should reach us no later than Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 23:59 (Paris time).

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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