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Policy Analyst - Private Finance for Sustainable Development

at OECD in Boulogne Billancourt, France

About the Job

To support implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) collects and analyses data, provides policy advice, and builds multi-stakeholder partnerships to promote policy reform and increase impact on the ground, stimulate new co-operation modalities, adapt international measurement frameworks, and ensure that innovative approaches to financing sustainable development benefit the poorest first, in order to leave no-one behind.
DCD is looking for an experienced and highly motivated Policy Analyst on Private Finance for Sustainable Development to support the delivery of the OECD work around engaging the private sector through development finance, leverage the Directorate’s comparative advantage and provide strategic input on private finance for sustainable development, including social impact investing.

The Policy Analyst will work under the direct supervision of the Team Leader for Private Finance for Sustainable Development, under the overall guidance of the Senior Counsellor and Head of Division on Financing for Sustainable Development.

Main Responsibilities

Planning and strategic co-ordination
• Contribute to planning and implementing strategies on private finance for sustainable development, in particular as they relate to social impact investing. Contribute to the work programme priorities, including monitoring of progress, and ensuring operational effectiveness.
• Take ownership of the production of reports on private finance for sustainable development that include country case studies and other assessments to pinpoint lessons from current practices and extend the evidence base in this area to support development in developing countries.
• When necessary manage resources (staff and non-staff) to deliver the work programme on time and within budget and when appropriate look for fund raising opportunities.

Intellectual input, analysis and drafting
• Draft and co-ordinate the analytical and policy content of strategic documents on social impact investing. Exercise critical oversight and quality control, and ensure that all key messages on development co-operation are politically pertinent, clear and consistent.
• Contribute to the delivery of an international conference at which measuring the social, economic and environmental impact of investments are examined.
• Undertake a stock-take of data sources, measurement approaches and transparency standards, to shape the principles and future directions for measuring outcomes and impact.
• Contribute to the planning and delivery of a series of expert meetings on complex technical and policy issues that requires engaging OECD Members, partners and developing countries as well as experts in impact measurement and evaluation.

Representation, communication and outreach
• Contribute to ensuring strategic relations with external partners are strong, particularly those that enhance the Directorate’s standing with regard to social impact investing. Maintain close contacts with other OECD Directorates, to ensure effective communication and information sharing and contributions to horizontal projects and initiatives, particularly those relating to private finance for sustainable development and engagement with non-OECD countries.
• Work with members and key public and private partners (e.g. impact associations and representatives, financial institutions) to help drive forward the work on private finance for sustainable development under the DAC’s Programme of Work for 2019-2020, sharing knowledge and identifying best practice about the use of social impact investing instruments in support of sustainable development.
• Develop and implement effective communication strategies for policy products to maximize their value, visibility and impact with members, and key public and private partners.
• When required represent the OECD at senior level international meetings and conferences.

Contract Duration
• 13 month fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.
• Ideal starting date: September 2019 – Written tests and video interviews are scheduled for mid-May 2019. Retained candidates will be invited to panel interviews scheduled mid-June 2019.
• Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either 5,974 EUR or 7,372 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.


Academic Background
• An advanced university degree in economics, political science, public administration, law, international relations, or other relevant discipline.

Professional Background
• At least three, preferably five years of relevant experience in international affairs and development, private finance for sustainable development and social impact investing.
• A good understanding of development and development co-operation issues as they relate to private finance for sustainable development.
• Proven experience of working in a policy-oriented, inter-governmental organisation.
• A track record in leading evidence-based analysis within the broad area of private finance for sustainable development.
• Experience with private sector-led networks involving public sector players is desirable.
• Proven experience to communicate effectively with senior governmental officials, at both the national and international level, and in multilateral contexts.
• Experience of planning and project management, with an understanding of how to develop strategies and translate them into effective action.

• 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 and Strategic thinking, Strategic networking, Organisational alignment, Drafting skills, Teamwork and Team leadership, Managing resources, Diplomatic sensitivity, Influencing.

To apply

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The OECD is a global economic forum working with 36 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies to make 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. The Organisation provides a unique forum in which governments work together to share experiences on what drives economic, social and environmental change, seeking solutions to common problems.