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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. In this context, the Directorate also supports (jointly with the United Nations Development Programme) the operation of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (Global Partnership), a multi-stakeholder platform to advance the effectiveness of development efforts by all actors, to deliver results that are long-lasting and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

One of the Global Partnership’s strategic priorities is to build better partnerships by improving and unlocking the potential of a ‘whole-of-society approach’ to development efforts. Through its 2020-22 Work Programme, creating space for diverse stakeholders to engage and building on ongoing work across different constituencies, the Partnership convenes diverse development actors to assess, improve and scale up effective co-operation and partnerships in areas such as south-south co-operation and foundations’ engagement in development partnerships.

DCD is looking for an experienced and dynamic Policy Analyst for the Global Partnership Support Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for further strengthening constituency engagement across the Global Partnership’s stakeholders, with a particular focus on engaging partner country governments and other development actors at the country level. S/he will reinforce the country-level synergies across the Global Partnership’s work identifying and supporting different approaches to partnering in changing and evolving development contexts, with the ultimate aim of supporting multi-stakeholder accountability for Busan commitments. S/he will report to the Team Leader overseeing the Global Partnership Secretariat under the overall guidance of the Head of the Division.

Main Responsibilities

Support the Global Partnership

  • Lead substantive coordination of the Global Partnership’s activities and products for the partner country level to maximise their value and impact for partner countries, including:
    • Manage relationships with partner country governments and key country-level stakeholders, adapting the Partnership’s offering to country demand and needs;
    • Ensure coherence and synergy across the Partnership’s policy work and products for the country level and identify substantive priorities and practical strategies for facilitating mutual learning on effective development co-operation amongst partner countries; and
    • Tailor articulate offers and devise strong policy messages targeted for partner countries that incentivise and sustain partner countries’ engagements with the Global Partnership.
  • Bring intellectual input and coordination support to the Global Partnership’s broader constituency engagement, tailoring messages and outreach strategies to diverse stakeholder groups and contributing ideas and concepts to help reinforce the Partnership’s constituency engagement and inclusive governance.
  • Lead technical engagement with foundations to convene policy dialogue, identify constituency priorities and facilitate an inclusive process for forging foundations’ priorities and implementation strategies for enhancing the effectiveness of their development co-operation.
  • Bring intellectual input to the broader work of the Global Partnership around monitoring approaches, accountability and development effectiveness.
  • Support OECD senior management to promote the Global Partnership and support OECD-DAC members’ delivery of their commitments under the Busan Partnership Agreement.
  • Develop, identify and support synergies with the work of DAC subsidiary bodies and with other OECD directorates, international organisations, initiatives and platforms in areas of relevance to the Global Partnership’s substantive agenda.

Management and Co-ordination

  • Work horizontally across the Global Partnership Joint Support Team, the Development Co-operation Directorate and other relevant OECD directorates to ensure a coherent and holistic offer from OECD/GPEDC to engage partner countries in the domain of effective development co-operation;
  • Facilitate information sharing and co-ordination across different thematic areas of the Global Partnership’s work to create cohesion and to effectively filter and develop offers and deliverables that incentivize engagement of partner countries.
  • Collaborate across the Joint Support Team, with UN colleagues, consultants and staff to ensure effective technical, advisory and operational support to the reform of the Global Partnership’s monitoring exercise.

Communications, Liaison and Outreach

  • Forge, build and nurture, in co-operation with Development Co-operation Directorate colleagues, relationships with key stakeholders, particularly at the country level, to ensure a demand-driven approach to the OECD’s work and that the Global Partnership’s activities and products are coordinated and synergistically support partner countries’ needs and realities.
  • Assist with the development of content for advocacy materials and the design and implementation of communication and engagement strategies that promote effective development co-operation at country level and strengthen the position of the Global Partnership as a key platform for the realisation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • Represent the OECD at international meetings and conferences, as requested.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic Background:

  • An advanced university degree in political science, international development, economics, communication or other discipline directly relevant to the field of international co-operation and relations.

Professional Background:

  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience, including experience working closely with national governments and agencies on policy dialogue and coordination of development co-operation, in a bilateral or multilateral development organization.
  • Excellent understanding of key global trends in development co-operation and policy challenges and ongoing reforms, particularly related to partner countries’ changing institutional and intra-governmental structures for managing development partnerships and countries’ strategies and approaches for engaging in international, including south-south, co-operation.
  • Experience in leading and coordinating, at the international level, dialogue and standard-setting processes, as well as organizing international meetings and events.
  • Excellent understanding of the overall development effectiveness and 2030 agendas, particularly their political dynamics and implementation challenges, including at global and partner country levels.
  • Solid experience in producing policy advice and recommendations, including the drafting, editing, production and dissemination of policy papers, high-level publications and official reports.


  • Advanced user in standard software applications, including Microsoft Office Excel and Powerpoint.


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

Core Competencies:

For this role, the following competencies are of particular importance: Diplomatic sensitivity, Strategic networking, Influencing, Analytical thinking, Team work and leadership, Achievement focus, Drafting skills. Please refer to the level 3 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.

Contract duration

  • 2 year assignment, with possibility of renewal

What the OECD offers

  • Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either 6,130 EUR or 7,563 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.


This position is twin graded A2/A3. Appointment will be based on the candidate’s level of experience and demonstrated ability to perform the functions at the expected level.

Please note that the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.

Selection Process

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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