Economist/Policy Analyst (International Finance)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Closed on 25 Sep 2020
Location: Paris (France)
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Job Description

The OECD is a global economic forum working with 37 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.

The OECD has earned a leading role in financial and enterprise issues.  In line with the Strategic Orientations of the Secretary-General, the core mission of the OECD’s Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs (DAF) is to assist markets to fund inclusive economic growth, and in turn Better Lives, through setting and implementing standards, providing capacity building and technical assistance, acting as a forum for co-operation and collaboration across the OECD Directorates, external stakeholders and International Organisations. DAF’s work is structured under two work areas - Conduct and Markets - and its mission is pursued through six substantive divisions whose teams provide member and partner countries with policy guidance, analysis and support in the areas of competition, anti-corruption, corporate governance and corporate finance, insurance, private pensions and financial markets, international investment and responsible business conduct. 


The Investment Division (INV) is responsible for advising OECD Member and partner governments on international investment law and policy, investment for development, and foreign direct investment statistics.


The Investment Division is currently looking for an economist or policy analyst with expertise in the areas of cross-border capital flows and international financial services and in international law and agreements governing these areas. S/he will be part of a dynamic team working on the OECD Codes of Liberalisation and servicing the OECD Investment Committee and its Advisory Task Force on the Codes (ATFC), including monitoring, policy recommendations and country reviews. S/he will work under the supervision of the Head of Unit for Investment Standards and Capital Flows, and in co-ordination with the Head of the Investment Division.

Main Responsibilities

Support the activities related to accession within the Investment Committee and adherence of non-members to the Codes and non-members countries that would like to “benchmark” themselves with the Code’standards.

Analysis Research and Drafting
  • Research, analyse and draft documents on countries' positions vis-à-vis the OECD Codes of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and Current Invisible Operations. Develop policy recommendations.

  • Analyse developments in countries’ positions regarding the use of capital flow measures and process country notifications to the Organisation under the OECD Codes of Liberalisation. This includes the preparation of documents and policy recommendations to support the OECD Investment Committee’s assessment of country measures.

  • Analyse the collected information and assess the proposed position of countries applying for adherence or “benchmarking” to the Codes, including countries on OECD membership accession track.

  • Prepare accession and adherence review reports for and on behalf of the Investment Committee

  • Prepare “benchmarking” reports to be discussed at the ATFC and/or Invetsment Committee. 

Representation and Liaison

  • Liaise with the countries under review, notably with relevant government agencies and central banks.


Candidate’s profile


Academic Background
  • An advanced university degree in economics and/or finance (preferably with a specialisation in international economics, monetary or financial economics) or in law (preferably with a specialisation in financial law). 

Professional Background

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in the field of international financial policy-related issues, preferably in an international organisation or in a national administration.

  • Experience in dealing with governmental institutions and international organisations.

  • A good understanding of the functioning and regulation of banking and financial markets, and of trade in services and investment issues.

  • Expertise in the field of international discussions on capital flow management and liberalisation issues, including in the context of the G20, would be an advantage.  


  • 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.

  • Good knowledge of Spanish would be an asset


Core Competencies


The following competencies are of particular importance for this role: Analytical thinking, Drafting skills, Achievement focus, Diplomatic sensitivity, Strategic networking.


Please refer to the full list of OECD Core Competencies and the level 3 indicators.


Contract Duration


One year fixed term appointment (renewable).


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. 

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


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.

About OECD

The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyse and compare data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.

We also look at issues that directly affect everyone’s daily life, like how much people pay in taxes and social security, and how much leisure time they can take. We compare how different countries’ school systems are readying their young people for modern life, and how different countries’ pension systems will look after their citizens in old age.

Drawing on facts and real-life experience, we recommend policies designed to improve the quality of people's lives. We work with business, through the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC), and with labour, through the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC). We have active contacts as well with other civil society organisations. The common thread of our work is a shared commitment to market economies backed by democratic institutions and focused on the wellbeing of all citizens. 

Today, we are focused on helping governments around the world to:

  • Restore confidence in markets and the institutions that make them function. 
  • Re-establish healthy public finances as a basis for future sustainable economic growth. 
  • Foster and support new sources of growth through innovation, environmentally friendly ‘green growth’ strategies and the development of emerging economies.
  • Ensure that people of all ages can develop the skills to work productively and satisfyingly in the jobs of tomorrow.

The OECD’s core values

  • Objective: Our analyses and recommendations are independent and evidence-based.
  • Open: We encourage debate and a shared understanding of critical global issues.
  • Bold: We dare to challenge conventional wisdom starting with our own.
  • Pioneering: We identify and address emerging and long term challenges.
  • Ethical: Our credibility is built on trust, integrity and transparency.