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Legal Adviser
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
International Service for Remunerations and Pensions (RPS)
Grade: Unspecified
Occupations: Legal Affairs
Job Expired 22 Jul 2021
Added 1 month ago
Job 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 International Service for Remunerations and Pensions (ISRP) is a Service committed to provide studies on remuneration and pension policies of International Civil Servants and to operate the administration of pensions for the Co-ordinated Organisations (OECD, NATO, the European Space Agency, the Council of Europe, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) and other International Organisations. The ISRP also administers pension reserve funds for several International Organisations.


The ISRP is administratively attached to the OECD.

The ISRP is looking for a Legal Adviser. The Legal Advisers of the ISRP address any legal issue within the Service in individual cases, in international civil service legal claims or in drafting rules within the remit of the Service. They are also responsible for the secretariat of the Co-ordination Committee on Remunerations (CCR) and of the Pensions Administrative Committee of the Co-ordinated Organisations (PACCO). They  ensure a strategic watch on any legal issue within the remit of the Service.

The selected person will work under the supervision of the Head of the Co-ordination Secretariat Unit and will mainly be responsible for the secretariat of the CCR and make use of his/her legal expertise for the implementation of the rules. He/she will contribute to maintain the standards applied by the ISRP in the area of personal data protection. He/she may participate in any project of the Service that requires drafting skills and legal expertise, notably for studies.

Main Responsibilities

Legal expertise
•    Provide interpretation on any legal question relating to a matter within the remit of 
Co-ordination and legal expertise on any study carried out by the Service.
•    Offer legal expertise to the pension payroll officers in the computation units.
•    Provide legal expertise to pensioners and future pensioners about their rights and obligations.
•    Act as the main contact points for the Beneficiary Organisations for Legal matters related to the Co – ordination 
•    Responsible for the drafting of  all working documents and minutes for the CCR and PACCO, prepare the programme of work and agendas of that committee.
•    Draft Memorandums of Agreement and Exchanges of Letters for any co-operation of the ISRP.
•    Assist the Chair of the CCR for all matters within the remit of the Committee (briefing, presentation of document and explanation).


Transfer/totalisation agreements
•    Follow-up current negotiations on the transfer/totalisation of pension rights on behalf of the Co ordinated Organisations and, if appropriate, start new negotiations.
•    Monitor entirely the whole process for the administration of pension rights transfer operations on behalf of the OECD as well as of any other Beneficiary Organisations.
Overall management of the legal databases of the Service
•    Monitor the collection of relevant case law and update/maintain the Co-ordinated Organisations Legal database (COLD).
•    Maintain/Update the PenDoc database (PACCO).
•    Monitor changes in the regulations of international organisations.
Data Protection
•    Ensure that the whole range of functions within the ISRP is compliant with the highest possible level of personal data protection.
•    Be the contact point for all Beneficiary Organisations on matters relating to personal data protection. 

Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic Background
•    A university degree (BSc or above) in public international law, with a Master’s degree (MSc) in international civil service law. Knowledge of “Compensation & Benefits” issues will be an advantage.
Professional Background
•    Three to five years of professional experience as a legal officer in a public international organisation.
•    Extensive experience in formulating working documents and legal analyses.
•    Experience in supervising the work of junior legal advisers would be an advantage.
•    Very good command of office automation and software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and web tools.


•    An excellent written and oral command of the two official languages of the OECD (English and French).

Core Competencies
•    For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Achievement focus, Analytical thinking, Drafting skills, Client focus, Diplomatic sensitivity, Organisational alignment.
•    Please refer to the level 3 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.

Contract Duration
•    Two-year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

What the OECD offers 
•    Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at 6,198 EUR or 7,647 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
•    Click here to learn more about what we offer and why the OECD is a great place to work. 
•    Click here to browse our People Management Guidebook and learn more about all aspects relating to people at the OECD, our workplace environment and many other policies supporting staff in their daily life.

Selection Process
For retained candidates, written tests interviews are foreseen mi-July and panel interviews are planned for the week of 26 July 2021.

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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