Junior Economist

OECD

Paris, France

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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.

The Economics Department aims at achieving high inclusive and sustainable growth in OECD and key emerging economies through development of evidence-based policy analysis and advice. It focuses on a wide array of macroeconomic and structural policy areas, including monetary and fiscal issues, inequality, finance, productivity, jobs and environment. Its policy advice is built on country surveillance, cross-country benchmarking and cross-country research leveraging on state-of the art economic research. The Economics Department’s policy analysis and advice is used to support committee-based peer review and multilateral surveillance processes and published through flagship publications and research papers. The Economics Department works closely with teams across the OECD directorates, national governments, research institutes and supports the G20 work.

The Economics Department is looking for a Junior Economist to help with data collection, organisation and dataset management. The role will also involve the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the data collected, as well as the drafting of analytical reports and policy briefs.
The selected person will work under the supervision of a Senior Economist.

Main Responsibilities

Data collection and organisation and dataset management

  • Develop and adapt computer programmes and procedures in a variety of statistical packages, for example STATA, VBA, R, etc.
  • Develop methods for data collection by building on current methods, ensuring their robustness and transparency and improving the availability of methodological information, data transfer and timeliness.
  • Data manipulation and various other analytical calculations.
  • Maintain ownership over the data collection and analysis process, from the collection of input data to the delivery of outputs.
  • Verify the accuracy, coherence, quality and internal consistency of the data and metadata across the whole data collection and analysis process.

Empirical work and analysis

  • Carry out multivariate analysis, using individual country level and aggregate data.
  • Carry out analysis of data in the relevant database with the objective of reporting on the main findings.
  • Respond to the changing needs of users, internal and external, by contributing to statistical development work. This may include adapting or changing existing data manipulation programs to ensure that outputs are in line with evolving requirements.
  • Maintain detailed and precise documentation on work procedures covering all aspects of the data production cycle.Research and drafting
  • Participate in the production of working papers, reports and other publications, including drafting sections and preparing technical annexes but also providing all statistical material (e.g. figures, tables).
  • Providing support in the preparation of presentations, and presenting especially on the more technical and methodological aspects of the work.
  • Prepare and draft short analyses of the data collected and of the results of specific manipulations.

IT work and other tasks

  • Assist in the preparation of files used in the dissemination of data (e.g. OECD.Stat, CSV, etc.)
  • Carry out statistical work in support of the wider analytical work of the directorate.


Ideal Candidate ProfileAcademic Background

  • Advanced university degree preferably in economics, econometrics or statistics.

Professional Background

  • Experience in statistical concepts and applied econometric techniques.
  • Experience in the analysis of complex micro-level data.
  • Experience in running large surveys and building composite indicators, would be an asset.

Tools

  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office software, especially Excel (including macros and pivot tables).
  • Excellent command of STATA and Visual Basic programming. Good knowledge of R or willingness to quickly become proficient in the use of this package. Knowledge of other statistical packages would also be an asset.
  • Knowledge of other programming languages would also be useful.

Languages

  • This position requires 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.

Core competencies

  • Please refer to the OECD Core Competencies and the level 3 indicators.

Contract Duration

  • Two-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

Salary Information

Candidates undergo a competitive selection process to test their suitability as a Junior Economist in the Economics Department. The selection process includes a written exam and an interview panel. The successful candidate will be offered a position to take up duty on September 1st, 2020.
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.

Application Closing Date: 01-03-2020, 10:59:00 PM


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