Senior Policy Analyst - Team Lead Evaluation


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.

To support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Development Co-operationDirectorate (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.

As a core pillar of DCD’s overall effort to maximize development co-operation’s unique contribution to the 2030 Agenda and sustainable development, the Review, Results, Evaluation and Development Innovation (RREDI) Division enables quality, innovative and adaptive development co-operation for improved impact. It does so through spurring behaviour change and reform, by creating and monitoring norms and standards, increasing accountability and enabling members to learn from each other. It produces, brings in and uses evidence – grounded in the experience of members, non-members and their development partners – of what is working and why in development co-operation policies and practices, structures and systems. The core and unique working methods focus on the practice and experience of DAC members: peer reviews; peer learning exercises; and supporting communities of practice and networks on results, evaluation, data and innovation.

DCD/ RREDI is looking for a Senior Policy Analyst, with extensive experience in evaluation of development programmes, to lead DCD’s work on evaluation which aims to increase the effectiveness of development co-operation policies and programmes by promoting high-quality evaluation and better use of evaluation evidence and by supporting members in their efforts to continuously improve evaluation practices and systems.

The selected candidate will lead a small team and and report directly to the Head of RREDI Division.

Main Responsibilities

Management, planning and strategic coordination

  • Plan and manage staff and other resources to deliver the evaluation workstream of the Programme of Work and Budget, ensuring main outputs and publications are produced to high standards on time and within budget.
  • Develop a new work programme for the next two years taking into account members’ needs, priorities, and the evolving development policy agenda.
  • Design and implement fundraising strategies for the workstream.
  • Contribute to support evidence based learning from evaluation across the directorate.
  • Contribute to the strategic direction and cohesiveness of all work streams in RREDI, and contribute to other OECD and DCD-wide processes.
  • Prepare briefing material for the Head of Division, the Director’s Office, the Secretary-General and other senior officials.
  • Supervise staff and research consultants.
  • Act as interim Head of Division as needed.

Intellectual leadership, analysis and drafting

  • Shape and develop DCD work on evaluation, and promote the use of good practice and of new and innovative approaches in evaluation..
  • Draft and review analytical reports, evaluation briefs and synthesis.
  • Lead work on evaluation norms, standards and guidance, in close collaboration with members and key stakeholders.
  • Stay abreast of and analyse developments in members’ evaluation systems and practices.
  • Provide support and advice to members related to evaluation challenges they face, taking into account the diverse situation of members with regard to evaluation resources and capacity.
  • Provide overall direction and guidance to the further development of the Network’s knowledge databases (DEReC) and Evaluation Plan Inventory.

Representation, communication and liaison:

  • Represent DCD at international events and communicate the outcomes/conclusions of DCD’s work to a range of audiences.
  • Liaise with the Chair, Vice-Chairs and members of the OECD DAC Evaluation Network, as well as DAC facilitators and delegates.
  • Actively engage with relevant and influential evaluation actors in the broader development evaluation community including partner countries, civil society and foundations, evaluation associations.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic Background

  • Advanced university degree in economics, public administration, social or political science with a specialisation in public sector, international or development affairs.

Professional Background

  • At least eight years’ experience in a national or international development agency, preferably both in a developing country and at headquarters, at least five of which in evaluating development policies, programmes or projects.
  • Experience in interacting with, and advising, senior government representatives.
  • Proven experience in managing and implementing evaluations and strong command of evaluation concepts, methods and approaches.
  • Experience in networking with a broad range of actors at the international level.
  • Proven ability to conduct analytical research and draft concise, high quality reports.
  • Experience in communicating and presenting to various audiences.


  • 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: Diplomatic sensitivity, Strategic/Analytical/Flexible thinking, Strategic networking, Drafting skills, Managing resources, Influencing, Teamwork and Team leadership.

Please refer to the level 4 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies..

Contract Duration

  • Two-year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.
  • Ideal starting date: January 2020
  • Written and video testing will be scheduled in September. Retained candidates will be invited to panel interviews scheduled for early October 2019.

What the OECD offers

Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at 8,567 EUR plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.

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: 19-08-2019, 10:59:00 PM


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