The OECD is a global economic forum working with 35 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 objectives of the Secretary-General, the core mission of the OECD’s Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs (DAF) is to build open and efficient markets and market institutions, combat market abuse and corruption, and promote international co-operation. It pursues this mission through five substantive divisions whose teams provide member and partner countries with policy guidance and support in the areas of anti-corruption, competition, corporate affairs, financial affairs and international investment.
The Anti-Corruption Division (ACD), within the DAF, supports the global fight against corruption and the bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions. Its main responsibility, under the OECD Working Group on Bribery (WGB), is the peer monitoring of Parties’ implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and related instruments. The Division ensures that these instruments remain at the forefront of the global fight against foreign bribery. It also encourages non-member countries to adhere to OECD anti-corruption instruments. The Division contributes to cutting edge analysis of emerging anti-corruption issues.
The ACD is looking for an Analyst with excellent analytical and organisational skills to carry out high priority, high visibility work in the field of anti-corruption. S/he will work as part of a team of lawyers, supporting the work programme of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions with the aim of ensuring the effective implementation of the Convention and the OECD Recommendations on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions. S/he will report to a Senior Anti-Corruption Analyst under the general supervision of the Head of the Anti-Corruption Division in the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs (DAF).
Research, analysis and drafting
- Contribute to the drafting of evaluation reports on the implementation by State Parties of the Convention on Combating Corruption of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions and the related Recommendations by closely monitoring governments' anti-corruption laws, regulations, and policies - as well as their application.
- Contribute to research and analysis of issues identified in the monitoring of countries’ implementation of the Convention and Recommendations, including the analysis of countries’ anti-corruption legislation, law enforcement systems and cross country studies.
- Assist in drafting reports evaluating requests from non-member countries to accede to the Convention and participate in the Working Group on Bribery. Provide legal expertise for Division activities relating to the development of regional anti-corruption initiatives/or non-members.
Liaison, representation and communication
- Maintain contacts with other international organisations active in the field of anti-corruption, take part in international conferences, and work closely with non-governmental organisations, representatives of the private sector, labour, civil society, and the media in order to achieve the objectives of the anti-bribery instruments.
- Ensure liaison and co-operation with delegations, officials from national administrations, and with other parts of the Organisation on related matters, as necessary.
- Prepare briefings, presentations and speeches as necessary, for senior management.
- Carry out other related duties, as assigned.
Ideal Candidate Profile
- An advanced university degree in law with a specialisation in criminal law. Knowledge of corporate, tax and accounting laws would be an advantage.
- A minimum of three, preferably five years' experience with criminal legislative analysis gained in a public prosecutors’ office, court, ministry or government agency relating to areas covered by the Group’s work programme, or in private practice.
- Experience in dialogue with governments and other audiences, at expert and senior levels.
- Knowledge of substantive, procedural and institutional issues that arise in all aspects of anti-corruption law enforcement, including detection, investigation, prosecution and the trial .
- Knowledge of the criminal system of several Parties to the anti-bribery instruments would be an advantage.
- Experience in writing clearly and quickly and in dealing with highly technical subjects in a manner which makes them accessible to senior government officials.
- Proficiency in Lexis/Nexis assisted legal research 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. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset
- For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Analytical Thinking, Achievement Focus, Drafting Skills, Flexible Thinking, Teamwork, Client Focus, Diplomatic Sensitivity, Influencing, Negotiating and Organisational Knowledge, .
- Please refer to the level 3 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.
- 18 months fixed term appointment, to start as soon as possible, with the possibility of renewal.
NB: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to do a written test early March and interviews will be scheduled before end March.
- Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either 5,700 EUR or 7,000 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.
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