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Posting Title:Communications Officer
Job Location: France
Skill Required: Media And Communication, Policy/ Advocacy And Campaign,
Preferred Experience: 1-3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 14th Dec, 2021

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Job Description

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organization 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, policymakers 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 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 producing leading research and analysis, setting and implementing standards, providing capacity building and technical assistance, and 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 seven substantive divisions whose teams provide member and partner countries with policy guidance, analysis, and support in the areas of competition, anti-corruption, corporate governance, responsible business conduct, financial markets, financial consumer education and protection, and international investment policy.

DAF is looking for communications officer(s) who will implement effective and innovative communications strategies and lead the work in several Divisions.

Main Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the execution of the Division’s communications plan in line with the communications and dissemination strategy of the Directorate and the Organisation, with a view to enhancing the relevance, visibility, and impact of its work on policymakers, policy shapers, and society at large.
  • Manage and maintain the Division’s web presence. This includes preparing/updating web pages, presenting material online in a way that maximizes visibility and discoverability in line with the OECD corporate priorities, and coordinating the integration of relevant material horizontally across the OECD.
  • Contribute to the dissemination of work via engagement with the media, social media platforms (e.g. Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube), and other communications vehicles (e.g. blogs, newsletters).
  • Provide communications and organizational support for high-level public events, including coordinating visual signatures, providing templates for agendas and other materials, producing conference signage, coordinating associated promotional activities, and liaising with media and sponsors.
  • Work with authors, the DAF Communications Unit, and in collaboration with PAC to coordinate the preparation of publications, manuscripts, and working papers for dissemination online, in line with the corporate guidelines. This will also involve advising authors on editorial processes and options, respecting priority-setting and OECD-PAC standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Contribute to the production of high-quality communications materials (e.g. brochures, PPTs, infographics, news releases, videos) to enhance the dissemination and engagement potential of Division outputs.
  • Ensure all key information and reference material is accessible on corporate collaborative networking platforms.
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Academic Background

  • Post-secondary education, preferably a university degree in communication, journalism, or public relations

Professional Background

  • Demonstrated experience working in the communications field.
  • Experience in creating and maintaining websites and other digital platforms.
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to make complex information more accessible.
  • Experience in proofing, editing, and formatting of documents; knowledge of design software and/or Camera Ready Copy.
  • Experience in a web and/or social media role.
  • Experience in project management more specifically experience in managing all project delivery elements within time limits for events would be an advantage.


  • Very good proficiency in IT, publication, social media, and new communications tools.
  • Strong document formatting and editing skills and knowledge of software and systems including MS Office suite, authoring, and website management software.
  • Familiarity with graphic design tools in creating promotional materials would be an asset.


  • Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and good knowledge of the other, with a commitment to reach a very good working level.
  • Knowledge of Spanish would be an asset.


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