Executive Officer (OECD) – LE 4 – Paris

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Rue: 4, Rue Jean Rey
Code Postal: 75015
Ville: Paris
Pays: France

Executive Officer (OECD) – LE 4 – Paris

Salary: € 44161 Annual Gross salary (paid in 13 months instalments of €3397)
Contract: Short term contract from February 2023 until Mid-May 2023 with a possibility for extension, 35 hours per week
Closing date: 5th December 2022

Applicants must be a national of Australia, New-Zealand, America, Canada, or United Kingdom to be eligible for an Australian Government security clearance. Persons holding dual French nationality with one of the above nationalities would not be eligible for a security clearance for this position. Applications that do not specifically address and satisfy this requirement will not be considered.

For non-EU citizens a valid authorisation of work in France (titre de séjour avec authorisation de travail salarié) is essential. The Embassy will not be able to provide sponsorship.

About the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The role of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves enhancing Australia’s security and Australia’s prosperity, delivering an effective and a quality overseas aid program and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas.

The Department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Australian Government. It works with other Australian government agencies to coordinate Australia’s global, regional and bilateral interests.

About the position

The policy officer will advance DFAT’s interests with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and with its member states in coordination with other Australian Government agencies based in the Paris Delegation and in Canberra.

The officer will provide policy, research and administrative support to the Head of Mission (HOM) for Australia’s delegation to the OECD delegation. The position reports to the HOM OECD in their duties.

Please note this is a security-designated position. The selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a security assessment to the NV1 level.

The responsibilities of the position include:

  • Undertake research/analysis on issues pertinent to Australia’s interests in the OECD.
  • Draft briefing/reports/other written material.
  • Assist with the representation and advocacy of Australia’s positions in meetings.
  • Support HOM and the Australian delegation, including preparation for OECD Council and other meetings.
  • Provide administrative support to  HOM including correspondence in both English and French.
  • Manage the OECD delegation office, including budget monitoring, property issues and the representational activities of HOM.
  • Assist coordinate arrangements for Ministers and other high-level visitors to the OECD, including preparation of programs.
  • Supervision of the HOM driver, in consultation with the Transport and Protocol officer.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Understanding of the OECD and Australia’s interests in the OECD
  • Good communication skills (written and oral)
  • Experience in research and analysis and a background in international relations, economics or trade desirable.
  • Experience planning and setting priorities, and an ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Judgement, flexibility, collegiality and responsiveness.
  • Excellent level of English. Competence in French, or a willingness to acquire it, is an advantage.


Please address each of the selection criteria for the role in the spaces provided on the application form.  Drawing on your prior experience, please provide examples of where you have demonstrated the required competencies or transferable skills.

The word limit is strictly 250 words per response.  The panel will not assess responses that exceed the word limit

A. Knowledge of the OECD and Australia’s trade, economic and political interests in it.

B. Well-developed written and oral communication skills, with a proven ability to prepare written material and to present information in a logical and succinct manner.

C. Ability to liaise effectively with stakeholders, and develop productive relations.

D. Strong organisational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage competing priorities with minimal supervision in a demanding environment.

Application should be send to the Embassy’s employment website