Wanted Project Co-ordinator - Gender

News author: Malgorzata Zuk
2009-07-15 08:28:52 / News read 1432 reading


The OECD Development Centre is looking for Project co-ordinator to co-ordinate the gender activities of the Centre with the ultimate goal of improving policies affecting gender imbalances. The Development Centre is a unique institution within the OECD and the international community, where the governments of member and partner countries, enterprises and civil society organisations discuss questions of common interest informally.

Serving as the focal point for mainstreaming gender in the work of the Development Centre, s/he will be responsible for developing the first OECD Gender Atlas, maintaining and developing the Centre’s Gender Institutions and Development Data Base, analytical work for main forthcoming publications such as the Global Development Outlook 2011 and dissemination as well as fundraising. These tools will be used to engage in a permanent dialogue with policy makers and stakeholders. . The candidate should have strong analytical and empirical skills as well as experience in different fields of development with a proven track record on gender topics. Experience in constructing and working with composite indicators in economic, political or social fields will be a definite advantage. S/he will work under the supervision of the Head of the Poverty Reduction and Social Development Unit.

Job Duties:

1. Manage, mainstream and develop work on gender and development

• Maintain, contribute to and develop key products of the Development Centre in the area of gender such as the Gender Atlas, GID Database, the Social Institutions and Gender - Index and Wikigender.

• Define expected results upstream, monitor and evaluate results in view of achieving measurable impact.

• Undertake analytical work on gender equality, employment, social protection and growth, leading to research outputs (working papers and published articles) and key Development Centre policy studies and publications.

• Mainstream gender in the work of other parts of the Development Centre and the OECD.

• Promote synergies with related OECD Units and Committees involved in these issues.

2. Promotion, dissemination and representation

• Develop new ways of communicating indicators and data of the Centre to a broader public using WEB 2.0 and other innovative technologies, in collaboration with the Centre’s Innovation Lab.

• Present the Centre’s outputs to relevant units within the OECD and to international organisations, national authorities, academic institutions and NGOs. Gathering cutting-edge expertise outside the Centre and refining policy solution through dialogue with stakeholders.

• Represent the Centre at international conferences and in policy dialogues

• Publish and disseminate policy conclusions through academic journals, policy paper and press articles.

3. Other tasks

• Assist the Head of Unit in management, fundraising and policy dialogue activities related to the Centre’s programme of work on the Global Development Outlook.

• Manage the Unit’s budget and staff in the area of gender. Qualifications: education, experience, communication and languages 1. Education and experience

• A PhD degree in economics, gender studies or a related field, with a strong focus on statistical analysis and indicator building.

• Three to seven years’ relevant professional experience in the area of gender and development, in research, policy analysis or advocacy, including work with indicators, data sources, applied econometrics and visual representations.

• Experience in successful management of projects with multiple stakeholders. • Potential or effective experience in fundraising.

• A significant international publication track-record, notably in specialized scientific journals and the press.

2. Key competencies

• Proven ability to identify emerging issues in the area of gender and development early on and analyse them in innovative ways, with a view to making development policies more effective.

• Proven ability to co-ordinate, contribute and participate in policy dialogue activities, and effectively liaise with decision-makers in OECD and non-OECD governments, business leaders and civil society organisations.

• Aptitude confirmed by professional experience for teamwork and for establishing and maintaining effective and harmonious working relations in a multicultural environment.

• Proven ability for multi-tasking and to deliver under tight deadlines.

• Knowledge of web 2.0 technologies and social media would be an advantage 3. Communication and languages

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including teamwork and the ability to make public presentations to a diverse range of audiences

• Excellent knowledge of, and drafting skills (for specialist and non-specialist audiences) in one of the two official languages of the Organisation (English and French) and working knowledge of the other. Knowledge of other languages would be an advantage. NB. The appointment may initially be made at the level immediately below if the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant correspond to that level; in this case, the duties and responsibilities assigned to the post will be adjusted.


Please apply before midnight, Central European Time: 28.07.2009


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