Job Opportunity: Junior Policy Analyst - Sustainable Agriculture OECD [PARIS]

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 10:00

Junior Policy Analyst - Sustainable Agriculture

Application Deadline: 5 July 2015 (midnight- Paris time)

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The OECD’s mission – Better Policies for Better Lives – 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 Trade and Agriculture Directorate (TAD), in line with the strategic objectives of the Secretary-General, provides relevant and timely information, analysis and advice in support of  governments’ efforts to improve the domestic and international performance of their trade, agriculture, food and fishery policies and to maintain the orderly use of export credits.

The Environment Division is looking for a Junior Policy Analyst who will contribute to analysing national policies supporting sustainable agricultural productivity growth and the resilience of famers in the face of climate change.  The selected person will work under the supervision of the Head of Division in the Trade and Agriculture Directorate (TAD).

Main Responsibilities

Research and Analysis:

  • Participate in the design of tools and applied methods to systematically assess countries’ ability to improve agriculture’s resiliency to climate change and to increase productivity sustainably. These methods may rely, in particular, on collecting a set of indicators, variables and information to support qualitative and/or quantitative analyses.
  • Contribute to assessments of national policies’ ability to support agriculture adaptation to climate change in OECD and non-OECD countries, via an assessment of key expected climatic constraints for agriculture and food security, a review of policies in place and an analysis of potential policy reforms and investment requirements, in collaboration with a team of policy experts.
  • Contribute to country reviews analysing policy incentives to sustainable agricultural productivity growth in OECD and non-OECD countries. This includes using the proposed applied methods to collect and analyse structured information, data and publications on key agricultural and environmental policy issues in collaboration with a team of policy experts. 

Liaison and Outreach

  • Contribute to team country studies, involving OECD staff, external consultants and in-country specialists with different fields of expertise.
  • Participate in and provide Secretariat support to meetings of the Organisation on agricultural and agri-environmental issues, particularly for the Committee for Agriculture and its related bodies
  • Establish and maintain contacts with appropriate policy experts and specialists at the national and international level.

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