The OECD Development Centre is a special body of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation of Development (OECD) linking OECD members with developing and emerging economies. The Development Centre produces high-quality analysis and fosters dialogue to identify creative policy solutions to emerging global issues and development challenges.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated trainee to join the Centre’s gender team, based in Paris. The trainee will assist the team on its two flagship initiatives, the www.wikigender.org platform and the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI). Wikigender is a global online collaborative platform linking policymakers and experts from both developed and developing countries to find solutions to advance gender equality. It provides a centralised space for knowledge exchange on key emerging issues, with a strong focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in particular on SDG 5. Both English and French speakers worldwide can discuss current issues, relevant research and emerging trends on gender equality. The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) was first launched by the OECD Development Centre in 2009 as an innovative measure of the underlying drivers of gender inequality for over 100 countries. A second version was launched in 2012 and the third edition was launched in November 2014. Since 2014, the gender team has published SIGI Regional Reports and finalised one SIGI country study on Uganda.
The trainee will be expected to:
- Contribute to the editorial development of the Wikigender platform in French and English, including partnership outreach.
- Produce articles and content for the Wikigender in French and English.
- Contribute to the research of the gender team on discriminatory social institutions through the Social Institutions and Gender Index, notably by supporting the conceptual revision and update of the SIGI.
- Assist in the preparation of public presentations and reports;
- Contribute to the production of the team’s other publications and papers on gender and development, including research, drafting and liaison with key stakeholders;
- Assist in the coordination of the gender team’s public events; and
Education and experience
- Currently undertaking post-graduate studies in gender, international development and/or political science;
- Be a registered student in an academic institution that has or is willing to sign an OECD Memorandum of Agreement relating to traineeships.
- Strong interest in gender and development issues, demonstrated through previous experience in the field (courses, thesis, internships, etc)
- Excellent communication and writing skills in English and French;
- Strong knowledge of social media and engaging with online communities; and
- Fluency in the use of standard software applications (MS Office).
Ideally, the trainee would start by 1 May 2016 for a duration of six months full-time. The Organisation provides a monthly stipend currently of Euros for a full-time basis. The trainee will need to make independent arrangements for travel and accommodation as well as to be duly covered for health and social insurance.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Keiko Nowacka, Gender Project Economist at firstname.lastname@example.org by 6.00 pm Paris time on Friday 29 April 2016. A test will be organised for the shortlisted candidates on the Monday 02 May 2016 and a phone interview on Wednesday 04 May 2016. Please note that due to the high number of applicants, we are not able to respond to questions about the status of individual applications. Only successful candidates will be contacted.