Looking for a trainee in gender and development at the OECD Development Centre

 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 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) and the Wikigender Platform:

  • The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) is a cross-country measure of formal and informal laws, social norms and practices that restrict women and girls’ empowerment opportunities. A first edition was launched in 2009. Then the SIGI was updated in 2012, 2014 and 2018. Since 2014, the gender team has published SIGI Regional Reports and finalised two SIGI country studies in Uganda and Burkina Faso. The Development Centre is now producing new regional reports, based on the SIGI 2019 data, and conducting a SIGI country study in Tanzania in partnership with UN Women.
  • 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. English, French and Spanish speakers worldwide can discuss current issues, relevant research and emerging trends on gender equality.

The trainee will be expected to:

  • Contribute to the production of the SIGI regional reports, including production of analytical and thematic chapters, graphs, sub-regional overviews, annexes, references and management of the formatting and editing;
  • Contribute to the preparation of the launch of the SIGI 2019 regional reports, including drafting communication materials and liaising with relevant stakeholders;
  • Contribute to the research of the gender team on discriminatory social institutions through the Social Institutions and Gender Index;
  • Contribute to the editorial development of the Wikigender platform in English.
  • 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 preparation of public presentations, reports other external communication material;
  • Assist in the coordination of the gender team’s public events and workshops;

Other tasks

  • Maintain a strong commitment to continuous professional development and effective teamwork.

Education and experience

  • Currently undertaking post-graduate studies in development economics, gender, social science, international development and a related field;
  • Be a registered student in an academic institution that has or is willing to sign an OECD Memorandum of Agreement relating to traineeships.

Core Competencies

  • 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. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish would be considered an asset.
  • Proven ability to carry out quantitative analysis using standard statistical software packages (Excel).
  • Fluency in the use of standard software applications (MS Office).

Ideally, the trainee would start by Monday 13 January 2020 for a duration of six months full-time with the possibility of renewal. The Organisation provides a contribution to living expenses of EUR 709 per month (rate applicable at the time of this publication). The trainee will need to make independent arrangements for travel and accommodation and must provide their own health and social insurance.

Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to Hyeshin Park at hyeshin.park@oecd.org by 15 November 2019.