Gender and Development traineeship opportunity
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 Wikigender 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. The fourth edition will be launched in 2018. Since 2014, the gender team has published SIGI Regional Reports and finalised two SIGI country studies in Uganda and Burkina Faso.
The trainee will be expected to:
- Contribute to the editorial development of the Wikigender platform in French, English and/or
- Produce articles, media review and content for the Wikigender platform in French, English and/or
- Support the gender team in the production and validation of the SIGI 2018 country profiles.
- Contribute to the research of the gender team on discriminatory social institutions through the Social Institutions and Gender Index.
- 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 and reports;
- Assist in the coordination of the gender team’s public events.
Education and experience
- Currently undertaking post-graduate studies in gender, law, 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.
- Law background;
- 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; Knowledge of French and Spanish would be an asset.
- Strong knowledge of social media and engaging with online communities; and
- Fluency in the use of standard software applications (MS Office); Knowledge of graphic design software’s would be an asset.
The traineeship is for six months full time, starting on Monday 4 June 2018. The Organisation provides a contribution to living expenses of EUR 608.40 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.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Gaëlle Ferrant, Gender Programme Economist at Gaelle.Ferrant@oecd.org by Sunday 13 May 2018. A test will be organised for the shortlisted candidates on Thursday 17 May 2018 and a phone interview on Wednesday 23 May 2018. 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.