The OECD Development Centre is looking for a trainee in gender & development
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 knowledge products of the SIGI, including production of analytical and thematic chapters, graphs, sub-regional overviews, annexes, references and management of the formatting and editing;
- Contribute to the quantitative research and analysis of the SIGI country studies in Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania;
- Provide support to the revision of the SIGI methodological and conceptual frameworks;
- Support activities, when appropriate, of the Wikigender platform;
- 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.
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.
- Strong quantitative skills and a proven ability to carry out quantitative analysis.
- Strong interest in gender and development issues, demonstrated through previous experience in the field (courses, thesis, internships, etc.).
- Proficiency in the use of statistical software applications (Stata and Excel) and standard software applications (MS Office).
- Fluency in English and French with a commitment to reaching a good working level. Knowledge of Spanish would be an asset.
- Maintain a strong commitment to continuous professional development and effective teamwork.
Ideally, the trainee would start by Monday 11 January 2021 for a duration of six months full-time. The Organisation provides a contribution to living expenses of EUR 738 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, Gender Programme Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 November 2020.