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Policy Analyst – Responsible Business Conduct in the Minerals Supply Chain at OECD

Policy Analyst – Responsible Business Conduct in the Minerals Supply Chain (Job Number: 12141)

Deadline to Apply: 26-06-2018, 9:59:00 PM

The OECD is a global economic forum working with 35 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies to make better policies for better lives. Our mission 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 has earned a leading role in financial and enterprise issues.  In line with the Strategic Orientations of the Secretary-General, the core mission of the OECD’s Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs (DAF) is to assist markets to fund inclusive economic growth, and in turn Better Lives, through setting and implementing standards, providing capacity building and technical assistance, acting as a forum for co-operation and collaboration across the OECD Directorates, external stakeholders and International Organisations. DAF’s work is structured under two work areas - Conduct and Markets - and its mission is pursued through five substantive divisions whose teams provide member and partner countries with policy guidance, analysis and support in the areas of competition, anti-corruption, corporate affairs, financial affairs and international investment.

 

The Investment Division (INV) is responsible for advising OECD Member and partner governments on international investment law and policy, responsible business conduct, investment for development, and foreign direct investment statistics.  The Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) Unit, which is part of the Investment Division, is in charge of supporting the implementation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and related due diligence guidance in the minerals, extractives, agriculture, garment and footwear and financial sectors, and provides the Secretariat of the Network of National Contact Points.  In addition, the RBC Unit is undertaking outreach work  to support governments and companies in selected countries in Asia and Latin America in implementing international RBC standards and in enabling sustainable supply chains.

 

The RBC Unit is looking for a Policy Analyst to support the implementation of projects related to responsible business conduct in mineral supply chains.  The work of the policy analyst will be to contribute to ongoing work relating to the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (hereafter “OECD Guidance”) and its implementation forum, which includes multi-stakeholder engagement with OECD and non-OECD countries, enterprises, civil society and other experts.

 

The work will be carried out in a multinational and multicultural environment, including emerging markets and developing countries as well as OECD member countries. The selected candidate will interact with senior policy-makers, business sector representatives, experts and stakeholders worldwide. The selected candidate will be expected to travel regularly to Africa, Asia,  Latin America, in addition to regular missions in Europe (Belgium, Switzerland, UK in particular).  The candidate will work under the guidance of senior staff in the Division and report to the Lead Manager for Sector Projects in the Responsible Business Conduct Unit.

 
 

Main Responsibilities

 
Research, analysis, drafting and policy advice
  • Track policy developments and carry out research on existing due diligence practices, tools, instruments and issues related to responsible sourcing of mineral resources.
  • Draft and edit analytical reports on implementation of due diligence and responsible sourcing practices.
  • Support development and operationalisation of innovative and effective strategies, policies (either private sector or government led) and instruments to promote implementation of the OECD Guidance, disseminate the findings and convey the main messages from the reports and papers.
  • Lead the development of analytical work, including, indicators,  metrics and sources, to measure the uptake,  impacts and results of the implementation of due diligence in mineral supply chains.
  • Lead research to understand the costs and benefits for companies implementing the OECD Due Diligence Guidance.
  • Foster horizontal co-operation with other related projects in the OECD, including work on measuring well-being and human rights risk in the global economy.

Outreach, raising awareness and sensitisation

  • Carry out outreach activities in specific geographies (producing, processing and consuming countries of mineral resources) and / or with specific stakeholders (i.e. representatives of the banking / financial sector; the commodity trading sector and law enforcement agencies.). A significant proportion of the activities take place in francophone Africa.
  • Supervise the organisation of meetings/workshops/multi-stakeholder consultations on the OECD Guidance and prepare background materials.
  • Provide training to relevant stakeholders on the specific requirements and expectations of the OECD Guidance, in particular to private sector representatives.
  • Support development and operationalisation of strategic partnerships with relevant international organisations (i.e. World Bank, UN Environment and UNDP.)
  • Liaise with, collect input from and regularly update members of the OECD-hosted stakeholder groups (e.g multi-stakeholder steering groups) on the implementation of the Guidance.
Representation
  • Establish and develop professional contacts with officials from member and partner countries, representatives from the private sector, international organisations and experts, as well as local and international civil society organisations.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary projects and activities within the OECD and projects with other international organisations.
 
Ideal Candidate Profile
 
Academic background
  • An advanced university degree in a relevant subject matter such as political sciences, development or conflict studies and law is preferable.
  • Studies with a focus on policy related to responsible business conduct or conflict, economics and development issues would be an advantage.
Professional Background
  • Minimum of three, preferably five years’ experience in the field of responsible business conduct in a government institution, international organisation, business, trade union, civil society organisation, research institute or consultancy.
  • Experience, particularly at the international level, working with diverse stakeholders (governments, local and international NGOs, industry, trade unions) on training and capacity building initiatives.  
  • Experience engaging in or working with the private sector.
  • Good knowledge of the extractive industry, including the artisanal and small-scale mining sector, and mineral supply chains would be an advantage.
  • Experience in collecting and using data to analyse trends and impacts of business activity, particularly in relation to development, human rights and security, would also be an advantage.
  • Familiarity with stakeholders from the OECD’s Responsible Mineral Supply Chain Forum would be a significant advantage.
Languages
  • Fluency in one of the official languages of the Organisation (English and French), and knowledge of the other, with a commitment to reach a good working level.
Core Competencies
  • For this role, the candidate should demonstrate Professionalism and Accountability, as well as the following competencies would be particularly important Strategic networking, Achievement focus, Teamwork, Flexible thinking, Managing resources, Diplomatic sensitivity and Negotiating.
  • Please refer to the full list of OECD Core Competencies and the level 3 indicators.
 
Contract Duration
  • One-year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.
  • Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either 5 800 EUR or 7 100 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
 

Please note, the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.

 

The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of OECD member countries, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.

 

The OECD promotes an optimal use of resources in order to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. Staff members are encouraged to actively contribute to this goal.

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