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OECD hiring Grant Management Liaison Team Leader

Paris, France, 10 June 2016


The OECD is a global economic forum working with 34 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 Programme, Budget and Financial Management Service (EXD/PBF) in the Executive Directorate (EXD) co-ordinates the framing of the OECD’s priorities, as well as the strategic planning of the biennial Programme of Work and Budget (PWB), supports the Secretary-General in all of the Organisation’s resource management activities, sets out financial and budget policies, manages resource management systems, supervises the procurement function, ensures the monitoring and accounting of all income and expenditure, and prepares the OECD’s financial statements.

EXD/PBF is looking for an individual who will provide functional expertise on all issues related to extra-budgetary (voluntary contribution) resources, with emphasis on the negotiation and acceptance of voluntary contributions (VCs).  The selected candidate will work under the supervision of the Head of Policy and Management Support (Deputy Head of PBF).

Main responsibilities

Manage the Grant Management Liaison team in charge of VC administration, negotiation and acceptance.  Develop any necessary action to ensure that the team:

  • Provide advice to Directorates and coordinate, as needed.

  • Act as a contact point for donors and coordinate preparation of reports for donors.

  • Oversee the VC pipeline from negotiation to acceptance and use over time.

  • Analyse principal sources of VCs and develop appropriate recommendations.

Act as a VC process leader among the OECD Finance Community to implement and develop efficient and secure VC processes:

  • Develop policy and best practices.

  • Develop VC training.

  • Ensure regular communication to the Financial Community and Directorates

  • Ensure continuous improvement whilst taking a key role to coordinate with the VC Finance Community Users.

Review and propose changes for maintaining a sustainable funding of the VC administration costs:

  • Implement and monitor the relevant metrics to measure the activity and assess the costs.

  • Evaluate impact of cost-recovery mechanisms for the administration of voluntary contributions.

  • Establish and monitor progress against efficiency.


  • Implement and maintain reporting to Directorates to improve the knowledge of OECD VC flows.

  • Ensure regular management reporting.

  • Ensure regular production of the mandatory communication and reporting to the OECD Budget Committee and present reports.


  • Work closely with PBF Managers to provide timely information to the Office of the Secretary-General, identify and manage specific or risks issues in relation with Directorates.

  • Ensure a proactive communication with the financial controllers.

  • Work closely with the Legal Directorate on a daily basis if appropriate.


Submission Deadline: 1 July 2016

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