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International Organisation hiring Digital Economy Policy Analyst

Paris, France, 29 August 2014


The Organisation's mission – Better Policies for Better Lives – promotes policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. It 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 Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP) is responsible for developing evidence-based policies through multi-stakeholder processes that i) stimulate the growth of an accessible, innovative, open, inclusive and trusted digital economy for sustained prosperity and well-being, and ii) leverage the potential of ICTs, in particular, the Internet, and digitisation to achieve key socio-economic goals such as improving productivity, providing opportunities for new jobs, contributing to mitigate environmental pressures and improving health outcomes and the quality of life in general. The CDEP collaborates with other parts of the Organisation on horizontal issues such as information and communication technologies (ICT) in health, taxes, trade, productivity, ICT skills and the effects of the Internet on labour markets.

We are looking for an economist/policy analyst with experience in Internet policy and governance. The main responsibility will be to provide support to the  Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP) in the implementation of its work programme.

The selected person will work under the supervision of the Head of the Digital Economy Policy Division (DEP) in the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI). This position presents an opportunity for a highly motivated, autonomous person to broaden his/her experience by working on a diverse range of tasks.

Main Responsibilities

Policy Analysis and project work 

  • Carry out quantitative and qualitative research, and draft analytical reports with a policy focus, on the future development of the digital economy and its contribution to economic growth and social wellbeing. This includes producing analytical work to identify the interrelations between supply and demand policies, contributing to work on the economic, social and cultural impacts of Internet technologies, applications and services with a view to identifying appropriate policy recommendations.

  • Manage projects, co-ordinate and synthesize analytical work co-produced by the CDEP and its Working Parties, and participate in multidisciplinary projects across the Organisation.

Meetings, representation and liaison

  • Establish and maintain contacts with other analytical units in STI, other Organisation Directorates and International Organisations, with national Delegations and private sector experts, and liaise with them as required.

  • Assist the CDEP in its operation, communication of its work and implementation of its programme of work.

  • Assist in the planning, organisation and co-ordination of activities associated with the work of CDEP, including meetings of experts, workshops, etc.

  • Represent the Organisation in relevant international and national fora and deliver presentations and papers.

Deadline: 18 September 2014

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