The OECD’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 Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (www.oecd.org/els) (DELSA) is the focal point for the OECD’s work on building more cohesive and healthier societies through policy advice related to quality jobs, continuous investment in human capital, reduction in poverty and exclusion, better health-care systems and good management of migration flows.
The Social Policy Disision (SPD) is currently looking for one or more Economist/Social Policy Analysts to work on one or two major interrelated OECD projects that build on recent flagship publications (including In It Together – Why Less Inequality Benefits All) and indicators (seehttp://www.oecd.org/social/inequality-and-poverty.htm andhttp://www.oecd.org/social/benefits-and-wages.htm):
the causes, consequences and remedies of growing inequalities;
the key challenges for tax and transfer policies in ensuring adequate social protection coverage, cost-effective redistribution and robust work incentives.
Candidates qualified in one or both of these projects are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will work in at least one of two related subject areas:
1) Analysing trends in economic inequalities, their causes and consequences, and how widening inequality and poverty might be tackled. This will include analyses of social mobility for particular groups, inequality of outcomes and opportunities, and the effects of social, fiscal and labour-market reforms.
2) Analysing effects of tax and benefit reforms on poverty, income inequality, labour market participation, and on government budgets. The post holder will apply the OECD’s analytical tools and develop innovative new approaches to expand and link existing methods for monitoring and evaluating tax-benefit policies.
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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.
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