Administrative officers job vacancies


The ideal candidate's competencies for administrative officers job vacancies listed below are those on which you will be assessed on during a panel interview.


1.  Professional Competence and Expertise

  • Great experience and technical skills and the ability to apply them effectively in the OECD in order to accomplish organisational goals. Understanding of the role and inter-relationships of the support functions.
  • Commitment to innovation and improvement in order to deliver outputs and manage resources more efficiently and effectively. Identification of own training needs to maintain techniques and technologies.

2.  Organisational Awareness

  • Understanding of the OECD’s institutional context and internal workings and an ability to apply this knowledge to get things done. Tracking of trends that may impact the work programme.
  • Ability to translate strategic directorate concerns into practical and achievable plans/processes to assist directorate managers in delivering on time and budget and to agreed standards.

3.  Task Organisation and Planning

  • Ability to develop and implement effective short and long range plans and follow up arrangements in order to deliver the work programme. Ability to balance competing priorities. Project management skills.

4.  Budget – Financial Management

  • Understanding of budget planning and management processes, and of the OECD budget cycle: ability to use this knowledge to ensure optimum programme delivery.
  • Advice on best budgeting practice and efficient resource use. Highly numerate and at ease with financial calculations.

5. People Management

  • Understanding and application of OECD human resource policies: foster high motivation and development of supervised staff. Personal responsibility for recruitment and induction processes. Performance management skills.

6. Directorate/Committee Communications

  • Ability to provide strategic and technical guidance on the most effective means of communicating Directorate/Committee messages, both within and outside the organisation.

7. Policy Implementation

  • Ability to plan and implement the OECD’s corporate policies and initiatives at the local, Directorate level. Active communication of new policies/practices within the Directorate to ensure that all staff members are informed.


8.  Inter-personal skills

  • Ability to establish relationships based on an awareness and recognition of the values and perspectives of others in a multicultural environment. Trusted by others. Listening skills. Openness and honesty.

9. Communication

  • Ability to express thoughts clearly and succinctly, orally and in writing. Effective and tactful communication in English and French. Presentation skills.
  • Persuasiveness and capability to effectively negotiate/influence in order to resolve conflict or achieve desired outcomes.


10.  Adaptability

  • Ability to anticipate and accept changing roles, directions and work methodologies. Enthusiastic learner and creative problem-solver. Often taking major role in change initiatives.

11.  Achievement Orientation

  • Demonstration of drive and energy directed towards achieving goals and continually increasing the work efficiency: a consistent task focus. Effective time management.

12. Self Direction

  • Self motivation, energy and result orientation. Commitment to objectives and mission.

13.  Coping/Personal Development

  • Resilience under pressure and a commitment to continuing personal development based on a high degree of self awareness. Stress tolerant.


  • Commitment to equal opportunities.


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