The ideal candidate's competencies for a professional legal support job vacancies listed below are those on which you will be assessed on during a panel interview.
1. Professional Competence and Analytical / Conceptual Ability
Great expertise in international law and the analytical ability to identify legal key issues in complex contexts and to clearly formulate practical and constructive recommendations for their solutions.
Commitment to identify important trends in the area of specialisation and commitment to continual professional and personal development.
2. Intellectual rigor and incisiveness
The ability to open-mindedly grasp and analyse complex issues, by using information from diverse sources and thus being attentive to political issues and cross-cutting themes.
The ability to quickly appreciate the key issues in a dossier and deliver short and concise opinions.
3. Organisational Awareness
An understanding of the OECD’s institutional context and its internal workings and the ability to apply this knowledge in interpreting and advising on complex contractual or international political/legal issues.
The ability to formulate organisational rules and regulations to achieve OECD strategic management objectives and desired policy / political outcomes.
4. Political and Cultural Sensitivity
Awareness of and sensibility to the international political and legal context of the OECD: legal issues in the public policy agenda, concerns of member countries, OECD’s wider strategic concerns and priorities.
Knowledge about the political dimensions of projects and situations and a sure judgement in interpreting them.
5. Work Organisation and Planning
Ability to independently plan and organise: set and fulfil roles and responsibilities, set and achieve reasonable deadlines, co-ordination and management skills, appreciate time and resource implications for projects, share information, be available for urgent advice.
Setting and maintenance of own performance standards.
6. Professional Integrity
Demonstration of the highest professional values and standards: objectivity, independence, credibility, discretion, confidentiality and ethical behaviour.
Ability to achieve win/win outcomes while representing one’s interest in a conflict. Good negotiation skills.
Courtesy, diplomacy and sensitivity to cultural differences in negotiations. Listening skills and showed understanding for the other parties’ perspectives.
Ability to express thoughts clearly and succinctly, orally and in writing. Communicate in a way which is understandable for non-lawyers and non-native speakers in both English and French.
Authority and charisma, which inspire confidence in clients.
9. Inter-personal skills
10. Team Work and Collegiality
11. Adaptability / Flexibility
12. Drive and Stamina