Statistical job vacancies


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


1.  Professional Knowledge and Expertise

  • Great expertise and technical skills and the ability to apply them effectively in the OECD. A strong feel for the strategic overview. A sound general knowledge of economics or the specialised subject area and ability to apply this knowledge to statistical situations in order to achieve statistical relevance.
  • Ability to apply statistical knowledge and understanding to all stages of data management in order to assure data quality, consistency and comparability at the international level. Excellent understanding of analytical and/or data base software.
  • A drive to improve professional knowledge and openness to new ideas in statistical techniques, models, IT and public policy applications.

2.  Organisational Awareness

  • Understanding of the OECD’s institutional context, international environment and internal workings and an ability to apply this knowledge in order to set realistic goals, effectively plan tasks and deliver effective statistical products.

3.  Planning and Job Organisation

  • Ability to develop and implement effective short and long range plans and follow up arrangements in order to deliver the work programme. Project management skills – acting like a trainer/mentor to team members.
  • Tracking of changes in the international environment that will affect statistical needs. Creation and use of documentation that will facilitate change processes.

4.  Clear Thinking and Logical Problem-solving

  • A structured and methodical approach to the identification of patterns and connections between issues/situations that are not obviously related in order to understand complex situations and solve problems.
  • Display of sound, logical and structured thinking. Capability of creative and intuitive problem-solving. Willingness and ability to adopt innovative solutions to challenging tasks.


5.  Communication

  • Ability to express thoughts clearly and succinctly, both orally and in writing, with colleagues and with those outside the organisation. Ability to make statistical insights accessible and understandable to a wide audience – clear and unambiguous presentations.

6.  Team Working and Co-ordinating with others

  • Ability to work co-operatively and effectively in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams. Acknowledgement of others’ skills, experience, cultural background, knowledge and creativity. Listening skills. Capability to advise and guide colleagues in the use of data, statistical tools and techniques.

7.  Network Building

  • Ability to identify and build relationships with people – internal and external to the OECD -  who can be helpful/influential in creating opportunities, in getting things done and in achieving work-related goals.


8.  Focus and Task Dedication

  • Consistent task focus: a drive for results and a concern for meeting or exceeding a standard of excellence. Clear understanding of where statistical contributions/analysis are most useful. Active participation in projects.

9.  Perseverance

  • Demonstration of drive and energy towards high level involvement in and contribution to team work – also under pressure, in unclear or developing situations or when facing difficulties or setbacks.
  • Transformation of criticism and problems into positive opportunities. Stress resistance. Openness, tolerance and a positive attitude.

10.  Self Direction – Self Management

  • Self-motivation and results orientation; tracking of the latest developments in the field; recognition of own strengths and weaknesses and appropriate development actions.
  • Personal commitment to excellence. Motivation by commitment to and enthusiasm for statistical work and an awareness of personal effectiveness.


  • Commitment to equal opportunities.


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