Temporary staff


The OECD regularly seeks candidates to meet specific needs on a short-term basis.  Most of these temporary assignments are to work as secretaries and statisticians.

The following information is in summarised form intended for general guidance only. Please note that due to the initial short-term duration of appointment, recruitment is normally local.


Typically, temporary staff are offered an initial appointment of 3 to 6 months, with the possibility of a renewal.


The basic salary is specified in the offer letter and is payable in euros. The basic salary ranges per month, from approx. 2300€ to 3000€ (secretaries) and 3000€ to 4000€ (statisticians).

Please bear in mind that the remuneration for temporary staff is taxable.

Annual leave and holidays

Annual leave amounts to two and a half working days for each month of full-time service. Working days (8 hours per day) are Monday to Friday inclusive, and French public holidays are observed.

Who can apply?

The people we are looking for should have...

  • Excellent knowledge of one of the two official languages of the Organisation (English and French) and a good knowledge of the other.
  • Very good knowledge and experience in IT applications.
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team within a multicultural and international environment.
  • Very good organisational skills and the ability to adapt rapidly to new tasks.
  • Candidates for secretarial/administrative jobs are required to have a good level of secondary education and previous relevant experience.
  • Candidates for statistical jobs are required to have a post-secondary education, preferably with a university degree or equivalent in economics or statistics.  Experience with OECD-related statistics desired.  Knowledge of and experience with the use of SAS, STATA.

Some examples of work entrusted to:

 Secretaries  Statisticians
Provide a range of secretarial assistance for one or several managers, such as handling correspondence, organising missions, filtering telephone calls, diary management, maintaining a filing system.

Provide support in collecting, verifying and analysing data, reviewing for accuracy and consistency.


Prepare, in both official languages, documents and publications (formatting, editing, inserting tables and graphs). Presentation of multiple types of data, preparation of tables and graphs, including contribution to the drafting of official documents and publications related to statistics.
Assist in the preparation of OECD meetings which involves a diversity of administrative tasks. Maintaining/developing of databases, and develop computer programs using a variety of software.

Are you interested?

If you are interested in joining a challenging international work environment, and if you have the required competencies mentioned above, please apply to our generic vacancies

Given the large number of applications  received, please note that you will receive an automatic acknowledgement but only candidates who are short-listed for interview, will be contacted.

Successful candidates will be registered on our reserve list for a period of 24 months.