What we look for


The OECD seeks to recruit talented individuals with higher academic achievements, professional credentials, and a successful record of demonstrated performance and results. Candidates from different backgrounds are welcome as we seek to broaden and enrich our knowledge base.

For official positions in the OECD, you will be recruited as an international civil servant and you are required to hold the nationality of an OECD member country. There are some exceptions which are described in the individual job descriptions. You must be under 65 years of age.

Our people need strong interpersonal and communication skills to work in an international, team-oriented and collaborative environment. We work in English and French and look for an excellent command, with proven drafting ability, in at least one of these languages with a willingness to learn the other.


Depending on your role, you may be responsible for the management of specific projects from their conception to completion, ensuring quality results and the effective use of resources.

More experienced staff play a role in recruiting, motivating and developing others, encouraging them to broaden their skills and experience whilst rising to daily challenges.

Travel may be required for a variety of reasons including to collect information, to work with specialists, experts and policy makers from all over the world and to ensure the effective communication of the OECD’s work to a broad range of audiences. The amount of travel can vary depending on the area of work and your role.

You will find broad descriptions of the skills, knowledge and expertise we look for in different areas here:


Administrative officers


Administrative client support


Language specialists








Secretaries / assistants




Technical and operational support





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