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Internship opportunities working on anti-corruption in the Middle East and North Africa region at the OECD

 

   

The OECD Anti-Corruption Division and the Middle East and Africa Division offer short-term internships of 3-6 months for qualified students. These internships provide students with the experience of working in an international organisation on anti-corruption issues.

Eligibility and requirements

  • Applicants must be students who have completed or are completing a law degree from an accredited institution.
  • Enrolment as a student and full-time medical insurance coverage is required for the duration of the internship. Confirmation of the selected candidate’s enrolled student status must be provided by the educational institution.
  • Applicants should have an interest in and some experience of (whether through academic study or employment) public international law, transnational criminal law, company law and/or economic and financial crime.
  • English and French are the official languages of the OECD. Applicants must have strong research and drafting skills in English. Knowledge of both French and Arabic would be an asset.
  • Applicants should be able to work independently, with little supervision at times.

Remuneration and timing

The OECD will provide interns with a monthly indemnity. The dates and length of each internship are flexible depending on the availability of candidates. 

How to apply

Applicants must submit a CV and a letter of motivation, preferably in PDF format, to Nicola.Ehlermann@oecd.org and Catherine.Marty@oecd.org

Short-listed candidates only will be contacted to undertake a short written test, and possibly a telephone interview.

 

 

Description of responsibilities

The Anti-Corruption Division (ACD), within the Directorate for Financial and Enerprise Affairs (DAF), supports the global fight against the bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions. Its main responsibility, under the OECD Working Group on Bribery (WGB), is the peer monitoring of Parties’ implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and related instruments. The Division ensures that these instruments remain at the forefront of the global fight against foreign bribery. It also encourages non-member countries to adhere to OECD anti-corruption instruments and/or adopt stronger anti-corruption standards. Finally, it conducts regional anti-corruption programmes, including in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

The Middle East and Africa Division (MEA) of the Global Relations Secretariat (GRS) supports the implementation of the Secretary General’s strategic orientations by co-ordinating the Organisation’s relations with partner countries and with other international organisations. It advises the Office of the Secretary-General and other OECD Directorates on how to strengthen co-operation with key partner countries, regions and organisations. GRS also serves the OECD External Relations Committee (ERC), working with members to help them reach consensus on global relations priorities and ensuring that relevant partners are effectively engaged in the Organisation’s work.

The MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme, within MEA/GRS, was initiated and is led by countries in the region to  promote policy  reforms to enhance investment, including through the fight against corruption.

The OECD is looking for a person with excellent analytical and organisational skills to carry out high priority, high visibility work in the field of anti-corruption in the MENA region. The selected person/s will help advance the OECD’s support for policy reforms in non-Member countries and advance their participation in policy dialogue processes.  

Primary tasks may include:

Assist the OECD's anti-bribery and business integrity programme in the MENA region, developed mainly in the context of the MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme, by:

  • contributing to the organisation and implementation of projects deployed in Morocco;
  • assisting with the organisation of public events in the region;
  • drafting proposals, reviews and studies on anti-corruption-related themes for other MENA economies as relevant;
  • identifing policy reform challenges/priorities and contributing to the development of road maps and policy recommendations for policy reform implementation, based on OECD good practice through country-specific and regional projects;
  • assisting in the co-ordination of seminars and meetings with key government officials;
  • contributing to donor reporting; and
  • providing additional assistance as needed to support the work within the mandate of the two Divisions.

 

Information about the work of the OECD Anti-Corruption Division is available at www.oecd.org/corruption/anti-bribery/.

Information about the work of the OECD Global Relations Secretariat is available at www.oecd.org/global-relations/.

 

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