Technical and operational support job vacancies


The ideal candidate's competencies for technical and operational support job vacancies listed below are those on which you will be assessed on during a panel interview.



1.  Specialist Knowledge and Technical Skills

  • Understanding of the technical and professional aspects of work in the OECD context and a commitment to maintaining technical knowledge. Acceptance of measurement as a necessary part of work. Problem-solving skills.

2.  Service and Quality Orientation

  • Commitment to assisting and facilitating the work of others; an awareness of service quality goals and standards and a commitment to meet them. Demonstration of high standards of integrity and honesty, tact and discretion.

3.  Problem-solving

  • Ability to find timely and creative problem solutions that meet client and organisational needs while respecting OECD’s rules and procedures. See challenges rather than problems.

4.  Task Organisation and Planning

  • Ability to organise and schedule events, tasks and resources in a highly efficient manner. Effective establishment of priorities and realistic goal-setting. One step ahead in managing time and processes. Ability to work with minimal supervision.

5. Organisational Awareness

  • Understanding of the OECD’s institutional context and internal workings and an ability to apply this knowledge to get things done. Understanding of the support functions’ roles and inter-relationships.


6.  Interpersonal Sensitivity

  • Ability to interact with others in a sensitive and effective way, taking account of cultural/language differences. Respect and work well with others. Listening skills. Positive outlook and open character; ability to deal with all organisational levels.

7.  Team Orientation

  • Ability to work co-operatively and effectively with others in an international, multi-cultural environment. Understanding of own role in a “production chain”. Keenness to understand other cultures and perspectives.

8.  Communication

  • Ability to express thoughts clearly and succinctly with colleagues and with those outside the organisation. Listening skills. Cultural sensitivity. Clear, tactful and assertive communication with people of all nationalities and in all situations.


9.  Achievement Orientation

  • Demonstration of drive and energy directed towards achieving goals and continually increasing the work efficiency: a consistent task focus. Commitment to high performance standards. Effective handling of multiple demands and competing priorities. Initiative-taking.

10.  Drive and Persistence

  • Ability to cope with high work pressure, challenges, frustrations and set-backs. Display of a desire to learn and improve.

11. Adaptability/Flexibility

  • Ability to accept, adapt to and succeed in new roles, work arrangements and methodologies.


  • Commitment to equal opportunities.


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