Temporary staff


The OECD regularly seeks candidates to meet specific needs on a short-term basis.

The following information is in summarised form intended for general guidance only.


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

The employment conditions in force for temporary staff are detailed in the Regulations, Rules and Instructions applicable to Temporary Staff.


The basic salary is specified in the offer letter and is payable in euros.

Please bear in mind that the remuneration for temporary staff is taxable. Moreover, please note that a deduction of approximately of 16% of salary is made for different social contributions (illness, invalidity, pension, etc.).

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.

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.


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