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Development Officer - Permanent Representation of Ireland to the OECD, Paris


The aim of the Irish Aid programme is to reduce poverty and hunger, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where the needs are greatest. By supporting long term development and providing humanitarian assistance in over eighty countries, on behalf of the Irish people, we are helping to build better futures for some of the world's poorest communities.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Irish Permanent Representation to the OECD in Paris engages in the development work of the OECD primarily through the Development Assistance Committee (DAC), and its various networks, partnerships and associated organisations.

Overview of role

The Permanent Representation of Ireland to the OECD, Paris has a vacancy for a temporary support post (18 months) to work on the OECD DAC Development portfolio.

Role and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to play a key role in influencing best practice on development cooperation and aid effectiveness so that DAC policy reflects Irish priorities.

Your role will include active networking and engagement with the DAC on policy and learning; monitoring the on-going programme of work of the DAC; providing regular briefs to the Head of Policy and the Policy Unit at HQ and the Head of Mission in Paris on the evolving development strategy of the OECD; and ensuring that Ireland's policy priorities and positions are clearly represented at the Committee.

The Candidate

The candidate is required to have a degree or equivalent professional qualification in a discipline relevant to International Relations or Development and a minimum of 2 years' experience working in International Relations or Development. The candidate should demonstrate knowledge of the work of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the policies and programmes of Irish Aid. Strong analytical and decision making skills and interpersonal and communication skills are required for the position. The candidate will be expected to work on a range of tasks to a high standard in a pressurised International environment.

Working knowledge of French is an advantage.


The basic gross salary will be €3000 per month.


Applications with CV should be sent to the Irish Permanent Representation to the OECD, Paris by COB on Monday 13 February 2017.

Interviews will be held in Paris or by VC facility from DFAT in Dublin.

All applications will be acknowledged. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Department of Foreign Affairs is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. It is important to note that canvassing will disqualify applicants automatically.

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Permanent Representation to the OECD and UNESCO

12 Avenue Foch

75116 Paris


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