PARIS21 is looking for a Regional Programme Co-ordinator for the Africa and Middle East regions. The person will contribute to the development and implementation of national strategies for statistics which take into account the Sustainable Development Goals. S/he will also contribute to the PARIS21 work programme and to strengthening on-going country, regional and global activities.


The selected candidate will report to the PARIS21 Secretariat Deputy Manager and work in close collaboration with the other Regional Programme Co-ordinators, consultants and other staff of the PARIS21 Secretariat.


The position is based in Paris, France and will require extensive travel. This position is open to nationals of OECD member countries ( and nationals of countries eligible to receive Official Development Assistance (ODA), as set out by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC List of ODA recipients -



Main Responsibilities


Strategy development process

  • Facilitate comprehensive assessments of national statistical systems and the overall data-ecosystems.

  • Contribute to the exploration of public-private partnerships in data and statistics production.

  • Facilitate the design, funding, implementation and evaluation process of National Strategies for the Development of Statistics (NSDSs) at country and regional level.

  • Update, promote, provide training on and disseminate the PARIS21 Guidelines on NSDSs.

  • Ensure that priority sectors are appropriately mainstreamed into NSDSs

  • Ensure that statistical programs adequately respond to sectoral, subnational and national development plans as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Knowledge management

  • Contribute to the development of new institutional frameworks for statistical capacity development in the context of open and big data movements.

  • Contribute to the development and dissemination of advocacy material mainly at country and regional level.

  • Organise/facilitate events and develop tools to promote a better dialogue between users and producers of statistics.

  • Contribute to knowledge sharing through various means such as peer-review learning and the use of modern technologies.

Partnership and studies

  • Promote a better co-ordination at the national level by supporting the establishment of national partnerships for statistical development between national stakeholders and technical and financial partners, in compliance with the Paris Declaration principles and the wider Busan agenda.

  • Establish and maintain professional contacts and build networks with officials at country, regional and international level.

  • Propose and contribute to the studies and task-teams when appropriate

  • Contribute to the overall reporting activities of the PARIS21 Secretariat.

Other tasks

  • Contribute to the other activities of PARIS21 upon request from the management such as fundraising, liaising with key partnership stakeholders and dissemination / outreach activities.


Ideal Candidate Profile


Academic Background

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or PhD) preferably in statistics, economics, development or other relevant disciplines.

Professional Background

  • More than five years of experience working on national data and development plans in a developing country; experiences in working in an institution of the national statistical systems would be  a distinct advantage.
  • In depth knowledge and experience in project management.
  • Knowledge and experience working within international, multilateral or bilateral agencies. Knowledge of financial and technical partners’ intervention mechanisms would be an asset.
  • Proven experience in organising/running workshops and sustained capacity development efforts with various data communities.
  • Ability to engage and relate to data revolution discussions.
  • Direct working experience in the African region. Experience of working in/with the other regions covered by the PARIS21 Secretariat would be an asset.


  • Proficiency with standard MS Office software.


  • An excellent command of one of the two official languages of the Organisation (English and French) and a very good working knowledge of the other.
  • Knowledge of another language used in the regions covered by the PARIS21 Secretariat (e.g. Portuguese, Spanish or Arabic) would be an advantage.


Core Competencies



Contract Duration


  • One year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.


What the OECD offers


  • Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either 5,500 EUR or 6,900 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax. 

Please note, the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.


The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.


The OECD promotes an optimal use of resources in order to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. Staff members are encouraged to actively contribute to this goal.


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