HR Strategic Advisor

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Paris, France

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

The selected candidate will report to the Head of HRM and work closely with the EXD/HRM management team.  They are a skilled drafter able to adapt quickly to different tasks, comfortable with presenting and communicating accurately and succinctly while delivering at pace. This role will support the development and implementation of strategic objectives, key projects and initiatives, ensuring timely delivery of outputs. This role also involves strategic engagement with key stakeholders, the ability to leverage resources, coordinate inputs and make recommendations and adjustments as needed. This role will contribute to aligning the work in EXD/HRM to the overall objectives of EXD and the Organisation.

Main Responsibilities:

Strategic Advice:

  • Provide advice to the Head of Service on the development and implementation of the Service’s strategic objectives.
  • Contribute to effective, efficient management excellence in the Service by drafting material, including briefing notes and presentations for a variety of audiences, using pertinent data as needed, identify opportunities for innovative solutions in support of the Service’s strategic objectives.
  • Collate inputs from across the Service and provide quality assurance of all material produced in HRM and intended for use by senior management.
  •  In collaboration with EXD/HRM Divisions, EXD Services including EXD/DO, co-ordinate the preparation of high quality correspondance and replies to requests for information from various sources.
  • Contribute to flagship corporate initiatives and horizontal projects.


  • Support the Head of Service by co-ordinating the regular work, projects and initiatives of the Divisions, by facilitating co-operation and information sharing and making recommendations for improvements.
  • Support and when necessary, manage the day-to-day work of the Head of Service’s Office by planning and distributing assignments, ensuring quality outputs are delivered to deadline.
  • Support the effective functioning of the Director’s Office team, providing guidance on effective working methods, good communication and creating a positive working environment.

Liaison and Communication:

  • Contribute to and support the communication of the Service’s strategic plan, objectives and work programme to relevant stakeholders in a cohesive and comprehensive manner, ensuring key messages are relayed.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate the work of the Service in liaison with these stakeholders.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

Academic Background:

  • An advanced university degree in business administration, management, economics or law.

Professional Background:

  • At least five years relevant professional experience, preferably in an international organisation/national public administration or international environment.
  • Proven experience in project management, team management/coordination  and corporate/organisational engagement/communication, preferably in Human Resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally with multiple stakeholders at all levels, and on different projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, facility for data visualisation and capacity to summarise complex information for diverse audiences. 
  • A deep understanding of the governance and operations frameworks of the OECD as well as a solid understanding of governance in international organisations and the public sector more broadly.
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment would be an advantage.


  • Proficiency in the use of standard software applications (MS Office). 


  • Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and a knowledge of, or a willingness to learn, the other.
  • Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.