Senior Adviser – Accession coordinator for Fiscal Affairs


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Senior Adviser – Accession coordinator for Fiscal Affairs



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Company DescriptionThe Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ( ) is an international organisation comprised of 38 member countries, that works to build better policies for better lives. Our mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. Together with governments, policy makers and citizens, we work on establishing evidence-based international standards, and finding solutions to a range of social, economic and environmental challenges. From improving economic performance and creating jobs to fostering strong education and fighting international tax evasion, we provide a unique forum and knowledge hub for data and analysis, exchange of experiences, best-practice sharing, and advice on public policies and international standard-setting.The OECD has earned a leading role in international tax issues. The Centre for Tax Policy and Administration ( ) is the focal point for the OECD’s work on all taxation issues, both international and domestic, and it works to advance the Strategic Orientations of the Secretary-General, ensuring impact of the OECD tax work in the international governance architecture. The CTPA collaborates with other parts of the Organisation on issues such as the digitalisation of the global economy, tax and climate change, tax and inclusive growth, and the impact of taxation on labour markets and several other multidisciplinary projects. The CTPA also provides the analytical support to the OECD’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs, which consists of senior tax policy and administration officials from OECD countries, Associate and Partner countries and other international and regional tax organisations. It also supports the work of the Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), with more than 140 member countries and jurisdictions, and the Inclusive Forum on Carbon Mitigation Approaches. Through its work, the CTPA enhances the OECD’s global role in standard-setting, building knowledge, communicating with the world and interacting with governments and stakeholders from around the world to inform and influence policy making in the tax area.The accession process is of strategic importance for the OECD. It makes the membership of the Organisation broader and more diverse: since 1994, 14 new countries from 3 different continents have joined the OECD. Accession promotes the outreach of OECD standards and is a powerful driver of reforms among candidate countries. The accession process entails a rigorous review of the legislation, policies and practices of candidate countries. 7 countries currently have the status of candidate: the Council decided to open accession discussions with Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Peru and Romania on 25 January 2022 and with Indonesia on 20 February 2024.The CTPA is looking for a Senior Adviser to lead and coordinate the accession process with respect to the CFA. The accession coordinator will oversee the progress of accession reviews by all the subsidiary bodies of the CFA and prepare its formal opinions on the candidate countries. He/she will conduct dialogue with the senior coordinators of each candidate country and provide strategic input with a view to facilitating the advancement of the accession process and the resolution of challenges and bottlenecks. He/she will coordinate closely across CTPA with the technical teams responsible for the areas covered by the accession process and ensure the reviews are conducted in accordance with the Accession Roadmaps and the CFA Accession Methodology. He/she will be the main interlocutor of the Directorate for Legal Affairs (LEG), which serves as the technical coordinator of the accession process for the Organisation, and of the Directorate for Global Relations and Cooperation (GRC).The selected candidate will be based in CTPA’s Global Relations and Development Division, reporting to the Deputy/Division Head.Job DescriptionMain ResponsibilitiesProject Management

  • Determine the planning and oversee the progress of accession reviews by the CFA and its subsidiary bodies.
  • Coordinate the work of technical teams involved in accession reviews.
  • Provide strategic input to facilitate the resolution of challenges faced by the candidate countries and their implementation of the recommendations of the CFA’s subsidiary bodies, in coordination with the technical teams.
  • In coordination with the Resources and Management Unit of CTPA, prepare accession budgets and report on their implementation.

Analysis and drafting

  • Advise the technical teams of CTPA on the accession procedures.
  • Oversee the preparation of the technical opinions of CFA’s subsidiary bodies and prepare the formal opinions of the CFA.
  • Provide briefings and analysis to the Head and Deputy Head of Division and to the Director’s Office and other Managers as needed.

Liaison and representation

  • Lead dialogue and negotiations with the senior accession coordinators of the candidate countries on fiscal affairs.
  • Establish good working relationships with the technical teams in charge of the accession reviews.
  • Liaise and establish good working relationships with the accession team of LEG and with GRC.
  • Represent CTPA at the inter-directorate meetings coordinated by LEG.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations for the CFA and its subsidiary bodies.

Other duties

  • Be the focal point of CTPA regarding the Participation Plan of non-members in the CFA.
  • Undertake missions as required.

QualificationsIdeal Candidate ProfileAcademic Background

  • An advanced university degree (master level or equivalent) in taxation, law, political science and / or economics.

Professional Background

  • At least eight years of relevant experience at a senior level in a national institution, international organisation, research institution, university or the private sector.
  • Proven experience of interacting with senior officials and negotiating the resolution of complex issues.
  • Very good knowledge of OECD instruments, standards and activities in the tax area.
  • Very good knowledge of the principles of international taxation.
  • An experience of the working of the CFA and its subsidiary bodies would be an asset.


  • Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and knowledge of the other, with a commitment to reach a good working level.

Core Competencies

  • OECD staff are expected to demonstrate behaviours aligned to six core competencies which will be assessed as part of this hiring process: Vision and Strategy (Level 3), Enable People (Level 2), Ethics and Integrity (Level 2), Collaboration and Horizontality (Level 3), Achieve Results (Level 3), and Innovate and Embrace Change (Level 3).
  • There are three possible levels for each competency. The level for each competency is determined according to the specific needs of each job role and its associated grade.
  • To learn more about the definitions for each competency for levels 1-3, please refer to

.Additional InformationClosing Date:

  • This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should reach us no later than 23:59pm on Wednesday 15 May 2024 (Paris time).

Contract DurationEighteen months fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

  • Monthly base salary starting from 10640.30 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.

to learn more about what we offer and why the OECD is a great place to work. to browse our People Management Guidebook and learn more about all aspects relating to people at the OECD, our workplace environment and many other policies supporting staff in their daily life. * Please note that 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 who are nationals of 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 contribute actively to this goal.

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Thu, 25 Apr 2024 22:33:19 GMT

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