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OECD careers

Why work at the OECD

The OECD’s workforce is diverse and multi-cultural, with colleagues from across the 38 member countries and beyond, including key partner countries and countries with whom the OECD is working on regional initiatives. Staff from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds bring diverse viewpoints and experiences, which enriches daily collaboration.

As an employee of the Organisation, you will have the opportunity to conduct and contribute to high-quality research and policy advice, helping the Organisation achieve its goal of better policies for better lives. You will also be part of a stimulating and challenging working environment.

An inclusive workplace

In the OECD’s efforts to contribute towards a fair and inclusive world, we first strive to provide a workplace where everyone feels that they belong. The OECD strongly believes that diversity and inclusion must go hand in hand to be successful.

A core strength of the Organisation is that its employees reflect the rich diversity across all its member countries. This in turn not only allows us to attract and retain the best talent from all cultures, identities and abilities across generations, but also creates a healthier and more productive organisation, which is associated with better decision-making, increased innovation and more relevant policy outcomes. 

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of OECD member countries, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities. The OECD is also committed to promoting policies internally that ensure all staff within the Organisation feel they belong and can perform to their best capacity in a supportive and respectful working environment.

The OECD continues to strive for accountability and transparency; is certified by the Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE) assessment; and actively participates in the Workplace Pride Benchmark Survey.


Who we are

The People management guidebook (PMG) provides a concise but comprehensive overview of all of the key aspects of people management at the OECD.

Browse the PMG to find out more the policies and practices affecting employment and daily life at the OECD, including information relating to recruitment, working conditions, entitlements, learning and development opportunities and many more


Salaries and benefits

Official staff benefits

We offer competitive salaries and a wide ranging benefits programme that are designed to provide financial stability and promote a culture of health and well-being. Core benefits for Official staff include:

  • Salaries exempt from income tax in most member countries.*
  • 30 days of annual leave. In addition to this, French public holidays at OECD Headquarters are also observed and the Organisation closes for approximately one week at the year end.
  • Comprehensive medical insurance as well as paid parental leave and paid sick leave. The healthcare insurance covers staff members and their dependents.
  • Family allowances and education allowance.**
  • Expatriation allowance, home leave, as well as a removal and installation allowance.**
  • Staff members leaving the Organisation before completing 10 years of service are entitled to a leaving allowance.
  • Onboarding assistance.
  • Staff members who have completed 10 or more years of service are entitled to a retirement pension.
  • Child care support including limited nursery spaces reserved for OECD staff.

 * Depending on a staff member’s personal situation, income tax liability on their OECD salary may apply to certain US, Canadian and Japanese nationals.
 ** Eligibility for allowances depend on the staff member’s specific circumstances.

Temporary staff benefits

  • The remuneration for temporary staff is taxable. Deductions of approximately of 16% is made for various social contributions (illness, invalidity, pension, etc.).
  • Temporary staff are affiliated to the French social security system and receive complementary coverage under the OECD mutual system.
  • Annual leave amounts to two and a half working days for each month of full-time service and French public holidays are observed.

Interns benefits

  • Receive a monthly living stipend to help cover living expenses.
  • Interns are entitled to annual leave that amounts to two and a half working days for each month worked. French public holidays are also observed.

Flexible working

The OECD understands our staff’s need to work in a way that reconciles their personal and professional life, and has policies in place to facilitate this. Staff may request:

  • Part-time work 
  • Teleworking – ad hoc, regular or from abroad 
  • Flexitime – ad hoc or regular

Career development

Staff Rules and Regulations

The rules and regulations governing Official staff at the OECD are publicly available and provide more detailed information including on salaries and other benefits.