Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
We are looking for a person with excellent analytical and organisational skills to carry out high priority, high visibility work in the field of anti-corruption. S/he will work as part of a team of lawyers, supporting the work programme of the Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions with the aim of ensuring the effective implementation of the OECD Convention and the Recommendation on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions. S/he will report to a Senior Anti-Corruption Analyst under the general supervision of the Head of the Anti-Corruption Division in the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs (DAF).
The Anti-Corruption Division supports the global fight against the bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions. Its main responsibility is the peer review monitoring of Parties’ implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and related instruments. The Division ensures that these instruments remain at the forefront of the global fight against foreign bribery. It also encourages non-member countries to adhere to OECD anti-Corruption instruments.
1. Research and analysis
- Contribute to the monitoring of the implementation of countries' commitments under the OECD anti-bribery instruments and carry out analysis of legal issues relating to corruption.
- Undertake research and analysis of issues identified in the monitoring of countries’ implementation of the Convention and Recommendations, including preparation of descriptions of countries’ criminal legislation and enforcement systems.
- Contribute towards the drafting of evaluation reports on the implementation of the Convention and the Recommendations by closely monitoring governments' anti-corruption laws, regulations, and policies - as well as their application - to assess the effectiveness of measures available in countries that are parties to the OECD anti-bribery instruments for preventing, detecting, investigating and prosecuting foreign bribery.
3. Liaison, representation and communication
- Contribute to contacts with other international organisations active in the field of anti-corruption, take part in international conferences, and work closely with non-governmental organisations, the private sector, labour and civil society, in order to achieve the objectives of the anti-bribery instruments.
- Participate in liaison and co-operation with delegations, officials from national administrations, and with other parts of the Organisation on related matters, as necessary.
- An advanced university degree in law, and significant knowledge of criminal law. Knowledge of comparative law, international law, corporate law, tax law and accounting would be an advantage. In addition, knowledge of both common law and civil law systems would be useful.
- At least one to two years' relevant experience.
- Experience with criminal legislative analysis gained through having worked in a public prosecutor’s office, court, ministry or government agency relating to areas covered by the Group’s work programme, or in private practice
- An excellent command of one of the two official languages of the OECD (English and French) and working knowledge of, or willingness to learn, the other. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.
- Very good interpersonal skills.
- Ability to write clearly and quickly and to deal with highly technical subjects in a manner which makes them accessible to senior government officials.
- Strong analytical ability, including capacity to address policy and legal issues in a multidisciplinary context.
- Knowledge of substantive, procedural and institutional issues that arise in all aspects of anti-corruption law enforcement, including detection, investigation, prosecution, and the trial phase.
- Knowledge of the criminal system of several Parties to the OECD anti-bribery instruments would be an advantage.
- Proficiency in Lexis/Nexis assisted legal research would be an advantage.