Deputy Executive Secretary


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Deputy Executive Secretary



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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 Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an independent inter-governmental body established by the G7 in Paris in 1989, whose Secretariat is hosted by the OECD. It is the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog. It researches how criminals launder money and terrorists raise and access funds; importantly, it sets global standards to mitigate those risks; it assesses, and oversees through the Global Network of FATF-Style Regional Bodies, the action taken by more than 200 jurisdictions to meet these Standards; and it provides training and support to officials from those jurisdictions. The FATF, through the Secretariat, Executive Secretary and President, works in close partnership with the G20, United Nations, IMF, World Bank, OECD and other international organisations and bodies.The FATF is looking for its Deputy Executive Secretary to provide leadership and strategic direction to the FATF Secretariat, to support the Executive Secretary in advising the FATF President, and to ensure efficient delivery of the FATF Work Plan in accordance with the FATF Mandate agreed by the Ministers of its 40 member jurisdictions. The FATF Secretariat provides advice and supports to a diverse membership, including all G20 member countries and most OECD member countries, on a range of highly complex and politically sensitive matters of global security at the top of the international agenda.The FATF Secretariat currently comprises approximately 70 staff, made up of several teams based at the OECD in Paris, and a Training Institute based in the Republic of Korea.The FATF Deputy Executive Secretary will ensure compliance of the FATF Secretariat with OECD Staff Regulations, administrative, financial and institutional policies and procedures; work closely with the Executive Secretary, the FATF President and Vice-President and provide management excellence in the running of the Secretariat.This vacancy is open to nationals of OECD member countries and of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) member jurisdictions. A list of members of FATF can be found on the FATF .Job DescriptionMain ResponsibilitiesStrategic vision and Leadership

  • Work in close collaboration with the Executive Secretary to provide strategic direction and leadership to the work of the FATF Secretariat, including its work on research and policy development, the evaluation and monitoring of all countries worldwide, and the training and support of officials from those countries.
  • Lead and manage with the Executive Secretary the development and delivery of the FATF budget and work plan, in compliance with OECD administrative rules and procedures.
  • Advise the FATF Executive Secretary, the FATF President, Vice-President, FATF members and Steering Group on a wide range of high profile and highly sensitive, geopolitical issues.
  • Contribute to develop, strengthen and raise the profile of the FATF as an intergovernmental body in the G7 and G20, and in the media.
  • Promote the highest standards of governance and transparency for the FATF, ensuring adherence to best practice, robust and transparent governance principles by the FATF and its leadership; encourage and drive best practices in the governance of the FATF-Style Regional Bodies
  • Actively monitor and manage risks to the FATF brand, and other high profile and high impact risks, including through the activities of the FATF Global Network.
  • Oversee and ensure successful delivery of multiple large and high-profile events, such as the FATF Working Groups and Plenary

Global relations and coordination

  • Contribute to the development of relationships with other international organisations, non-member countries, the private sector and civil society as well as delegations and Ambassadors and other representatives of member and non-member countries.
  • Support the coordination of the FATF Global Network; effectively engage with partnering Organisations.
  • Continue to strengthen collaboration within the OECD, building on and developing effective coordination and cooperation in areas of common interest with other Directorates.

Cooperation and communications

  • Act as one of the principle spokespersons, representing FATF in the media, academia and industry, including speaking at high profile conferences and events, and in support of the FATF President.
  • Oversee the development and delivery of all FATF outreach activity, to effectively promote, communicate and build the FATF brand.
  • Advise the Executive Secretary on communications-related to capability development, including building the skills and capacity of the Secretariat


  • Be accountable for the management of FATF Secretariat staff and the decentralised budget appropriations and voluntary contributions in line with the OECD rules and procedures.
  • Support the Executive Secretary in building and leading a cohesive, multicultural and multidisciplinary team;. Promote a culture of management excellence.
  • Ensure organisational and operational arrangements are in place to provide reasonable assurance that the provisions of the OECD Staff Regulations, Rules and Instructions and the Financial Regulations, Instructions, Procedures and relevant guidance are met.
  • Adhere to and promote the highest professional standards and the ethical principles of the OECD’s Code of Conduct in all internal and external matters.
  • Organise fund raising activity and ensure sound financial management practices to ensure the financial stability of all FATF activities.

QualificationsIdeal Candidate ProfileAcademic Background

  • An advanced university degree in the discipline of law, economics, political science or others.

Professional Background

  • Minimum ten years of senior-level experience in dealing with policy issues in a national administration/authority or international organisation. Good knowledge of the economic performance and institutional settings across OECD member countries and non-OECD economies.
  • Strong knowledge of the Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) international framework and its major challenges, proven expertise in the AML/CFT field and experience dealing with public and private stakeholders in AML/CFT
  • A proven record of good diplomatic and negotiating skills at senior level and within both a technical and political decision-making environment.
  • A proven track record of managing a complex programme of work and budget within a diverse international organisation would be an advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to work in a multidisciplinary manner in a multicultural setting.
  • Proven senior management and leadership skills, specifically the ability to manage different stakeholders, set and deliver on priorities and organise staff to achieve this, manage resources well, evaluate the financial impact of decisions, develop strategies to address financial resource issues, motivate and manage several teams and staff across a high-performing, multidisciplinary and multinational organisation.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills and the ability to interact confidently with various audiences, including the media. Ability to build support across member and partner countries and organisations for better policies, on the basis of evidence-based analysis.

Core Competencies

  • OECD staff are expected to demonstrate behaviours aligned to six core competencies which will be assessed as part of this hiring processes: Vision and Strategy (Level 3); Enable People (Level 3); Ethics and Integrity (Level 3); Collaboration and Horizontality (Level 3); Achieve Results (Level3); 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


  • 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.
  • Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

Additional InformationClosing Date:

  • This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should reach us no later than 07 July 2024 (23:59 CEST).

Contract Duration

  • Three-year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.
  • Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts from 12 109 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.Selection ProcessFor retained candidates, written tests/video-recorded interviews are foreseen in the first half of August 2024 and panel interviews are planned for end of September 2024.The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of or of the FATF member countries, 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.

Expected salary

€12109 per year



Job date

Sat, 08 Jun 2024 22:53:11 GMT

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