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Secretaries and support staff

Secretaries and support staff are normally recruited from locally recruited temporary staff working in the IEA or the OECD. Initial contracts can range from three to six months.


The basic salary is specified in the offer letter and is payable in euros. The basic salary ranges from EUR 2200 to EUR 2900 per month. The salary for temporary staff is taxable and that the salary and conditions indicated for established staff members are not applicable to temporary staff.

Annual leave and holidays

Annual leave amounts to two and a half working days for each month of full-time service. Working days (8 hours per day) are Monday to Friday inclusive, and French public holidays are observed.

The Job

  • Provide a range of project assistance for one or several managers, such as handling correspondence, filtering telephone calls, diary management, maintaining a filing system, keeping track of the budget
  • Prepare, in English, documents and publications (formatting, editing, inserting tables and graphs)
  • Assist with the organization of meetings and workshops

The people we are looking for should have...

  • Excellent knowledge of English the working language of the IEA and good knowledge of French
  • Very good knowledge and experience of Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team within a multicultural and international environment
  • Very good organisational skills and the ability to adapt rapidly to new tasks
  • Good level of secondary education and previous relevant experience

If you are interested in joining a challenging international work environment, and if you have the required competencies mentioned above, please send your application and cover letter by e-mail to

Given the large number of applications received, please note that you will receive an automatic acknowledgement but only candidates who are short-listed for interview, will be contacted.

Successful candidates will be registered on the OECD and IEA reserve list for a period of 12 months.