The OECD is a global economic forum working with 35 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies to make 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. The Organisation provides a unique forum in which governments work together to share experiences on what drives economic, social and environmental change, seeking solutions to common problems.
The Public Affairs and Communications Directorate (PAC) supports the implementation of the Secretary General's strategic orientations by orchestrating the Organisation's external communications. We look at the whole spectrum of OECD work, how it relates to the global public agenda, and ensure key OECD policies and research are communicated to key stakeholders and the media.
The OECD is looking for a Public Affairs Manager with strong experience in developing public affairs strategies, excellent oral and written communication, public diplomacy and analytical skills.
As a key member of the Public Affairs and Media team in the Public Affairs and Communications Directorate of the Organisation, under the supervision of the Head of team, he/she will be asked to help develop, innovate and promote the OECD's engagement with trade unions, business, civil society, parliamentary audiences, and the general public through a robust programme of public affairs activities, engagement. The Public Affairs Manager also engages effectively with staff in other parts of the Organisation, and with counterparts in other international organisations, making a fundamental contribution to the design, planning and implementation of the Organisation's Public Affairs strategy.
Assist the Head of Public Affairs and Media in establishing and implementing a public affairs strategy for the Organisation to position the OECD effectively with all public affairs audiences, and to maximise the impact of OECD public affairs activities.
Actively contribute to discussions on the organisation and implementation of the Organisation's public affairs and media strategy and activities and help ensure the OECD's communication priorities are translated into a dynamic and creative public affairs programme
Help to ensure that, in co-ordination with the OECD Forum team, the annual OECD Forum includes key public affairs audiences and is used as a key platform in the context of OECD engagement with stakeholders.
Participate actively in the organisation, management and conduct of the work of the Public Affairs and Media Division so as to ensure the effective delivery and success of an integrated, complementary public affairs and media strategy and programme of work.
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United" (http://johnbrownnotesandessays.blogspot.com/2017/03/notes-and-references-for-discussion-e.html). Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."