Job advert: Anticipatory innovation governance team is recruiting (due date 16 December) 


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Anticipatory innovation governance team is recruiting (due date 16 December) 

  • Published on November 27, 2020

Status is reachablePiret TõnuristInnovation Lead at OECD1 article Following

We are looking to build up our team at the OECD based on the strong interest and growth in the topic of  anticipatory innovation governance. We are looking for specialists in a variety of fields connected to futures thinking, foresight, organisational change, radical innovation, emerging tech, and technology assessment.  

The anticipatory innovation governance team works with governments on understanding transformative change to shape the future in the present. Anticipation is the act of creating knowledge about plausible futures, but innovation is needed to take action based on that information and start actively shaping the future today (read our recent policy note here). Our mission is to help governments be more proactive, rather than reactive and we work with leading governments around the world to help them build up their institutions that would allow them to do that. We are currently working with Finland, Sweden, Slovenia, Ireland, Latvia and many others.  

The team uses a mixture of approaches and methodologies based in innovation theory, futures thinking, foresight, technology assessment, systems thinking, designing thinking, and action research. We use both qualitative and quantitative analysis methods. We care about implementation, not just ideas. We value rigor, creativity, diversity, new perspectives, experimentation and collaboration, but first and foremost a supportive team environment that encourages curiosity and ambition around our mission. 

If this speaks to you and you would like to help us push governments to dare a bit more, consider joining us. In addition to general requirements and core competencies for OECD policy analysts, our team is specifically interested in:  

  • Experience in fields related to futures thinking, foresight, organisational change, innovation, emerging tech, and technology assessment 
  • An advanced academic degree in related field would be a plus, but is not a requirement 
  • Ability to look at problems in a new perspective and an experimental mind-set 
  • Experience working in government on the related fields would be highly appreciated, but not a must 
  • Proven track record in drafting analyses, information visualisation, presenting findings, and communicating to different audiences 
  • Process design and facilitation experience would be an asset  

Our project portfolio is broad and there is ample opportunity to propose new ideas and areas of research. Tasks will vary depending on the projects at hand, but involve research design, action research, data analysis, sense-making, proposing and creating new frameworks, setting up experiments, liaising with governments, building networks of experts and public officials, and leading workshops and seminars. 

This position is based in Paris, France and is on a one-year fixed-term contract with option to renew. OECD is also open to teleworking arrangements. The starting  monthly salary could start at 6130 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax. While either English or French fluency is required by the OECD, the anticipatory innovation governance team’s current daily working language is English. While we will make our decisions as quickly as possible, the full OECD recruitment process could take several months.  

How to apply: 

  • Submit your application to the OECD centralised application  by 16 December (23:59 pm CET) under the call for Policy Analysts at the Public Governance Directorate (Job Number: 13980) 

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