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Opportunity at OECD: Tax Policy Advisor – Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes

Tax Policy Advisor – Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Job Number: 15666)

Application Closing Date: 20-10-2022, 10:59:00 PM

The OECD is a global economic forum working with 38 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 Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) has played a key role in the development and acceptance of international standards on transparency and effective exchange of information (EOI) for tax purposes and in monitoring progress in implementing these standards. It has played a critical role in the international community’s efforts over the past ten years to counter international tax avoidance and evasion. The Global Forum currently includes over 160 members on an equal footing, a list of whom can be found on the Global Forum websitewww.oecd.org/tax/transparency.

The Global Forum Secretariat is based in the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (CTPA), which is the focal point for the OECD’s work on all taxation issues, both international and domestic.

The Global Forum’s primary focus is to oversee the implementation of the standards. The main part of the Global Forum’s work is to prepare peer review reports which assess a jurisdiction’s legal framework for the exchange of information as well its practices. The Global Forum peer review work includes monitoring and reviewing jurisdictions’ implementation of the new international standard on Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI). This includes reviewing and preparing reports on member tax administrations’ Information Security Management (ISM) arrangements and their safeguarding of data exchanged under international EOI agreements to seek to ensure that these are aligned with internationally recognised information security standards. The Global Forum also provides capacity-building services and technical assistance to member jurisdictions, particularly developing country tax administrations, to help them implement the standards in the area of ISM in order to participate and benefit from AEOI and the new environment of tax transparency and EOI.

The Global Forum is currently seeking several Tax Policy Advisors to contribute to the work set out above. As members of a team of experts, the successful candidates will be involved in a variety of activities including the preparation of peer review reports for EOIR, monitoring and reviewing the implementation of the AEOI standard and the provision of training and technical assistance to member jurisdictions to enable them to implement the standards and to benefit from them.

Availability and willingness to undertake international travel is required.

The vacancy is open to nationals of OECD member countries and jurisdictions of the Global Forum.

Main Responsibilities

Analysis and Drafting

  • Conducting EOIR and AEOI peer reviews, including preparing draft review reports, incorporating input and comments received and taking them through the Global Forum’s approval processes
  • Monitor the implementation of the EOIR and AEOI standards.
  • Prepare policy briefs, press releases, background papers, presentations and other documents related to the Global Forum’s work.

 

Technical and Implementation Support

  • Provide technical assistance through seminars or workshops on both the legal and practical aspects of exchange of information standards.
  • Prepare and deliver training and technical support to member jurisdictions and assist them in implementing the international standards.
  • Advise members in finding the most resource-effective ways to implement the standards and establish a network of international information exchange instruments.
  • Prepare toolkits and other guidance materials to facilitate the implementation and use of the exchange of information standards by Global Forum members, especially developing jurisdictions.

 

Meetings, Representation and Liaison

  • Participate in and contribute to the preparation of meetings of the Global Forum and its subsidiary bodies and other related meetings.
  • Establish and maintain contact with officials from member jurisdictions participating in the Global Forum’s work and meetings.
  • Promote the work of the Global Forum externally through participation in conferences, seminars and contacts with civil society and non-governmental stakeholders.
  • Liaise with other relevant international organisations.

 

Ideal Candidate profile

Academic Background

  • An advanced university degree, or equivalent, in law or other relevant disciplines (e.g. economics) preferably with a specialisation in taxation and/or taxation policy. Knowledge of company law and/or financial law would be an asset.

Professional Background

  • A minimum of three, preferably five years’ experience in international tax law or administration or financial/corporate regulations, providing advice to governments on international tax policy or administration issues and/or experience as a tax examiner/adviser.
  • Experience of complex tax projects involving different inter-organisational and/or inter-governmental stakeholder groups.
  • Expertise in the legal and/or practical aspects of exchange of information for tax purposes and familiarity with OECD and Global Forum work.

 

Languages

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 Spanish would be an asset.

Core Competencies

For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Achievement focus, Analytical thinking, Drafting skills, Strategic networking and Team work.
Please refer to the full list of OECD Core Competencies and the level 3 indicators.

Contract Duration

Two-year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

What the OECD offers

Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either EUR 6 415 or EUR 7 916, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.

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The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of member countries and jurisdictions of the Global Forum, 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.

 

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