Secretaries and support staff

Secretaries and support staff are normally recruited from locally hired temporary staff working at the IEA or the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Initial contracts can range from three to six months.

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 organisation of meetings and workshops.

The people the IEA is looking for should have...

  • Excellent knowledge of English, the working language of the IEA, and good knowledge of French.
  • Very good knowledge of, and experience with, Microsoft 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 above required competencies, 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 an interview will be contacted.

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