Sivan Shapira

OECD: Where Israeli Minds Matter

The Secretary General of the OECD, Mathias Cormann, in a meeting with President Herzog, during his last visit to Israel.

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As an Israeli working closely with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), I have come to understand the immense value of our nation’s participation in this international platform. The OECD serves as a bridge that connects us to the global stage, enabling us to contribute, collaborate, and shape policies that impact not only our country but the entire world. Today, I want to extend an invitation to fellow Israelis to consider applying for positions within the OECD, as it offers a unique opportunity to make a meaningful difference on a global scale while advancing our national interests.

The OECD, with its 38 member countries, stands as a beacon of cooperation, data-driven research, and policy formulation. It addresses a wide range of global challenges, from economic growth and sustainable development to education, health, and social welfare. By working within the OECD, Israelis can lend their expertise and perspective to these discussions, infusing them with the innovation, resilience, and determination that characterize our nation.

Israel’s contributions to the OECD are already evident in various fields. Our nation’s advancements in technology, entrepreneurship, and research have not only inspired but also informed discussions on digital transformation, innovation, and sustainable development. The Israeli approach to water management, agriculture, and cybersecurity has been recognized as trailblazing, offering valuable insights to the global community.

Yet, contributing from the sidelines can only go so far. It is by having Israelis work within the OECD that we can truly influence from the inside. By taking up positions within the organization, we can be actively engaged in shaping policies, sharing our experiences, and promoting solutions that are rooted in our unique national journey. Our direct involvement ensures that the perspectives, challenges, and opportunities that define Israel are well represented on the global stage.

The benefits of working for the OECD are numerous and substantial. First and foremost, it’s a chance to collaborate with some of the brightest minds from around the world. The OECD’s diverse workforce brings together experts in economics, education, science, tourism, gender and many more, creating an environment that fosters continuous learning and personal growth. This unique networking opportunity allows Israelis to establish connections and build relationships that can extend beyond the organization’s walls.

Moreover, working for the OECD allows Israelis to contribute to global policies that have a direct impact on the well-being of people worldwide. The policies crafted at the OECD influence government decisions, shape economic strategies, and guide social and environmental initiatives. Through our contributions, Israelis can help design solutions that promote equality, inclusivity, and sustainable development across borders.

The OECD is not only a place of meaningful global impact but also offers attractive employment packages for its staff. High salary conditions and a wide array of benefits make the organization an appealing destination for professionals seeking both financial security and personal growth. Imagine working in the heart of Paris, a city renowned for its culture, history, and innovation. The OECD provides employees with an international and multicultural work environment that fosters collaboration and learning, making every day a chance to expand one’s horizons.

In conclusion, the OECD is not merely an international organization—it’s a platform for positive change, a vehicle for collaboration, and an avenue for Israelis to make their mark on the global stage. Our nation’s expertise, innovation, and determination are highly sought after in the international arena, and by working within the OECD, we can leverage these qualities to drive progress and innovation on a global scale. Therefore, to my fellow Israelis, I extend an invitation to consider joining the OECD family. From economists and researchers to administrative professionals, legal advisors, and marketing experts, the OECD seeks individuals from diverse backgrounds to contribute their unique skills and perspectives – Let’s unite our strengths, contribute our insights, and together shape a better future for all.

Visit the OECD’s job site today, explore the array of opportunities, and embark on a journey that can transform not only your career but also the world at large.

About the Author
Sivan is an experienced advisor in the Israeli delegation to the OECD, Representing Israel in key OECD committees, including Education, Gender, Agriculture, and Governance. Sivan is committed to advancing Israel's contributions and impact on the global stage.
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