Data Visualisation Designer, Paris, France 200 views

The OECD is a global economic forum working with 36 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 International Energy Agency (IEA) is an intergovernmental organisation committed to advancing security of energy supply, economic growth and environmental sustainability through energy policy co-operation. The IEA operates as an autonomous body within the framework of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The IEA Communications and Digital Office (CDO) develops and implements the Agency’s communication strategy across its digital platforms. It is responsible for the production and dissemination of IEA data and analysis, oversees the Agency’s digitalisation strategy, public relations and social media.

CDO is looking for a Data Visualisation Designer to develop new and innovative content, including data-driven interactive charts, infographics, and videos for the IEA website and social networks. S/he will create data storytelling content, working closely with IEA analysts to make energy data more accessible and easier to understand. The Data Visualisation Designer will have strong data literacy, data-gathering, and programming skills, and a keen interest in energy or other closely related scientific topics.

Main Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and update data-based visuals for use on the IEA website.
  • Work with IEA teams to come up with compelling visualisation of data and analytical findings.
  • Produce web and print-ready visuals, videos, animations, gifs, etc., for use on the website, social channels, and print products.
  • Research and experiment with new data visualisation tools.
  • Co-ordinate usability tests of data visualisation outputs and suggest improvements.
  • Participate in the OECD Community of practices on data visualisation, to be aware of initiatives and available tools be used for data visualisations.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic Background

  • Post-secondary education preferably in one or more of the following relevant disciplines such as computer sciences, data sciences, scientific communication, computer science, graphic design, or similar and related fields.

Professional Background

  • At least five years of experience in a scientific, academic, media or research organization, or similar fields.
  • A strong portfolio of projects turning data into insightful visuals.
  • A proven ability to work in a dynamic, international and multi-lingual environment.
  • A demonstrated interest in energy and environmental topics or other relevant fields.


  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Illustrator; experience with other Adobe products, especially Photoshop, InDesign, and After Effects is a major advantage.
  • Strong design skills including typography, layout and data presentation.
  • Experience peforming data analysis and exctracting insights from large and complex data sets using languages such as R, Python or other statistical analysis packages.
  • Knowledge of GIS mapping software.
  • Experience using Javascript to produce performant and usable interactive data visualisations that run in a web browser. Knowledge of frameworks like Vue or React is a plus.
  • A good knowledge of HTML and CSS.


  • 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 other language(s) would be an advantage.

Core Competencies

  • Please refer to the level 2 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.

Selection Process

  • For retained candidates, written tests/video-recorded interviews are foreseen approx’ 4 to 11 December and panel interviews are planned for approx. 13 or 14 January (tbc).

Contract Duration

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

What the OECD offers

  • Monthly base salary starting from 4,599.57 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax. ;

Please note that the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.

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