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Junior Professional Officer Programme

The OSCE’s Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme provides young graduates with an opportunity to gain OSCE Secretariat and field operation/Institution experience.  Two intakes for six young professionals are accepted each year, with the first three-month period being spent in the Secretariat, and the following six months in an OSCE field operation or one of the institutions. 

The Programme continues each year with two new rounds of six JPOs. A vacancy notice is normally issued in October for the round commencing in March of the following year, and another vacancy notice normally appears in April/May for the round commencing in September of that same year. We advise interested candidates who have graduated in a field relevant to the OSCE's activities to check the OSCE employment website under seconded vacancies during these months and apply using the online application form.