The OSCE’s Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme provides young graduates with an opportunity to gain experience at the OSCE Secretariat and a field operation.  Two rounds of young professionals are accepted each year. The first six-month period is spent at the Secretariat, and the following six months in a field operation. 

A vacancy notice is normally issued in November 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.