All costs relating to the assignment of this round of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme shall be borne by the authorities of the nominating participating States. Candidates wishing to apply should contact their respective nominating authority (http://www.osce.org/contacts/delegations) to verify if and to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.
Please submit your application several days prior to expiry of the deadline to ensure timely processing of your application by your national authorities. Delayed nominations will not be considered.
The OSCE will be offering six positions within its JPO Programme with a view to developing a gender and geographically balanced pool of qualified candidates for future entry-level positions. The positions are open to candidates from OSCE participating States.
JPOs will be offered the opportunity of gaining practical experience in different locations and operational areas during a six-month period at the OSCE Secretariat (1 September 2017 - 28 February 2018) and a six-month placement in a field operation (1 March - 31 August 2018). The respective supervisors will establish specific terms of reference for the JPO assigned to their department.
The Programme will provide selected candidates a thorough introduction to the OSCE and experience in an international organisation at both the Secretariat and the field level, which will enable them to compete for future entry-level positions.
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The goal of the programme is to provide JPOs with a comprehensive overview of the Organization, with a particular focus on familiarization with the OSCE programmatic approach and managerial framework. Typical assignments may range from:
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States which are listed under http://www.osce.org/states.
Candidates interested in participating in this programme are requested to apply online using the application form to be found under the link: http://www.osce.org/employment.
The online application system will forward applications directly to the respective authorities in your country of nationality, usually the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who may conduct an initial selection before nominating their candidates to the OSCE. If your participating State does not allow you to apply online for seconded positions, you should contact the respective OSCE delegation, whose address can be found under the link: http://www.osce.org/contacts/delegations.
Applications sent directly to the OSCE Secretariat will not be considered.
The selection process for this round of the Junior Professional Officer programme is scheduled to take place in July 2017. Those candidates who are short-listed will be asked to sit a written test and take part in a competency-based interview. Questions will be based on the OSCE core values and competencies listed below:
Selected candidates will be expected to join the programme on 1 September 2017 and will remain at the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna until 28 February 2018, after which they will be assigned to the respective field operation for the six-month period 1 March - 31 August 2018.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
Please note that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.