Junior Professional Programme at Council of Europe

  • Added Date: Monday, 11 February 2019
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 04 March 2019

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Location: Strasbourg and Council of Europe Field Offices

Location: Strasbourg and Council of Europe Field Offices Are you a young graduate who wants to gain experience in an international Organisation working for human rights, democracy and the rule of law? Are you interested in international technical co-operation projects in any of the following areas: gender equality; children’s rights; fight against human trafficking; fight against domestic violence; freedom of expression; media freedom; justice reform; reform of law enforcement authorities and prisons; fight against corruption, money laundering, terrorism and cybercrime; protection of minorities; education for democracy, elections and strengthening of local democracy? Are you interested in programming and budgeting? If so, our Junior Professional Programme may be the right thing for you.

Who we are

With over 2000 staff representing all its 47 member States, the Council of Europe is a multicultural organisation. We all strive towards protecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law and our three core values - professionalism, integrity and respect - guide the way we work. The Council of Europe has its headquarters in Strasbourg (France) and has offices in more than twenty member and nonmember states. See here for more information about the Council of Europe external presence.

Your role

As a Junior Project Officer, you will integrate a team implementing projects in different fields, contributing to attaining their results through project management and you will:  organise and participate in training sessions, meetings, conferences, round tables and workshops;  carry out research and analysis of a wide range of data, information or documentation;  assist with the preparation of contracts, reports and budgetary follow-up of the activities;  work in close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

After an induction period at Headquarters in Strasbourg, you could be sent to work in one of our field offices throughout Europe and beyond. Taking part in our Junior Professional Programme will offer you the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of international technical co-operation in a pan-European institution. You will broaden your knowledge and expertise and benefit from a specific training programme that will enrich your professional development, preparing you for a career in project management at an international level.

What we are looking for

As a minimum you must:

 hold a University degree in one of the sectors of action indicated above (2 nd cycle of the Bologna process framework of qualifications for the European Higher Education Area);  have between six months and two years of relevant professional experience acquired in the project field in the aforementioned sectors;  have a very good knowledge of one of the Council of Europe’s official languages (English) and knowledge of the other (French);  be a citizen of one of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe;  be under 32 years of age at the closing date of the vacancy notice.

What we offer

If successful, you may be offered employment based on a fixed-term contract at grade B3. In Strasbourg, you will receive a basic monthly gross salary of €3300 which is exempt from national income tax. In our external offices different salary scales are used, according to the cost of living. This salary may be supplemented by other allowances depending on your personal situation and you will be affiliated to a Council of Europe pension scheme. You will also benefit from private medical insurance, 32 working days leave per year and other benefits (including flexible working hours, training and development, possibility of teleworking, etc.).

The Junior Professional Programme, carried out in accordance with Article 16 of the Regulations on Appointments (Appendix II to the Staff Regulations), is a specific recruitment scheme suitable for young graduates at the start of their career. Staff recruited under this scheme get a once-only opportunity of employment for a total maximum duration of four years and are not eligible for any subsequent internal competition, promotion, transfer or secondment. Details on conditions of employment (probationary period, salaries, allowances, pension scheme, social insurance, etc.) can be consulted on our recruitment website. Any changes to these conditions during the recruitment process are updated on this site and will apply at the time of the job offer

If your profile matches our needs but you are not recruited straight away, you may be placed on a reserve list, valid for a maximum of four years.

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