Early Career Graduate: Junior Officer for Associate Member and Non-Member State Relations

Company Description

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter – fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.

Job Description

Are you passionate about building up and fostering international relations? Does the idea of engaging with a broad range of stakeholders such as the CERN’s Associate Member States (AMS), Non-Member States (NMS) and partners from across the globe motivate you?  Do you thrive in a fast-paced diverse working environment with many challenges? 

The post offers an exciting opportunity for an Early Career (Origin) Graduate in the Associate Member and Non-Member State (NMS) section in the Diplomatic and Stakeholder Relations (DS) group of the International Relations (IR) Sector. 

As a Junior Officer for Associate Member and Non-Member State Relations you will:

  • Provide administrative coordination and support for the CERN Non-Member State Summer Student Programme and the Non-Member State Doctoral Student Programme.
  • Organise visits of external delegations from the Associate Member States and Non-Member States of CERN (that do not fall under the purview of the CERN Protocol Office). 
  • Provide administrative assistance and support to the AMS and NMS Advisors as part of the development and enhancement of relations with CERN’s Associate Member States, Non-Member States and partners. 

Qualifications/skills required

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • You have graduated, or are about to graduate, with a university degree (BSc or MSc) level and have no more than 2 years’ relevant experience after obtaining your MSc degree;
  • Kindly note that experience prior to the latest degree will not be taken into account for the calculation of your overall years of experience.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Interest in diplomatic and stakeholder relations.
  • Interest in capacity-building in the context of science and technology education and training.
  • A STEM background would be an advantage, but it is not a requirement.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Must be proficient in English (at least C1); proficiency in French is also an advantage, but is not a requirement.
  • Desire and ability to work in a team within a large international organisation.
  • Fast learner – capable of grasping rapidly and effectively new concepts.
  • Having a valid driving licence would be an advantage.

This vacancy is within the CERN Graduate Programme – Early Career professionals (Origin). 

The earliest expected start date of the post is 01.09.2024.

For further details and to submit your application, please, go to the CERN Graduate Programme pages