GTP-2020-HIF-HGR: Graduate or Master Student specialized in public administrative, labour law or similar - Staff Regulations and Rules (GTP-2020-HIF-HGR)

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Köln, Germany

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Vocational training

Job description:

Have you (almost) completed your degree studies? Are you inspired by space exploration and keen to pursue a career in this exciting field? If so, perhaps you should take a closer look at the German Trainee Programme. Organised by DLR, it offers you the chance to work shoulder to shoulder with experts from the 22 member states of ESA – keeping your finger on the pulse of Europe‘s space programmes. Over a period up to 24 months, you will actively contribute to the latest research and/or technology projects. This is complemented by a generous scholarship. What better way to launch your career in international space business? The next GTP commences on 1st February 2020.

This is your opportunity to join the team at ESA HQ – Paris, France
Staff Regulations and Rules (GTP-2020-HIF-HGR)

As part of the HR Department you will contribute to make ESA achieve its goals by creating a creative and multicultural workplace. Our mission in HR is therefore to provide an effective human resources management for ESA by developing and implementing relevant policies, programs and services and acting as change agent.

As an intergovernmental organisation, ESA has legal autonomy in establishing its employment conditions and HR policies as well as the associated dispute resolution system. At the same time, HR needs to respond to expectations of the Agency’s stakeholders, be it the ESA Member States or the ESA Staff Association. Your mission is to support our team with your legal expertise, integrity and creativity.

As our trainee, we will make sure that you work on a considerable variety of administrative and employment law issues related to the international civil service, social security, pensions and general HR matters. You will be closely involved in the day-to-day business, attend meetings, conduct research and draft legal documents, including legal briefs in the context of employment law dispute resolution.


You will be assigned to the following tasks under the authority of the Head of the Staff Regulations and Rules Unit, within the Social and Central Affairs Division:

support  to  the  drafting,  updating  and  interpretation  of  the  Staff  Regulations,  Rules  and Instructions, as well as policy documents in line with the relevant policy decisions assist in the preparation of legal submissions in the context of dispute resolution proceedings assist in the day-to-day handling of administrative requests conduct research on HR policies and the law of the international civil service carrying out studies and other tasks associated with the activities of the Division, as required,in particular in the field of social security and pensions

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: GTP-2020-HIF-HGR