Nordic co-operation offers many job opportunities. We can offer you an exciting and interesting workplace with focus on the Nordic region. The work assignments will be topical and challenging and we have excellent opportunities for creating an international network and experiencing strong professional development.
Nordic co-operation is run from the secretariats in Copenhagen and the various Nordic institutions. This means that there are a large number of different types of jobs with opportunities in all of the Nordic countries: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, and in the autonomous territories Greenland, Åland and the Faroe Islands.
All vacant positions within Nordic co-operation are advertised on www.norden.org.
It is a requirement that you come from one of the Nordic countries, perhaps from one of the autonomous territories. Our working languages are Danish, Norwegian or Swedish and it is a requirement that you have a command of one of these languages, both written and spoken. The exception is if you work for one of Nordic Council of Ministers' offices in the Baltic states and Russia, where all communication takes place in English or in the local language. In addition we like our employees to:
It is an advantage, but not a requirement, that you have worked in national central administration, the public sector or an international organisation. Where there are several applicants who have similar qualifications, we will prioritise diversity such as gender and nationality. In addition we make a point of having staff from all of the Nordic countries. In this way we help to maintain a Nordic element in all organisations and institutions. There are three organisations in Copenhagen; the Nordic Council, the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Nordic Culture Fund. The three secretariats share the same address and have the same conditions of employment.
In addition, the Nordic Council of Ministers has several institutions and co-operative bodies, which are located in all of the Nordic countries. See, for example, Nordforsk. The directors of the Nordic institutions are employed by the Nordic Council of Ministers, and the other members of staff are employed under local Nordic conditions. There are information offices in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as well as Northwest Russia, Kaliningrad and St. Petersburg.
Each council of ministers has various working groups which are often funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Employees in these working groups are employed by one of the Nordic countries' ministries or agencies. Finally, there are various co-operative bodies which are affiliated with Nordic co-operation, for example, the Nordic Association.
Over and above the secretariat in Copenhagen, the Nordic Council has five delegation secretariats in the parliaments of the Nordic countries. In this connection there are four party groups, which employ the services of a party group secretary.