Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

According to NATO Civilian Personnel Regulations, Staff members are appointed to and hold posts on the establishment of a NATO body only on a condition that:

  • They are a national of a NATO member country The NATO member nations are: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America.
  • They are over 21 and under 60 years of age at the time of taking up their appointments.
  • They have completed any initial term of compulsory military service required of them under the provisions of their national legislation.
  • They fulfil the physical standards demanded by the exercise of their functions and they are recognized as being free from or definitely cured of any disease which might constitute a risk to others.
  • They have an adequate knowledge of at least one of the two official languages (English and French).
  • They are not closely related to a member of the staff (although the Head of the NATO body may authorize a departure from this rule on the understanding that neither of the persons concerned shall be placed under the direct authority of the other).
  • The NATO body has received a security clearance certificate from the government of the country or countries of which the candidate is a national.