Indefinite contract

The procedure hereunder describes the process in view of the award of an indefinite contract.

The limited duration to indefinite contract exercise (LD2IC exercise) is held once per year.
Vacancy Notices (VNs) are published during summer and CERN Contract Review Boards (CCRBs) are held in autumn.

Framework

The applicable procedure in view of the award of an indefinite contract is defined in Administrative Circular No. 2 (rev.7).

Stakeholders

The procedure involves the department in which the indefinite contract post is opened, the Human Resources Advisers (HRAs) and the Panel for the award of an indefinite contract (CCRB Panel members). CCRB Panel Members are proposed by the Department Heads and appointed by the Director-General.

The process is coordinated by the HR Frontline group.

Eligibility

All staff members

  • still holding a limited duration contract on 31 December of the year concerned,
  • having successfully completed their probation period at the end of the Vacancy Notice publication,
  • applying for a post of an equal or higher grade and corresponding to a benchmark job covering the same grade span or a higher grade span.

Please consult the Benchmark jobs list.

Confidentiality

Pursuant to the principles of the CERN Code of Conduct, the process must be conducted in strict confidentiality. This implies that information shall not be disclosed to anyone outside the CCRB panel carrying out the assessment for a given post.

Documentation and key resources

FAQ

Example for a reference of the candidate

The CERN Competency Model

Specific information regarding the current LD2IC exercise

List of posts opened in view of the award of indefinite contracts (link updated as soon as the information is available).

Preliminary boards dates for the current year (link updated as soon as the information is available; may be subject to change).

The contract review boards (interviews with the candidates) take place from September to November.

Candidates are expected to be available during this period.

VN publication (page updated on the 1st of August).

The vacancy notices for posts opened in view of the award of an indefinite contract are published on 1st August 2019 and closed on 30 August 2019 at noon (12:00 pm Geneva time). No application will be accepted after this deadline.

Eligible candidates may apply, at their own initiative, for any IC posts for which they are qualified anywhere in the Organization.

In addition to their application form, the candidates will be asked to provide

  • a detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae and
  • 2 references.

If you are experiencing problems, you may contact the CCRB team or the Service Desk for help.

Information sessions for candidates (link to the presentation) are organised on the following dates

Date Time Location Language
Thursday 18 July 14:00 – 15:30 Salle Bohr – 40-S2-B01 (Meyrin) French
Monday 22 July 14:00 – 15:30 BE Auditorium – 774-R-013 (Prévessin) English
Tuesday 30 July 14:00 – 15:30 BE Auditorium – 6-2-024 (Meyrin) French
Tuesday 13 August 10:30 – 12:00 Salle Bohr – 40-S2-B01 (Meyrin) English
Tuesday 20 August 14:00 – 15:30 BE Auditorium – 6-2-024 (Meyrin) English
Procedure updated on: 
10.07.2019