Selection process

When the application period closes, FBA will first screen all applications and verify if all applicants fulfil the formal requirements. Thereafter, FBA will review and rate the approved applicants and provide the hosting organizations with a longlist of candidates.

The applications will be assessed according to a conclusion of the following criteria:

  • Formal competence and merit: Relevance of educational background, and previous experience in relation to the women, peace and security agenda.
  • Functional competence: Ability to transform relevant knowledge and experience into skills and practices relevant to the hosting organization (see the terms of reference for the placement in question).
  • Personal suitability: Motivation and/or need to gain experience in the context of the placement and from work with the women, peace and security agenda, as well as motivation and/or need to participate in capacity-building and networking activities .

Candidates shortlisted by a hosting organization and FBA will be invited for interviews with a joint interview panel, where FBA and the hosting organization will be represented alongside representatives from the Swedish diplomatic mission in the country in question. In connection with the interview, candidates will be asked for documentation and references.

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