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Software Developer (GS-6)

About Us

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is the implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention, which entered into force on 29 April 1997. The OPCW, with its 193 Member States, oversees the global endeavor to permanently and verifiably eliminate chemical weapons.

The ultimate aim of the OPCW is to achieve our vision of a world free of chemical weapons in which chemistry is used for peace, progress, and prosperity, and to contribute to international security and stability, general and complete disarmament, and global economic development. Under the OPCW's oversight 96% of the chemical weapons stockpiles declared by possessor States have been verifably destroyed.

The OPCW was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013 for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons.

Our mission for a world free of chemical weapons makes people's lives better. Apply to be a part of our team to make the world a better place for all. 

General Information

  • Contract Type
    Fixed-term General Service
  • Grade
  • Estimated monthly remuneration: Euro
  • Closing Date


Job Summary

This role will involve developing, implementing, and maintaining software programs. The successful candidate will identify areas for modification in existing programs and subsequently developing these modifications. This role entails testing and evaluating new programs as well as providing training to users.


This position falls under the Information Services Branch. The Branch provides cross-divisional platforms and services such as IT infrastructure and business applications; provides reliable and secure technical infrastructure within a context of strict adherence to approved confidentiality and security guidelines and procedures; and identifies opportunities where the use of information technology can improve OPCW business in terms of efficiency and effectiveness.


This job offers a tax free salary including an attractive benefits' package of financial assistance for childcare, global insurance coverage, provident fund and 6 weeks of holiday!


Sounds like an interesting position to you? Apply now!

Main Responsibilities

You will work towards the development of software applications and utilities to enhance the modern workplace systems (Microsoft 365) of the organisation using frameworks such as: .NET (C#), ReactJs, SPFx (SharePoint Framework) and tools such as Power Apps and Power Automate.


In addition, you will maintain existing software applications. You may also resolve software technical or procedural problems and train users to use new software applications.


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Qualifications and Experience


You should have a High School Diploma or equivalent Diploma of higher secondary education.


Highly Desirable: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information systems or any related fields.


Knowledge and Experience

Make sure you have at least six years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in:

  • Developing applications on SharePoint, of which at-least 2 years is on SharePoint Online;
  • Experience in programming using Microsoft .Net (C#) and any front-end framework (eg. Angular/ReactJs/Vue);
  • Experience in developing applications using one or more of the following frameworks or platforms: SharePoint Framework (SPFx); Power Apps; Power Automate.

Skills and Competencies

To succeed in this role you will need the following skills and competencies:

  • Professionalism: Has knowledge of software development mainly using Microsoft Technologies (.Net & SharePoint) and knowledge of software development life-cycle and quality assurance activities. Has good technical/coding skills, the ability to participate in development and maintenance of applications and to provide user support. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


Fluency in English is essential and a good working knowledge of one of the other official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is desirable.

Additional Information

Staff members in the General Services category are normally recruited and paid on a local basis.

This appointment is for the duration of two years, with a six-month probationary period, and is subject to the OPCW Staff Regulations and Interim Staff Rules.

The Director-General retains the discretion to not make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description. Several vacancies may be filled.

Only applications submitted before the closing date and through OPCW CandidateSpace will be considered. Only applicants under serious consideration for a post will be contacted.

Applications from qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged.

General Terms and Conditions


Important notice for applicants who are currently insured under the Dutch Social Security system

Although headquartered in the Netherlands, the OPCW is not a regular Dutch employer but a public international organisation with its own special status. Please be advised that if you are currently insured under the Dutch Social Security system, you will be excluded from this system as a staff member of the OPCW. You will consequently be insured under the organisation’s system. The above also applies to your dependents unless they are employed by a regular Dutch employer, they are self-employed in the Netherlands, or are receiving Dutch social security payments.

Please refer to the website of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment for more information about the possible consequences for you and your dependents, such as exclusion from ‘AWBZ’ and ‘Zorgverzekeringswet’ coverage: ‘Werken bij een internationale organisatie’.