There are nearly 500 reasons to work at OPCW. You could be one of them.
Our mission for a world free of chemical weapons makes people’s lives better. Our team takes pride in helping the world become a better place for all.
Who we recruit today defines our culture tomorrow
“Our motto, working together for a world free of chemical weapons, can only be realised when we engage all of the world’s citizens in this challenging endeavour.
The toughest problems require the best people and making use of 100% of the talent pool. We celebrate diversity in all of its forms.”
– Fernando Arias, OPCW Director-General
We do our best for your personal and professional growth
Everyone knows the Netherlands is a great place to visit. It’s an even better place to live.
Education, health care, and social services set the bar for many other countries. And the Dutch take great pride in the beauty of their clean, safe, progressive country.
The International City of Peace and Justice
The seaside city of Den Haag is home to embassies, museums, green boulevards, a lively city centre, a large international community, and the headquarters of the OPCW.
From culinary festivals and outdoor concerts to fireworks shows and antique markets, The Hague is home to year-round festivals. There’s something here for everyone!
While Dutch is spoken in the Netherlands, English is the working language at the OPCW. In fact English is also spoken by the majority of the population at a high level. But learning a few Dutch phrases is always a “goed idee” and will go a long way in showing the locals that you respect their culture.
From city to coast
The historic city centre has kept its character with cobblestone streets. Shops in the city centre are open seven days a week. And just 15 minutes from the city centre, the seaside suburb of Scheveningen offers long sandy beaches and a wide prominade for a unique combination of city life and beach life.