Criteria for secondments
Applicants must be employees of the releasing organisation at the time of appointment and must continue to receive their salary and benefits from the releasing organisation during the period of the secondment.
Applicants must demonstrate how their expertise and skills will be developed through the secondment and how their experience will contribute to the EDCTP programme.
Each secondment will be arranged directly between EDCTP, the releasing organisation and the individual. Specific Terms of Reference will apply to each secondment to ensure compliance with employment guidelines and policies and to avoid conflicts of interest. In accordance with conflict of interest guidelines, applicants from non-EDCTP participating members will not be seconded to managerial positions.
Applicants are eligible to attend EDCTP in-house training courses for EDCTP staff.
EDCTP will meet the costs of travel-related expenses of seconded employees, up to the limit set out in the EDCTP Travel Policies and Procedures Manual, when they travel on official EDCTP business trips which have been appropriately approved.
Leave and Attendance – Unless it has been agreed that the secondee will follow the leave policy of the releasing organisation, he/she will follow the same annual and sick leave policy as EDCTP staff; however he/she will not be paid for any unused leave at the end of the secondment.
Appointments will be subject to a security clearance to verify nationality, employment, education, credit and criminal history. The secondee may not begin the assignment until the security clearance process is completed.
Appointments will be subject to an initial probationary period of three to six months, with an annual performance evaluation where applicable.