The NSPA Security Office must receive a valid NATO security clearance before the candidate can be appointed. HR will manage the necessary security issues and it is carried out by the relevant national authorities at NSPA's request.
Prior to the signature of the contract, a medical check-up, undertaken by the NSPA Medical Advisor is compulsory, as the medical condition could be decisive upon final employment. This requirement is applied on a case-by-case basis for consultants, depending on the nature of their work.
For grades A-5 and above (NATO grades 22 and above), NSPA requires candidates to obtain the mandatory endorsement of their application from their respective national authorities. This is done through the members of the Agency Supervisory Board (ASB) or the respective country liaison officer.
This requirement may also apply for candidates recommended for selection for posts of grades A-2 up to A-4 (NATO grades 15, 17, 20); for that purpose, they will contact their respective country liaison officer in due time.