Short-term contracts can be offered without a recruitment campaign and are meant to provide temporary cover for the absence of a staff member for a minimum of three months and a maximum of 12 months. Such contracts can neither be extended beyond 12 months nor converted into fixed-term contracts.
The terms and conditions governing short-term contracts can be found in Annex IIb of the Conditions of Employment.
Once appointed to a short-term contract you will need to take care of all the administrative details to be able to join the ECB on the agreed starting date. For further information about the required documentation, the benefits upon appointment and other formalities please check the dedicated page for Newcomers.