Forces Canada Information Session
Majors Targeted: History, Political Science, International Affairs, Public Administration, Law, Economics, Sociology, or other security and defence related disciplines
Degree Targeted: Master
Target Audience: 2nd Year, 3rd Year and Final Year
The Policy Group at the Department of National Defence (DND) is currently conducting its 2018-2019 recruitment campaign for the Policy Officer Recruitment Programme (PORP). The PORP is a three-year programme designed to recruit and develop talented individuals to meet the unique demands of the defence policy environment. Candidates selected for a PORP position will be offered an indeterminate position with DND and the Government of Canada.
To apply to the PORP, candidates must be Canadian citizens and have completed (or be scheduled to complete by 30 June 2019) a Master of Arts degree in the fields of history, political science, international affairs, public administration, law, economics, sociology, or other security and defence related disciplines.
Candidates must be proficient in English or French.
Career Opportunities being offered: Defence Policy Officer. What is a Defence Policy Officer? Defence policy officers help inform government decision-making by providing sound advice, recommendations and analysis. For example, they: provide advice to the Minister of National Defence and senior civilian and military officials on key defence issues; maintain bilateral defence relationships with international Allies and partners; analyse and make recommendations on courses of action; provide support and guidance to the Minister and senior officials on Parliamentary and Cabinet processes and issues; provide policy support to military operations and exercises; and brief the Minister of National Defence and senior officials on a variety of emerging and current defence-related issues.
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