Jobs at the International Seabed Authority

Staff Positions

As of April 2019, all job openings are advertised on Inspira, the United Nations talent management portal. Please visit and you can search for openings at The International Seabed Authority in Kingston, Jamaica.

In order to be considered eligible, all applications must be submitted online through Inspira in response to an job opening. Guidelines and detailed information on completing a Personal History Profile (PHP) will be found on the webpage.

For any additional questions, please contact us at


Overview of the JPO Process

I represent a potential donor and would like more information

A donor may find the template Memorandum of Understanding a useful reference.

I am interested to serve as a JPO. To whom and where should I send my application?

Candidates can access JPO vacancy announcements and the correct application procedure on the donor’s website (ie. website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the donor country or similar dedicated website). Candidates do not directly apply to ISA. Please verify and send your application as guided by the donor.

The preliminary assessment of candidacies is carried out, in most cases, by the respective donor(s) who take into account language skills, academic background and relevant professional experience. A short-list is then submitted by the donor to the Authority for further processing.

No Fee
The International Seabed Authority (ISA) does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees). The ISA does not concern itself with information on bank accounts.