Junior Officer
Belgium, Brussels
5 dagen geleden

Job Description - Junior Officer (200775)Junior Officer-200775


NATO International Staff (NATO IS)

Salary (Pay Basis)

5,554.93Euro (EUR)MonthlyGradeA.2 / NATO Grade G15


The Defence Policy and Planning(DPP) Division has the lead role on the defence-related aspects of NATO'sfundamental security tasks at the political-military level.

Within the DPPDivision, the Nuclear Policy Directorate (NPD) is responsible for all aspectsof NATO nuclear deterrence.

The incumbent will support the Director, NuclearPolicy Directorate, including in her / his role as Chair of the Nuclear PlanningGroup (NPG) Staff Group, in the development and implementation of NATO’s plans,policies and defence activities related to nuclear deterrence.

S / he willcontribute to the support of the administrative preparations and work ofthe NPG and its subordinate bodies bypreparing and finalising documents, including memos and decision sheets.

S / he will be responsible for providingsupport for events conducted and / or supported by NPD, including, for example,the Nuclear Policy Symposium, the annual Nuclear Consultation Meeting, the ABLESTAFF Exercise and of the activities related to exercises.

The incumbent will contribute tothe development of public material that address NATO’s nuclear policy. He / shewill also perform any other related tasks, as required by the Director, NuclearPolicy.


The incumbent must :

  • possessa university degree, or have an equivalent level of qualification such as ahigh-level military education, preferably with a specialisation in politicalscience, international affairs or defence policy;
  • beable to demonstrate good knowledge and at least two years’ experience in thefield of defence related international affairs;
  • demonstrate a general understanding of currentpolitical and defence issues and priorities affecting the Alliance;
  • demonstratean overall knowledge and / or professional experience in the field of nucleardeterrence, policy and planning;
  • have the ability to communicate clear, logical,and succinct arguments;
  • be able to draft quickly, clearly and conciselyin one of the official languages of the Organization with commonly used officesoftware packages;
  • possess the following minimum levels of NATO’sofficial languages (English / French) : V ( Advanced ) in one; I ( Beginner ) inthe other;
  • bewilling to travel and to work outside normal working hours.


    The following would be considered anadvantage :

  • understanding of NATO policies and procedures;the civil and military structure of the Alliance, particularly theresponsibilities and roles of the NATO civil and military bodies involved innuclear policy and planning;
  • experience working in a multi-national orinternational environment;
  • apost graduate degree or other certification / diploma in a field relevant for theposition;
  • possessa Proficiency level (VI) in English.

    In addition to the application form, candidates areexpected to submit a Word document, maximum of one A4 page, covering thefollowing topics in English :

  • How have you gained knowledge and / or professional experience in the field of nuclear deterrence, policy and planning?
  • Describe one of the main challenges facing the Alliance in the nuclear field and how you would mitigate it?

    Policy Development

    Contributeto the formulation and the development of NATO nuclear deterrence policy, strategy,consultations, and public diplomacy.

    Expertise Development

  • Keepabreast of current issues and developments within the NATO nuclear deterrencemission and maintain general knowledge of the Organization and its structure,together with political awareness and familiarity with current developments ininternational affairs;
  • and, deterrence and defence in general.

    Stakeholder Management

    Maintainclose and frequent contacts with Committee members, including Allies, IS, andthe NATO Military Authorities relevant to the accomplishment of Committee workand related projects.

    Support activities of NATO committees concerned withnuclear policy and posture matters and of other divisions within the IS, asrequired.

    Co-ordinate closely with colleagues in DPP and other Divisions toensure nuclear policy developments are aligned with other NATO activities.

    Project Management

    Contribute to the planning and coordination of the work ofthe NPG Staff Group. Provide administrative support, as required, for meetingsof NPG Ministers, Permanent Representatives, and the High Level Group.

    Trackthe implementation of committee decisions, report on progress, and contributeto the timely execution of policy directives issued by these bodies.

    Supportthe planning and administration of symposia, seminars, exercises and otherspecial events organised under the auspices of NPD and the bodies it supports.

    Knowledge Management

    Assist in the preparation of documentation andpublications relating to NPD’s work as directed, and exchange knowledge andinformation with colleagues on relevant issues.

    Conduct research for, draft andsupport the development of policy documents, strategic communications, presspoints, lectures and speeches, articles and public-facing materials on NATO’s nuclearpolicy and posture.

    Representation of the Organization

    Support NATO’s nuclear deterrence related activities, including conferences,seminars and exercises related to NATO nuclear policy and posture and relatedissues.

    Support Director, NPD, and deliver briefings, as directed, in publicengagements, meetings with Allied officials, and in other official capacitiesas needed.

    Perform any other related duty as assigned.


    The incumbent reports to the Director,Nuclear Policy. S / He will work closely with Nuclear Policy Directorate colleagues,as well as other International Staff, NATO Military Authorities, nationalDelegations and international organisations undertaking activities relating tothe field of nuclear policy, arms control, proliferation and relatedinternational defence and deterrence matters.

    Direct reports : N / A

    Indirect reports N / A


    The incumbent will demonstrate :

  • AnalyticalThinking : Sees multiple relationships;
  • Clarityand Accuracy : Checks own work;
  • ConceptualThinking : Applies learned concepts;
  • CustomerService Orientation : Takes personal responsibility for correcting problems;
  • Impactand Influence : Takes multiple actions to persuade;
  • Initiative : Is decisive in a time-sensitive situation;
  • OrganisationalAwareness : Understands organizational climate and culture;
  • Teamwork : Expresses positive attitudes and expectations of team or team members.

  • 6 . CONTRACT Contract to be offered to the successful applicant (if non-seconded) : Definite duration contract of three years;
  • possibility of renewal for up to three years, during which the incumbent may apply for conversion to an indefinite duration contract.

    Contract clause applicable : In accordance with the contract policy, this is a post in which turnover is desirable for political reasons in order to be able to accommodate the Organisation's need to carry out its tasks as mandated by the Nations in a changing environment, for example by maintaining the flexibility necessary to shape the Organisation's skills profile, and to ensure appropriate international diversity.

    The maximum period of service foreseen in this post is 6 years. The successful applicant will be offered a 3-year definite duration contract, which may be renewed for a further period of up to 3 years.

    However, according to the procedure described in the contract policy the incumbent may apply for conversion to an indefinite contract during the period of renewal and no later than one year before the end of contract.

    If the successful applicant is seconded from the national administration of one of NATO’s member States, a 3-year definite duration contract will be offered, which may be renewed for a further period of up to 3 years subject also to the agreement of the national authority concerned.

    The maximum period of service in the post as a seconded staff member is six years. Serving staff will be offered a contract in accordance with the NATO Civilian Personnel Régulations.

    7. RECRUITMENT PROCESS Please note that we can only accept applications from nationals of NATO member countries. Applications must be submitted using e-recruitment system, as applicable :

  • For NATO civilian staff members only : please apply via the internal recruitment portal (for more information, please contact your local Civilian HR Manager);
  • For all other applications : www.nato.int / recruitment
  • Please note that at the time of the interviews, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of their education and professional experience as relevant for this vacancy.

    Appointment will be subject to receipt of a security clearance (provided by the national Authorities of the selected candidate) and approval of the candidate’s medical file by the NATO Medical Adviser.

    More information about the recruitment process and conditions of employment, can be found at our website (http : / / www.

    nato.int / cps / en / natolive / recruit-hq-e.htm) 8. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :

    NATO iscommitted to diversity and inclusion, and strives to provide equal access toemployment, advancement and retention, independent of gender, age, nationality,ethnic origin, religion or belief, cultural background, sexual orientation, anddisability.

    NATO welcomes applications of nationals from all member Nations,and strongly encourages women to apply.

    Building Integrity is a key element of NATO’s core tasks. As an employer, NATO values commitment to the principles of integrity, transparency and accountability in accordance with international norms and practices established for the defence and related security sector.

    Selected candidates are expected to be role models of integrity, and to promote good governance through ongoing efforts in their work.

    Due to the broad interest in NATO and the large number of potential candidates, telephone or e-mail enquiries cannot be dealt with.

    Applicants who are not successful in this competition may be offered an appointment to another post of a similar nature, albeit at the same or a lower grade, provided they meet the necessary requirements.

    The nature of this position may require the staff member at times to be called upon to travel for work and / or to work outside normal office hours.

    The organization offers several work-life policies including Teleworking and Flexible Working arrangements (Flexitime) subject to business requirements.

    Please note that the International Staff at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium is a non-smoking environment. *Salary value as per2020.

    Subject to future adjustments in accordance with North Atlantic Councildecision.

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