Policy, Plans and Partnership, Officer
Brussels, Belgium
24 dagen geleden

Policy, Plans and Partnerships Section, in Defense Investment Division, at NATO HQ, is looking for a team member to provide and coordinate policy advice on engagements with NATO partners on the development of defensecapabilities.,

Do you have experience in operating in a policy driven multinational environment managing multiple stakeholders?

If so, then this job vacancy might interest you!


The Defence Investment Division (DI) is responsible for the development of investments in assets and capabilities aimed at enhancing the Alliance’s defence capacity, including armaments planning, air and missile defence, aviation and Command & Control.

The Strategy Directorate is responsible for providing overall coherence of capability deliverables through policies, plans and links with external stakeholders, including those in research and technology and in industry.

Within the Strategy Directorate, the Policy, Plans and Partnerships Section (P3S) formulates policies and offers advice on cooperation and planning in the DI areas of responsibility.

It coordinates with other NATO entities involved in the development of military capabilities as well as the European Union (EU) and European Defence Agency (EDA).

Furthermore, the Section is responsible for formulating policies and advising on the involvement of non-NATO nations into the NATO structures supported by DI.

It also links DI work on a strategic level into NATO’s overall Defence Planning efforts. The Section supports the Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment in its NATO-

wide Institutional Adaptation coordinating role.

The incumbent is in charge of furthering cooperation efforts with NATO partners and other non-NATO nations. In liaison with the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division and other NATO structures, he / she is responsible for the provision and coordination of advice on related policy initiatives, and on the involvement of non-

NATO nations into the armaments, air and missile defence, airspace management and Command & Control structures of NATO. He / she will write speeches and articles, and prepare briefing material on DI areas of interest for senior NATO & DI management.

Using available information and personal analysis, he / she will contribute to producing new ideas and concepts, and propose innovative approaches to tackle issues of relevance to DI priorities.


The incumbent must :

  • have a higher education degree from a university of recognised standing;be conversant with the challenges, tasks and missions of the Alliance in the changing strategic and politico-military environment;
  • have at least 4 years’ recent experience working with NATO partner nations in the field of defence policy or development of military capabilities;
  • be able to quickly draft clear and concise high level policy documents, to give convincing presentations and negotiate at the senior level;
  • have a capacity for independent conceptual analysis on issues affecting the Alliance’s defence capabilities;
  • have excellent communication skills;
  • possess the following minimum levels of NATO’s official languages (English / French) : V ( Advanced ) in one; II ( Elementary ) in the other.


    The following would be considered an advantage :

  • being current in NATO Partnership policies;
  • being familiar with the NATO civilian and military structure;
  • a level of V ( Advanced ) in the second official NATO language.

    Expertise Development

    Apply and develop expertise, as well as coordinate cooperation efforts with partner nations and monitor that DI’s activities support NATO policies governing endeavours with these nations.

    Apply and develop a broad knowledge and understanding of DI goals and activities, in order to produce speeches and articles.

    Policy Development

    Analyse information on evolving NATO policies with respect to partner nations. Stay abreast of relevant information regarding these nations.

    Analyse relevant developments, within and outside NATO, which may have an impact on NATO's policies in DI areas. Ensure that the Division’s activities with partner nations are forward-

    leaning and support relevant NATO policies.

    Stakeholder Management

    Enhance and manage effective internal networks, as well as contacts with NATO Military Authorities, and NATO and partner nations’ Delegations.

    Contribute to the various Task Forces and senior NATO committees with policy setting responsibilities in the field of partnerships.

    Representation of the Organization

    Represent, when appropriate, DI and the Strategy Directorate, and participate in meetings at NATO Staff level and NATO Committee level.

    Brief and lecture visiting groups; represent the Alliance at conferences, workshops and seminars; and present papers, as directed.

    Project Management

    Co-ordinate and manage projects as directed. Monitor and follow-up the expenditure of partner nations’ subsidy payments in accordance with established rules.

    Knowledge Management

    Select and validate information from relevant documents published worldwide to facilitate the production of high quality -

    high impact speeches. Follow and enhance established work methods for the Section, supporting the implementation thereof.

    Perform any other related duty as assigned.


    The incumbent reports to the Head, Policy, Plans and Partnerships Section. He / she will assist in the co-ordination of work within the Division, with other Divisions of the International Staff, and with the NATO Military Authorities.

    He / she maintains regular contacts with national delegations at NATO Headquarters in Brussels (including those of partner nations).

    Direct reports : N / a

    Indirect reports : N / a.


    The incumbent must demonstrate :

  • Analytical Thinking : Makes complex plans or analyses;
  • Clarity and Accuracy : Checks own work;
  • Conceptual Thinking : Applies learned concepts;
  • Customer Service Orientation : Takes personal responsibility for correcting problems;
  • Impact and Influence : Takes multiple actions to persuade;
  • Initiative : Is decisive in a time-sensitive situation;
  • Organisational Awareness : Understands organisational climate and culture;
  • Teamwork : Solicits inputs and encourages others.
  • 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.

    NOTE :

    Irrespective of previous qualifications and experience, candidates for twin-graded posts will be appointed at the lower grade.

    There are certain specific circumstances in which a serving staff member may be appointed directly to the higher grade. These are described in the IS directive on twin-graded posts.

    Advancement to the higher grade is not automatic and at least a minimum period of 3 years’ service (2 years for an A.1 / A.

    2 post) is required before promotion to the higher grade can be considered.


    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 the competition for this post is provisionally scheduled as follows :

  • Pre-selection testing on 13 September 2018;
  • Final selection on 10 and 11 October 2018, in Brussels, Belgium.

    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)


    NATO as employer values diverse backgrounds and perspectives and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce.

    NATO welcomes applications of nationals from all Member States 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.

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