Application closing date: 1 October 2018
Primary Location: Belgium-Brussels
NATO Body: NATO International Staff (NATO IS)
Salary (Pay Basis): 7,693.25Euro (EUR) Monthly
Aerospace Capabilities Section, in Defence Investment Division, at NATO HQ, is looking for a team member to support the policy development on Aviation planning, security and cooperation matters.
Do you have experience in the operational and engineering aspects of the various components of aviation security/airspace traffic management enterprise including ATM and AD systems? Are you interested to work in an environment including NATO Committees and Groups providing expert advice, developing relevant policy papers?
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 Armament and Aerospace Capabilities Directorate (A&ACap) supports consensus decision making at NATO Headquarters on a wide range of joint, land, air and maritime capabilities required for the full range of the Alliance’s missions. The Directorate supports NATO Defence Planning activities and related capability initiatives. To that end, it provides capability-related advice to NATO committees and the Organization’s senior management. In particular, the Directorate supports the work of the Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD), the Air and Missile Defence Committee (AMDC), the Aviation Committee (AVC) and their subordinate structures. Specific responsibilities include policy and capability development, support and oversight in the areas of Integrated Air and Missile Defence, Aerospace and Air Traffic Management (ATM), Joint Intelligence, Reconnaissance, Surveillance (JISR) as well as multinational armaments cooperation and projects, also in the framework of the Smart Defence initiative.
The Aerospace Capabilities Section is responsible for policy guidance, capability delivery and cooperation in the air and space domains, with a total aviation system approach covering holistically a broad spectrum of aerospace areas, in support of NATO core tasks, missions and operations. These areas include aviation safety and security, air armaments, manned aircraft and remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), air traffic management (ATM), airfields, space and airspace integration, airworthiness, aeronautical systems, civil-military coordination, interoperability and standardization. The Section co-operates closely with international aviation organisations; oversees NATO ATM standardization; consolidates requirements on civil-military co-ordination and interoperability; evaluates the impact of the new aviation developments on NATO capability; contributes to the fostering of security; provides support for the International Staff (IS), International Military Staff (IMS), National Military Authorities (NMAs), NATO bodies and Agencies, including the CNAD/NATO Air Force Armament Group (NAFAG), the AVC and their sub-structures.
The Officer supports the Head of Section in all Section activities. In particular, he/she will be the focal point for policy development on Aviation planning, security and cooperation matters. Under the supervision of the Head of Section, the Officer will support relevant NATO Committees and Groups providing expert advice, developing relevant policy papers and serving as Chair or Secretary as needed. He/she will also participate in meetings of other International Organisations as required.
2. Qualifications and Experience
- be a graduate of a university, college, institute or military academy of recognised standing, preferably with a degree in aviation, Air Defence (AD), engineering, or science;
- have extensive knowledge of the operational and engineering aspects of the various components of aviation security/airspace traffic management enterprise including ATM and AD systems;
- have at least 5 years’ of relevant professional experience in civil or military aviation including in components of aviation security policies and procedures;
- have experience in the planning and execution of military air operations;
- have experience and a demonstrated ability to work in an international environment and prepare and present briefings to military and civilian audiences at all levels;
- possess the following minimum levels of NATO’s official languages (English/French): V (“Advanced”) in one; I (“Beginner”) in the other.
- a good knowledge of the civil and military structure of the Alliance and also of NATO policy, organisation, current operations, and procedures.