Application closing date: 28 October 2018
Primary Location: Belgium-Brussels
Nato Body: Nato International Staff (Nato Is)
Salary (Pay Basis): 6,620.31Euro (Eur) Monthly
NATO has helped preserve peace and security for almost seven decades. A key part of NATO’s success is understanding the importance of good governance and the impact of corruption on peace and security. As a Building Integrity Officer, you could play a crucial role in assisting nations to strengthen transparency, accountability and integrity in their defence and security sector.
As a skilled analyst and programme manager, you’ll have experience in designing, implementing and evaluating capacity building programmes promoting good governance in the defence and related security sector. You will be a strong communicator with excellent drafting skills who can juggle multiple tasks at the same time.
If using your skills and experience to support the Alliance’s mission sounds something you would enjoy then you could be the colleague we’re looking for!
* Creation of these posts is pending budget approval and funding by voluntary contributions to the Building Integrity Trust Fund.
The Political Affairs and Security Policy (PASP) Division leads on the political aspects of NATO’s fundamental security tasks. Within the Division and within the Integration, Partnerships and Cooperation Directorate (IPCD), the Policy and Programme Team is responsible for developing and implementing NATO’s policies and capacity building programmes promoting good governance in the defence and related security sector. This includes capacity-building efforts in the framework of the Building Integrity (BI) Policy as well as support to NATO’s Partnership Action Plan on Defence Institution Building (PAP-DIB).
As part of this team, you will have specific responsibility for the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the BI Policy and Action Plan.
You will promote understanding of corruption and poor governance as security risks and assist nations to strengthen transparency, accountability and integrity in the defence and security sector.
You will provide advice on BI tools and mechanisms, including the BI Policy and Action Plan, the BI Self-Assessment and Peer Review Process, the BI Reference Curriculum and BI education and training activities; and how these can be used to develop a package tailor made for individual nations. You will work closely with the members of the BI Task Force to identify practical measures to further mainstream BI across NATO. You will also be responsible for the management of financial resources and the drafting of documents for NATO Committees and senior management as well as preparing material informing the public of NATO’s efforts to strengthen transparency, accountability and integrity in the defence and security sector.
Qualifications And Experience
- possess a degree from a university or from an institute of recognised standing, preferably in political science, international relations or another relevant discipline;
- have at least 3 years’ experience in working on foreign/security/defence affairs for an International Organisation or a national administration;
- be familiar with NATO policies and instruments related to BI and capacity building programmes aimed at the defence and related security sector in NATO partner countries;
- have experience in programme development and management, including knowledge of financial management and budgeting;
- have experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of capacity building programmes to strengthen good governance in the defence and related security sector including working in non-permissive environments; and
- demonstrate excellent drafting skills;
- possess the following minimum levels of NATO’s official languages (English/French): V (“Advanced”) in one; and I (“Beginner”) in the other.
The following would be considered an advantage:
- diplomatic skills and customer-orientation;
- knowledge of education and training systems;
- experience in working in non-permissive environments; and
- knowledge of other languages.
Contribute to the development and management of the BI programme according to agreed priorities. Raising awareness and working together with civilian and military stakeholders to support implementation of the NATO BI Policy; and tailored programmes developed for individual nations. This includes developing/updating practical tools and mechanisms to promote good practice and strengthen transparency, accountability and integrity; reducing the risk of corruption in the defence and security sector. This also includes quality assurance and performance measurement as set against defined objectives. Assist in the preparation and coordination of briefing packages and background materials for NATO Ministerial meetings, and for senior officials, as well as for the relevant NATO committees and meeting of Lead Nations of the BI Trust Fund.
Serve as expert for assigned BI portfolios and provide advice to senior management as well as members of the BI Task Force. Draft reports from meetings falling under the responsibility of PASP, in particular for the Political and Cooperative Security Committee (PCSC), as well as the North Atlantic Council. Follow the development of relevant issues in other committees such as the Operations Committee. Assist in communication and knowledge sharing efforts through the preparation of briefing memoranda, talking points, questions/answers, speaking notes and background materials for meetings at, and visits to/from, NATO as well as preparation of material informing the public of the NATO BI policy and efforts to mainstream BI.
Engage with relevant stakeholders including Lead Nations for the BI Trust Fund, the NATO Office of Financial Control and other relevant agencies and NATO bodies. Manage the funds allocated for the assigned portfolios in accordance with NATO rules and regulations. Prepare financial and budget requests and reports for agreed activities.
Contribute to the implementation of the NATO BI Policy, providing advice and support to the members of the BI Task Force, nations and senior officials. Support nations in developing BI policy to meet national needs.
Representation of the Organization
Represent, as appropriate, the Alliance at conferences and other activities on BI. Help improve NATO’s public diplomacy and information efforts on these issues.
Develop and sustain relations with the BI Community of Practice, including: national delegations, NATO civilian and military agencies, governmental and non-governmental institutions concerned with issues set out in the NATO BI Policy. This includes working closely with subject matter experts drawn from the public and private sector.
Identify research conducted in this field to support further development of the BI Policy and activities. This may include working with the other divisions to prepare Advance Research Workshops on specific topics. Contribute to development of systems to collect relevant data and documents, ensuring quality control and sharing of knowledge to improve the ability of members of the BI Task Force to take action in their areas of responsibility. Provide regular updates/inputs to the BI Internet and intranet sites.
Perform any other related duty as assigned.