Director, Defence Institution and Capacity Building

Applications closing date – 11 April 2019

SUMMARY

The mission of the Operations Division of the International Staff is to prepare NATO for the defence of Alliance territory, to respond to crises at home and abroad, and to strengthen the capabilities of partners. The Operations Division advances the core tasks of the Alliance (Collective Defence, Crisis Management, Cooperative Security) by providing situational awareness, advance planning, well-exercised and executed crisis-response, and outcome-oriented defence and related security cooperation programmes.

Within the Operations Division, the Director, Defence Institution and Capacity Building facilitates political-military decision-making and programme implementation with partner nations to strengthen resilience, promote integrity, transparency, accountability and good governance in the defence and related security sector, and enhance the institutional and defence capabilities of partner nations so that they can better respond to crises at home and abroad. As the focus for NATO defence and related security cooperation initiatives, the Directorate uses an integrated set of planning and programme implementation tools to develop effective and efficient state defence institutions under democratic control that comply with international norms and practices, and to develop forces and capabilities that can operate effectively with NATO forces when and where appropriate. The Directorate plays a substantial role in the NATO “one country team” concept to ensure coherence of programme implementation, and it collaborates closely with the Political Affairs and Security Policy (PASP) Division which leads on partnership policy and political engagement with partner nations.

The Defense Institution and Capacity Building Directorate fulfils the following key functions:

  •   partner nation capacity building – provides practical, tailored support, including education, training and exercises for civilian and military personnel, to assist partner nations strengthen resilience, promote integrity, transparency, accountability, and good governance in the defence and related security sector, and enhance the institutional and defence capabilities of partner

    nations so that they can better respond to crises at home and abroad;

  •   partner nation defence planning – assists partners to develop forces and capabilities that can

    operate effectively with NATO forces, when and where appropriate.

    The capability to perform tasks at short notice and under pressure are fundamental requirements for the post holder to successfully perform her/his responsibilities.

    Key challenges facing the successful candidate for the Director during the next 3-5 years will include:

  1. unifying the development, planning, implementation and assessment of NATO’s partnership programmes;
  2. aligning NATO’s partnership programmes with the core interests and priorities of the Alliance, as well as with the available resources;
  3. developing objective measurement tools for assessing the effectiveness of NATO’s partnership programmes.
  4. Candidates are requested to send their essay by latest 11 April 2019, 23h59 CEST.
  5. The title of the email must include the vacancy reference (190222) and the words “Key challenges”.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

The incumbent must:

 have a university degree (Master’s level preferred) in a relevant field;  have civilian experience in defence and related security policy matters working in an

International Organisation, at a Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or at a Ministry of Defence; 2

As part of this application, candidates are kindly requested to send by email – to

recruitment@hq.nato.int – one MS Word document summarising their views on the key challenges (see p. 2) and how they would address them if selected for the position. Essays should be limited to

maximum one A4 page (800 words per page) per challenge.

  •   have at least 15 years of experience in progressively senior posts, including recent experience in senior management and leadership positions;
  •   have a proven track record in the development, planning, implementation and assessment of partner capacity building and good governance initiatives;
  •   have experience of financial management and programme budgeting;
  •   be familiar with NATO policies and partnership programmes;
  •   have experience in partner defence planning;
  •   have a proven track record of creating a high-level vision and directing organisations to develop

    and implement the necessary policies;

  •   have experience in developing and maintaining a network of stakeholders drawn from

    International Organisations, national administrations, the private sector, as well as from

    academia, Non-Governmental Organisations and civil society;

  •   have experience working in a multilateral environment or an environment with a variety of

    stakeholders from multi-cultural backgrounds;

  possess the following minimum levels of NATO’s official languages (English/French): V

(“Advanced”) in one; I (“Beginner”) in the other.

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES

Policy Development

Provide advice and political-military assessments to the Secretary-General, Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) Operations and Deputy Assistant Secretary General (DASG) Operations on defence institution and capacity building.

Planning and Execution

Oversee the development, planning, implementation and assessment of NATO’s defence institution and capacity building programmes.

People Management

Lead and oversee a team of international staff. Set objectives and establish priorities, taking corrective action when necessary. Encourage the professional development of all Directorate staff. Coach and mentor relevant staff to improve and develop their managerial skills.

Stakeholder Management

Coordinate closely with other Divisions of the International Staff (IS), the International Military Staff (IMS), Allied delegations, and partner nations on matters related to defence institution and capacity building.

Expertise Development

Apply knowledge and experience to support the Secretary-General and the ASG and DASG Operations in the management of NATO defence institution and capacity building. Present clearly, concisely and effectively to senior NATO and national officials.

Representation of the Organization

Support the Secretary-General and the ASG and DASG Operations by carrying out representational tasks on their behalf associated with defence institution and capacity building.

Vision and Direction

Play an important role in the decision-making process on the development, planning, implementation and assessment of NATO’s partnership programmes and contribute to the development of NATO’s overall partnership policy.

Knowledge Management

Oversee the development of programmes of work, concept or options papers and strategies in the area of defence institution and capacity building and prepare items to be discussed at the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and subordinate groups and committees.

Project Management

Ensure that the Directorate meets its objectives through successful preparation for and execution of programmes with regard to defence institution and capacity building.

Financial Management

Integrate and endorse the long-term financial plans and the annual budgets of the Directorate under her/his supervision, setting and allocating funding for the strategic priorities, as directed by the ASG and DASG Operations, and in accordance with the Financial Regulations. Ensure budget priorities are established and followed, and take corrective action as necessary.

Organisational Efficiencies

Provide appropriate support to the Directorate and seek further development and improvement in the delivery of advice on defence institution and capacity building. Allocate resources efficiently and effectively.

Perform any other related duty as necessary.

INTERRELATIONSHIPS

The incumbent reports to the DASG Operations and manages the work of the Directorate. S/he will maintain close working relationships within the Operations Division and liaise with other NATO divisions, NATO Military Authorities, NATO delegations, partner nations, and the International Military Staff in order to ensure proper coordination and communication regarding work activities and accurate development, planning, implementation and assessment of NATO’s defence institution and capacity building programmes. The incumbent will also maintain regular contact with officials from other International Organisations, national administrations, the private sector, as well as from academia, Non-Governmental Organisations and civil society.

Direct Reports: 2 Indirect Reports: 15

COMPETENCIES

The incumbent must demonstrate:

  •   Achievement: Sets and works to meet challenging goals;
  •   Change Leadership: Champions change;
  •   Conceptual Thinking: Creates new concepts;
  •   Developing Others: Provides in-depth mentoring, coaching and training;
  •   Impact and Influence: Uses complex influence strategies;
  •   Initiative: Plans and acts for the long-term;
  •   Leadership: Communicates a compelling vision;
  •   Organisational Awareness: Understands underlying issues;
  •   Self-Control: Stays composed and positive even under extreme pressure.

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Head, Data Policy

Application Closing Date – 11 April 2019

SUMMARY

The Emerging Security Challenges Division (ESCD) provides a coordinated approach for NATO to the challenges of the 21st century. It serves as the NATO HQ’s focal point for counter-terrorism, cyber, hybrid, energy, data science, and innovation. The Division also promotes security cooperation through a variety of programmes within NATO, with partner nations and with other international organisations.

The new Data Policy Unit will be responsible for advocating, leading, and helping manage the use of data as a strategic asset for NATO. It will provide policy leadership, establishing high-level frameworks and policies to enable NATO to draw value from data, generated by NATO and its Allies, with a focus on Alliance operations and missions. The Unit will work very closely with a set of stakeholders across the Organization as well as with Allies, bringing leadership and ensuring 1

the coherence of NATO’s data efforts. The Unit will ensure that NATO fully understands and can implement relevant standards on data use and protection, and is able to play a part in the broader discussions beyond the Alliance on data. It will support decision makers in understanding the potential and limitations of data science to support political and operational decision-making.

While the initial focus will be on policy development, the work of the section will constantly expand to encompass the full range of issues around data science. This position for a Head Data Policy is a new position and represents an important opportunity for the successful candidate to shape NATO’s overall approach to the collection, use and exploitation of data.

Key challenges for the first three-five years include:

  1. Establishing a top-level overarching data policy for the organisation, which can drive forward NATO’s approach to data as a strategic asset;
  2. Understanding the needs of the Alliance and translating these into programmes to use data in driving insights and actions;
  3. Establishing resilient and robust working relationships with key stakeholders, who are already working on data management issues, including NATO’s Strategic Commands, Agencies and relevant Boards.

In addition to the application form, candidates are expected to submit a Word or pdf document, maximum of two A4 pages, summarising their views on the key (and possibly other) challenges, and how they would address them if selected for the position.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE ESSENTIAL

The incumbent must:

  •   possess a university degree from an institute of recognized standing or equivalent qualification;
  •   have at least 8 years’ experience in the field of data science, or related field, including dealing

    with high-level policy issues concerning data;

  •   have an in-depth knowledge of the employment of data algorithms as well as understanding

    broader issues concerning the development and employment of artificial intelligence;

  •   be conversant with the Alliance’s political and military consultative processes and key security

    policy issues on its agenda;

  •   have previous managerial experience;
  •   be able to draft quickly, clearly and concisely, give convincing presentations and negotiate at

    senior level;

  •   be able to chair committees and task forces in a result-oriented manner;
  •   possess the following minimum levels of NATO’s official languages (English/French): V

    (“Advanced”) in one; I (“Beginner”) in the other.

DESIRABLE

The following would be considered an advantage:

  •   substantive experience in major contemporary international political, politico-military and defence questions, and the ability to analyse and assess these issues and prepare competent products under time pressure;
  •   a capacity for independent conceptual analysis and intellectual leadership on issues affecting the Alliance’s capabilities;
  •   professional experience in similar work in a national administration, or international organisation or specialised body;
  •   certified project and/or programme management skills. 3. MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES

    Policy Development

    Be the key driver for advocating, leveraging, and managing the use of data as a strategic asset for NATO. Draft and develop high-level frameworks and policies to enable NATO to draw value from data, with a focus on Alliance operations and missions.

    Expertise Development

    Ensure that NATO fully understands and can implement relevant standards on data use and protection, and is able to play a part in broader discussions beyond the Alliance on the use of data. Support decision makers in understanding the potential and limitations of data science to support political and operational decision making and advise on general questions with regards to data science. As well as maintain a forward-looking focus. Be innovative and ensure the vision is translated into concrete objectives to be carried out by the section. Align policies and objectives with the vision of the Alliance.

    Draft reports and documents for the Council and subordinate committees, prepare briefing materials for the Secretary-General, Assistant Secretary General (ASG) and other high-level officials, and write speeches and articles in his/her area of expertise.

    Project Management

    Ensure that the Unit meets its objectives through successful preparation for and execution of projects and programmes with regard to data science. Proactively identify potential obstacles and associated issues, and develop courses of action aimed at resolving them. Recommend appropriate allocation of resources in support of on-going and planned programmatic activities, and manage financial resources using available mechanisms, such as common, joint or multinational funding for those activities.

    Knowledge Management

    Oversee the development of projects/programmes of work, concept or options papers and strategies in the area of data science and prepare items to be discussed at the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and subordinate groups and committees.

Stakeholder Management

Establish resilient and robust working relationships with key stakeholders who are already working on data management issues, including NATO’s Strategic Commands and Agencies. Collaborate and coordinate work very closely with all identified stakeholders across the Organization as well as with Allies, bringing leadership and ensuring coherence of NATO’s efforts.

Representation of the Organization

Contribute to public information aspects of issues, relating to data science, including by making presentations to visitors to NATO Headquarters, providing briefings to the media, and by representing the Alliance at international conferences and symposia. Prepare briefing materials for the Secretary-General, Assistant Secretary General (ASG) and other high-level officials, and write speeches and articles in his/her area of expertise.

Information Management

Ensure cross-sectional and divisional collaboration. Analyse ongoing and completed projects and programmes, identifying innovations to improve working practices, procedures and performance. Oversee the work of the team, improving workflow, enhancing coordination and harmonising the different aspects of work.

Perform any other related duty as assigned.

INTERRELATIONSHIPS

The incumbent reports to the Deputy Assistant Secretary General (DASG), Emerging Security Challenges and coordinates and directs the work of permanent and temporary staff. S/he will maintain close relations with national delegations to NATO and with officials in NATO and partner capitals, as appropriate, and will work in close coordination with other stakeholder in other Divisions in the International Staff and with the NATO Military Authorities and Agencies. S/he will also maintain good working relations in her/his field of competence with other International Organisations.

Direct reports: 3 Indirect reports: temporary support, consultants and Voluntary National Contributions.

COMPETENCIES

The incumbent must demonstrate:

  •   Analytical Thinking: Makes complex plans or analyses;
  •   Clarity and Accuracy: Monitors others’ work for clarity;
  •   Conceptual Thinking: Clarifies complex data or situations;
  •   Customer Service Orientation: Makes things better for the customer, addressing underlying

    customer needs;

  •   Impact and Influence: Uses indirect influence;
  •   Initiative: Plans and acts up to a year ahead;
  •   Organisational Awareness: Understands organisational politics;
  •   Teamwork: Solicits inputs and encourages others.

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Chief of Mission Security

ISSUED BY: OSCE Mission in Kosovo

VACANCY NUMBER: VNKOSS02136

VACANCY TYPE: International Seconded

FIELD OF EXPERTISE: Security

FUNCTIONAL LEVEL: Senior management

GRADE: S4

NUMBER OF POSTS: 1

DUTY STATION: Prishtine / Pristina

DATE OF ISSUE: 1 March 2019

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 26 March 2019 – 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)

DIRECT APPLICATION PROJECT

This vacancy is part of a pilot project with a number of participating States to assess a new sequence of applications for select secondment opportunities. If you are applying as a national of one of the following countries:

Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Republic of North Macedonia, United Kingdom

General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship, willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure

Field of Expertise Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:

  • Second-level university education in a field related to security and safety matters
  • Ability to identify and analyse emerging security problems and propose solutions

Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:

Education:

Second-level university degree in a relevant field.

Experience:

Minimum 10 years relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 5 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:

Mandatory:

  • Experience in the field of Security Management;
  • Evidence of specialised training or proven experience in law enforcement, security and safety matters in a civilian or military environment;
  • Experience with drafting security plans, Standard Operating Procedures and conducting security assessments;
  • Experience of managing a security warden System and/or Emergency Communication System
  • Professional fluency in oral and written English
  • Proven leadership and staff management skills
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure within limited time frames
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail

Desirable:

  • Police or Military background
  • Experience in working with an International Organization field Mission
  • Experience with working in Database Management
  • Holder of a ‘C’ category driving licence
  • Working knowledge of the local language(s) in the Mission area
  • Contextual knowledge of the region

Tasks and Responsibilities

In close co-operation with the Head of Security Management at the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna, the selected candidate will be responsible for:

  1. Planning, developing views and approving or proposing for approval, security strategies, concepts, policies, adapted to the specific needs of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo in order to ensure appropriate security arrangements for the Mission. This includes: a) The Risk Assessment and Preparedness Plan, b) The Emergency Evacuation Plan, and c) Revision of Mission’ security plans and policies;
  2. Supervising, coordinating and assigning investigation tasks for violation of security matters and illegal activities, as per Head of Mission decisions;
  3. Providing strategic and operational advice and guidance to ensure the safety and security of the Mission and its staff;
  4. Monitoring and evaluating office physical security measures, and conducting security surveys of installations and facilities;
  5. Co-ordinating implementation of security arrangements, as recommended by the security risk assessment and approved by Senior Management Team;
  6. Ensuring oversight over the work of all security personnel working in specialized teams (protection team, security control room team) and 24-hour shift teams both at Mission Headquarters and the Regional Centres;
  7. Acting as a second-level approver of the monthly 24-hour coverage plans for the security force protecting Mission’s Headquarters and related buildings in Prishtinë/ Priština and for the Security Operations Room;
  8. Establishing human resources requirements and managing the staffing table;
  9. Identifying areas for additional trainings and redeployment of staff in line with special skills acquired;
  10. Co-ordinating all IT, financial and administrative issues, with the technical and substantive departments in the Mission on behalf of the security division;
  11. Supervising, providing guidance to, and co-ordinating all important aspects of work performed by the Deputy Chief of Security and the Regional Safety and Security Officer;
  12. Co-operating closely with the security information centres of UNMIK, EULEX, KP and KFOR to be aware of all security issues relevant to the Mission area and neighbouring States;
  13. Managing the Mission’s Risk Management Register;
  14. Initiating meetings and facilitating the work of the Security Management Team and implementing its conclusions and recommendations;
  15. Performing related duties as required.
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Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy

LOCATION: NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium

DIVISION: Political Affairs and Security Policy (PASP)

TITLE: Assistant Secretary General (ASG)

GRADE: Unclassified

COMPENSATION: shortlisted candidates will be provided with a simulation of the compensation package for this post.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: CTS

VACANCY N°: 190186

Closing date for applications: 14 April 2019, 23h59 CEST

1. SUMMARY

The Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy leads the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division. Within the NATO International Staff, the Assistant Secretary General (ASG) is responsible for the policy development of NATO’s partnerships, as well as advising on the political aspects of NATO’s security tasks.

This is a broad and varied portfolio, covering the following principal issues:

  • General political affairs within NATO;
  • NATO’s Enlargement Policy;
  • Building relationships with:
  1. international organisations and institutions, in particular with the European Union, the United Nations, and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe;
  2. Partnership for Peace countries;
  3. Mediterranean Dialogue partners;
  4. Istanbul Cooperation Initiative partners;
  5. Partners across the globe – which includes Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Colombia, New Zealand and Pakistan;
  • NATO’s policy and relationship with Russia;
  • Conventional Arms Control Policy.

The ASG reports to the Secretary General of NATO and advises the Secretary General on political affairs and security policy issues. There are 8 Assistant Secretaries General, all of whom report to the NATO Secretary General and are also accountable to the North Atlantic Council. As a member of the Secretary General’s senior management team, each Assistant Secretary General is also expected to contribute to overall policy development and delivery, including in areas beyond their direct set of responsibilities.

The ASG PASP manages the Division (presently approximately 65 staff members) and will be supported by a Deputy ASG and two subordinate Directors.

2. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The candidate must possess:

  • a strong background in political affairs, international relations and security policy, developed through 10-15 years of experience;
  • a proven track record of successfully developing key relationships with NATO partner countries, in both bilateral and multinational settings; a proven track record of working with key international organisations;
  • a university degree (Master’s level preferred) in a relevant field;
  • experience working in a multilateral environment or an environment with a variety of stakeholders from multi-cultural backgrounds;
  • a proven track record of experience in progressively senior posts, recent experience in senior-level leadership positions and significant professional experience in managerial positions;
  • a proven track record of creating a high-level vision and directing organisations to develop and implement the necessary policies;
  • the following minimum levels of NATO’s official languages (English/French): VI (“Proficiency”) in one; I (“Beginner”) in the other.

3. ACCOUNTABILITIES

The Assistant Secretary General chairs and co-chairs high-level committees composed of NATO Nations and partners.

These committees include the Deputy Permanent Representatives Committee, the Political Committee and the Political and Partnerships Committee. Several years’ experience of facilitating high-level dialogue and consensus is essential.

 ASG PASP will also be called upon to represent the Secretary General at high-level meetings. Experience of working in a multilateral environment or an environment with a variety of stakeholders from multi-cultural backgrounds is important. A proven management track record is also critical.

ASG PASP will speak in public fora and to the Press on behalf of the Secretary General. There is a substantial representation function associated with this appointment.

In his/her role as manager of the Division, the incumbent will lead and oversee a team of International staff officials who are under the direct supervision of the Heads of Section. Specifically, the ASG will:

  • Attract Staff: Ensure recruitment panels for posts in his/her Division are fair and objective; Serve on the Establishment Committee and make selection recommendations with the best interests of the Organization in mind;
  • Develop Staff: Adhere to sound management principles with staff, and provide in depth mentoring, coaching and training opportunities; Be available for guidance at critical moments; Ensure that all Divisional staff are clear on Organizational and Divisional objectives; Provide regular and fair feedback on performance, informally as appropriate and via the performance management system;
  • Monitor and Promote Performance: Participate in a collegial review of performance at divisional level to discuss possible development and mobility opportunities for individuals, identify high potentials and help ensure common standards are applied in the process across the Organization;
  • Foster Continual Improvement: Serve on internal strategy, policy, and coordination boards, as required. Actively contribute to the improvement of the Organization; Participate in the Senior Leader Orientation Programme, the Chairman Training Programme, and other programmes related to the successful execution of his/her duties.

4.COMPETENCIES

Candidates must demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Achievement
  • Change Leadership
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Clarity and Accuracy
  • Developing Others
  • Impact and Influence
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Awareness

5. KEY CHALLENGES

Key challenges facing the successful candidate for ASG, PASP during the next 3 years will likely include:

  1. In the field of security policy, and arms control policy, leading NATO’s policy response to current security challenges;
  2. Building deep relationships with the European Union, the United Nations, and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe;
  3. Ensuring the prioritisation of clearly defined partnership objectives in a resource constrained environment.
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Assistant Secretary General for Executive Management

LOCATION: NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium

DIVISION: Executive Management (EM)

TITLE: Assistant Secretary General (ASG)

GRADE: Unclassified

COMPENSATION: shortlisted candidates will be provided with a simulation of the compensation package for this post

SECURITY CLEARANCE: CTS VACANCY N°: 190185

Closing date for applications: 14 April 2019, 23h59 CEST

1. SUMMARY

The Executive Management Division provides human resources, information technology, facilities and conference management, budgetary planning and guidance, and change management to enable NATO HQ to function effectively and efficiently in support of the North Atlantic Council, its subordinate committees and to the International Staff (IS).

The Assistant Secretary General of Executive Management (ASG/EM) will report to the Secretary General of NATO and advises him/her on internal and broader NATO-wide management issues. He/she will have broad delegated authority from the Secretary General on a number of topics related to his/her areas of responsibility. He/she will manage NATO’s largest Division (approximately 390 staff members) and will be supported by Deputies and Office Directors in the fields of Human Resources, Headquarters Support, Financial Resources and Information Technology.

There are 8 Assistant Secretaries General, all of whom report to the NATO Secretary General and are also accountable to the North Atlantic Council. As a member of the Secretary General’s senior management team, each Assistant Secretary General is also expected to contribute to overall policy development and delivery, including in areas beyond their direct set of responsibilities.

2. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The candidate must:

  • have a strong background in human and financial resources, preferably with both private and public sector experience, developed through 10-15 years of experience;
  • have a university degree (Master’s level preferred) in a relevant field;
  • have experience working in a multilateral environment or an environment with a variety of stakeholders from multi-cultural backgrounds;
  • have a proven track record of experience in progressively senior posts, recent experience in senior-level leadership positions and significant professional experience in managerial positions;
  • have experience facilitating high-level dialogue and consensus;
  • have experience championing organisation-wide change and revitalisation projects in IT, finance, HR, and/or facilities
  • the following minimum levels of NATO’s official languages (English/French): VI (“Proficiency”) in one; I (“Beginner”) in the other.

3. ACCOUNTABILITIES

The ASG/EM is responsible for effectively and efficiently managing the human, financial, information and structural resources of the Organization. He/she will be required to lead the identification and implementation of efficiencies and management reform initiatives on an on-going basis.

When required, the ASG/EM will speak in public fora and to the Press on behalf of the Secretary General. There is a representation function associated with this appointment within NATO HQ, NATO-wide, with nations and with the public. He/she has primary responsibility for relations with staff in the IS and NATO-wide, as well as for addressing staff- related issues with stakeholder nations.

In his/her role as manager of the Division, the incumbent will lead and oversee a team of international staff who are under the direct supervision of the Heads of Section. Specifically, he/she will:

  • Attract Staff: Ensure recruitment panels for posts in his/her Division are fair and objective; Serve on the Establishment Committee and make selection recommendations with the best interests of the Organization in mind;
  • Develop Staff: Adhere to sound management principles with staff, and provide in- depth mentoring, coaching and training opportunities; Be available for guidance at critical moments; Ensure that all Divisional staff are clear on Organizational and Divisional objectives; Provide regular and fair feedback on performance, informally as appropriate and via the performance management system;
  • Monitor and Promote Performance: Participate in a collegial review of performance at divisional level to discuss possible development and mobility opportunities for individuals, identify high potentials and help ensure common standards are applied in the process across the Organization;
  • Foster Continual Improvement: Serve on internal strategy, policy, and coordination boards, as required. Actively contribute to the improvement of the Organization; Participate in the Senior Leader Orientation Programme, the Chairman Training Programme, and other programmes related to the successful execution of his/her duties.

4. COMPETENCIES

Candidates must demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Achievement
  • Change Leadership
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Clarity and Accuracy
  • Developing Others
  • Impact and Influence
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Awareness

5. KEY CHALLENGES

Key challenges facing the successful candidate for ASG/EM during the next 3 years will likely include:

  1. Implementing an ambitious programme of change mandated under the NATO Headquarters Functional Review;
  2. Leading the International Staff in improving working methods, making best use of the new NATO Headquarters, and improving Alliance-wide coherence in management;
  3. Ensuring NATO hast he necessary human capital and HR policies to meet all Alliance priorities.
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Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment

 

LOCATION: NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium

DIVISION: Defence Investment (DI)

TITLE: Assistant Secretary General (ASG)

GRADE: Unclassified

COMPENSATION: shortlisted candidates will be provided with a simulation of the compensation package for this post.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: CTS

VACANCY N°: 190184

Closing date for applications: 14 April 2019, 23h59 CEST

1. SUMMARY

The Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment (ASG/DI) leads the Defence Investment Division of the NATO International Staff. It is at the forefront of the development and delivery of capabilities covering the full range of military missions. The Division provides policy, technical and procedural expertise relating to armaments, air defence, missile defence, airspace management, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Command, Control, and Communication. Particular focus is put on the development of common funded capabilities.

The Division has the overall responsibility within the NATO International Staff for the development of the NATO Ballistic Missile Defence capability, related work in support of NATO-Russia cooperation as well as possible activities with third States.

It exercises similar responsibilities in the Joint ISR field by exercising coordination and oversight of contributions by all involved NATO entities.

The Division is the NATO HQ focal point for NATO Agencies and provides advice and policy guidance to the agencies through the Office of the Secretary General’s Liaison Officer to the NATO Agencies. It also covers, for the International Staff, policy aspects of armaments cooperation and the relationship with both Industry and the Science and Technology communities. It plays an important role in promoting multinational cooperation through concrete projects, as well as in developing cooperation with Partner nations in the different NATO agreed frameworks.

The ASG/DI manages the Division (composed of approximately 95 staff members), and is supported in this task by one Deputy ASG who also leads the Division’s Strategy Directorate and also functions as the Secretary General’s Liaison Officer to the NATO Agencies, one Director who is in charge of the Armaments and Aerospace Capability Directorate, and a Director who leads the new NATO Headquarters Project Office. ASG/DI also jointly leads, with the Director General of the International Military Staff, the NATO Headquarters Consultation Command and Control Staff, composed of approximately 80 civil and military staff.

There are 8 Assistant Secretaries General, all of whom report to the NATO Secretary General and are also accountable to the North Atlantic Council. As a member of the Secretary General’s senior management team, each Assistant Secretary General is also expected to contribute to overall policy development and delivery, including in areas beyond their direct set of responsibilities.

2. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The candidate must possess:

  • a solid background in defence matters, specifically in the field of armaments and defence systems developed through a minimum of 10-15 years of experience; direct change management experience; and a proven track record in successfully implementing complex programmes;
  • a university degree (Master’s level preferred) in a relevant field;
  • experience working in a multilateral environment or an environment with a variety of stakeholders from multi-cultural backgrounds including the military, the industry and the science and technology communities;
  • a proven track record of experience in progressively senior posts, recent experience in senior-level leadership positions and significant professional experience in managerial positions;
  • a proven track record of creating a high-level vision and directing organisations to develop and implement the necessary policies;
  • the following minimum levels of NATO’s official languages (English/French): VI (“Proficiency”) in one; I (“Beginner”) in the other.

3. ACCOUNTABILITIES

The ASG/DI deals directly with NATO members and partners as well as other international organisations on issues relating to delivery of military capabilities. He/she, chairs and co- chairs high-level committees composed of NATO Nations and partners:

  • The ASG is the Chairman of NATO’s Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD), which oversees systems and equipment programmes such as Missile defence and Joint ISR, as well as promotes multinational cooperation;
  • The ASG is the Chairman of the NATO Consultation, Command, and Control Board (C3B), which defines NATO Policy in the field of Communication and Information Systems and technically supports NATO Cyber Defence activities;
  • The ASG is the Chairman of the Deputy Permanent Representatives Committee when it considers the new NATO HQ, as well as when it considers institutional adaptation issues;
  • The ASG is the co-chairman, with the Deputy Chairman of the Military Committee, of the NATO Standardization Committee, which oversees production of norms and standards in interoperability;
  • The ASG chairs the Defence Policy and Planning Committee when it addresses Agency Reform and political-military aspects of Missile Defence.

ASG/DI will speak in public fora and to the Press on behalf of the Secretary General. There is a substantial representation function associated with this appointment.

In his/her role as manager of the Division, the incumbent will lead and oversee a team of International Staff officials which are under the direct supervision of the Heads of Section. Specifically, the ASG will:

  • Attract Staff: Ensure recruitment panels for posts in his/her Division are fair and objective; Serve on the Establishment Committee and make selection recommendations with the best interests of the Organization in mind;
  • Develop Staff: Adhere to sound management principles with staff, and provide in depth mentoring, coaching and training opportunities; Be available for guidance at critical moments; Ensure that all Divisional staff are clear on Organizational and Divisional objectives; Provide regular and fair feedback on performance, informally as appropriate and via the performance management system;
  • Monitor and Promote Performance: Participate in a collegial review of performance at divisional level to discuss possible development and mobility opportunities for individuals, identify high potentials and help ensure common standards are applied in the process across the Organization;
  • Foster Continual Improvement: Serve on internal strategy, policy, and coordination boards, as required. Actively contribute to the improvement of the Organization; Participate in the Senior Leader Orientation Programme, the Chairman Training Programme, and other programmes related to the successful execution of his/her duties.

4. COMPETENCIES

Candidates must demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Achievement
  •  Change Leadership
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Clarity and Accuracy
  • Developing Others
  • Impact and Influence
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Awareness

5. KEY CHALLENGES

Key challenges facing the successful candidate for ASG/DI during the next 3 years will likely include among others:

  1. Ensuring delivery and interoperability of current and future defence capabilities with a specific focus on Missile Defence and the broad Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance domain;
  2. AdvancingtheAlliance’stransformationbypromotingandimplementingcapabilities initiatives;
  3. Ensure NATO effectively promotes multinational cooperation in the defence industry;
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Camera/Sensor Expert

ISSUED BY: OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

VACANCY NUMBER: VNSMUS00569

VACANCY TYPE: International Seconded

FIELD OF EXPERTISE: General Staff / Monitoring Functions

FUNCTIONAL LEVEL: Senior professional

GRADE: S2

NUMBER OF POSTS: 6

DUTY STATION: Ukraine

DATE OF ISSUE: 8 June 2017

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Open until filled

General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure

Field of Expertise Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:

  • Demonstrable organizational skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills and documented experience in negotiations
  • Depending on the field activity’s mandate, significant prior experience in relevant fields such as international customs practices and procedures, law enforcement, and military observations and arms control may also be required
  • Negotiating experience, preferably in the area of monitoring operations and/or related activities

Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:

Education:

Advanced degree in a relevant field

Experience:

Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:

Mandatory:

  • Advanced university degree in Information technology, electronics, business administration, international relations, operations management or graduate of a national military, police or emergency response academy at officer level with subsequent experience running 24/7 watch or control centres or other relevant field;
  • Minimum 6 years documented experience being employed in a similar role or position;
  • Sound understanding of Information Technology and Surveillance Systems (primarily video surveillance) application in field conditions with minimal or no existent infrastructure;
  • Expert knowledge/understanding of video cameras for surveillance systems especially daylight cameras with optical sensors, thermal vision cameras (cooled or uncooled technology), their fundamental features and areas of application, functionality;
  • Understanding of basic functional feature of software applications used to control the operation of surveillance camera packages, ranges for detection, identification and recognition of objects;
  • Ability to make concrete sound decisions in a field environment with minimum external support in a team of people with a variety of competency portfolios and national background, and lead the team on video surveillance matters;
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of electrical power systems based on solar and/or wind sources of energy;
  • Professional fluency in English, both oral and written, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure; proven resilience to high stress environments;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications including MS Word, Excel, Outlook as well as familiarity with internet search engines and techniques; experience with Access or other commercial databases desirable;
  • Ability to assess situations and react rapidly, as well as to adjust and cope with changing tasks and priorities.

Desirable:

  • Possession of a valid automobile ‘Class C’ driving license is a definite advantage;
  • Experience in off-road driving is an advantage;
  • Experience in living and working in adverse or kinetic environments;
  • Working knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian languages is a distinct advantage;
  • Experience of working in an international environment;
  • Experience of working in Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Initial duration of assignment for this post is for a period of 12 months, with a possibility of extension, subject to a subsequent OSCE Permanent Council Decision to extend the mandate of the Mission.

Please note that the recruitment for this position will be done in batches.

In an effort to build an effective and continually operating technical monitoring capability, the SMM is developing a robust sustainment program under the direction and supervision of the Fund Administration and Information and Communication Technologies Section (ICT). The technology which is being sustained directly in operated at the Technical Monitoring Centre.

The selected candidates may be deployed either in the Donetsk or Luhansk region.

Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Fund Administration and direct supervision of the Chief of ICT, the Camera/Sensor Expert will perform the following specific functions:

  1. Managing the surveillance maintenance team and providing expert advice on fundamental features, areas of application and functionality of the surveillance equipment;
  2. Assisting the Chief of ICT in building a robust sustainment programme;
  3. Providing recommendations and advises on mission-specific common technological surveillance standards;
  4. Contributing to the development of plans on, inter alia, command and control, operational support, technical and expert support deployment, personal security (in co-ordination with the SMM’s regional security advisors), logistics and administration as they relate to technical monitoring;
  5. Providing recommendations on and supporting installation and maintenance of the monitoring systems;
  6. Contributing to the development of various technical monitoring concepts for the SMM;
  7. Participating in and providing input to periodic planning and information meetings designed to develop short- and long-range strategies to resolve issues, developing requirements and/or system integration support;
  8. Developing and updating Electro Optical Infra Red (O/IR) and associated systems sustainment Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
  9. Developing work plans and weekly schedules for the deployment of a maintenance team;
  10. Drafting daily, weekly and monthly activity reports;
  11. Working in conjunction with Technical Monitoring Centre (TMC) to monitor the status of sensors and sensor-related equipment and accessories;
  12. Carrying out basic troubleshooting of surveillance systems designed to perform in an autonomous mode (unattended surveillance systems), requirements to support them and maintain their operational lifetime;
  13. Monitoring software applications used to control the operation of surveillance camera packages ¿ ranges for detection, identification and recognition of objects;
  14. Performing other duties as assigned.
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