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Officer, Global Mission Security and Safety

NATO

Brussels
23 days ago
Brussels
23 days ago
Officer, Global Mission Security and Safety-210109
 
Primary Location Belgium-Brussels
NATO Body NATO International Staff (NATO IS)
Schedule Full-time
Salary (Pay Basis) : 7,004.83Euro (EUR) Monthly
Grade A.3/A.4/ NATO Grade G17-G20
 
Description
:  

1.    SUMMARY

Within the Joint Intelligence and Security Division, the NATO Office of Security (NOS) is responsible for the overall coordination of NATO security among member Nations and NATO civil and military bodies, as well as International Organisations and partner countries with which NATO cooperates.  It is also responsible for the security of the NATO Headquarters, its personnel in Brussels and abroad, and for the protection of the Secretary General.  The NOS comprises the Office of the Director, the Security Intelligence Branch (SIB), the Protective Security and Emergency Services Branch (PSESB), the Security and Policy Oversight Branch (SPOB), and the Close Protection Unit (CPU).  Its functional areas address: personnel security, physical security, security of information, communication and information systems security (including cyber defence), security awareness, industrial security, counter intelligence, counter espionage, threats from terrorism, close protection, security force services, fire and first aid. 

The Officer, Global Mission Security and Safety, under the overall supervision and direction of the Head, SIB, is responsible for all aspects of security and safety of NATO International Staff abroad.  Taking a risk-based approach, s/he ensures that staff going on duty travel or working at NATO Satellite Offices are prepared before going abroad and protected while abroad, and that an effective response mechanism is in place to resolve serious security problems.  With a customer focus, s/he manages the implementation of security and safety requirements to enable staff to travel safely and securely.  The Officer leads the Mission Security and Safety Team (MSST).  The MSST is a combined security and human resources team that serves as a focal point for all security and safety requirements for staff travelling and working abroad. The Officer is responsible for the oversight and management of the team and operational delivery, including recruitment and budget management.


2.     QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL
The incumbent must:

•    possess a relevant university degree, or an equivalent level of qualification;
•    have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working on security in a NATO Member State’s Government Security Service (intelligence, police or military) or in an international public organisation;
•    possess at least 5 years' operational and management experience in a relevant field such as the protection of personnel and premises abroad;
•    possess advanced analytical and planning skills
•    have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as proven presentation, briefing and chairing abilities;
•    be able to lead and support projects as well as organisational change;
•    have previous experience of managing a budget;
•    be available and prepared to travel globally, including to non-permissive environments, and to work outside of normal office hours as required; and
•    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:

•    relevant work experience in Africa, the Middle East and/or other parts of Asia;
•    a wider knowledge of counter intelligence;
•    experience in the use of open-source intelligence and how to draw from publicly available information to gather and promulgate security and safety information;
•    experience in designing and delivering training;
•    understanding of the link between security and business continuity; and
•    a higher level in the other NATO official language.


3.     MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES

Project Management
Maintain situational awareness of the risk picture at locations frequently visited and at NATO Satellite Offices.  Undertake analysis of the threats, risks and vulnerabilities to produce associated assessments, set the concept of operations for the protection of those at risk and the standards to be adopted by commercial security providers, provide  security advice and prepare and implement security measures, where appropriate, for those travelling and at NATO Satellite Offices.  Manage incidents involving staff security and safety abroad. Provide NOS oversight and central management of all security and safety related matters at NATO Satellite Offices, in close partnership with wider NOS teams and responsible divisions.  Develop and oversee security tenders and contractual negotiations to support duty travel and NATO Satellite Offices, including close protection.  Develop other projects and programmes required to maintain the delivery of best practice to protect staff abroad.  

Representation of the Organization
Work with NATO, partner nations, commercial entities and International Organisations to obtain relevant threat information and to plan, organise and ensure adequate protection measures.  Develop a network of duty of care specialists within NATO Nations and other international organisations, attending conferences and workshops to develop best practice.

Policy Development
Develop policy to underpin operational delivery, in coordination with NOS SPOB and wider NATO stakeholders to protect NATO personnel abroad. 

Stakeholder Management
Maintain a customer network to support operational requirements and ensure security is built in by design from the conception of requirements abroad.  Work closely with the Human Resources (HR) Directorate in connection with the HR (medical, insurance, health, contingency, business continuity, pre-mission and other training) aspects of security and safety.  Maintain close working relationships with the appropriate members of the other NOS branches and units.

Expertise Development
Keep abreast of the evolutions in global affairs and their impact on specific regions; follow-up on developments related to the provision of security and safety to continuously improve the care given by the Organisation to its employees.  Be aware of the developments in this domain (including the use of technology) to ensure that the best tools are available to NATO HQ in providing security and safety to NATO staff members.  Build a close relationship with corresponding staff in other relevant International Organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations to benchmark standards, develop cooperation and establish best practise.  Design and manage the delivery of appropriate security and safety training for staff working abroad. 

Knowledge Management
Ensure that relevant travel advisory and security information is available to all stakeholders and travellers as appropriate.

Perform any other related duty as assigned.


4.    INTERRELATIONSHIPS

The incumbent reports to the Head, SIB and provides advice to NOS leadership on global mission security and safety matters. The incumbent maintains a close working relationship with the other members of the SIB and wider NOS staff, as well as with stakeholders in other parts of NATO divisions and senior officials of NATO and non-NATO nations, both in their embassies abroad or home countries. S/he maintains regular liaison with the responsible staffs in NATO Satellite Offices.  The incumbent also works closely with the Human Resources (HR) in connection with the HR (medical, insurance, health, contingency, pre-mission training) aspects of security and safety and also with the Headquarters Missions Unit.  The incumbent will develop a network of human resources and security contacts across NATO bodies.

Direct reports: 1
Indirect reports: N/A


5.    COMPETENCIES

The incumbent must demonstrate:

•    Achievement: Creates own measures of excellence and improves performance;
•    Analytical Thinking: Sees multiple relationships;
•    Change Leadership: Expresses vision for change;
•    Impact and Influence: Uses indirect influence;
•    Initiative: Is decisive in a time-sensitive situation;
•    Organisational Awareness: Understands organisational politics;
•    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. Advancement to the higher grade is not automatic, and will not normally take place during the first three years of service in the post.
Under specific circumstances, serving staff members may be appointed directly to the higher grade, and a period of three years might be reduced by up to twenty four months for external candidates.  These circumstances are described in the IS directive on twin-graded posts.
 
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:
 
Salary value as per 2020. Subject to future adjustments in accordance with North Atlantic Council decision.

NATO is committed to diversity and inclusion, and strives to provide equal access to employment, advancement and retention, independent of gender, age, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, cultural background, sexual orientation, and disability. 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.
 
 
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Description

Officer, Global Mission Security and Safety-210109
 
Primary Location Belgium-Brussels
NATO Body NATO International Staff (NATO IS)
Schedule Full-time
Salary (Pay Basis) : 7,004.83Euro (EUR) Monthly
Grade A.3/A.4/ NATO Grade G17-G20
 
Description
:  

1.    SUMMARY

Within the Joint Intelligence and Security Division, the NATO Office of Security (NOS) is responsible for the overall coordination of NATO security among member Nations and NATO civil and military bodies, as well as International Organisations and partner countries with which NATO cooperates.  It is also responsible for the security of the NATO Headquarters, its personnel in Brussels and abroad, and for the protection of the Secretary General.  The NOS comprises the Office of the Director, the Security Intelligence Branch (SIB), the Protective Security and Emergency Services Branch (PSESB), the Security and Policy Oversight Branch (SPOB), and the Close Protection Unit (CPU).  Its functional areas address: personnel security, physical security, security of information, communication and information systems security (including cyber defence), security awareness, industrial security, counter intelligence, counter espionage, threats from terrorism, close protection, security force services, fire and first aid. 

The Officer, Global Mission Security and Safety, under the overall supervision and direction of the Head, SIB, is responsible for all aspects of security and safety of NATO International Staff abroad.  Taking a risk-based approach, s/he ensures that staff going on duty travel or working at NATO Satellite Offices are prepared before going abroad and protected while abroad, and that an effective response mechanism is in place to resolve serious security problems.  With a customer focus, s/he manages the implementation of security and safety requirements to enable staff to travel safely and securely.  The Officer leads the Mission Security and Safety Team (MSST).  The MSST is a combined security and human resources team that serves as a focal point for all security and safety requirements for staff travelling and working abroad. The Officer is responsible for the oversight and management of the team and operational delivery, including recruitment and budget management.


2.     QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL
The incumbent must:

•    possess a relevant university degree, or an equivalent level of qualification;
•    have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working on security in a NATO Member State’s Government Security Service (intelligence, police or military) or in an international public organisation;
•    possess at least 5 years' operational and management experience in a relevant field such as the protection of personnel and premises abroad;
•    possess advanced analytical and planning skills
•    have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as proven presentation, briefing and chairing abilities;
•    be able to lead and support projects as well as organisational change;
•    have previous experience of managing a budget;
•    be available and prepared to travel globally, including to non-permissive environments, and to work outside of normal office hours as required; and
•    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:

•    relevant work experience in Africa, the Middle East and/or other parts of Asia;
•    a wider knowledge of counter intelligence;
•    experience in the use of open-source intelligence and how to draw from publicly available information to gather and promulgate security and safety information;
•    experience in designing and delivering training;
•    understanding of the link between security and business continuity; and
•    a higher level in the other NATO official language.


3.     MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES

Project Management
Maintain situational awareness of the risk picture at locations frequently visited and at NATO Satellite Offices.  Undertake analysis of the threats, risks and vulnerabilities to produce associated assessments, set the concept of operations for the protection of those at risk and the standards to be adopted by commercial security providers, provide  security advice and prepare and implement security measures, where appropriate, for those travelling and at NATO Satellite Offices.  Manage incidents involving staff security and safety abroad. Provide NOS oversight and central management of all security and safety related matters at NATO Satellite Offices, in close partnership with wider NOS teams and responsible divisions.  Develop and oversee security tenders and contractual negotiations to support duty travel and NATO Satellite Offices, including close protection.  Develop other projects and programmes required to maintain the delivery of best practice to protect staff abroad.  

Representation of the Organization
Work with NATO, partner nations, commercial entities and International Organisations to obtain relevant threat information and to plan, organise and ensure adequate protection measures.  Develop a network of duty of care specialists within NATO Nations and other international organisations, attending conferences and workshops to develop best practice.

Policy Development
Develop policy to underpin operational delivery, in coordination with NOS SPOB and wider NATO stakeholders to protect NATO personnel abroad. 

Stakeholder Management
Maintain a customer network to support operational requirements and ensure security is built in by design from the conception of requirements abroad.  Work closely with the Human Resources (HR) Directorate in connection with the HR (medical, insurance, health, contingency, business continuity, pre-mission and other training) aspects of security and safety.  Maintain close working relationships with the appropriate members of the other NOS branches and units.

Expertise Development
Keep abreast of the evolutions in global affairs and their impact on specific regions; follow-up on developments related to the provision of security and safety to continuously improve the care given by the Organisation to its employees.  Be aware of the developments in this domain (including the use of technology) to ensure that the best tools are available to NATO HQ in providing security and safety to NATO staff members.  Build a close relationship with corresponding staff in other relevant International Organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations to benchmark standards, develop cooperation and establish best practise.  Design and manage the delivery of appropriate security and safety training for staff working abroad. 

Knowledge Management
Ensure that relevant travel advisory and security information is available to all stakeholders and travellers as appropriate.

Perform any other related duty as assigned.


4.    INTERRELATIONSHIPS

The incumbent reports to the Head, SIB and provides advice to NOS leadership on global mission security and safety matters. The incumbent maintains a close working relationship with the other members of the SIB and wider NOS staff, as well as with stakeholders in other parts of NATO divisions and senior officials of NATO and non-NATO nations, both in their embassies abroad or home countries. S/he maintains regular liaison with the responsible staffs in NATO Satellite Offices.  The incumbent also works closely with the Human Resources (HR) in connection with the HR (medical, insurance, health, contingency, pre-mission training) aspects of security and safety and also with the Headquarters Missions Unit.  The incumbent will develop a network of human resources and security contacts across NATO bodies.

Direct reports: 1
Indirect reports: N/A


5.    COMPETENCIES

The incumbent must demonstrate:

•    Achievement: Creates own measures of excellence and improves performance;
•    Analytical Thinking: Sees multiple relationships;
•    Change Leadership: Expresses vision for change;
•    Impact and Influence: Uses indirect influence;
•    Initiative: Is decisive in a time-sensitive situation;
•    Organisational Awareness: Understands organisational politics;
•    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. Advancement to the higher grade is not automatic, and will not normally take place during the first three years of service in the post.
Under specific circumstances, serving staff members may be appointed directly to the higher grade, and a period of three years might be reduced by up to twenty four months for external candidates.  These circumstances are described in the IS directive on twin-graded posts.
 
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:
 
Salary value as per 2020. Subject to future adjustments in accordance with North Atlantic Council decision.

NATO is committed to diversity and inclusion, and strives to provide equal access to employment, advancement and retention, independent of gender, age, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, cultural background, sexual orientation, and disability. 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.
 
 
Source: NATO