Coordinator, Mission Analysis and Security Advice

Employer: NATO
Location Belgium-Brussels
Salary (Pay Basis) : 4,086.00Euro (EUR) Monthly


The NATO Office of Security (NOS) is responsible for the overall coordination of NATO security among member and partner Nations and NATO civil and military bodies. The Security Intelligence Branch (SIB) is responsible for: personnel security; Counter Intelligence (CI) policy, strategy and investigations concerning all methods of attack, whether human or technical; and for the duty of care (security and safety) aspects of International Staff (IS)-led duty travel missions to difficult and dangerous locations where there is no NATO presence on the ground. SIB works in close coordination with the other NOS Branches to ensure coordination of and responses to threats, investigations, security awareness and policy issues.

The Coordinator, Mission Analysis and Security Advice, under the overall supervision and direction of the Officer, Global Mission Analysis and Security Advice (GMASA), will be concerned with the duty of care (security and safety) aspects of IS-led duty travel (missions) to locations where enhanced security and safety measures are required and where there is no NATO presence on the ground. His/her office also acts as the NOS primary point of contact and coordinator for the duty of care (security and safety) aspects of NATO IS personnel stationed at NATO satellite offices around the world.

Under the guidance of the GMASA Officer, the incumbent’s responsibilities will include: the maintenance of a system for triggering security interest in missions where there might be a risk; analysis of the threats, risks and vulnerabilities and the production of associated assessments; and the provision of commensurate security advice as well as the preparation and implementation of security measures, where appropriate, for those
travelling. The Coordinator, Mission Analysis and Security Advice will ensure that the mission documentation and records system is accurately maintained and will ensure that individual mission casework is current. He/she will also act as the webmaster for the mission security and safety website. He/she, in conjunction with the Officer, will deliver briefings in order to raise the staff’s awareness of security and safety aspects relating to duty travel, particularly to higher risk areas.

He/she will stand in for the GMASA Officer in the latter’s absence.


2.         QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
ESSENTIAL
The incumbent must:

have a good general education at higher secondary level or above;
have a minimum of 5 years’ proven and relevant experience in a NATO member Nation’s military force, including its military police component, or in a police force with military status or in a security, intelligence or civil police service or other government service or have other proven and relevant experience;
possess experience in accurate analysis of threats, risks and vulnerabilities;
possess experience in security advice and plans for the protections of personnel in difficult and dangerous locations;
possess the following minimum levels of NATO’s official languages (English/French): V (“Advanced”) in one I (“Beginner”) in the other;
be available and prepared to work unsocial hours as required;
be able and willing to travel to locations where enhanced security and safety measures are required, for which he/she will be required to undertake Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT).

DESIRABLE
The following would be considered an advantage:

a bachelor’s degree;
a relevant work experience relating to Africa, the Middle East and Asia;
a wider knowledge of counter intelligence and security;
familiarity with current web-based and other tools used to gather and promulgate security and safety information;
a higher level than ‘Beginner’ in one of the other NATO language.


3.         MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES
Knowledge Management
Under the direction of the GMASA Officer, ensure that relevant travel advisory and security information is available to all stakeholders and travellers as appropriate.

Planning and Execution
Under the direction of the GMASA Officer, work with NATO and partner nations and commercial and International Organisations to obtain relevant threat information and to plan, organise and ensure adequate protection measures.

Information Management
Support processes and procedures for Information Management across the Branch. Maintain data bases and repositories that are crucial for the Branch’s activities.

Project Management
Under the oversight of the GMASA Officer: maintain a system for triggering security interest in missions where there might be a risk; analyse the threats, risks and vulnerabilities and produce associated assessments; provide commensurate security advice and prepare and implement security measures, where appropriate, for those travelling; and provide support to certain NATO satellite.

Stakeholder Management
Work closely with the Human Resources (HR) Directorate in connection with the HR (medical, insurance, health, contingency, pre-mission training) aspects of security and safety. Maintain close working relationship with the appropriate members of the NATO Protective Security Branch for protective security and Policy Oversight Branch for policy matters.

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 on mission to be able to advise the GMASA Officer. Maintain a close relationship with corresponding staff in other relevant International Organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations to compare standards, develop cooperation and establish best practices.
Perform any other related duty as assigned.


4.         INTERRELATIONSHIPS
The incumbent reports to the Officer, Global Mission Analysis and Security Advice. The incumbent will maintain a close relationship with the other members of the Security Intelligence Branch and with the appropriate staffs of the NOS’s Protective Security Branch, Close Protection Unit and the Policy Oversight Branch. The incumbent will also work closely with the HR Directorate in connection with the HR (medical, insurance, health, contingency, pre-mission training) aspects of security and safety and also with the Headquarters’ Missions Unit.
Direct reports: N/a
Indirect reports: N/a.


5.         COMPETENCIES
The incumbent must demonstrate:

Analytical Thinking
Flexibility
Impact and Influence
Initiative
Organisational Awareness
Teamwork


6. CONTRACT
Contract to be offered to the successful applicant (if non-seconded):
Definite duration contract of three years’ duration; possibility of an indefinite duration contract thereafter.

Contract clause applicable:
In accordance with the NATO Civilian Personnel Regulations, the successful candidate will receive a definite duration contract of three years, which may be followed by an indefinite duration 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 subject 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 Regulations.



7. HOW TO APPLY:

Applications must be submitted using one of the following links, 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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Due to the broad interest in NATO and the large number of potential candidates, telephone or e-mail enquiries cannot be dealt with.

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.

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.

Please note that we can only accept applications from nationals of NATO member countries.

NATO as an 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.

Please note that the International Staff at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium is a non-smoking environment.


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