The NATO Communications and Information Systems Group (NCISG) is looking for an Analyst/Expert (Intelligence) to act and serve as COI Services Engineer/Analyst and technical advisor for NCISG in the specific domain of Intel/ Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR) services. The position will entail coordination, collation and validation of the Intelligence/JISR requirements for COI Services, liaison with ACO INTEL Directorates, ACT C4I, NATO C&I Agency, NATO HQ and subordinate commands regarding the definition of Intel/JISR requirements.
NCISG conducts CIS operational planning and provides deployed/deployable CIS services and support in support of NATO military operations and exercises. The NATO CIS Group is located at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) the Headquarters of Allied Command Operations (ACO), one of the two major military commands of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).
Location: Casteau/Mons, 60 Km south of Brussels (Belgium)
Division: J2/J6 Division
Post Context/Post Summary
The J2/6 Division is the technical coordination authority for Deployable Communication Information Systems and is responsible for the operational integration, coordination, direction and provision of required technical services for the NATO Communications Information Systems Group and NATO Signal Battalions.
The Deployable Community of Interest Services Support Branch (DCOI) is responsible as the NCISG DCOI Services technical authority to plan, prepare and execute lifecycle management activities for all deployable COI Services matters within NCISG.
The Deployable Community of Interest Services Engineering Section coordinates, validates, integrates and ensures implementation of all Community of Interest (COI) architectures for operations and exercises.
The incumbent is responsible to the Head DCOI Services Engineering Unit for the COI Services engineering and advisory tasks in the specific domain of Intelligence and JISR services.
The incumbent’s duties are:
a) Acts and serves as COI Services Engineer/Analyst and technical advisor for NCISG in the specific domain of Intel/JISR services.
b) Leads the COI Services Working Group and COI Services Support Team for the planning, preparation and execution of COI Services during operations and exercises.
c) Leads the COI Services (Intel and JISR) architecture development for mission networks engineered during operations and exercises.
d) Coordinates, collates and validates the Intelligence/JISR requirements for COI Services. Liaise with ACO INTEL Directorates, ACT C4I, NATO C&I Agency, NATO HQ and subordinate commands regarding the definition of Intel/JISR requirements.
e) Develops and executes the exercise/operation lessons learnt analysis for the identification of Intel/JISR capability shortfalls and initiates appropriate actions to address them.
f) Coordinates and provides inputs concerning DCOI services for Intel/JISR to ACO operational concepts and plans.
g) Ensures compliance of ACO Intel/JISR COI requirements with applicable NATO and/or civilian standards and architectures including security requirements.
h) Provides overall technical direction and guidance on Intel/JISR services to engineers and technicians in NCISG HQ and subordinate Battalions.
i) Performs functional analysis, and evaluation of the definition and the design of assigned intelligence/JISR systems to achieve required effectiveness within planned schedules.
j) Analyses end user requirements related to DCOI services for Intel/JISR.
h) Coordinates COI Services engineering aspects of current operations with external entities, including NATO C&I Agency and nations.
Special Requirements and Additional Duties
The employee may be required to perform a similar range of duties elsewhere within the organisation at the same grade without there being any change to the contract.
The incumbent may be required to undertake deployments in support of military operations and exercises, and/or TDY assignments, both within and without NATO boundaries. Such operational deployment may exceed 30 days duration up to 183 days in any period of 547 days, and may be on short notice. For NATO International Civilian Staff, acceptance of an employment contract linked to this post constitutes agreement to deploy in excess of 30 days if required.
The work is normally performed in a Normal NATO office working environment / Secure office environment with artificial light and air (e.g. Bunker).
Normal Working Conditions apply.
The risk of injury is categorised as: No Risk
The incumbent must possess the technical knowledge, skills. Experience and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of the post:
University Degree and 2 years function related experience, or Higher Secondary education and completed advanced vocational training leading to a professional qualification or professional accreditation with 4 years post related experience.
English – SLP 3333 (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
NOTE: The work both oral and written in this post and in this Headquarters as a whole is conducted mainly in English.
d. NATO Occupational Codes
5M6BB – Command and Control Support (Operational Planning – Information Services)
50418A – Business analysis
a. Professional Experience
– ITIL Foundation
– PRINCE II
– MCSA or MCSE Certification
– COBIT Foundation
– Risk Management certification
– NATO Exercise Planning Course (EPC) (Code: 57-55) – provided by NATO School Oberammergau (NSO)
– NATO CIS Planning (Code: 0104) – Provided by NCI Academy
– NATO C4ISR Orientation for Officers and NCOs (Code :0101) – Provided by NCI Academy
– IntelFS System Administrator (Code: 9064)
a) Personal Attributes: Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills and tact. He/she will be asked to interpret NATO Resource and Technical policies, criteria, standards, to provide his/her judgment at SC level in the development of FS requirements. The incumbent originates the CIS Group inputs, including initial concept and procedures, and detailed requirements in support of NATO operations and exercises. Good health, stress tolerance and ability to work long hours when required. Some travel on temporary duty may be required.
b) Managerial Responsibilities: Will act as Head of DCOI Services in a Deployed Network Operations Centre (DNOC) for operations and exercises.
c) Professional Contacts: Frequent (daily) internal contacts with system management and operational staff (A3-A4/OF3-OF4 level) to discuss and resolve system issues (operational, technical, and support) and to represent CIS Group for the functional area systems at formal meetings. Frequent external contact (weekly) with engineering and operational staff (A3-A4/OF3-OF4 level) at other NATO headquarters to resolve problems related to supported systems. This requires a high degree of tact, perseverance and persuasion to influence the discussions and ensure that technically sound decisions are made. Regular contacts with other agencies such as C&I Agency and its contractors, etc. (A3-A4/OF3-OF4) to discuss supported systems and future FS requirements.
d) Contribution To Objectives: Provides technical support essential to ensuring maintenance and continuity of AIS crucial to mission accomplishment. If the tasks of this post are not properly performed the Intelligence FS perspective on current NATO operations and exercises would not be developed and represented.
Duration of contract: Serving staff members will be offered a contract according to the NATO Civilian Personnel Regulations (NCPR). Newly recruited staff will be offered a definite duration contract of three years normally followed by an indefinite duration contract.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A NATO CIVILIAN POST AT SHAPE:
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Shortlisted candidates will be requested to provide original documentary evidence and a set of copies supporting statements in their applications.
Current and past civilians working for NATO or any Coordinated Organization, shall indicate their last grade and step held (next to job title), and specify the name of employing NATO body or Coordinated Organization.
A) Only nationals from the 30 NATO member states can apply for vacancies at SHAPE.
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C) Qualified redundant staff of the same grade interested in this post should inform this office, via their HR/Personnel Office by not later than vacancy’s closing date.
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