Are you an experienced IT professional with experience of
managing financial resources? If so, this position offers you a
unique opportunity to support the NATO Alliance at its Warfare
ACT contributes to preserving the peace, security and
territorial integrity of Alliance member states by leading, at
Strategic Command level, Warfare Development required to enhance
NATO's posture, military structures, forces, capabilities and
The Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (SPP) acts on behalf
of SACT to formulate policies, strategies, engagements, ACT
contributions to NATO Defence Planning Process (NDPP), and
analytical practices that enable the Commander to provide strategic
foresight, planning, strategy and policy advice, concepts, and
strategic engagement to NATO's political and military leadership.
Principal outputs include, but are not limited to: long term
strategic foresight, strategic level concepts, situational
awareness/strategic anticipation, Minimum Capability Requirements,
draft Capability Targets, Suitability Assessment of Allies and NATO
Defence Plans, and regional and functional approaches to
The Defence Planning Integration (DPI) Branch is responsible for
organising HQ SACT contributions to the NDPP including support to
the continuous implementation of targets in its step 4 and manages
the DP programme. The Branch is comprised of The ACOS SPP / Defence
Planning (DP) Division is responsible for ACT's contribution, in
conjunction with other HQ SACT divisions, to the NDPP steps 1 thru
5.two sections: NDPP Planning & Engineering and Implementation /
The incumbent is also responsible for the budget and funds
management for the DP Division.
Within the Division, the incumbent's main responsibility is to
manage and provide oversight of Division resources and programmes
on behalf of the ACOS.
POST HOLDER REPORTS TO
Section Head (NDPP Integration & Engineering) & Military
Assistant to ACOS DP. This post has dual reporting lines to
separate line managers (red/blue). The principle duties, essential
and desirable queslifications below (red/blue) correspond to the
duties performed for the respective Line Managers.
Principal Duties: He/she will
a. Provide the IT tools, techniques and methodologies to support
the management, synthesis and coherence of NDPP. Support the
development, management and maintenance of tools including IT to
put these methodologies into practice.
b. Assist in the preparation and Management of the DP division's
annual budgets, Consolidated Resource Proposal (CRP), Comprehensive
Campaign Plan (CCP) inputs and the Consolidated NMA Impact
c. Assist ACOS SPP/DP and DPI in relation to briefings and
training related to DP.
d. Provide essential subject matter expertise and corporate
memory in requirements engineering (including requirements
elicitation, synthesis, documentation, traceability, change
management, etc.) to support Requirements Management across the
e. Design and implement database models and structures that
ensure data consistency and integrity.
f. Prepare and perform tests of completed software modules, and
analyse error reports.
g. Develop test scenarios and maintain test databases.
h. Participate in integration, generation and testing of
complete software builds.
j. Provide support to user communities as required.
k. Participate in forums for systems design and engineering.
l. Maintain a comprehensive knowledge and oversight over the
planning and execution of all projects, programmes for which the DP
Division is responsible as required by extant ACT Directives and
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
m. Provide advice to ACOS SPP/DP and where necessary act as the
ACOS SPP/DP representative for all programme resources assigned to
the DP Division, both funds and manpower, risk, issues and
recommend mitigation actions.
n. Coordinate DP Division input into ACT's resource planning
process ensuring that programmes are aligned with NATO Military
Authorities (NMA) and ACT Goals Priorities and Objectives across
the DOTMLPFI spectrum.
o. Act as fund manager for specific funds as designated by ACOS
SPP/DP for the DP Division and delegated by the Financial
p. Support DACOS Defence Planning (DACOS DP) Staff Element
Europe (SEE), Mons, Belgium staff with respect to resources, budget
and funds management.
University Degree and 2 years function related experience.
- A minimum of two years' experience of using modern information
technologies for the specification, development and use of
enterprise applications. He/she should have skills in at least one,
and preferably more than one of the following areas:
a. Designing applications under broad requirements (concurrent
elicitation of requirements).
b. Developing web-based applications using the Java Platform,
Enterprise Edition (EE) specifications.
c. Hardening of applications to comply with security
d. Quality assurance and testing for enterprise
- Experience in information/software development including web
applications and databases.
English - SLP 3333 - (Listening, Speaking, Reading and
a. Professional Experience
A minimum of two years experience in resource management in
larger organizations, with experience in reviewing, supporting
briefings, or presenting costed requirements/programmes before
Good working knowledge of resource management and NATO budgetary
Experience with the specification, development and use of
enterprise applications involving modern Information
Experience with the JAVA EE framework and with programming in
JAVA and/or C .
Joint military staff experience, preferably in a multinational
environment with experience in cross-staff coordination.
Familiarity with the NATO accreditation process for the
inclusion of software in the Approved Fielded Product List
Experience in the management and conduct of research and
Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing and to
articulate, negotiate, and obtain acceptance of new/revised
processes, doctrine etc.
Experience in preparing and defending costed requirements to
appropriate expert groups and committees.
- Good working knowledge of Defence Planning processes.
- Post Graduate qualifications and/or experience in the
development of complex projects.
- Personal Attributes: He/she:
Must be intelligent and adaptable, and possess good judgment and
tact. Should be able to lead/manage the branch and be a team
player. Must present a courteous, professional appearance. May be
required to travel frequently, and work outside of normal office
Must have the maturity and initiative to be able to staff and
brief complex staff issues to Flag Officer level on a regular
basis. This advisory role directly impacts strategic level decision
making in the Command.
Must be adept at public speaking and negotiation methods
required for coordinating positions and gaining multinational
Must be able to direct and manage the activities of subordinate
elements in order to provide transparency and support of ACT
mission from NATO nations.
Must have the ability to advise upon and resolve Command and
inter-department resource management issues in a fair and tactful
manner. Must be able to use initiative to propose solutions for
Must be able to lead working groups to produce a coherent and
complete product suitable for senior office decision making. This
position has significant influence on higher level decision
Must be prepared to undertake duty related trans-Atlantic
Must have working knowledge of finance/accounting as required
for proper interface with financial community within ACT and NATO
Must have working knowledge of NATO planning and programming
process for strategic management in order to manage the process to
build programmes that match guidance/objectives to resources.
- Managerial Responsibilities:
He/she manages the division budget.
He/she is required to directly interact and represent the
Division in various fora with grades at and above OF-5/A-4 to
include NATO Ambassadors and high-level National representatives.
Daily contact is required at the OF-7 to OR-4 levels. Contact with
contractors, senior staff and participation in briefings and
internal review boards with Flag representation is undertaken as
required. Outside contacts include senior officials as described
under 'Principal Duties'.
He/she interacts on a daily basis with Flag Officers. Interacts
with OF-5 Branch Heads on a daily basis. Must be able to liaise
effectively, both internally and externally, with military and
civilian personnel up to the rank/position equivalent to a military
He/she represents SACT at relevant NATO HQ and ACO meetings.
Must maintain contacts with government agencies, government support
contractors and commercial bodies to solicit information on
cutting-edge technology issues.
He/she provides advocacy and recommendation on programme
priorities and requirements that have impact on the Command and
NATO transformation to OF-6 to OF-8 level officers.
He/she is the coordinator of DP Division's programmes and
CCP/CRP documents within the DP Division and the Command with OF-2
to OF-6 level officers.
He/she receives and updates reports to determine support of
Directorate and Command goals and objectives with DCOS & ACOSs
He/she provides advocacy of Division's requirements to the NATO
resource committees at NATO level resource committees.
- Contribution To Objectives:
He/she is responsible to develop and maintain software tools
according to the targets of the NDPP Integration and Engineering
He/she directly impacts the strategic objectives of SACT, in
particular, is critical to the successful accomplishment of the
Capability Review process. He/She has a strong influence on the
management of the division's resources and the budget for the
capabilities requirements identification process and for
progressing the resulting solutions.
He/she will be required to work in a normal office
Serving NATO International Civilian staff will be offered a
contract in accordance with the NATO Civilian Personnel
Regulations. Newly recruited staff will be offered a three year
definite duration contract.
Notes for Candidates
The candidature of NATO redundant staff at grade NG15 will be
considered with priority.
Notes for NATO Civilian Human Resources Managers
If you have qualified redundant staff at grade NG-15, please
advise the HQ SACT Civilian HR Manager no later than the closing
For any queries, please contact the HQ SACT Recruitment Team at