Senior Policy Officer (Investment & Industry Adviser) - UKDEL NATO

United Kingdom Joint Delegation to NATO
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Mar 12

Position description

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Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: UKDEL (UK Delegation for NATO)

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities):

The United Kingdom’s Joint Delegation to NATO is the vital link between the UK Government and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Its principal roles are to promote British interests in NATO and to keep UK Ministers and Government Departments informed about NATO discussions and is now looking for a Senior Policy Officer (Investment & Industry Adviser) for the UK Delegation to NATO in Brussels (UKDEL).

NATO is the world’s most successful military alliance, and has been at the heart of the United Kingdom’s defence for 70 years. The United Kingdom's Joint Delegation to NATO is the link between the UK Government and the NATO. The Delegation’s principal roles are to promote British interests in NATO and to keep UK Ministers and government departments informed about NATO discussions. Its work is valued highly by FCO and MOD Ministers alike.

Working within a political/military alliance of 29 nations, the post holder is responsible for deciding how to spend NATO’s €700 million per annum common funded military capital programme, and for overseeing and directing the implementation of projects within agreed scope, schedule, and budgets. The role also extends to the modernisation and enhancement of Alliance resource and programme and project management procedures in order to promote the more effective delivery of military capability.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To represent the UK’s interests on the NATO Investment Committee which is responsible for implementing the €700 million per annum NATO Security and Investment Programme (NSIP) - (40%);
  • To ensure that investment decisions are consistent with Ministry of Defence and wider cross-Government priorities and deliver critical capabilities in a timely fashion and represent value for money - (20%);
  • To pursue reform of NATO’s financial and resource management procedures as part of a process of continuous improvement in order to improve the delivery of common funded military capabilities - (30%);
  • Establish and maintain contact with stakeholders in NATO and in UK Government departments, particularly the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Ministry of Defence in support of the resource management and wider Delegation objectives - (10%).

Essential qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Good analytical skills and sound judgement to deliver results;
  • Experience of working with a wide network of contacts demonstrating lobbying and influencing skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and customer focus skills;
  • Ability to grasp complex issues quickly and communicate them simply and effectively;
  • Ability to work in a team, covering colleagues as necessary;
  • Good organisational skills;
  • Adaptability under pressure;
  • Fluent written and spoken English;
  • Good IT skills, preferably experience of Outlook, Word and PowerPoint;
  • The job holder will occasionally be required to work extended hours during peak periods.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Previous experience of Resource/Programme Management experience (very desirable);
  • Previous experience/knowledge of NATO and/or UK Government institutions and procedures;
  • Good written and spoken French, is desirable but not mandatory.

Required competencies:

Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Engaging Internationally, Demonstrating Resilience

Application deadline: 26 March 2019
Grade: C4 (L)
Type of Position: Full-time, Temporary
Working hours per week: 36.25
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Country/Territory: Belgium
Location (City): UK Joint Delegation to NATO, Brussels
Type of Post: UK Delegation
Number of vacancies: 1
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 4,984.46
Start Date: 12 April 2019

Other benefits and conditions of employment:

This is a full-time contract for 5 working days (36.25 hours net) per week. This position will be filled on a "replacement contract" to cover a Maternity Leave. It is anticipated that the staff member will return in February 2020. This is only a guide and any possible earlier return or extension to this date would be discussed with the successful candidate.

The monthly gross salary for this position is €4,984.46 C4(L) level (The British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium salaries are not subject to annual indexation).

Further terms and conditions will be sent to candidates that are invited to interview.

Please note that Belgian nationals will be paid their salary gross and are expected to comply with their tax obligations through completion of a tax return to the Belgian authorities. Non-Belgian nationals will receive their salary net, minus the deduction of an equivalent level of Belgian tax retained at source. Further information on this will be given to candidates during the recruitment process.

The successful candidates will be subject to professional background checks and security clearance.

Staff recruited locally by the British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Belgian employment law.

Visa/passport requirements: Must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Belgium and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.

Additional information:

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered. Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

Please be advised that the British Diplomatic Missions will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.

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