The Political Affairs and Security Policy (PASP) Division leads on the political aspects of NATO’s core tasks and is the International Staff’s (IS) political hub for partnerships.
The incumbent will act within the overall competence of PASP and in accordance with PASP Standard Operating Procedures.
Within PASP, the Global Partnerships Section’s responsibility includes NATO’s partnership with Australia, Colombia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mongolia, New Zealand, and Pakistan. NATO’s contact countries include Brazil, Ghana, India, Singapore, and other countries around the world that seek to engage with NATO on an ad hoc basis. The Section is also responsible for the development and the implementation of political guidance related to NATO’s relations with China.
The incumbent will act within the overall competence of PASP and in accordance with PASP standard operating procedures.
The incumbent reports to the Head of the Global Partnerships Section and will have a leading role on NATO’s policy towards Indo-Pacific Countries China and/or NATO’s relations with its Global Partners and outreach to its contact countries. The incumbent will act as a back-up officer on one or more of the countries in the Global Partnerships Section. S/he will engage with country representatives, NATO civilian and military staff, as well as representatives of other International Organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
2. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
The incumbent must:
The following would be considered an advantage:
! As part of this application, you are kindly requested to attach one MS Word document summarising your views on the following question; “NATO is and will remain a Euro-Atlantic security organisation. Nonetheless, it has over the past two decades developed substantial partnerships with countries in the Indo-Pacific region as well as a regular dialogue with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). What are the key benefits for NATO in developing these partnerships and dialogue, as well as the key challenges for NATO in doing so? What are the most important areas NATO should seek to cooperate with its Indo-Pacific partners and the PRC in the coming years? Please base your essay on your own experience in developing partnerships and dialogues.” Please limit yourself to maximum one A4 page (500 words) to answer the question.
3. MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES
Monitor, analyse, and report on developments in and around China and/or the Indo-Pacific region and the implications for NATO. Advise the NATO leadership on the development of NATO’s policy toward China and the Indo-Pacific region, as well as its implementation, including by supporting the work of the North Atlantic Council and other relevant NATO committees. Play a leading role in the development and implementation of NATO’s policies related to other global partners and contact countries.
Provide political oversight and drive forward the implementation of NATO’s relations with China and/or the Indo-Pacific partners. Identify potential new opportunities for cooperation and risks, and suggest possible solutions.
Coordinate aspects of NATO-China and/or NATO-Indo Pacific relations with counterparts throughout the NATO HQ and the NATO Command Structure. Work closely with Allies, partners countries, international organisations, and other stakeholders (academia, civil society, NGOs), maintaining regular relations and exchanging views. Develop a network of key stakeholders.
Prepare, write, coordinate, and edit documents, memoranda, checklists, answers to the press, speaking notes and background materials. Monitor and analyse domestic and foreign policy trends in China, the Indo-Pacific region or on any country under the team’s portfolio. Act as back-up officer to other members of the team, providing supportas needed, on other countries in the Global Partnerships Section area of responsibility.
Representation of the Organisation
Represent the Global Partnerships Section at relevant meetings and visits, as required. Give presentations to visitors, contribute to briefings to various internal and external audiences, and represent the Alliance at conferences, workshops, and seminars. Perform any other related duty as assigned.
Monitor political developments in the Indo-Pacific countries and in other countries across the globe or contact countries, keeping abreast of regional developments and relevant discussions in international organisations or settings, as well as within NATO. Share knowledge on these within the Section, the Division, as well as relevant stakeholders within the Organization.
The incumbent reports to the Head, Global Partnerships Section. S/he functions as a part of a team by working closely with and supporting other members of the Global Partnerships Section. S/he works in close coordination with other sections in PASP. S/he works with other Divisions in the International Staff, the NATO Military Authorities, with national delegations, NATO agencies and Centres of Excellence. S/he will maintain regular contact with Allied and partner/contact countries’ delegations.
Direct reports: N/a
Indirect reports: N/a
The incumbent must demonstrate:
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.
7. USEFUL INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION AND 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:
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Appointment will be subject to receipt of a security clearance (provided by the national Authorities of the selected candidate), approval of the candidate’s medical file by the NATO Medical Adviser, verification of your study(ies) and work experience, and the successful completion of the accreditation and notification process by the relevant authorities.
NATO will not accept any phase of the recruitment and selection prepared, in whole or in part, by means of generative artificial-intelligence (AI) tools, including and without limitation to chatbots, such as Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer (Chat GPT), or other language generating tools. NATO reserves the right to screen applications to identify the use of such tools. All applications prepared, in whole or in part, by means of such generative or creative AI applications may be rejected without further consideration at NATO’s sole discretion, and NATO reserves the right to take further steps in such cases as appropriate.
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