Primary Location: France-Paris
NATO Body: Collaboration Support Office (CSO)
Salary (Pay Basis): 7,931.00
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION
COLLABORATION SUPPORT OFFICE
NOTIFICATION OF AN “A” GRADE VACANCY
OPEN TO NATIONALS OF NATO MEMBER STATES ONLY
Post Title: Branch Head, Personnel, Administration and Logistics
Subject to the North Atlantic Council approval, this position stems from the positon of Branch Head, Human Resources and Facilities Management (grade A3/G17). It will be placed under the authority of the CSO Chief of Staff on the revised Peacetime Establishment (PE) of the STO-CSO in development. Approval of the revised PE is expected in the Spring of 2021.
Grade: NATO Grade A-3 / G17
Duty location: Paris (Neuilly-sur-Seine), France
Duty start: 1 November 2021
Closing Date: 9 April 2021
Vacancy ref.: 210191
The interview of shortlisted candidates is provisionally scheduled to be held via Video Tele-Conference on 5 or 6 May 2021.
POST CONTEXT AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The STO Collaboration Support Office (CSO) is one of the three executive bodies of the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO); it is governed by the provisions of the STO Charter ([...] mission of the STO, a subsidiary body to the North Atlantic Council, is to help position the Nations’ and NATO’s S&T investments as a strategic enabler of the knowledge and technology advantage for the defence and security posture of NATO Nations and Partner Nations.
The mission of the CSO falls within the framework of the STO collaborative business model where the CSO provides executive and administrative support to the S&T activities conducted through the STO Scientific and Technical Committees and their respective working groups, composed of Nations’ and NATO subject matter experts.
The Branch Head, Personnel, Administration and Logistics (PAL), supervises the PAL Branch which includes the sections of Personnel and Administration, Facilities Management (FM), and Security. Facilities Management comprises general services, postal services, conference and reprographic services; Security covers the physical protection of personnel, of the premises, and of the equipment required for the operations of the CSO.
The Branch Head, Personnel, Administration and Logistics (PAL), is the advisor to the senior leadership on Manpower and Personnel issues, and on other matters in his/her domain of responsibilities. The incumbent bears responsibility for the planning and execution of the budgets allocated to the Branch.
The Branch Head PAL reports to the Chief of Staff, CSO. He/she supervises 6 Staff in the PAL Branch, the Principal Assistant (PAL), the Section Head Facilities Management (FM), the Chief Security, the Chief Security Guard, the Assistant (PAL) and the Assistant (FM).
Functions associated with the management of the Peacetime Establishment (PE) include interactions with the office of the NATO Chief Scientist (PE Authority), and with the PEA on some specific HR or Manpower issues.
The following would be considered an advantage:
The incumbent must demonstrate:
SECURITY CLEARANCE LEVEL
The applicant must be eligible for a NATO Secret security clearance.
The CSO operates in an international, dynamic, multi-cultural environment. The functions require occasional business travels to NATO and involve irregular office hours. The CSO is a non-smoking office environment.
EMPLOYMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The position is at level A-3 on the ABCL NATO grades scale, it will read grade 17 on the revised salary scale to be implemented further to the instructions of the North Atlantic Council (NAC). The starting basic monthly salary will be Euro 7.931 (2021 salary value, subject to future adjustments in accordance with NAC decisions), exempt from income tax. Specific allowances may apply, depending on personal circumstances of the incumbent.
NATO International Civilian employees benefit 30 days of annual leave, life and medical insurance, and a retirement pension plan; expatriated Staff also benefits an expatriation allowance, educational allowance for dependent children and biennial home leave.
In accordance with the NATO Civilian Personnel Regulations, the successful candidate will be offered a definite duration contract of three years, which may, on conditions, be followed by another 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; 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 in force at the date of the contract.
The appointment is subject to the receipt by the CSO of a security clearance (provided by the national Authorities of the incumbent) and to the delivery of a certificate of medical fitness by the CSO Medical Advisor.
Only nationals of the 30 NATO member countries can apply for this position.
Applications must be submitted as follows, as applicable:
Notes: NATO as 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. According to the NATO Civilian Personnel Regulations, Staff members are appointed on the condition that they are over 21 and under 60 years of age at the time of taking up their appointment. However, appointment may be offered to candidates of 60 years of age or more provided that the expiry date of the contract is not later than the date at which the candidate attains the age of 65.