NATO International Staff (NATO IS)
Salary (Pay Basis)
: 6,746.10Euro (EUR) Monthly
The Information Manager is responsible for ensuring that appropriate direction, coordination, processes and tools are in place to efficiently manage and support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of the content hosted in BICES and/or the interconnected domains and networks.
He/she is also responsible for supervising the Portal Specialist activities, providing guidance for the maintenance and update of the web sites structure and the content.
He/she leads the BICES Group Executive (BGX) Information Management (IM) team and works alongside the Information Architect to provide the required Information layer input to the BICES Enterprise Architecture with regards to Information flow, data sources/types and applications issues.
2. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POST
* Under coordination and oversight by AD ISS (as the BGX Information Manager Senior Official), the incumbent is responsible to:
* Coordinate, oversee and monitor the implementation of the BICES Information Management Policy (BIMP) and other IM-related BICES documents.
* Support the definition of NATO and Nations Intelligence Architecture, in particular the Information Architecture layer within the BICES Enterprise Architecture.
* Define and support, with the ISS Information Architect, the flow of Information and Intelligence required in support of NATO and Multi-National Operations.
* Monitor the flow of information within BICES and amongst BICES interconnected networks and domains and ensure the data is handled effectively, efficiently and securely.
* Assure the correct implementation of the releasing rules and security caveats in the different release systems.
* Monitor the evolution of BICES content and flow of content through the provision of statistics, trend analysis and predictive models, as required.
* Act as the main Point of Contact (POC) and assist with the identification, development and refinement of user requirements for all IM-related requirements in the BICES Requirements Management Process (BRMP).
* Act as the BGX user representative to the Metadata Group of Experts (MGEX) and the NATO Information Management Authority (NIMA) (on behalf AD ISS, as required).
* Maintain the Metadata Schema to assure it meets user requirements. Propose addition, deletion and modification of values according to user needs and fusion and integration of all sources of information into BICES content.
* Represent the BGX, when required, to NATO and National IM forums.
* Act as the main POC for all IM-related incidents.
* Act as the main POC, on behalf of AD ISS, for the BICES IM Governance Structure. Coordinate IM-related activities with the designated national Information Managers.
* Support or lead programmes and projects of the BICES Plan of Work (POW) as directed, in particular in the areas of Intelligence Exchange, Collaboration and Intelligence Support.
* Assist in the development of appropriate documentation, in particular IM-related documents and user-related guidance and reference material.
* Establish an IM Training programme and provide IM Training, both internally in BGX and to the designated national BICES Information Managers.
* Support Service Operations in order to ensure content availability for Intelligence and Information Exchange Services.
* Support Enterprise Risk and Opportunity Management (EROM) and Research, Trends and Innovation (RTI) IM-related activities, as required
* Perform any other related duties as assigned.
3. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
* A University Degree in a related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience in Information Management.
* Comprehensive knowledge of IM principles, techniques and technology.
* Experience in intelligence operations, specifically with different data sources/types and different applications.
* Proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with good briefing skills.
* Knowledge of IM-related computer technology, data communications and Web-based technology.
* Experience working in a multinational environment.
* Extensive knowledge of NATO and/or BICES Information Management policies, procedures and related activities.
* Extensive knowledge of NATO and/or BICES Metadata Standards.
* Experience in the specification, design and implementation of NATO and/or national strategic and/or tactical intelligence systems.
* Experience in intelligence collection techniques and sensor operation, and intelligence processing and dissemination.
* Awareness of systems and information security issues.
* A working knowledge of NATO organisations and procedures.
* Experience working within and managing a team.
* Project Management certification and experience.
* Knowledge of JISR processes and systems.
4. PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
Personal qualities of tact, judgement and adaptability. A sense of diplomacy and propriety in order to work harmoniously with colleagues, both military and civilian, from nations and from NATO, as well as with staff from private scientific/industrial organisations.
5. PROFESSIONAL CONTACTS
Promote and maintain professional relations with appropriate officials, both military and civilian, within nations and NATO as required.
* Lead the BGX IM team composed of the Information Manager, the Information Architect and the Portal Specialist, on behalf of the AD ISS.
* Functionally support, with the other IM team members, Enterprise Architecture activities.
* Supervise all BGX personnel working in IM-related projects.
* Provide guidance in the IM arena as necessary to the appropriate personnel of the BICES community (e.g. designated national Information Managers)
7. WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Normal office environment.
8. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
Some travel is required, including at NATO operational theatres.
9. LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Must be fluent orally and in writing in one of the official languages of the Organization; a working knowledge of the other is desirable (e.g. English SLP 4443 - Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
The work, both oral and written in this post and in this organisation as a whole, is mainly conducted in English.
The successful applicant will be offered a 3-year definite duration contract, which may be renewed for a further period of up to 5 years. The incumbent may also 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 5 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 eight years.
Serving staff will be offered a contract in accordance with the NATO Civilian Personnel Regulations.
11. 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:
* For NATO civilian staff members only: please apply via the internal recruitment portal (for more information, please contact your local Civilian HR Manager);
* For all other applications: www.nato.int/recruitment
Please note that at the time of the interviews, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of their education and professional experience as relevant for this vacancy.
Appointment will be subject to receipt of a security clearance (provided by the national Authorities of the selected candidate) and approval of the candidate's medical file by the NATO Medical Adviser.
More information about the recruitment process and conditions of employment, can be found at our website (http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/recruit-hq-e.htm).
Please note that some conditions of employment at the BGX could eventually be different from those in the NATO international Staff.
12. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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.
Building Integrity is a key element of NATO's core tasks. As an employer, NATO values commitment to the principles of integrity, transparency and accountability in accordance with international norms and practices established for the defence and related security sector. Selected candidates are expected to be role models of integrity, and to promote good governance through ongoing efforts in their work.
Due to the broad interest in NATO and the large number of potential candidates, telephone or e-mail enquiries cannot be dealt with.
Applicants who are not successful in this competition may be offered an appointment to another post of a similar nature, albeit at the same or a lower grade, provided they meet the necessary requirements.
The nature of this position may require the staff member at times to be called upon to travel for work and/or to work outside normal office hours.