NATO offersyou more than a job. It gives you a mission : building peace and security forone billion people in Europe and North America.
The NATO Communications & InformationAgency is leading NATO’s Digital Endeavour. We are NATO’s technology and cyberleaders, helping NATO Nations to communicate and work together in smarter ways.
Our work is challenging and meaningful, and you will develop and apply yourexpertise as part of a dynamic international team of civilian and militaryprofessionals.
Come and be part of the most successful alliance in history.
We are lookingfor a talented Senior Scientist who will work on the study, design,development of communication architectures and networking concepts,interoperability of communication networks in variable coalition profiles atvarious levels, and validation of wireless systems and technologies relevant tomilitary scenarios.
You will also perform individual and team research. If youhave the relevant experience in the areas below and you enjoy working in amulticultural environment, this post is ideal for you!
This is aposition within the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA), anorganization of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
The NCIA hasbeen established with a view to meeting to the best advantage the collectiverequirements of some or all NATO nations in the fields of capability deliveryand service provision related to Consultation, Command & Control as well asCommunications, Information and Cyber Defense functions, thereby alsofacilitating the integration of Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance,Target Acquisition functions and their associated information exchange.
The IndependentVerification and Validation (IV&V) service line is responsible for theagency-wide governance of all verification and validation aspects across thefull service and capability life-
cycle; and, for the provision of IV&Vservices and facilities to support other service lines and programme offices inIV&V-
related activities such as quality and change management.
The IV&Vservice line supports other agency service lines with independent verification(executed on service line facilities or a common NCI Agency facility) andvalidation on IV&V facilities.
TheIndependent Verification and Validation, Quality Assurance section isresponsible for apply the Agency quality system to all directorates, projects,services, exercises and interoperability events.
Under the direction of the Branch Head, TVV Service Management, but largely on owninitiative, you will be responsible for :
When required executes duties of aService Delivery Manager.
Advises the TVV Managers on issuesrelated to facilities.
or aBachelor of Science (BSc) degree at a nationally recognised / certifiedUniversity in a related subject and 7 years post relatedexperience.
At least 5 years’ experience in various areas of Testing including some of thefollowing :
Ability to communicate effectively,orally and in writing with good briefing skills.
The following will be considered as an advantage :
Knowledge of NATO responsibilitiesand organization, including ACO and ACT.
A thorough knowledge of one of the two NATO languages, both written and spoken,is essential and some knowledge of the other is desirable.
NOTE : Most of thework of the NCI Agency is conducted in the English language.
Competencies or Personal Attributes
adapts interpersonal styleto suit different people or situations; shows an interest in new experiences.
consults others and shares information and expertise with them;builds team spirit and reconciles conflict; adapts to the team and fits inwell.
seeks progression to roles of increasedresponsibility and influence; identifies own development needs and makes use ofdevelopmental or training opportunities.
keeps emotions under control during difficult situations; handles criticismwell and learns from it; balances the demands of a work life and a personallife.
gathers comprehensive information to supportdecision making; encourages an organisational.
monitors and maintains quality and productivity; works in asystematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals.
Business travel to NATO and national (NATO and non-NATO) facilities as well asfrequent travel between the NCIA offices; you be required to undertakeduty travel to operational theatres inside and outside NATO boundaries.
NCI Agency normally offers contractsof employment of a definite duration, not exceeding three years. Contracts maybe for less than three years as required to support short-
term projects, meetuncertainty with respect to the business outlook, staff performance and otherfactors.
Definite duration contracts may beextended for further periods. When extending contracts, the following is takeninto consideration :
Serving civilian members of NATOwill be offered a contract in accordance with the NATO Civilian PersonnelRegulations.
The first six months of definiteduration contracts are a probationary period. During this period the staffmember's work is assessed to ensure that he / she has the ability to carry outthe duties of the post.
At or before the end of the probationary period, thestaff member will be notified in writing that the appointment is confirmed orterminated or, in exceptional cases, that the probationary period is extended.
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