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Friday, January 22, 2010

NATO Job Classification

NATO Headquarters International Staff Brussels
Fields of Interest and Staff Categories
http://www.nato.int/structur/recruit/fields-interest-staff-cat.html

The International Staff of NATO offers employment opportunities in various fields, ranging from policy development, facilitation of dialogue and policy programme implementation to the provision of services and support for the smooth, effective operation of the Organization and to managing and allocating resources.

Jobs at the International Staff fall into NATO’s structure of categories and grades, as follows:

Category A: Managerial/professional posts
Category L: Linguistic positions
Category B: Administrative posts (clerks, senior clerks, IT staff)
Category B: Secretarial/assistant staff
Category C: Manual and technical posts (technicians, plumbers, electricians, handymen, drivers, firefighters, security guards

Category A: Managerial/professional posts
Category A is divided into seven grades designated A.7 to A.1; it covers posts ranging from deputy assistant secretary general to junior administrative assistant.

In addition to a university degree, A category jobs require several years professional experience relevant to the particular post, together with a good knowledge of the two official NATO languages (English and French).

As mentioned above on “How to apply”, candidates may only apply for a specific vacancy.

Category B: Administrative posts (clerks, senior clerks, IT staff)
Category B is divided into six grades designated B.6 to B.1. It covers the posts held by qualified technical, clerical and administrative staff. These posts require secondary education and in some cases additional qualifications. Professional experience of several years in similar functions is required. Candidates must have a good knowledge of one of the two official languages (English or French) together with a basic working knowledge of the other.
As mentioned above on “How to apply”, candidates may only apply for a specific vacancy.

More information on "Working for NATO": http://www.nato.int/structur/recruit/working-for-nato.html

5 comments:

  1. Hello, I want to work for an International administration, too. I have read your C.V. and it is very extensive, and you work for prestiogious organizations. I work for an Local Administration, and I have a question, is it highly valued work for institutions like governments than for other administrations or private companies?

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  2. The first and more difficult step is getting experience with international organizations. I guess you're spanish by your nickname so probably your best bet is the European Commission. A new competition should be published this year 2010 and even considering that it will probably be an Assistant competition (equivalent to B level) it's a good a way to get a foothold with international organizations...

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  3. Yes, I am spanish. My name is Rubén. I wrote in English because the blog is write in English. Thank you very much for your opinion. I wish you support this blog for a long time.

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  4. Thanks Rubén. I'll try my best. I intend also to post some articles with advice on first steps to get international experience. The most important quality is perseverance. This takes time, but if you're focused you'll get where you want to be (or someplace better...)

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  5. Thank you, for all the time invested into this site, so anyone can use it. It took me some time to find it. But now that I have, it is fountain of knowledge. I have worked in JFC Naples as OR-6 and learned a few things about NATO structure. It is hard to understand, but here you have it all at a glance. Incredible - I salute you.

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