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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Information Management Officer, A.2. NATO HQ, Brussels. Open until 29 April 2016

NOTIFICATION OF AN “A” GRADE VACANCY
NATO INTERNATIONAL STAFF
OPEN TO NATIONALS OF NATO MEMBER STATES ONLY
LOCATION: NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium
DIVISION EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT
INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
ARCHIVES AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
TITLE Information Management Officer
GRADE A.2
SECURITY CLEARANCE: CTS
VACANCY N°: 160147 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Please note that the competition for this post is provisionally scheduled as follows: - Pre-selection testing online on 1st June; - Final selection on 27 and 28 July 2016, in Brussels.

1. SUMMARY
The Archives and Information Management (AIM) Service ensures the accessibility, availability and integrity of all official information produced by and for the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and its Committees within the framework provided by the NATO Information Management (IM) Policy and NATO Security Policy. It provides NATO-wide IM and research support on matters pertaining to the activities of the NAC and its Committees, ensures the preservation of NATO information of historical value on behalf of the NATO Nations, provides training, support and guidance to NATO Nations, partners and entities on the implementation and execution of NATO policies pertaining to information and takes the lead on requirements development for all IM-related technology projects at NATO Headquarters. In addition, AIM is responsible for processing, disseminating, storing, organising and archiving the documentation produced by the NATO Committee structure and by the Departments of the NATO HQ International Staff (IS), taking into account the requirements of NATO Security Policy, NATO IM Policy, and applicable NATO HQ procedures. Under the direction and guidance of the Head, AIM, the Information Management Officer contributes to the development of policy and standards based on international best practices and develops innovative forms of service and new ways in which services can be provided to customers and stakeholders. The Information Management Officer is also - 2 - responsible for developing and executing awareness programmes and training on information management topics and tools in coordination with the Head, AIM and the NATO Information Management Advisory Group.

2. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE ESSENTIAL
The incumbent must:  have a university degree with specialisation in archival, library or information science;  have at least five years of progressively responsible experience in information management functions, especially in the analysis of information flows;  have experience in evaluating and implementing systems and procedures for archives and document/records management;  have experience in implementing a change agenda, with involvement in change management processes within an Organisation;  have records management experience in all aspects of the life-cycle management of records;  have experience with Information Communication Technology (ICT) systems and their application to recordkeeping and archives management, in particular, experience working with Electronic Records and Document Management System (ERDMS) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM);  possess the following minimum levels of NATO’s official languages (English/French): V (“Advanced”) in one; II (“Elementary”) in the other. DESIRABLE The following would be considered an advantage:  international experience, particularly in International Organisations.

3. MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES
Project Management Lead and participate in project management for information management projects, contributing to feasibility studies, systems analysis, design, development and implementation of systems.

Stakeholder Management Develop innovative forms of service and new ways in which services can be provided to customers and stakeholders.

Information Management Analyse information flows and formulate functional needs for information management systems and procedures throughout NATO Headquarters (HQ).  -

Expertise Development Promote and ensure the adherence to NATO standards, and assist in the development of new standards in the field of information management. Remain current and implement international best practices and standards in the field of information management.

Knowledge Management Assist the Head, AIM in developing and promulgating information management policy, standards and procedures based on international best practices.

Perform any other related duty as assigned.

4. INTERRELATIONSHIPS
The incumbent will report to the Head of Archives and Information Management. He/she will also work in close collaboration with the staff of the International Staff (IS) Archives and Information Management Service, the International Military Staff (IMS) Registry, Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Staff of the two Strategic Commands (BiSC) and the ICT Staff of NATO HQ. Direct reports: N/a Indirect reports: N/a

5. COMPETENCIES
The incumbent must demonstrate:  Analytical Thinking  Achievement  Clarity and Accuracy  Conceptual Thinking  Customer Service Orientation  Empathy  Impact and Influence  Initiative  Teamwork

 6. CONTRACT
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 3-year period. 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 Regulations.

7. HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must be submitted using one of the following links, 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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Due to the broad interest in NATO and the large number of potential candidates, telephone or e-mail enquiries cannot be dealt with. 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. 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. Please note that we can only accept applications from nationals of NATO member countries. NATO as an 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. Please note that the International Staff at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium is a non-smoking environment.

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