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Cultural Analyst
Vacancy Number: 170694
GENERAL BACKGROUND

LANDCOM provides expertise in support of Alliance land forces readiness, interoperability, competency and standardization, including their evaluation and certification; delivers a planning capability in support of Higher HQs and the NATO Force Structure (NFS); when directed by SACEUR, provides the core of the HQ responsible for the conduct of land operations and the synchronization of land forces Command and Control in accordance with the Allied Level of Ambition.

POST SUMMARY

The G2 Division is the Headquarters’ primary staff element which is responsible for the intelligence operations of the Headquarters and subordinate formations. The G2 is ultimately responsible for the functioning of the intelligence process and the provision of Intelligence, Counterintelligence and Security support to the Commander. The Knowledge Development and Analysis Branch is the G2 Division element which is responsible for the five parts of the NATO Intelligence Cycle’s Processing step where the information which has been collected in response to the direction of the commander is converted into intelligence. This Branch evaluates all elements of the comprehensive operational environment and uses specialized analysts whenever available. The Operational Environment Expertise Section supports the Commander’s decision making process and contributes to the major supporting processes of planning, synchronisation and assessment as directed by the G2. The incumbent is the principal advisor to the Knowledge Development and Analysis Branch Head, the G2 and to the Land Commander on the fusion of Cultural Analysis into the Current Operational Environment assessment and plans.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

The incumbent's duties are:

Provides the command with scientific advice and an objective, scientifically based problem solving capability.

Conducts analytical studies to support command decision making in cultural impact areas such as joint combat, logistics, political military affairs, war gaming, and simulation.

Develops or oversees the development of analytical tools to meet the HQ’s needs.

Provides Cultural Analyst support to the Operational Planning Process.

Provides Cultural Analyst support to the Assessment Process.

Interacts on a regular basis with counterparts to determine how Cultural Analysis can support their work.

Expands Priority Intelligence Requirements and Intelligence Requirements into Specific Intelligence Requirements (SIR) and Essential Elements of Information (EEI) within the functional area.

Updates the IR/SIR/EEI as questions are answered by the output of the intelligence plan.

As PIR and IR help provide the Commander with an understanding of the entire Operational Environment, ensures that the Headquarters’ Collection Plan includes questions concerning potential adversaries, cultural considerations and perspective. The intent is to assist the entire staff in preparing the Commander for making the most informed decisions.

Coordinates with associated HQs as necessary to ensure intelligence requirements are met.

Supports doctrine and procedures development and provides subject matter expertise within the functional area.

Maintains awareness of current activities and developments across the full spectrum of HQ’s roles, missions, and staff areas to identify possible needs for Cultural Analysis support.

Maintains leading-edge professional knowledge in the field of Cultural research, and in particular its application to military operations.

Leads in training Cultural Analysis within the HQ’s and provides support to that training for the Land components of the NATO Force Structure.

Interacts on a regular basis with high ranking civilian officials both within the NATO scientific community and areas of probable conflict.

Supports NATO Corps Readiness Evaluation (CREVAL) to certify the NFS Corps within his functional area.

Supports exercises (FTX, CPX, CAX)

Contributes to the Lessons Learned process.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND ADDITIONAL DUTIES

The employee may be required to perform a similar range of duties elsewhere within the organisation at the same grade without there being any change to the contract.

Supports all boards, working groups, and committee’s as applicable or designated by the HQ.

The incumbent is required to undertake operational deployments and/or TDY assignments both within and without NATO's boundaries up to 30 days.

The incumbent is required to undertake operation deployments and/or TDY assignments both within and without NATO's boundaries up to 180 days.

The work is normally performed in a typical Office environment. Normal Working Conditions apply. The risk of injury is categorised as: No Risk

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

a. Professional/Experience

The study of abstract deductive systems. It includes algebra, arithmetic, geometry, real and complex analysis and applied mathematics. (specialisation: Operations research)Has defined authority and responsibility for all aspects of a significant work area, including functional, financial and quality aspects. Establishes organisational objectives, delegates assignments and is accountable for actions taken by self and subordinates. Influences policy formation on contribution of specialisation to operational or transformational objectives. Executes leadership and influences and persuades subordinates, peers and external organisations, HQs and agencies. Decisions impact the functional area of the enterprise, achievement of organisational objectives and financial performance. Work involves creative application of specialist and/or management principles. Develops high level relationships with external organisations, HQs and agencies. Influences internally and externally at senior management level. Executes highly complex work activities covering, technical, financial and quality aspects and contributing to formulation of the strategy and policies of the functional area. Able to absorb complex technical information and communicate effectively at all levels to both specialist and non-specialist audiences. Responsible to assess and evaluate risks and to understand the implications of new concepts, technologies and trends. Has a broad understanding of the enterprise and deep understanding of the functional areas. Responsible to keep skills within the assigned functional area up to date and to maintain awareness of developments in the wider area of enterprise activities.

A minimum of 8 years relevant international experience, where a broad cultural background would be obtained. Masters degree level completion of any cultural discipline demonstrating the capability to learn the attributes and impacts of a culture and then relay them into a planning or knowledge development process.

Activities that conduct defence and strategic operation planning including Force Activation, within the CIMIC area. Includes co-ordination of planning with external HQ and agencies. Provides the CIMIC input to exercise planning. Consults and co-operates with non-NATO HQ and IOs /NGOs. Co-ordinates the requirements for CIMIC directives and guidance. Provides feedback and inputs to the development of CIMIC policy and guidance and develop concepts or inputs to concept development within the CIMIC (including Emergency Planning) functional area. Includes all activities in analysis and assessment of the political, social, economic, cultural, environmental and humanitarian aspects of an operational environment. The main function in peace time will be the preparation of the pre-operational phase of mission the planning of the Contingency Operation Plans (COP), participation in CIMIC conceptual development and participation in education, training and exercises to ensure allied commanders and staffs know what their capability is and how to employ it. Staff officer should have some regional background and possess knowledge of region’s culture, history, politics, economics and religions of an area where NATO military forces are to be employed. CIMIC staff are not necessarily from specialist backgrounds/skills, but must have broad military experience and be capable of explaining military requirements to civilian organisations and vice versa.  Require trained and experienced operational staff officers who also understand the workings of International Organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).Has defined authority and responsibility for all aspects of a significant work area, including functional, financial and quality aspects. Establishes organisational objectives, delegates assignments and is accountable for actions taken by self and subordinates. Influences policy formation on contribution of specialisation to operational or transformational objectives. Executes leadership and influences and persuades subordinates, peers and external organisations, HQs and agencies. Decisions impact the functional area of the enterprise, achievement of organisational objectives and financial performance. Work involves creative application of specialist and/or management principles. Develops high level relationships with external organisations, HQs and agencies. Influences internally and externally at senior management level. Executes highly complex work activities covering, technical, financial and quality aspects and contributing to formulation of the strategy and policies of the functional area. Able to absorb complex technical information and communicate effectively at all levels to both specialist and non-specialist audiences. Responsible to assess and evaluate risks and to understand the implications of new concepts, technologies and trends. Has a broad understanding of the enterprise and deep understanding of the functional areas. Responsible to keep skills within the assigned functional area up to date and to maintain awareness of developments in the wider area of enterprise activities.

b. Education/Training

Masters Degree or equivalent in operations research, statistics or similar numerate discipline, computer science, mathematics or related discipline and 2 years function related experience

Course: JPL-OP-3555 - NATO Comprehensive Operations Planning Course

Course: ETE-EV-3801 - ACO Combat Readiness Evaluation (CREVAL) Course for Land Forces

c. Language

English - SLP 3333 - (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing)

NOTE: The work both oral and written in this post and in this Headquarters as a whole is conducted mainly in English.

d. NATO Occupational Codes

461G - Operations research

M9B - CIMIC/Civil Military Cooperation Planning

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

a. Professional/Experience

Specialisations: A broad international cultural background.

Specific Experience: Experience in an international organization, national organization with an international focus or experience in the diplomatic corps.

Extensive experience in supporting national and/or NATO military HQs, to include during operations.

b. Education/Training

NATO Required Courses:

NATO BISCT (Optional)

NATO AIST (Optional)

Course: INT-AS-2522 - NATO Intelligence Course

Course: CMI-CM-3057 - NATO CIVIL MILTIARY COOPERATION (CIMIC) STAFF COURSE (NU)

Course: STC-IO-3796 - NATO Senior Officer Information Operations Course

Course: ETE-ET-1032 - NATO STAFF OFFICER ORIENTATION COURSE (NU)

Course: OPS-LA-4017 - NATO CONVENTIONAL TARGETING COURSE (NS)

c. Language

Additional Essential Language Proficiency Russian SLP 3.2.3.2.

ATTRIBUTES/COMPETENCIES

Mature individual, able to work with and through the inherent NATO military structure.

Good inter-personal and professional interaction skills are equally important with education, given the need to operate daily within the full spectrum of the HQ community. Much of the output depends upon the ability to work with the staff to acquire and understanding of problems and situations and develop creative solutions for the staff for implementation. Must understand the staff, its function, and the nature of military operations being conducted. Furthermore, needs to be an effective communicator of results, confident in dealing with very senior officers. Able to brief succinctly and write effectively. Needs to understand the modern concept of full spectrum military operations, from peace support to major combat operations. Must have a sound academic / scientific background to proactively come up with creative solutions and identify areas of concern before they become vexing problems. Works well under pressure and can cope effectively in a demanding multinational, operational military headquarters. Is poised, tactful, cheerful, and highly adaptable.

Liaises with external organizations with in relation to cultural expertise.

Interacts with cultural specialists and the academic community who might provide reach-back of every variety and with whom he serves as a translator for military intent and local cultural expertise.

Deals with key individuals capable of bringing the requisite specific cultural considerations and knowledge into the operational and planning processes, as he will need to interact with them in order to assess the diversity of cultural perspective in targeted operational environments.

Interacts with NATO and National cultural specialists and organizations, as well as cultural professionals in the JFCs and NFS, in order to facilitate the development and understanding of coherent training, analytical, and planning products at the joint and strategic level are fused and communicated to those in the operational and tactical domains.

Ensures the intricacies and subtleties of cultural problem sets are incorporated into Operational Planning processes and as part of the Knowledge Development necessary to create the understanding by the Commander to make informed decisions.

Successful accomplishment of these tasks will greatly contribute to the Commander’s understanding and awareness and contribute to his ability to exercise informed, effective C2.

This post reports to: OLC IAX 0010 - Branch Head (KD & Assessment)

Dependent on requirements, may be required to direct and supervise the work priorities of one or more HQ multifunctional project groups There are no first line reporting responsibilities

 

General Qualifications
Dear Candidate,
Please note that Staff members are appointed to and hold posts on the establishment of a NATO body only on condition that:
(a) They are nationals of a NATO member country;
(b) They are over 21 and under 60 years of age at the time of taking up their appointments: notwithstanding this provision, in exceptional circumstances;
          (1) Candidates may be appointed to junior posts in the B and C categories under the age of 21;
          (2) Appointments of definite duration 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;
(c) They have completed any initial term of compulsory military service required of them under the provisions of their national legislation;
(d) They fulfill the physical standards demanded by the exercise of their functions and they are recognized as being free from or definitely cured of any disease which might constitute a risk to others:
(e) They have an adequate knowledge of at least one of the two official languages (English and French);
(f) They are not closely related to a member of the staff (although the Head of the NATO body may authorize a departure from this rule on the understanding that neither of the persons concerned shall be placed under the direct authority of the other);
(g) The NATO body has received a security clearance certificate from the government of the country or countries of which the candidate is a national.

How to Apply
If you deem yourself qualified for the position please search for the above job opportunity here.
Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.
Please note that inquiries over the phone or e mail will not be answered.
We thank you for the interest in joining NATO Headquarters Allied Land Command.

 

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