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Career Opportunities

Allied Command Transformation (ACT) Civilian Employment Opportunities

Contact Information
E-mail: civilianpersonnel@act.nato.int
Phone:
Tel: +1 757 747 4183
Fax: +1 757 747 4022
Mailing Address:
7857 Blandy Road, Suite 100
Norfolk, Virginia 23551-2490 USA

The need to provide continuity and specialist skills not found in the military, coupled with the cost of training military personnel in skills found in commerce, underpin the requirement for international civilian staff as an integral part of NATO's military structure. At HQ SACT, NATO International Civilian Staff work along-side their military colleagues in functions which span the activities of the Headquarters in both operational and supporting roles. These include Operations Research & Analysis, Resource Management (HRM, Finance, Infrastructure), Communications & Information Technology and International Law.

The categories of NATO International Civilian staff employed at HQ SACT, range from NATO Grade (NG) 8 to NG 22 which can be defined as follows:

  • NG 15, 17, 20 & 22 have professional/management level responsibility and are typically employed in Operations Research & Analysis, Resource Management (HRM, Finance, Infrastructure), Communications & Information Technology and International Law.
     
  • NG 16, 18, 19 & 21 are specialist linguistic posts, such as Translator/Reviser positions.
     
  • NG 8, 10, 12 & 14 are typically technicians or assistants, such as Information Technology Assistants, Financial Assistants and Administrative Assistants.

How to Apply

Only applications submitted via the NATO Talent Acquisition Platform will be taken into consideration. Applications submitted by other means (e.g. mail, e-mail, fax, etc) are no longer accepted.

When completing the application form using NATO Talent Acquisition Platform, you will be able to add attachments. One of these attachments must be a copy of the qualification/certificate covering the highest level of education required by the job description. If this certificate is not in one of the official NATO languages, you should include a translation into English or French.

Please answer each question completely in English. Expressions such as: "please see attached CV, please see annex, please see enclosed document, etc" are not acceptable; this is a cause of immediate rejection of the application. Particular attention should be given to Education and Experience section of your application form.

The two official languages of NATO are English and French. The work at HQ SACT is mainly conducted in the English Language.

Nationals of the following Countries are eligible to apply:

Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, The Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Türkiye, United Kingdom, United States of America.


Applicants should follow this this link to the TALEO recruiting system and then identify the vacancy for the relevant post and follow the instructions given.
 

Post Title: Section Head (Best Practices & QA)/Mentor
Post Grade: NATO Grade 17
Post number: TSC FCPX 0200
Vacancy number: 220726
Post Location: HQ SACT, Norfolk, VA, USA
Closing Date/time: 09 October 2022 (23:59hrs Central European Summer Time; 17:59 Eastern Daylight Time)
 
Post Title: Analyst (Programme and Project Management)
Post Grade: NATO Grade 15
Post number: TSC FCPX 0120
Vacancy number: 220704
Post Location: HQ SACT, Norfolk, VA, USA
Closing Date/time: 09 October 2022 (23:59hrs Central European Summer Time; 17:59 Eastern Daylight Time)
 
Post Title: Section Head (Innovation Hub)
Post Grade: NATO Grade 17
Post number: TSC FEEX 0300
Vacancy number: 220719
Post Location: HQ SACT, Norfolk, VA, USA
Closing Date/time: 09 October 2022 (23:59hrs Central European Summer Time; 17:59 Eastern Daylight Time)
 
Post Title: Community Manager (Innovation Hub)
Post Grade: NATO Grade 15
Post number: TSC FEEX 0320
Vacancy number: 220720
Post Location: HQ SACT, Norfolk, VA, USA
Closing Date/time: 09 October 2022 (23:59hrs Central European Summer Time; 17:59 Eastern Daylight Time)
 
Post Title: Staff Officer (Financial Audit)
Post Grade: NATO Grade 15
Post number: TSC GSQX 0040
Vacancy number: 220715
Post Location: HQ SACT, Norfolk, VA, USA
Closing Date/time: 09 October 2022 (23:59hrs Central European Summer Time; 17:59 Eastern Daylight Time)
 
Post Title: Crypto SME
Post Grade: NATO Grade 17
Post number: TSC FCVX 0170
Vacancy number: 220694
Post Location: HQ SACT, Norfolk, VA, USA
Closing Date/time: 10 October 2022 (23:59hrs Central European Summer Time; 17:59 Eastern Daylight Time)

What do we offer?

Serving NATO International Civilian staff will be offered a contract in accordance with the NATO Civilian Personnel Regulations. Newly recruited staff will be offered an initial contract of three years with possibility of renewal. The mandatory retirement age for NATO is 65.

For more information concerning the terms and conditions of employment as a NATO civilian, please click here.


Internship Programme

The HQ SACT Internship Programme aims to provide a small number of current or recent students with the opportunity to 'intern' with HQ SACT in Norfolk, Virginia, HQ SACT, Staff Element Europe, Mons, Belgium or at the Joint Analysis Lessons Learned Centre (JALLC) in Monsanto, Lisbon, Portugal. Interns will benefit by gaining understanding of an International Organization, while substantiating their Curriculum Vitae.

The submissions of applications for the HQ SACT Internship Programme 2023 is now CLOSED.
Details of the 2024 Internship Programme will be available on this page in early January 2023.