NATO's Strategic Warfare Development Command

Allied Command Transformation (ACT) Civilian Employment Opportunities

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 Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, 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 (Human Resources Management, Finance, Infrastructure), Communications & Information Technology and International Law.

The categories of NATO International Civilian staff employed at the Command, 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 (Human Resources Management, 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.

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, Finland, 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.

Joint Force Command Norfolk is also recruiting, details of their vacancies can be found here.

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

Post Title: Branch Head (Innovation)
Post Grade: NATO Grade 22
Post number: TSC FEEX 0010
Vacancy number: 231354
Post Location: Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ SACT), Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Closing Date/time: 18 December 2023 (23:59hrs Central European Time)

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.

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 2024 is now CLOSED.
Details of the 2025 Internship Programme will be posted here in early 2024.

Contact Information

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: Tel: +1 757 747 4183

Fax: +1 757 747 4022

Mailing Address: 7857 Blandy Road, Suite 100, Norfolk, Virginia 23551-2490 USA