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Analyst (Energy/Natural Resources)

NATO - SHAPE Belgium

Mons, Belgium

POST CONTEXT

The Civil-Military Analysis (CMA) Branch provides a research and analysis capability within specific regional and thematic domains contributing to SHAPE efforts to enable SACEUR to provide timely and informed advice to the NAC and Direction and Guidance to subordinate commanders. In coordination with military and other civilian experts, CMA provides multidimensional contextualised understanding of the political framework, the social characteristics and the socio-economic drivers of potential, emerging, and on-going crises and current operations, especially as they impact the Alliance’s interests. CMA bases its analysis on classified, open and privileged information sources within the NATO Command Structure, Academia, Think-Tanks and research departments of International Organisations (IOs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), maintaining relevant networks with them.

The Analyst (Energy/Natural Resources) leads one of the thematic dimensions of CMA’s research and analysis function and contributes to the Branch’s overall analysis production.

REPORTS TO

  • Principal Analyst, OSC OCC 0050;
  • Branch Head (CMA), OSC OCC 0010.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

The incumbent's duties are

  • Provide analysis, briefings, and reports on energy security matters as well as on relevant aspects of economic and environmental issues, based on SACEUR's priorities;
  • Provide analysis on the energy security aspects of emerging and on-going crises and conflicts, based on SACEUR's priorities;
  • Conduct collaborative analysis with other regional and thematic analysts;
  • Organise events, workshops and trainings on energy of relevance to SHAPE’s mission;
  • Compile, analyse and report on energy-related developments, policy considerations and strategies regarding energy security, based on SACEUR's priorities;
  • Provide support in the form of analysis, advice, briefing, and reports on energy security matters as well on aspects of economic and environmental policies of special relevance in the energy security area;
  • Support NATO operations and missions and maintain contacts with the relevant offices in NATO Headquarters, as required;
  • Establish and maintain contacts, as appropriate, with Academia, Think-Tanks and research departments of IOs, NGOs and private sector to support research and analysis;
  • As per Principal Analyst’s direction, lead or coordinate analytical teams in both thematic as well as regional configurations;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Legal authority is held: None

Budget authority is held: None

Decision authority is held: None

Supervisory duties: None

There are no first line reporting responsibilities.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

The incumbent may be required to undertake deployments in support of military operations and exercises, and/or TDY assignments, both within and without NATO boundaries. Such operational deployment may exceed 30 days duration up to 183 days in any period of 547 days, and may be on short notice. For NATO International Civilian Staff, acceptance of an employment contract linked to this post constitutes agreement to deploy in excess of 30 days if required.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Professional/Experience

  • 2 years of recent experience in governmental, non-governmental, international or industrial organisations related to the development, implementation and assessment of energy and natural resources policy in international context;
  • Strong understanding of the impact of energy and natural resources on national/international economic, security, military and social policies and geopolitics;
  • Regional expertise in at least one of the following regions: Southern Mediterranean Basin, Maghreb, Sub-Sahara, Horn of Africa, Commonwealth of Independent States, Caucasus, Balkans, Central Asia and Middle East;
  • 2 years of recent experience in a governmental, non-governmental, international or private sector organisation with a responsibility related to conflict analysis, primarily the political, economic and social dimensions;
  • Regional expertise in at least one of the following regions: Southern Mediterranean Basin, Maghreb, Sub-Sahara, Horn of Africa, Commonwealth of Independent States, Caucasus, Balkans, Central Asia and Middle East.

Education/Training

University Degree in economics, international relations or political science, with a focus on the economics of energy and natural resources, geo-economics or geopolitics of energy and natural resources, and 2 years function related experience, or a Higher Secondary education and completed advanced vocational training in that discipline leading to a professional qualification or professional accreditation with 4 years post-related experience.

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.

Standard Automatic Data Processing Knowledge

  • Word Processing: Working Knowledge;
  • Spreadsheet: Working Knowledge;
  • Graphics Presentation: Working Knowledge;
  • Database: Not required;
  • eMail Clients/Web Browsers: Working Knowledge;
  • Web Content Management: Not Required.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Professional/Experience

  • Previous relevant work experience in diplomatic services or international organizations;
  • Previous work experience in research and analysis, specifically on the political and economic implications of energy security developments;
  • SharePoint working knowledge.

Education/Training – N/A

Language

  • Knowledge of Arabic and/or Russian would be an asset.

CIVILIAN POSTS

Personal Attributes

  • Subject matter expert on energy politics and economics, geo-economics and geopolitics of energy and natural resources;
  • Motivated and flexible team player and effective communicator; able to convey complex problems simply;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different backgrounds and gender, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.

Managerial Responsibilities – N/A

Professional Contacts

  • Collaborates as required with subject matter experts and customers across SHAPE staff, ACO-subordinate commands and external counterparts to exchange relevant information in support of ACO’s mission.

Contribution to the Objectives

  • Lead of CMA research and analysis work on energy security issues. He/she delivers briefings to SHAPE staff as required, to enable SACEUR to provide timely and informed advice to the NAC and Direction and Guidance to subordinate commanders.

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