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IA (Information Assurance) & CD (Cyber Defence) accreditation Officer

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Primary Location Belgium-Brussels
Organizational Element BICES
Schedule Full-time
Salary (Pay Basis) : 4,987.42Euro (EUR) Monthly
Grade A.2/A.3


Please note that due to the Agency’s transition into a new structure in the near future, this post may be subject to transfer to one of our other locations, as well as to a change of reporting lines. The final decision will be made at the time of a firm offer.

Do you have experience with security accreditation activities? Do you have experience Information Assurance? Do you have experience of performing security assessments of computer networks?

If the Answer is YES, this post is ideal for you.

The Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation Systems Group, BICES is currently seeking an IA (Information Assurance) & CD (Cyber Defence) accreditation Officer to work within their Information Assurance and Cyber Defence Division to take full responsibility for the coordination and support of all BICES security accreditation activities, including BICES Element accreditation and Interconnections accreditation with all the appropriate stakeholders especially the Nations and Organizations connected to BICES.

Role Responsibilities

The Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation Systems Group, BICES is a NATO body which provides NATO forces and other national allied military organizations with near-real-time, correlated, situation and order of battle (OB) information. This capability supports threat analysis, target recommendations and, indications and warning.

Your primary role as IA (Information Assurance) & CD (Cyber Defence) accreditation Officer will be to take full responsibility for the coordination and support of all BICES security accreditation activities, including BICES Element accreditation and Interconnections accreditation with all the appropriate stakeholders especially the Nations and Organizations connected to BICES; however Reporting to the Head Information Assurance & Cyber Defence (IA&CD) you will also be expected to carry out tasks in relation to:
Documentation of technical, physical and personnel security aspects;
Security assessments of computer network and application aspects;
Support of the development of security policy and supporting documentation;
Verification of installation aspects of network and host equipment and of the update of the Configuration Management Data base especially from a security and accreditation perspective
The conduct and support of vulnerability assessment activities;
Support of security inspection activities;
The conduct and support of project management activities;
Implementing system security technology;
Coordinate all BICES security accreditation activities;
Maintain the Security Accreditation status of BICES and its interconnected systems;
Maintain the BICES security accreditation documentation;
Support vulnerability assessment activities;
Support security inspection activities;
Support and provide information assurance training;
The support of any urgent matters.
To represent the BGX at meetings of national, NATO or other international bodies as required.
To represent the Information Assurance Office in official meetings.
To liaise with national, NATO or other international bodies and individuals as required.
Perform other duties as may be required.

You may be required to travel for business purposes to NATO, national (NATO and non-NATO) and some Operational facilities (Both Inside and Outside of NATO boundaries). As well as this frequent travel between the NCIA offices may also be required.

Person Specification

Qualifications Required

The Successful candidate will hold a university degree in a related technical subject, preferably equivalent to a master's degree and supplemented by relevant postgraduate qualifications in Information assurance, Cyber Security or other relevant area.

It is considered Highly desirable if you hold post graduate experience in computer engineering or information management systems, or equivalent combination of appropriate qualifications and experience.
Exceptionally, the lack of a university/college degree may be compensated by the demonstration of a candidate's particular abilities or experience that is/are of interest to NCI Agency

Experience Required

It is essential that the successful candidate holds, as a minimum, 3 years of post-related experience in Information Assurance activities; and within this have an understanding of:
NATO and/or national intelligence systems.
Communications and information systems project management techniques.
Communications and information systems design.

It is also essential that you are able to display:
Ability to understand, assess and solve complex technical issues.
Proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with good briefing skills.
Sound capacity to deal and negotiate with Nations
Knowledge of information management techniques.
Detailed knowledge of LAN and WAN communications, wíth the ability to define, design and implement communications infrastructures.
Detailed knowledge of router-based networks.
Detailed knowledge firewall and guarding technologies.
Detailed knowledge on vulnerability assessment techniques.

In addition to the above it would be considered highly desirable if you could display:
Knowledge of NATO security policy and supporting directives.
Experience working in a multinational environment.
A working knowledge of NATO organisations and procedures.
Awareness of best practices/lTlL methodology and its implementation.
Experience in the Cyber Defence field.
Knowledge of BICES environment.

Competencies Required
Interpersonal Savvy - Relates well to all kinds of people—up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Planning - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.
Priority Setting - Spends his/her time and the time of others on what's important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.
Decision Quality - Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.
Drive for Result - Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.


Most of the work of the NCI Agency is conducted in the English language, and therefore a thorough knowledge of English, both written and spoken, is essential and some knowledge of French is desirable.

What do we offer?
Excellent tax-free salary, including (where eligible) expatriation household and children's allowances and additional privileges for expatriate staff.
Education allowance for children (where appropriate) and an excellent private health insurance scheme;
Generous annual leave and home leave (if eligible).
Retirement Pension Plan

To learn more about NCI Agency and our work, please visit our website.

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