Application Deadline: 29-May-2023
The Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence and Security (ASG-I&S) leads the Joint Intelligence and Security Division (JISD). Within the NATO International Staff (IS), the ASG is responsible for the effective provision of intelligence and security at NATO Headquarters, in close interaction with the Strategic Commands. The ASG-I&S exercises authority over both IS and International Military Staff (IMS) elements, being accountable to the Secretary General and being responsible to both the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and the Military Committee (MC). In exercising her/his mandate, the ASG seeks guidance from the Civilian Intelligence Committee (CIC) and the Military Intelligence Committee (MIC) on all intelligence matters.
The ASG has broad delegated authority from the Secretary General on a number of topics related to intelligence and security. S/he manages a large Division (approximately 241 staff members) and is supported by two Deputy Assistant Secretaries General in the fields of Security and Intelligence, respectively. The ASG-I&S is supported by an Executive Staff, which provides the Secretariat for the Intelligence Steering Board (ISB) and includes the Secretariats of the CIC and MIC.
There are eight Assistant Secretaries General, all of whom report to the NATO Secretary General and are also accountable to the NAC. As a member of the organisation’s senior management, each Assistant Secretary General is also expected to contribute to overall policy development and delivery, including in areas beyond their direct set of responsibilities.
The ASG-I&S will be a seasoned intelligence professional (civilian), and must:
The following would be considered an advantage:
The ASG-I&S is accountable to the Secretary General for the establishment and efficient running of the JISD and for the effective provision of intelligence and strategic foresight at NATO HQ and for the quality of the JISD output. The ASG-I&S serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary General and NATO HQ elements on all strategic intelligence matters. In particular, the ASG-I&S:
The ASG speaks in public fora and to the press on behalf of the Secretary General. There is a representation function associated with this appointment within NATO HQ, NATO-wide and with Nations.
In her/his role as manager of the Division, the incumbent leads and oversees a team of IS and IMS, including many Voluntary National Contributions (VNCs). Towards that end, the ASG-I&S will aim to achieve the following objectives:
Candidates must demonstrate the following competencies: