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Enterprise Risk Management Officer

  • BICES Group Executive
Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: July 29, 2024
  • BICES Group Executive
Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: July 29, 2024


The BICES Group Executive (BGX), a NATO entity, is the executive body of the BICES Group (BG). The BG exists to enable the sharing and exchange of Intelligence and Information between and amongst the NATO nations, with NATO and with other nonNATO nations and Organizations. The BGX, under the leadership of the Director, is comprised of the following pillars: Intelligence and Enterprise Services (IES) Division, Programmes, Engineering and Maintenance (PEM) Division, Operations and Security Services (OSS) Division and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Cell.

The IES Division performs staff activities to coordinate efforts, liaise with nations and organizations, create required documentation and policies, support current military operations and exercises, and provide training to the BICES Group (BG). The IES Division is also the central element for information architecture and management support.

The Strategy & Processes (S&P) Branch within the IES Division is responsible for strategy development and users’ support with the focus on Intel services and tools and the oversight of the Risk Management process. The S&P Branch also contains an Information Management (IM) team, which is responsible for all IM activities on BICES.



The incumbent must:

  • Have at least 3 years of professional experience in any modern Risk Management System;

  • Possess proven knowledge of ISO3100 and COSO Risk Management Standards;

  • Possess a university degree from an institute of recognized standing in computer science, information science or any other related discipline;

  • Be able to effectively prepare and maintain documentation (i.e. Risk Reports);

  • Be willing to travel and work outside regular office hours, as required;

  • Bossess level V (Advanced) of the English language.


The following will be considered an advantage:

  • Have a certification in Risk Management systems;

  • Experience in using a Risk Management Tool;

  • Knowledge of NATO and national information technology security polices;

  • Experience in the installation, configuration and maintenance of application services in accordance with NATO and/or national Security regulations;

  • Experience in working with reports and graphics;

  • Knowledge of Risk Management in NATO or other multinational organizations;

  • Expertise in Web Content Management, Document Management Systems, and Web Browsers;

  • Possess level I (Beginner) of the French language.


Project Management

Inform projects and activities in the Plan of Work (POW) with regards to required Risk Treatments or to facilitate proper decision-making.

Expertise Development

Advise on the development and operationalization of BICES EROM activities to implement the BICES EROM Policy. Serve as subject matter expert in the drafting and support of EROM plans and processes and POW activities. Support BGX staff and national EROM POCs and SME to manage and populate their respective delegated risk types within the Tool. Stay abreast of technological and procedural developments relevant to the area of work.

Knowledge Management

Develop EROM-related procedures and user documentation (e.g. User’s guides, policies, plans etc.). Ensure that documentation for the Tool is prepared, properly stored and remains up-to-date. Monitor availability and functionality of the Tool and create periodical usage and functional reports as well as provide EROM Tool training to BICES users. Support Risk Analysis and Evaluation population and maintain Control and Actions Registries.

Planning and Execution

Provide daily administration and maintenance of the Risk Management Tool. Ensure all required steps and actions are taken to resolve Tool operation incidents. Monitor EROM  Tool performance and propose changes. Coordinate with the different BGX Divisions to ensure that information uploaded to the GRR meets defined metrics. Be responsible for the operational function of the Global Risk Register (GRR). Handle customer accounts for the EROM Tool, addressing licensing and change requests to improve user experience and enterprise-wide access.

Stakeholder Management

Coordinate and report activities (BGX and nations) and IT administration for the implementation of the EROM framework in BICES. Promote and maintain professional relations with relevant military and civilian officials as well as industry experts, within Nations and NATO, as required. In support of external communities (e.g. BICES Working Groups) or exercises, travel may be required.

Perform any other duty as required.


The incumbent reports to the Head, Strategy & Process Section. S/He coordinates and interacts with other BGX staff, military and civilian, with nations and NATO bodies, as well as with staff from private scientific/industrial organisations.

  • Direct reports: N/A;

  • Indirect reports: N/A.


The incumbent must demonstrate:

  • Analytical Thinking: Sees multiple relationships. Links causes and consequences at increasingly complex levels. Relates information objectively to reach logical conclusions and develops solutions.

  • Flexibility: Adapts to unforeseen situations. Maintains personal effectiveness and efficiency in unexpected situations. Makes small or temporary organizational changes to meet the needs of a specific situation. Adapts tactics to fit the situation or the person.

  • Impact and Influence: Takes multiple actions to persuade. Carefully prepares information and supporting arguments in anticipation of others’ reactions. Adapts a presentation or discussion to appeal to the interests and work environment of others. Calculates the impact of actions, words etc. on the audience and selects language and examples which are appropriate to the situation and level of staff dealt with.

  • Initiative: Is decisive in a time-sensitive situation. Acts quickly and decisively in a crisis or other time-sensitive situation. Is unafraid to propose and/or take action when the norm would be to wait, study the situation and hope the problem will resolve itself.

  • Organizational Awareness: Understands organisational climate and culture. Is aware of the unspoken limitations of the Organization, what is and is not possible at certain times or in certain situations. Adapts one's approach to the
    Organization’s culture in order to bring about the optimal result.

  • Teamwork: Cooperates. Participates willingly in the team, doing his/her share of the team’s work. Shares information and knowledge freely, offering support and cooperation.


Contract to be offered to the successful applicant: Definite Duration contract of three years with the possibility of extension.

Contract clause applicable

This post is a limited duration project post. Extension of the original definite duration of three years is subject to funding and project requirement. The first 6 months of the contract will be considered as probationary period.

If the successful candidate is seconded from the national administration of one of NATO's member States, a two-year definite duration contract will be offered, which may be extended, subject also to the agreement of the national authority concerned. Serving staff will be offered a contract in accordance with the NATO Civilian Personnel Regulations.


Irrespective of previous qualifications and experience, candidates for twin-graded posts will be appointed at the lower grade. Advancement to the higher grade is not automatic, and will not normally take place during the first three years of service in the post.

Under specific circumstances, serving staff members may be appointed directly to the higher grade, and a period of three years might be reduced by up to twenty four months for external candidates. These circumstances are described in the IS directive on twin-graded posts.


Please note that we can only accept applications from nationals of NATO member countries. Applications must be submitted using e-recruitment system, as applicable:

  • For NATO civilian staff members only: please apply via the internal recruitment portal (for more information, please contact your local Civilian HR Manager);

  • For all other applications:

Please note that at the time of the interviews, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of their education and professional experience as relevant for this vacancy.

Appointment will be subject to receipt of a security clearance (provided by the national Authorities of the selected candidate) and approval of the candidate’s medical file by the NATO Medical Adviser.

More information about the recruitment process and conditions of employment, can be found at our website ( Please note that the BICES Group Executive is not a NATO HQ International Staff (IS) subordinated body and some of the policies applicable to IS members might differ.


The BICES Group Executive is a NATO body. NATO as an equal opportunities employer values diverse backgrounds and perspectives and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce. NATO welcomes applications of nationals from all Member States and strongly encourages women to apply. Building Integrity is a key element of NATO’s core tasks. As an employer, NATO values commitment to the principles of integrity, transparency and accountability in accordance with international norms and practices established for the defence and related security sector. Selected candidates are expected to be role models of integrity, and to promote good governance through ongoing efforts in their work.

Due to the broad interest in NATO and the large number of potential candidates, telephone or e-mail enquiries cannot be dealt with.

Applicants who are not successful in this competition may be offered an appointment to another post of a similar nature, albeit at the same or a lower grade, provided they meet the necessary requirements.

The nature of this position may require the staff member at times to be called upon to travel for work and/or to work outside normal office hours.

The BGX offers several work-life policies including Teleworking and Flexible Working arrangements (Flexitime) subject to business requirements.

Please note that the BGX, located at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium is a nonsmoking environment.
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