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 JFTC, NATO International Civilian Staff work along-side their military colleagues in functions which span the activities of the Centre in both operational and supporting roles. These include Operations Research & Analysis, Resource Management (HRM, Finance, Infrastructure), Communications & Information Technology and International Law.
There are three categories of NATO International Civilian staff employed at JFTC, which are split between the following grades:
- A grade staff have professional/management level responsibility and are typically employed in Operations Research & Analysis, Resource Management (HRM, Finance, Infrastructure), Communications & Information Technology and International Law.
- L grade staff are specialist linguistic posts, such as Translator/Reviser positions.
- B grade staff are typically technicians or assistants, such as Information Technology Assistants, Financial Assistants and Administrative Assistants.
The two official languages of NATO are English and French. The work at JFTC 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, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, North-Macedonia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Please note that the recruitment process for NATO International Civilian vacancies at JFTC has changed.
Applicants should follow this link and then identify the vacancy for the relevant post and follow the instructions given.
The old type application form & processes are no longer in effect.
What do we offer?
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.