Staff Assistant (graphic Designer)

Post/Vacancy Number:
Staff Assistant (Graphic Designer)
Communications Division
NATO Body:
Headquarters Allied Maritime Command
Northwood, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Closing Date:
5 February 2019
This job is advertised for recruitment purposes in anticipation of formal authorisation to offer a contract to the selected candidate. If authorisation to offer a contract is not obtained, the selection process will be cancelled with no further obligation to the applicants.
Serving staff members will be offered a contract according to the NATO Civilian Personnel Regulations (NCPRs). Newly recruited staff will be offered a Definite Duration contract of three years normally followed by an Indefinite Duration contract. The provisions of NCPRs 57.2 will be applied where applicable.
Serving NATO International Civilians are requested to apply via the following link and inform their
Civilian Personnel Office https://nato.int/recruitment-internal
External candidates are required to apply electronically through the NATO Talent Acquisition Platform (NTAP):
Upon completion of administrative procedures following the selection of the suitable candidate.
GBP 3,517.03 per month (Tax-Free), to which relevant allowances will be payable if applicable.
Allied Maritime Command is the Maritime Theatre Component Commander delivering 360 degree maritime focused awareness and connectivity while planning and commanding the full range of maritime operations.
The Communications Division provides the Commander with advice and functionality across the full range of Information Operations.
The Office of Public Affairs is focused on ensuring that all MARCOM HQ activity reflects NATO's approved public messaging.
Post is a staff assistant charged with producing digital and physical graphics and other visual content for Allied Maritime Command.
B. REPORTS TO: OMC UXPX 0010 - Branch Head (Public Affairs)/Public Affairs Advisor, OF-4 C. PRINCIPAL DUTIES
The incumbent's duties are:
Serves as Assistant to the Public Affairs Branch Head.
Responsible for planning, creating and editing still graphic material and animation to support public communication about Allied Maritime Command.
Responsible for supporting the design and content management of MARCOM Public, internet-based websites and social media pages.
Under direction, is responsible for distilling complex information into visual presentations (i.e. information graphics).
Alternate Webmaster for the Headquarters Public internet-based website.
Maintains proficiency on all relevant social media platforms to ensure graphic compatibility.
Assists the Public Affairs Branch Head in developing Allied Maritime Command visual information standards in line with and support of NATO Visual Information Guidelines.
Trains SNF representatives on the appropriate use of NATO Visual Information Guidelines
Monitors Allied Maritime Command publications and Public Affairs products for adherence to NATO Visual Information Guidelines.
Maintains NATO regulations on public affairs and keeps abreast of Public Affairs policy and doctrine.
Attends and supports international seminars and conferences where issues relevant to Maritime Command Northwood are discussed and advises the Public Affairs Officer on developing trends and opinions.
Coordinates with the NATO Brand Hub as needed to integrate maritime products into wider NATO communications.
Maintains an archive of current and past logos, infographics and other graphic material for use as needed.
Submits observations in his/her area of expertise and contributes to the Lessons Learned process.
The employee may be required to perform a similar range of duties elsewhere within the organization at the same grade without there being any change to the contract.
As part of the Public Affairs team should be competent to support and/or cover for other team members and hence be conversant with their roles and responsibilities.
The incumbent may be required to undertake operational deployment and/or TDY assignments both within and without NATO's boundaries for up to 183 days in any period of 547 days.
This post has been identified as a source of manpower to fill a Crisis Establishment post in line with tiered reinforcement needs of ACO CEs.
The work is normally performed in a Normal NATO office working environment / Secure office environment with artificial light and air (e.g. Bunker).
Normal Working Conditions apply.
The risk of injury is categorized as: No risk / risk might increase when deployed.
1. Professional/Experience
(a) Graphic design
Audio-visual techniques and media production is the study of techniques and skill to produce books or newspapers, radio or TV production, film or video production, recorded music production and graphics reproduction. It includes programmes and qualifications in methods of colour reproduction, photography and computer graphics. Study of combining pictures, words and decorations in the production of books, magazines, posters, adverts etc. is also included.
Skill Level
Works under general direction. Uses discretion in identifying and responding to complex issues and assignments. Usually receives specific instructions and has work reviewed at frequent milestones. Determines when issues should be escalated to a higher level. Interacts with and influences colleagues. Has working level contact with customers, suppliers and partners. May supervise others or make decisions which impact the work assigned to individuals or phases of projects. Performs a range of work, sometimes complex and non routine, in a variety of environments. Applies methodical approach to issue definition and resolution. Demonstrates an analytical and systematic approach to issue resolution. Takes the initiative in identifying and negotiating appropriate personal development opportunities. Demonstrates effective communication skills. Contributes fully to the work of teams. Plans, schedules and monitors own work (and that of others where applicable) competently within limited deadlines and according to relevant legislation, standards and procedures. Appreciates the wider business context, and how own role relates to other roles and to the business of the employer or client.
Professional photographic and video production qualifications.
Experience in web design and New Media Development.
(b) Computer graphics
Audio-visual techniques and media production is the study of techniques and skills to produce books or newspapers, radio or TV production, film or video production, recorded music production and graphic reproduction. It includes programmes and qualifications in methods of colour reproduction, photography and computer graphics. Study of combining pictures, words and decorations in the production of books, magazines, posters, adverts etc. is also included.
2. Education/Training
Higher Secondary education and intermediate vocational training which might lead to a formal qualification with 2 years' experience or Secondary education and completed advanced vocational training leading to a professional qualification or professional accreditation with 4 years post related experience.
3. Security Clearance
4. Language
English SLP 3322 (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.
1. Professional/Experience
Background knowledge and experience in graphic design.
Knowledge of print and electronic media, including still and motion media.
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications for image editing and composing design and digital publishing and vector graphics and illustration.
2. Education/Training
University degree in graphic arts or related field.
3. Language
English SLP 3333
Any additional European Language
C. CIVILIAN POSTS 1. Personal Attributes
Capable of analytical and strategic thought and organizing work priorities. Creative problem solver, able to use imaginative approaches to explain complex processes through graphics without precedence. Good inter-personal and communication skills, maturity, poise, tactfulness, firmness and persuasion are needed in interaction with rest of team. Must be able to field difficult questions on delicate issues, usually in a situation where significant time pressure exists. Frequently works under pressure, works long/irregular hours, carries high workload. Able to work quickly and adjust graphic content based on verbal feedback. Creative and inquisitive, eager to learn about maritime activities to provide better products to communicate those activities. Able to work within set guidelines will still developing creative and engaging work that tells a story.
2. Managerial Responsibilities
3. Professional Contacts
Internally will all senior staff members, Communication Division team, Operations Department Personnel, NATO Shipping Centre personnel and others as required. External with graphic design business and NATO Branding Hub. Establishes and maintains liaison with graphic and print companies.
4. Contribution to the Objectives
Provides advice on public information issues with regards to graphic design, logos and public representation of command efforts. Ensures alignment with higher HQ guidance on graphic requirements.
5. Supervisory Responsibilities
There are no reporting responsibilities.

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