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Senior Learning Designer – G17 – (230086) – Lisbon, Portugal – NCI Agency / NATO


Website NCIAgency NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency)

Position Title: Senior Learning Designer
Grade: NATO Grade G17
Job ID: 230086
Contract Type: Full-time
Duty Station: Lisbon, Portugal
Application Deadline: 26-Mar-2023
Salary: 7,144.89Euro (EUR) Monthly

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NATO offers you more than a job. It gives you a mission: building peace and security for one billion people in Europe and North America.

The NATO Communication and Information Agency (NCIA) is leading NATO’s Digital Endeavour.

Who we are:

NCIA acquire, deploy and defend communications systems for NATO’s political decision-makers and Commands; the agency is on the frontlines against cyber-attacks, working closely with governments and industry to prevent future debilitating attacks.

We are NATO’s technology and cyber leaders, helping NATO Nations to communicate and work together in smarter ways. Our work is challenging and meaningful, and you will develop and apply your expertise as part of a dynamic international team of civilian and military professionals.

What do we offer?

  • Genuinely meaningful work as part of the most successful alliance in history.
  • 3 year contract with competitive tax-free salary and household and children’s allowances
  • Privileges for expatriate staff including expatriation and education allowances (where appropriate) and additional home leave
  • Excellent private health insurance scheme
  • Generous annual leave of 30 days plus official holidays
  • Retirement Pension Scheme

About the job

Based in Oeiras, Portugal, you will join the Agency as part of the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Academy as we embark on a journey to transform our information technology, education and training.

Within the NCIA, you will work under the Learning Design & Development Branch (LDDB). LDDB acts as the central point of contact for course design and development in the NCI Academy and is responsible for the creation of new courses in the NCI Academy’s offering.

LDDB ensures that Education & Training (E&T) requirements are sufficiently captured in Capability Packages and Capability Programme Plans (CPP), Moreover, LDDB manages the implementation of Training Needs Analysis (TNA) and oversees the development and implementation of learning solutions in capability development projects. The LDDB is responsible for translating continuously evolving requirements of customers in to feasible and effective learning solutions.

For a full list of duties, please review the job description here.

About you

We are looking for a talented and knowledgeable Senior Learning Designer Cyber, with ideally a Bachelor’s degree at a nationally recognised/certified University in a related discipline and 3 years post-related experience. A different qualification coupled with particularly relevant experience may also be considered.

You are a seasoned Cyber Subject Matter Expert (SME) with skills and knowledge in one or more of the following topics:

  • Security Architecture & Engineering;
  • Endpoint protection;
  • Threat Hunting;
  • Threat Intelligence and Situational Awareness;
  • Vulnerability Analysis;
  • Monitoring and Detection of Intrusions;
  • Digital Forensics and Incident Response;
  • Cloud Security;
  • Cyberspace Operations.

In addition to your technical Cyber expertise, it is essential that you have strong affinity with training and the development of learning materials. You will work closely with NCI Academy Learning Advisors, NCI Academy instructors and other SMEs to review existing Cyber-related courses in terms of content, documentation and methodology, and recommend revisions where needed.

You will be responsible for designing and developing new learning materials in various formats, e.g. classroom presentations, hands-on exercises, E-learning, Micro-Learning, virtual classrooms, AR/VR training or digital performance support.

Knowledge of English, both written and spoken, is essential.


The NCI Agency is looking for individuals who have tangible experience and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Applying Expertise and Technology
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer
  • Relating and Networking
  • Creating and Innovating

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

Please note that ALL SELECTED CANDIDATES, with the exception of currently employed NATO International Civilians (NIC’s) will be appointed at the first Increment of the indicated NATO Grade, i.e. NATO Grade X, Increment 1.This is the salary referred to in this vacancy notice. Extra increments can only be considered for candidates from another Co-Ordinated Organisation.

Selected candidates who are not nationals of the host country and who have not been continuously resident in the host country for at least one year may be eligible for an expatriate allowance. For the purposes of determining continuous residence, NATO considers mainly the work location at the time recruitment started, independent of whether various ties were kept with the home country. For more information on our allowances click here

All selected candidates are required to complete a Security Clearance, Medical Clearance and Pre-employment Screening process before joining the NCI Agency. This process will require time, so please keep in mind that you will not be able to start working with us right away.

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