Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in “Manoeuvre and Joint Fires”

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in “Manoeuvre and Joint Fires”

JOB TITLE: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Manoeuvre and Fires
DEPARTMENT: Department of Operations
SUPERVISOR: Director, Department of Operations
LOCATION: Tartu, Estonia
SALARY: €39,000-€48,000 per annum (gross)
CONTRACT: Fixed Term until 30.06.2019
Deadline for applications: 20th November 2016, end of business
Interviews anticipated on: 31st November to 3rd December 2016
Expected starting date: 1st January 2017

The Baltic Defence College is a modern, future-oriented, English-language based international institution of the Baltic states providing professional military education with a wider Baltic region focus and Euro-Atlantic scope. The college serves as a professional military education institution at the operational and strategic level, applying contemporary educational principles, effective management and best use of intellectual and material resources. Our mission is to educate military and security/defence related civilian personnel of the Baltic States as well as their allies and partners, to contribute to applied research focused on security and defence policies while promoting international cooperation and networking. For more details see: /

We are looking for a recently retired military professional officer to teach, plan and co-ordinate modules of our Joint Command and General Staff Course in the area of the NATO capabilities category “Manoeuvre and Fires”, including targeting. This person will educate military staff officers and selected civil servants of NATO/EU nations and PfP countries and contribute to their professional development. His or her contribution to our applied research and conduct of conferences and seminars will be appreciated.

He or she will be entitled to benefit from our attractiveness programme (i.e. funding of individual professional development activities, re-allocation contribution, limited initial lodging at low cost, free use of sports facilities). While being employed at BALTDEFCOL there will also be general medical insurance by the host nation Estonia according to the employment contract.


  1. Teaching, development and co-ordination of manoeuvre and fires related subject matter expertise at the level of combined joint operations for the Joint Command and General Staff Course and the Civil Servant Course. Duties include:
    • Deliver teaching on manoeuvre and fires in combined joint operations in accordance with the Course Plan;
    • Act as module coordinator and/or head teacher for exercises and modules in combined joint operations;
    • Conduct Course Plan development in the teaching of manoeuvre and fires at the combined joint operations;
    • Develop and maintain course educational materials and collateral in accordance with relevant NATO and Alliance doctrines;
    • Contribute to the design and development of exercise scenarios and related simulation to support course learning objectives.
  2. Act as a Syndicate Guiding Officer for Joint Command and General Staff Course students in accordance with Commandant’s Directives.


  1. Participate in the tutoring, evaluation and assessment of students attending the Joint Command and General Staff Course.
  2. Perform assignments and duties as required by the Director of the Operations Department.  


  1. 1. Essential qualifications
    • An Army artillery/army ground based air defence officer or Air Force officer with a broad professional background;
    • Graduate of a General Staff Course / Joint Command and Staff Course;
    • Professional operational experience gained through participation in NATO/UN/PfP/EU operations or exercises;
    • Multinational staff service experience;
    • Accomplishment of an artillery or air defence officers course;
    • Accomplishment of a national or NATO Conventional Targeting course;
    • Leadership experience (battalion level);
    • Teaching experience and/or attended “NATO Academic Instructor Course” at NATO School Oberammergau or equivalent course attendance at other professional military educational institutions;
    • Language: English (STANAG 6001, level or equivalent C1).
  2. 2. Desirable qualifications
    • Attendance of a NATO Staff Officer Defence Planning Course;
    • Attendance of a NATO Staff Officer Orientation course;
    • Completion of a NATO JOPG Comprehensive Operations Planning Course;
    • Joint Operational staff experience at Defence Forces HQ´s level (J3/ J5 or J7);
    • Professional experience of defence co-operation with Eastern European countries;
    • IT: good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

Please send your Application Letter and Curriculum Vitae to our Head of Administration, Ms. Kaja Arulepp at [[email protected]]. 

For matters relating to personnel and administrative issues, please contact the Chief of Staff, Col. Axel Pfaffenroth at [[email protected]].

The Baltic Defence College is an equal opportunities employer.


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