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  • 06 Apr 2021 2:09 PM | Anonymous member

    Strategic Opportunities International is supporting a Department of State effort with the Kenyan Air Force and needs a Strategic Aviation Advisor

    At least three (3) years’ experience at rank comparable to U.S. Military O-6. At least one (1) command tour at squadron-level (USAF or equiv.) or higher. At least two (2) years’ experience working at the Major or Combined Command-level (MAJCOM/COCOM) dealing with international strategy. At least 3,500 flying hours combined.  At least 3 years, and 1,000 hours of instructor pilot (IP) experience. At least 3 years of relevant experience in fielding and integration of one or more aircraft in the (projected) KAF inventory, to include but not limited to: UH-1H Huey II, C-208 Cessna, Tucano, F-5 Tiger II, MD-500/530F, C-145 Sky Truck, AT-802L Air Tractor, Grob trainers, T-38 Talon

    If interested, send your resume to paubrey@strategicopportunities.net

  • 06 Apr 2021 2:08 PM | Anonymous member
    Strategic Opportunities International is supporting a Department of State effort with the Kenyan Air Force and needs a Tactical Aviation Advisor

    The candidate needs ten (10) years’ hands-on experience in operations and maintenance of fixed or rotor-wing aircraft (preferably on comparable aircraft in KAF inventory such as the UH-1 Huey II, AH-1 Cobra, MD530, MD500E, MD550, C-27, and Cessna C208). Also, at least 3 years of relevant experience in fielding and integration of one or more aircraft in the (projected) KAF inventory, to include but not limited to: UH-1H Huey II, C-208 Cessna, Tucano, F-5 Tiger II, MD-500/530F, C-145 Sky Truck, AT-802L Air Tractor, Grob trainers, T-38 Talon

    Must have at least three (3) years’ experience working operational employment of air power, and/or command and control issues. And must have at least 3 years, and 1,000 hours of instructor maintenance experience

    If interested, send your resume to paubrey@strategicopportunities.net

  • 11 Mar 2021 9:47 AM | Anonymous member

    Strategic Opportunities International is assisting in locating 3 qualified individuals in support of US Government/Department of State efforts in Somalia. All will be working in Mogadishu.

    The three positions to be filled are:

    (1)   AMISOM Transition Advisor

    (2)   Somalia Military Assistance Coordinator
    (3)   Site Coordinator
     
    If you are interested in a very well-compensated and challenging position, while making a positive impact, we encourage you to submit your resume/cv to paubrey@stratergicopportunities.net

    AMISOM Transition Advisor

     (1) AMISOM Transition Advisor who will set the conditions for enduring political and strategic outcomes to the African Union Mission in Somalia military operations.

    Location: Mogadishu

     Scope of Work/Required Tasks Overview:

    • The primary role of the position is to provide mentorship on political-military consolidation planning efforts, the delivery of the Somalia Transition Plan, and support to the integration of international stabilization efforts within AMISOM.

    Required Qualifications

    • Education: shall possess an Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree) in security, development, international relations, public administration, business administration, or a related field. A first- level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced University degree.
    • Minimum of two years of demonstrated prior professional experience relevant to post-conflict political coordination, stabilization, and transition planning in Sub-Saharan Africa, and which would require familiarity with Somali politics and AMISOM leadership and operational concepts, terminology, research, and policy literature.
    • Minimum 10 years military experience as a commissioned officer.
    • One year demonstrated prior professional experience working with Somali Federal Government.
    • Ability to write and speak fluently in English.
    • Fluency in speaking and reading either Somali, Swahili, or French.
    • A security clearance is not required.

    Somalia Military Assistance Coordinator

     Somalia Military Assistance Coordinator(s) whose primary role will be to support program oversight and end-use monitoring for US Foreign Assistance support to Somalia’s Security Sector, AMISOM, and their Troop Contributing Countries (TCC).

    Clearance: Top Secret Clearance and maintain eligibility to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)

    Location: Mogadishu, Somalia

    Scope of Work/Required Tasks Overview:

    • The primary role of the position is to help manage Somalia PKO programs, end-use monitoring, program oversight, and implementation coordination (with DOD, UNSOS, AMISOM, SNA, EU, and other donors) efforts for the COR and U.S. Embassy Mogadishu.

    • The SMAC positions are expected to embed within the Embassy’s Political-Military (Pol-Mil) Office’s Security Sector Reform Team, while the SC positions will work from their quarters and in the field, and the Transition Advisor will work out of spaces allocated by AMISOM Headquarters or from the Transition Advisor’s quarters.

    Required Qualifications

    Education: University degree (Bachelor’s Degree) in security, development, International relations, public administration, business administration, or a related field for all Coordinator positions.

    • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible prior professional experience relevant to post-conflict political coordination, stabilization, and transition planning in Sub-Saharan Africa, and which would require familiarity with Somali politics and AMISOM leadership and operational concepts, terminology, research, and policy literature.

    • Demonstrated prior professional experience in supporting the design and implementation of multilateral programs/projects at a region-wide level.

    • Demonstrated prior professional experience requiring support to inter-disciplinary / interdepartmental teams and task forces.

    • Demonstrated prior professional experience requiring collaborative work with colleagues in support achieving organizational objectives in high-risk, conflict environments.

    • Two (2) years demonstrated prior professional experience working in Africa.

    • Ability to write and speak fluently in English.

    • Ability to use Microsoft Office suite programs, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

    • The SMACs must have a Top Secret Clearance and maintain eligibility to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).

     

    Site Coordinator

     Site Coordinator to support program oversight and end-use monitoring for US Foreign Assistance support to Somalia’s Security Sector, AMISOM, and their Troop Contributing Countries (TCC).

    Location: Mogadishu, Somalia

    Period of Performance: Base period of twelve months (12) with four (4) potential option periods

    Scope of Work/Required Tasks Overview:

                         • The primary role of these positions is to help manage Somalia PKO programs, end-use monitoring, program oversight, and implementation coordination (with DOD, UNSOS, AMISOM, SNA, EU, and other donors) efforts for the COR and U.S. Embassy Mogadishu.

    Required Qualifications

    • Education: The Senior SC shall possess an Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree) in security, development, international relations, public administration, business administration, or a related field. A first- level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced University degree. The SC shall possess a University degree (Bachelors’ degree) in security, development, international relations, public administration, business administration, or a related field for the coordinator positions.
    • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible prior professional experience relevant to post-conflict political coordination, stabilization, and transition planning in Sub-Saharan Africa, and which would require familiarity with Somali politics and AMISOM leadership and operational concepts, terminology, research, and policy literature.
    • Demonstrated prior professional experience in supporting the design and implementation of multilateral programs/projects at a region-wide level.
    • Demonstrated prior professional experience requiring support to inter-disciplinary / interdepartmental teams and task forces.
    • Demonstrated prior professional experience requiring collaborative work with colleagues in support achieving organizational objectives in high-risk, conflict environments.
    • Two (2) years demonstrated prior professional experience working in Africa.
    • Ability to write and speak fluently in English.
    • Ability to use Microsoft Office suite programs, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • SCs will not be required to have a security clearance under this Task Order.
    • Demonstrated prior experience working with and supporting a U.S. government country team.

     

  • 11 Mar 2021 9:43 AM | Anonymous member

    HOT OPPORTUNITY    Strategic Opportunities International is assisting in locating 3 qualified individuals in support of US Government/Department of State efforts in Somalia. All will be working in Mogadishu.

    The three positions to be filled are:

    (1)   AMISOM Transition Advisor

    (2)   Somalia Military Assistance Coordinator
    (3)   Site Coordinator

    If you are interested in a very well-compensated and challenging position, while making a positive impact, we encourage you to submit your resume/cv to paubrey@stratergicopportunities.net or PM me for additional detail

    AMISOM Transition Advisor

     (1) AMISOM Transition Advisor who will set the conditions for enduring political and strategic outcomes to the African Union Mission in Somalia military operations.

    Location: Mogadishu

    Scope of Work/Required Tasks Overview:
    • The primary role of the position is to provide mentorship on political-military consolidation planning efforts, the delivery of the Somalia Transition Plan, and support to the integration of international stabilization efforts within AMISOM.

    Required Qualifications

    • Education: shall possess an Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree) in security, development, international relations, public administration, business administration, or a related field. A first- level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced University degree.
    • Minimum of two years of demonstrated prior professional experience relevant to post-conflict political coordination, stabilization, and transition planning in Sub-Saharan Africa, and which would require familiarity with Somali politics and AMISOM leadership and operational concepts, terminology, research, and policy literature.
    • Minimum 10 years military experience as a commissioned officer.
    • One year demonstrated prior professional experience working with Somali Federal Government.
    • Ability to write and speak fluently in English.
    • Fluency in speaking and reading either Somali, Swahili, or French.
    • A security clearance is not required.

    Somalia Military Assistance Coordinator

     Somalia Military Assistance Coordinator(s) whose primary role will be to support program oversight and end-use monitoring for US Foreign Assistance support to Somalia’s Security Sector, AMISOM, and their Troop Contributing Countries (TCC).

    Clearance: Top Secret Clearance and maintain eligibility to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)

    Location: Mogadishu, Somalia

    Scope of Work/Required Tasks Overview:

    • The primary role of the position is to help manage Somalia PKO programs, end-use monitoring, program oversight, and implementation coordination (with DOD, UNSOS, AMISOM, SNA, EU, and other donors) efforts for the COR and U.S. Embassy Mogadishu.

    • The SMAC positions are expected to embed within the Embassy’s Political-Military (Pol-Mil) Office’s Security Sector Reform Team, while the SC positions will work from their quarters and in the field, and the Transition Advisor will work out of spaces allocated by AMISOM Headquarters or from the Transition Advisor’s quarters.

    Required Qualifications

    Education: University degree (Bachelor’s Degree) in security, development, International relations, public administration, business administration, or a related field for all Coordinator positions.

    • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible prior professional experience relevant to post-conflict political coordination, stabilization, and transition planning in Sub-Saharan Africa, and which would require familiarity with Somali politics and AMISOM leadership and operational concepts, terminology, research, and policy literature.

    • Demonstrated prior professional experience in supporting the design and implementation of multilateral programs/projects at a region-wide level.

    • Demonstrated prior professional experience requiring support to inter-disciplinary / interdepartmental teams and task forces.

    • Demonstrated prior professional experience requiring collaborative work with colleagues in support achieving organizational objectives in high-risk, conflict environments.

    • Two (2) years demonstrated prior professional experience working in Africa.

    • Ability to write and speak fluently in English.

    • Ability to use Microsoft Office suite programs, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

    • The SMACs must have a Top Secret Clearance and maintain eligibility to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).

     

    Site Coordinator

     Site Coordinator to support program oversight and end-use monitoring for US Foreign Assistance support to Somalia’s Security Sector, AMISOM, and their Troop Contributing Countries (TCC).

    Location: Mogadishu, Somalia

    Period of Performance: Base period of twelve months (12) with four (4) potential option periods

    Scope of Work/Required Tasks Overview:

                         • The primary role of these positions is to help manage Somalia PKO programs, end-use monitoring, program oversight, and implementation coordination (with DOD, UNSOS, AMISOM, SNA, EU, and other donors) efforts for the COR and U.S. Embassy Mogadishu.

     

    Required Qualifications

    • Education: The Senior SC shall possess an Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree) in security, development, international relations, public administration, business administration, or a related field. A first- level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced University degree. The SC shall possess a University degree (Bachelors’ degree) in security, development, international relations, public administration, business administration, or a related field for the coordinator positions.
    • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible prior professional experience relevant to post-conflict political coordination, stabilization, and transition planning in Sub-Saharan Africa, and which would require familiarity with Somali politics and AMISOM leadership and operational concepts, terminology, research, and policy literature.
    • Demonstrated prior professional experience in supporting the design and implementation of multilateral programs/projects at a region-wide level.
    • Demonstrated prior professional experience requiring support to inter-disciplinary / interdepartmental teams and task forces.
    • Demonstrated prior professional experience requiring collaborative work with colleagues in support achieving organizational objectives in high-risk, conflict environments.
    • Two (2) years demonstrated prior professional experience working in Africa.
    • Ability to write and speak fluently in English.
    • Ability to use Microsoft Office suite programs, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • SCs will not be required to have a security clearance under this Task Order.
    • Demonstrated prior experience working with and supporting a U.S. government country team.

     


  • 23 Sep 2020 5:01 AM | Anonymous member

    Great job for retired or former SCOs/FAOs.


    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/579558600

  • 26 Jul 2020 8:36 AM | Anonymous member

    TITLE : Country Manager (CM)

    PROJECT/CLIENT : Atmospheric Reporting and Publicly Available Information (PAI) Analysis for The Hoplite Group

    LOCATION: Erbil, Iraq

    SECURITY CLEARANCE : Active U.S. Secret clearance

    DESCRIPTION: Seeking seasoned professional to serve in a "1099," CM contractor position, in Erbil, Iraq; compensation is commensurate with experience; 12-month rotation with 2x17-day (plus 3 travel days) breaks per year; competitive pay maximized for time forward.

    RESPONSIBILiTIES: The CM is the senior operational leader for Hoplite Group's flagship atmospherics and PAI contract in the Middle East region. The CM is responsible for the execution of operational atmospherics priorities and tasking prioritization, in close coordination with the client. The CM is also responsible for the operational employment and general administrative support, of the Hoplite Group personnel associated with the project.

    REQUIREMENTS: U.S. citizen and three (3) years prior experience in Iraq, including deployments within the last 36 months, preferably in an intelligence, atmospherics, or military information support operations (MISO) project role. Must have demonstrable experience of managing, and interacting effectively with clients, as well expat/local staff, and possesses very strong analytical and writing skills .

    EDUCATION: Preferred : Master's Degree. Required: Bachelor's Degree.

    APPLY ONLINE: www.thehoplitegroup.com/careers

    The Hoplite Group (HG), LLC is a veteran owned small business incorporated in Florida. Our services include remote area atmospherics, security assessments, U.S. government support operations, local partner vetting, host government relations and key leader engagement, branding, monitoring/evaluation, and hiring/management of local nationals.


  • 29 Jun 2020 1:22 PM | Anonymous member

    Chad Logistics Advisor

    Strategic Opportunities International is looking for qualified candidates to become an embedded logistics advisor in Chad.

    Scope of Work / Required Tasks

    Conduct an Initial Capability Assessment. Review Logistical planning capabilities and procedures; both Short term and long term and exist in management and response to ongoing and imminent operational requirements using existing logistical infrastructure and equipment including SOPs, tools, services, and supplies. Assist in the development of needed training plans, programs of instruction and training schedules. Conduct a Quarterly Gap Analysis and develop a work plan that forecasts daily activities designed to address identified gaps.

    If interested, send resume to paubrey@strategicopportunities.net or apply online at http://www.strategicopportunities.net/opportunities.html

  • 22 Jun 2020 4:21 PM | Anonymous member

    Strategic Opportunities International is looking for both CT Strategic and Tactical Advisors to asssit in a contract in Mozambique. The advisors will provide Strategic and Tactical Advisory Support Services to perform real-time Mozambican law enforcement mentorship and instruction on subjects that include but are not limited to the development of the teams, command and control, interagency cooperation/interoperability, training and education, training management, leadership development, development of training doctrine, development of new equipment training and integration, forecasting and utilizing training and operational resources, and conducting/integrating training assessments.


    If interested, send your resume to paubrey@strategicopportunities.net

  • 22 Jun 2020 4:19 PM | Anonymous member

    Strategic opportunities International is looking for a Maritime Maintenance and Logistics to support a contract in Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast.

    Maritime Maintenance and Logistics : Focused on logistics requirements and  operational readiness for 3 Defender class boats and 11- and 8-meter RHIBs. The advisor will pursue this goal through four overlapping and complementary objectives:  

    a.  Institutionalize procedures and systems to enable the Ivorian Navy to identify and approve preventative maintenance and repair budgets for its vessels.

    b. Improve the Ivorian Navy’s spare parts procurement processes and dedicate budgetary resources to maintain spare parts inventory.

    c. Establish, maintain and implement approved preventative and corrective maintenance plans in both French and English, including a logistical procurement process, inventory management process, and lifecycle maintenance procedures.

    d. Increase purchases of maintenance equipment through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program either using national funds and/or residual prior year Foreign Military Financing (FMF) funding.


    If interested, send your resume to paubrey@strategicopportunities.net

  • 10 Jun 2020 1:30 PM | Anonymous member

    Mali National Security Council (NSC) Advisor to work primarily in Bamako, Mali. This candidate will directly support efforts to establish the Mali NSC as the prominent government body to facilitate cooperation between government agencies regarding implementation of such policies; strengthen the NSC’s analysis and ability to evaluate risks to national security, weigh policy options, and provide the President and NSC officials with reports and recommendations regarding actions or policies; and help coordinate international and multinational defense and security efforts. This position will routinely exercise independent judgement and discretion to include being empowered to commit the principal’s time based on interpreting general guidelines and established rules of protocol.

    Location: Bamako, Mali and other locations in Mali at the request of or in conjunction with Senior NSC staff and as approved by the COR.

    Clearance Requirement: Secret Clearance

    Minimum Technical / Education Qualifications:

    • Must be able to Speak, Read and Write fluently in French (IRL level 3+ minimum, or interagency equivalent)
    • At least one-year of prior professional experience that provides insight into Mali’s defense and security structures, policies and procedures, including government decision-making processes.
    • A minimum of five (5) years’ of professional experience working in international relations, including interactions with foreign government officials.
    • At least one (1) year of prior professional experience providing advisory support to foreign government officials and/or security forces.
    • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution.
    • At least one (1) year of prior professional experience operating in an interagency environment, such as the U.S. National Security Council.

    Demonstrated prior professional experience operating in Francophone West Africa, including knowledge of Mali’s limited resources and experience guiding partners in creatively leveraging available resources to address security threats.

    Apply online at: http://www.strategicopportunities.net/opportunities.html or send resume addressing qualifications to paubrey@strategicopportunities.net

    Peter W Aubrey                                                                                                             

    Colonel, Special Forces (retired)President,                                                               

    Strategic Opportunities International LLC

    www.strategicopportunities.net

    SOI is a service disabled veteran owned small business 

    "But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."  -Anne Applebaum

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