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Advisory Services to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Staff College
STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITIES INTERNATIONAL LLC is looking for individuals to support the Department of State's The Global Defense Reform Program (GDRP) . GDRPis a flexible, multi-year, Department of State (State)-funded program, coordinated with the Department of Defense (DoD), to assist select partner nation Armed Forces, at both the service and Ministry of Defense (MoD) level, with providing security in an effective, transparent, and accountable manner to civilian authorities, while advancing U.S. national security objectives. GDRP is intended to be a flexible, global program to assist defense reform. Each GDRP activity is tailored to the individual needs and requirements of the recipient nation.
Through GDRP, the United States seeks to reform the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Staff College by providing advisory services to the LAF Staff College in the area of curriculum development for strategic level planning. The LAF Staff College is a senior officer professional military education institution, equivalent to the War Colleges in the U.S. military.
REQUIRED Qualifications for one strategic-level planning Advisor (Lebanon)
a. Six (6) years experience as a strategic planner with the U.S. military, either as an active-duty uniformed service member or DoD civilian or contractor.
b. Prior demonstrated professional experience developing training material or developing curricula for consumption by senior military officials
c. Prior demonstrated experience in a joint operating environment.
d. U.S. citizen
e. Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) certification issued by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS/SI/PSS)
PREFERRED Qualifications for one strategic-level planning Advisor (Lebanon)
a. Two (2) years experience teaching at a U.S. military education institution (e.g. War College, National Defense University, Command and General Staff College
b. Prior demonstrated experience advising foreign military or government at the operational or strategic level.
c. Two years prior experience working or living abroad, preferably in the region.
d. If a former military service member, rank of O5 or above.
e. Competency in spoken Arabic (Modern Standard or Levantine) or French, with a preference for Arabic.
If interested; please send your resume to email@example.com or apply online at http://www.strategicopportunities.net/careers.html
Interagency Coordination Advisor (Oman)
Through GDRP, the United States seeks to provide advisory support to the Omani government in developing strategic and operational guidance and policy documents to improve interagency decision-making processes at both the strategic and operational levels between the Ministry of Defense, law enforcement, the national security apparatus, and civilian agencies with regard to interagency aviation security oversight, crisis response, and the operations of national command centers within the first year of program implementation. An institutionalized process of interagency coordination can eventually be implemented across a variety of security-related sectors.
Identified Gap: While Oman continues to improve coordination and planning in a variety of sectors at the individual agency level, significant coordination gaps remain within the broader interagency. These gaps exist in a range of national security-related fields, including crisis response, interagency aviation security oversight, and the overall operations of national command centers, including with regard to coordination both within the Omani interagency and on a bilateral basis with international partners. Interlocutors at Oman’s National Security Council have emphasized Oman’s need to improve interagency decision-making processes at both the strategic and operational levels, and have pointed to significant gaps in the Omani government’s ability to develop an effective strategic communications system. These gaps have been assessed by current USG trainers, as well as by U.S. Embassy personnel based on observation of and discussion with Omani counterparts within law enforcement, military and national security agencies.
Selected Individual shall provide advisory services to a national level interagency authority such as the Committee for Civil Defense (NCD) or the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in the area of interagency decision-making processes at both the strategic and operational levels between the Ministry of Defense, law enforcement, the national security apparatus, and civilian agencies with regard to interagency aviation security oversight, crisis response, and the operations of national command centers within the first year of program implementation. The embedded advisor will continuously assess progress and provide input on additional training needs.
REQUIRED Qualifications for one interagency coordination Advisor (Oman)
a. Six (6) years of experience with interagency coordination
b. Four (4) years of experience at or above the level of GS-13, O-4, or private sector equivalent
c. Prior demonstrated experience working in national security either as a uniformed service member, government employee, or contractor.
d. U.S. citizen
e. SECRET personnel security clearance issued by the Defense Security Service (DSS)
PREFERED Qualifications for one interagency coordination Advisor (Oman)
a. Prior demonstrated experience advising foreign military or government at the operational or strategic level
b. Prior demonstrated experience with exercises and simulations
c. Prior demonstrated experience in interagency crisis response
d. Prior demonstrated experience working with a national command center
e. Two years prior experience working or living abroad, preferably in the region.
f. If a former military service member, rank of O5 or above.
g. Competency in spoken Arabic (Modern Standard or Levantine).
· If interested; please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online at http://www.strategicopportunities.net/careers.html
Senior Advisor - Global Advisory and Support Services
Global Advisory and Support Services Position Descriptions
· The Advisor shall provide strategic advisory support to either the Host Nation, U.S. Embassy, or Regional or International Organization personnel, as specified by the Task Order, working in one or more specialized disciplines. Those disciplines will be specified at the Task Order-level, and may include:
o Doctrine Development and Policy
o Force Development and Management
o Maritime security
o Strategic and Joint Planning
o Professional military education systems/training institutions
o Intelligence analysis/collection
o Human rights/Protection of civilians
· The Advisor shall assist senior members of the specified Host Nation/Regional or International Organization/U.S. Embassy in accomplishing their objectives related to the specified specialized discipline, with the ultimate objective of ensuring the end user is capable of accomplishing their tasks without external support. The Advisor shall accomplish this by providing expert-level advice, analysis, and recommended courses of action to the Host Nation/Regional or International Organization/U.S. Embassy personnel.
· The Advisor shall consult with the U.S. Embassy country team at least once a month to ensure s/he is current on all current U.S. Government policy guidance concerning the Host Nation/Regional or International Organization.
· Prior to arrival at Post, the Advisor shall review all relevant DOS and interagency guidance regarding U.S. objectives. At a minimum, the Advisor shall familiarize himself/herself with:
o Current National Security Strategy
o Current State-USAID Joint Strategic Plan (JSP)
o Current National Defense Strategy
o Current National Military Strategy
o Joint Regional Strategy (JRS)
o PM’s Functional Bureau Strategy (FBS)
o DoD’s Joint Strategic Campaign Plan
o DoD Global Campaign and Contingency Plans
o GCC Theater Campaign and Contingency Plans
o The Integrated Country Strategy (ICS)
o USAID Operational Plan
o DoD Country-level Plans
o Presidential Policy Directive 23 (and any successor documents), and the principles therein
· The Advisor shall coordinate with members of the U.S. interagency present at Post - to include DoD’s Defense Governance and Management Team (DGMT) and Ministry of Defense Advisors (MODA) - to ensure that all U.S. Government program activities related to the specialized discipline(s) are coordinated and support overall U.S. objectives, as defined by the ICS. In cases where efforts are not coordinated or synched, the Advisor shall make recommendations for sustainable improvement to the country team and GDRP Program Office.
· The Advisor shall accompany and travel with Host Nation, Regional or International Organization, U.S. Embassy country team, and/or relevant State Department personnel to international conferences and coordination meetings related to specialized efforts in the Host Nation or Regional or International Organization, as directed by the Host Nation/Regional or International Organization/U.S. Embassy, and approved by the COR.
· The Advisor shall submit a monthly progress report to the GDRP Program Office, CO, COR, and U.S. Embassy Team ODC in the format provided by the GDRP Program Office, which will include a Performance Monitoring Framework and Work Plan.
· Additional deliverables may be required at the Task Order level.
Minimum Required Qualifications
· Master’s degree and at least six (6) years prior professional experience working in the relevant specialized discipline(s) OR a Bachelor’s degree and at least ten (10) years of prior professional experience working in the relevant specialized discipline(s).
· Must have reached, at a minimum, the rank of O-5 in the military or equivalent (i.e. FS-02/GS-14) in a civilian capacity.
· Medical requirements will be defined at the Task Order level, where applicable.
· If interested; please send your resume to email@example.com or apply online at http://www.strategicopportunities.net/careers.html Specify language spoken, regions/areas of the world interested in serving.
Advisory Services to the Solomon Islands Ministry of Police and National Security
Through GDRP, the United States seeks to provide advisory support to Solomon Islands through the placement of the following embedded maritime advisors:
REQUIRED Qualifications for one (1) strategic/operational-level Maritime Security advisor to the Solomon Islands
a. Supervisory experience at a U. S. Coast Guard or Navy sector operations/response department or small boat station responsible for conducting multi-mission operations, overseeing patrol boat and small craft maintenance and logistics, developing and implementing standard operating procedures, and developing and implementing a personnel training and qualification program.
b. Minimum six (6) years prior services within the U. S. Coast Guard/Navy service.
c. Prior demonstrated experience formulating and implementing maritime strategy, maritime policy, or maritime security matters at the operational and strategic levels required.
d. Prior demonstrated operational-level experience in maritime law enforcement and maritime security operations, including 87 to 110-feet patrol boats and small boats.
e. Prior demonstrated experience in implementing a patrol boat and small boat job qualification and training program as well as oversight of vessel maintenance and logistics program.
f. Prior demonstrated experience planning and executing maritime security, maritime law enforcement, and search and rescue operations and exercises.
g. Willingness to travel frequently (up to 20%) and work in disparate work environments.
h. U.S. citizen
i. Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) certification issued by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS/SI/PSS)
PREFERRED Qualifications for one (1) strategic-level Maritime Security advisor to the Solomon Islands
a. Prior demonstrated experience working in service, combatant, and strategic level headquarters staff
b. Prior demonstrated experience advising foreign military or government at the operational or strategic level
c. Demonstrated ability to work in an environment with limited resources and to apply innovative and creative solutions to resolve problems.
d. Proven self-starter who can be successful working independently at various organizational levels and with executives/managers/leaders/staffs from multiple functional areas and cultural backgrounds.
e. Demonstrated communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with counterparts to help them achieve goals through the provision of quality advice, support, and mentoring.
f. Proven success in individual and organizational capacity building and aptitude to share knowledge, mentor and coach others.
If interested; please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online at http://www.strategicopportunities.net/careers.html
Through GDRP, the United States seeks to provide advisory support to Palau and the Solomon Islands through the placement of the following embedded maritime advisors:
Palau and the Solomon Island
REQUIRED Qualifications for one (1) strategic-level Maritime Domain Awareness advisor to the Palau Ministry of Justice
PREFERRED Qualifications for one (1) strategic-level Maritime Domain Awareness advisor to the Palau Ministry of Justice
e. Demonstrated ability to work in an environment with limited resources and to apply innovative and creative solutions to resolve problems
f. Proven self-starter who can be successful working independently at various organizational levels and with executives/managers/leaders/staffs from multiple functional areas and cultural backgrounds
g. Demonstrated communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with counterparts to help them achieve goals through the provision of quality advice, support, and mentoring.
h. Proven success in individual and organizational capacity building and aptitude to share knowledge, mentor and coach others
The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) supporting the Department of Defense and other agencies that require rigorous and objective analysis of national security issues.
This position is in IDA’s Intelligence Analyses Division (IAD). IAD supports the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and other U.S. Government Agencies by providing analyses of critical intelligence and national security issues. IAD is engaged in cross-disciplinary activities across a wide range of national security and intelligence issues including: programmatic assessments; technical evaluations; social science research; strategic analysis; physical, cyber, and human threat evaluations; and open source exploitation. Short and long term sponsoring arrangements with U.S. Government entities provide a steady stream of intellectual challenges for the IAD staff in the furtherance of national objectives and for identifying opportunities to improve public sector performance.
IDA seeks candidates for a Research Associate (RA) position within IAD. This position will work as a member of a team of highly experienced, full-time professional staff members who are working on projects for the DoD and the Intelligence Community. Primary work will be accomplished in Alexandria, VA at the IDA headquarters in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility.
The RA is a member of our full-time professional staff. The RA will typically work as a member of one or more study teams under the leadership and direction of a senior study leader and other, more seasoned analysts. The RA is expected to be adaptable and self-motivated, demonstrating a capacity for independent thought, sound judgment, and creativity in applying quantitative and qualitative analytical methods to complex policy problems. The RA must be capable of operating unsupervised on assignments for which he/she is qualified.
The RA will: contribute to research teams with information gathering research in primary sources, various analyses and databases; participate in various analytical fora, meetings and briefings; capture results and insights for future analysis and presentation; and draft reports and briefings meeting all deadlines. Accordingly, the RA is expected to demonstrate: knowledge of strategic and military issues in one or more geographic areas; proven academic research skills; excellent oral and written communication; and competency in the use of supporting information technologies. An academic or professional background with Russia is preferred.
U.S. Citizenship is required
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required
Equal Opportunity Employer
Strategic Opportunities International is looking for a DDRR Advisor to provide subject matter expertise and to advise the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) on implementing, overseeing, and coordinating its national DDRR program, known by the French acronym PNDDRR. The goal is to embed the DDRR Advisor in the President of CAR’s Executive Unit for DDRR. However, the DDRR Advisor may temporarily to work from the U.S. Embassy Bangui, or any other Government-approved in-country location, until such arrangements are finalized.
This task order carries a significant degree of risk. CAR is designated a high-threat post by Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and experiences considerable political instability that could affect the safety and welfare of contractor personnel. Limited medical care and evacuation assistance exist on the local market. The contractor shall be aware that while there is a permanent U.S. Diplomatic presence in CAR’s capital, Bangui, there should be no expectation of a USG-assisted evacuation for contractor personnel operating outside Chief of Mission Authority. The contractor shall take significant security precautions and coordinate closely with UN Missions, U.S. Embassies, and with the Department of State COR to mitigate risk and safeguard its personnel and operations.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum of three (3) years’ experience working partner militaries, armed groups or governments in Africa or other post conflict countries (Africa preferred).
At least ten (10) years’ experience working DDRR processes or related projects.
Two (2) years’ experience training or advising foreign militaries or governments.
Fluent French and English speaker, English and French fluency shall be to DLPT 3/3/3 or equivalent.
Demonstrated prior professional experience requiring excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
If interested, apply on-line at: http://www.strategicopportunities.net/opportunities.html
*Maritime Maintenance and Logistics Advisor (MMLA) for the Togolese Navy. ***
Total compensation $200+K. Qualifications are listed below. If you meet the qualifications and are
interested, apply on-line at: http://www.strategicopportunities.net/opportunities.html
*REQUIRED PERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONS *
* Ten (10) years hands-on experience in operations and maintenance of
Defender and Shark Boat watercraft required.
* Ten (5) years experience repairing and maintaining inboard and/or
outboard engines required.
* Two (2) years experience developing and/or delivering training
* Two (2) years working in Sub-Saharan Africa or a post-conflict
* Speaks and writes French at an intermediated level (2-2).
*Crime Scene Management Mentor Wild Life Trafficking Tanzania***
Total compensation $200+K
Qualifications are listed below. If you meet the qualifications and are interested, apply on-line at: http://www.strategicopportunities.net/opportunities.html
* Ten (10) years experience and technical competence in processing crime scenes, including wildlife trafficking.
* Experience developing and/or delivering training modules required.
* Experience working in Tanzania, Sub-Saharan Africa or developing countries.
*Mali: Maintenance Advisor, supporting Battalion Automne Forces Speciales (BAFS).***
*Qualifications for BAFS Maintenance Advisor:*
* At least two (2) years maintenance experience on vehicles such as
the Toyota Hilux
* Five (5) years experience working in Africa, post-conflict, and/or developing nations.
* Five (5) years hands-on experience working as an enlisted member or
officer of the U.S. military.
* Two (2) years experience developing and delivering training modules to foreign militaries. Experience may be demonstrated by serving as a 91Z5 Chief Instructor or equivalent.
* Two (2) years experience advising foreign militaries.
* U.S. citizen capable of maintaining a Secret clearance.
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