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  • 10 Sep 2017 7:31 PM | Anonymous member

    Position Description:

    Work as an embedded logistics advisor with the Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF) in Kigali, Rwanda. Provide technical advisory support for RDF logistics personnel, staff and leadership.  Assess RDF logistical support institutions and operations to include maintenance, supply, transportation, field services and equipment sustainment programs, develop recommendations for improvement. Help the RDF develop and maintain an integrated peacekeeping operations (PKO) logistics support system to ensure support and sustainment of RDF elements deploying in rapid response to an emerging crisis along with steady state deployments of peacekeeping elements in support of United Nations (UN) or other regional PKO.

    Basic Qualifications:

    -  U.S. military experience as a Major/O-4.

    -  7 years of multifunctional military logistics experience including company and battalion-level support operations and battalion-level logistics planning experience.  

    -  Ability to work with RDF military personnel; assess/evaluate the RDF logistics program, offer recommendations for improvement; plan and coordinate activities in support of training RDF logistics personnel.

    -  Interpersonal skills: ability to work one-on-one, and in small groups.

    -  Ability to work with minimal supervision while keeping leadership informed of issues and progress on a weekly basis verbally, a monthly basis via written reports, and as otherwise directed.

    Willing to relocate to Kigali, Rwanda for a minimum of 24 months

    Additional Qualifications:

    -  2 years of brigade or support group-level logistics planning and support experience.

    -  2 years of theater-level logistics planning and support experience in a theater or expeditionary sustainment command.

    -  UN or multinational military logistics expertise with experience in Africa.

    -  Experience with commercial logistics companies (freight forwarder, transportation services, warehousing, etc.).

    Security Clearance Required:  Secret.

    For additional information, contact Robert Bosworth: bosworth_robert@bah.com

  • 10 Sep 2017 7:24 PM | Anonymous member

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    Work as an embedded logistics advisor with the Senegal Armed Forces (SAF) in Dakar, Senegal. Provide technical advisory support for SAF logistics personnel, staff and leadership.  Assess SAF logistical support institutions and operations to include maintenance, supply, transportation, field services and equipment sustainment programs, develop recommendations for improvement. Help the SAF develop and maintain an integrated peacekeeping operations (PKO) logistics support system to ensure support and sustainment of SAF elements deploying in rapid response to an emerging crisis along with steady state deployments of peacekeeping elements in support of United Nations (UN) or other regional PKO.

    Basic Qualifications:

    French language proficiency with U.S. Defense Language Proficiency Test 5 System (DLPT5) minimum scores of Listening 3 and Reading 3, or equivalent.

    -  Military experience as a Major/O-4.

    -  7 years of multifunctional military logistics experience including company and battalion-level support operations and battalion-level logistics planning experience.  

    -  Ability to work with SAF military personnel; assess/evaluate the SAF logistics program, offer recommendations for improvement; plan and coordinate activities in support of training SAF logistics personnel.

    -  Interpersonal skills: ability to work one-on-one, and in small groups.

    -  Ability to work with minimal supervision while keeping leadership informed of issues and progress on a weekly basis verbally, a monthly basis via written reports, and as otherwise directed.

    Willing to relocate to Dakar, Senegal for a minimum of 24 months.

    Additional Qualifications:

    -  2 years of brigade or support group-level logistics planning and support experience.

    -  2 years of theater-level logistics planning and support experience in a theater or expeditionary sustainment command.

    -  UN or multinational military logistics expertise with experience in Africa.

    -  Experience with commercial logistics companies (freight forwarder, transportation services, warehousing, etc.).

    Security Clearance Required:  Secret.

    For additional information, contact Robert Bosworth: bosworth_robert@bah.com

  • 10 Sep 2017 1:34 PM | Anonymous member

    Position Description:

    Work as an embedded logistics advisor with the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) in Accra, Ghana. Provide technical advisory support for GAF logistics personnel, staff and leadership.  Assess GAF logistical support institutions and operations to include maintenance, supply, transportation, field services and equipment sustainment programs. Develop recommendations for improvement and help the GAF establish and maintain an integrated peacekeeping operations (PKO) logistics support system to ensure support and sustainment of GAF elements deploying in rapid response to an emerging crisis along with steady state deployments of peacekeeping elements in support of United Nations (UN) or other regional PKO.

    Basic Qualifications:

    -  U.S. military experience as a Major/O-4.

    -  7 years of multifunctional military logistics experience including company and battalion-level support operations and battalion-level logistics planning experience.  

    -  Ability to work with GAF military personnel; assess/evaluate the GAF logistics program, offer recommendations for improvement; plan and coordinate activities in support of training GAF logistics personnel.

    -  Interpersonal skills: ability to work one-on-one, and in small groups.

    -  Ability to work with minimal supervision while keeping leadership informed of issues and progress on a weekly basis verbally, a monthly basis via written reports, and as otherwise directed.

    - Willing to relocate to Accra, Ghana for a minimum of 24 months.

    Additional Qualifications:

    -  2 years of brigade or support group-level logistics planning and support experience.

    -  2 years of theater-level logistics planning and support experience in a theater or expeditionary sustainment command.

    -  UN or multinational military logistics expertise with experience in Africa.

    -  Experience with commercial logistics companies (freight forwarder, transportation services, warehousing, etc.).

    Security Clearance Required:  Secret.

    For additional information, contact Robert Bosworth: bosworth_robert@bah.com

  • 10 Sep 2017 4:21 AM | Anonymous member

    Position Description:

    Work as an embedded adviser to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Peace Support Training Center (PSTC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Provide advisory consulting support to PSTC leadership and staff on PSTC operations to include organization, management, personnel, training, infrastructure requirements, and logistics operational support.  Develop curriculum focused on peacekeeping operations using African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) doctrine, policy, and training materials. Apply knowledge of peacekeeping operations and military training expertise to assess Ethiopia’s peacekeeping operations training procedures for supporting deploying peacekeeping elements. The advisor’s ultimate goal is to help the PSTC achieve a sustainable institutional foundation to train Ethiopia’s deploying peacekeeping elements in support of UN, AU or other regional missions.

    Requirements:

    ·  Secret Clearance Required

    ·  BA/BS Degree required

    ·  10+ years of military experience

    ·   5+ years of experience with military training doctrine and curriculum development

    ·  5+ years of experience working in Africa

    ·  Experience with collecting, compiling, analyzing, and synthesizing information to determine requirements, needs, and the implementation of training solutions

    ·  Ability to work with partner nation senior military stakeholders, present command–level briefings, and coordinate and schedule training delivery

    ·  Demonstrated knowledge of African Union and/or United Nations peacekeeping operations

    ·  Experience with conducting site surveys related to the identification of optimal training and processes for improving training

    ·  Ability to self—motivate and work to add value to the organization

    ·  Possession of excellent interpersonal skills

    ·  Willing to relocate to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for up to 24 months

    For additional information, contact Robert Bosworth: bosworth_robert@bah.com

  • 10 Sep 2017 3:10 AM | Anonymous member

    Position Description:

    Work as an embedded logistics advisor with the Tanzania People’s Defense Force (TPDF) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Provide technical advisory support for TPDF logistics personnel, staff and leadership.  Assess TPDF logistical support institutions and operations to include maintenance, supply, transportation, field services and equipment sustainment programs. Develop recommendations for improvement and help the TPDF establish and maintain an integrated peacekeeping operations (PKO) logistics support system to ensure sustainment of TPDF elements deploying in rapid response to an emerging crisis along with steady state deployments of peacekeeping elements in support of United Nations (UN) or other regional PKO.

    Basic Qualifications:

    -  U.S. military experience as a Major/O-4.

    -  7 years of multifunctional military logistics experience including company and battalion-level support operations and battalion-level logistics planning experience.  

    -  Ability to work with TPDF military personnel; assess/evaluate the TPDF logistics program, offer recommendations for improvement; plan and coordinate activities in support of training TPDF logistics personnel.

    -  Interpersonal skills: ability to work one-on-one, and in small groups.

    -  Ability to work with minimal supervision while keeping leadership informed of issues and progress on a weekly basis verbally, a monthly basis via written reports, and as otherwise directed.

    Willing to relocate to Dar es Salaam for a minimum of 24 months.

    Additional Qualifications:

    -  Swahili language proficiency is highly desired.

    -  2 years of brigade or support group-level logistics planning and support experience.

    -  2 years of theater-level logistics planning and support experience in a theater or expeditionary sustainment command.

    -  UN or multinational military logistics expertise with experience in Africa.

    -  Experience with commercial logistics companies (freight forwarder, transportation services, warehousing, etc.).

    Security Clearance Required:  Secret.

    For additional information, contact Robert Bosworth: bosworth_robert@bah.com

  • 10 Sep 2017 2:32 AM | Anonymous member

    Position Description:

    Work as an embedded logistics advisor with the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) in Jinja, Uganda. Provide technical advisory support for UPDF logistics personnel, staff and leadership.  Assess UPDF logistical support institutions and operations to include maintenance, supply, transportation, field services and equipment sustainment programs. Develop recommendations for improvement and help the UPDF establish and maintain an integrated peacekeeping operations (PKO) logistics support system to ensure support and sustainment of UPDF elements deploying in rapid response to an emerging crisis along with steady state deployments of peacekeeping elements in support of United Nations (UN) or other regional PKO.

    Basic Qualifications:

    -  U.S. military experience as a Major/O-4.

    -  7 years of multifunctional military logistics experience including company and battalion-level support operations and battalion-level logistics planning experience.  

    -  Ability to work with UPDF military personnel; assess/evaluate the UPDF logistics program, offer recommendations for improvement; plan and coordinate activities in support of training UPDF logistics personnel.

    -  Interpersonal skills: ability to work one-on-one, and in small groups.

    -  Ability to work with minimal supervision while keeping leadership informed of issues and progress on a weekly basis verbally, a monthly basis via written reports, and as otherwise directed.

    - Willing to relocate to Jinja, Uganda for a minimum of 24 months.

    Additional Qualifications:

    -  2 years of brigade or support group-level logistics planning and support experience.

    -  2 years of theater-level logistics planning and support experience in a theater or expeditionary sustainment command.

    -  UN or multinational military logistics expertise with experience in Africa.

    -  Experience with commercial logistics companies (freight forwarder, transportation services, warehousing, etc.).

    Security Clearance Required:  Secret.

    For additional information, contact Robert Bosworth: bosworth_robert@bah.com

  • 29 Aug 2017 12:01 PM | Anonymous member
    The Senior Protocol Officer is responsible for leading and overseeing all event planning and official guests hosting activities. The Senior Protocol Officer coordinates with the Social Secretary and Advance Person, and works closely with the Ambassador’s Scheduling Officer and Head of Communications Monitoring to ensure that all events and outreach activities are in line with protocol best practices. This is a position for a Middle Eastern embassy in Washington, DC
    1.     Key Accountability

    Protocol Advice

    • ·       Provide advice on formalities and courtesies that need to be observed during Embassy Leadership and foreign visitors’ official visit
    • ·       Coordinate with Head of Communications and Monitoring to ensure that the Ambassador’s messaging, press releases, and public appearances are in line with protocol best practices
    • ·       Support Scheduling Officer in responding to invitations and identifying substitutes for Ambassador

    Foreign Visit Planning

    • ·       Collaborate with Head of Communications and Monitoring, the schedule of foreign visitors, provided by the Social Secretary
    • ·       Coordinate approval of facilities proposed by the Social Secretary (e.g. hotel for foreign visitors)
    • ·       Ensure that foreign visitors’ schedule does not suffer from complications and delays

    Event Planning

    • ·       Oversee overall planning of Ambassador’s official events
    • ·       Review and provide feedback on guest lists, event location, dress code, and seating plan proposed by Social Secretary
    • ·       Review and approve order of speakers (if applicable) proposed by Social Secretary
    • ·       Be present on the ground during events to ensure that official guests are properly greeted and resolve any bottlenecks

    Ambassador’s Trips Abroad

    • ·       Review the Ambassador's trip briefs proposed by Social Secretary and ensure alignment with protocol standards
    • ·       Ensure, through the Advance Person, that Ambassador’s seating and greeting are in line with protocol guidelines
    2.     Qualifications
    • ·       Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (e.g., Public Relations, Communications)
    • ·       Political Science or International Affairs Studies are highly preferred
    3.     Experience
    • ·       10+ years’ experience as protocol specialist
    • ·       Proven experience in hands-on event planning and team management
    • ·       Proficiency in Arabic and English
  • 28 Aug 2017 2:07 PM | Anonymous member
    1.     Role Purpose
    The Head of Communications and Monitoring manages the media and public relations functions within the Ambassador’s Office. He monitors US and Middle East media, coordinates public relations activities and provides timely and concise media analysis and reporting to the Ambassador.  In coordination with the Embassy Information Office and the PR and Campaign Advisor, the Head of Communications and Monitoring plans, executes and oversees the Ambassador’s media events, speech drafting and spokesperson functions on behalf of the Ambassador and with various media outlets.
    2.     Key Accountability
    ·       Maintain oversight and accountability of Ambassador Office public relations activities·       Monitor and communicate the Ambassador’s messaging on social media·       Review and finalize Ambassador speeches, talking points, press releases, and remarks·       Manage and supervise spokesperson functions ·       Continuously monitor and provide media and PR analysis for the Ambassador’s information requirements. ·       Operate core functions within the Ambassador’s Situation Room concerning media and social media analysis and analytics
    3.     Qualifications
    • ·       Master’s Degree in Communications, Public Affairs or a related discipline
    • ·       Public Affairs, Public Diplomacy, or Public Relations certification preferred
    4.     Experience
    • ·       15+ years’ experience in media monitoring, public relations, public affairs, and strategic communications in the private or government sector.
    • ·       Previous experience leading and managing a communications or PR team
    • ·       In-depth knowledge of the US media operating environment
    ·       Experience leveraging media analytics tools
  • 28 Aug 2017 2:04 PM | Anonymous member

    The Advance Person is responsible for traveling to a specific destination to arrange the Ambassador’s accommodation, meetings, and personal security. The Advance Person also ensures that event/meeting that the Ambassador is attending is in line with protocol guidelines. The Advance Person works closely with the Social Secretary, as well as the Scheduling Officer and Security Personnel.    


    1.     Key Accountability
    • ·       Travel to event site before Ambassador’s scheduled visit and meet with event manager(s) to go through schedule and ensure that Ambassador’s greeting and seating are in line with protocol guidelines
    • ·       Coordinate with site security personnel and Ambassador’s Chief of Security to ensure that Ambassador is provided with optimal level of security
    • ·       Organize Ambassador’s pickups and drop-offs
    • ·       Inspect the hotel that Ambassador will be staying in to make sure that room and amenities are up to level
    • ·       Book conference/meeting area at event location if required by Ambassador and ensure that visitors are properly greeted and taken care of during their time with Ambassador (e.g. get catering company or hotel to provide food and coffee for visitors)
    1.     Qualifications
    • ·       Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
    2.     Experience
    • ·       5+ years’ experience as advance person or event planner
    • ·       Proficiency in English
    • ·       Preference will go to candidates proficient in Arabic
  • 28 Aug 2017 2:00 PM | Anonymous member

    The Social Secretary is responsible for managing the Ambassador’s social calendar, including official and unofficial dinners, receptions, invitations and RSVPs, and guest lists. The Social Secretary also prepares birthday/condolence notes, and gifts on behalf of the Ambassador and assists in developing the Ambassador’s trip briefs. The Social Secretary is required to work closely with his/her direct reports, Advance Person and Scheduling Officer, as well as the Senior Protocol Officer, PR & Media Relations Specialists, and Security Personnel.    

    Social Calendar

    • ·       Manage Ambassador’s social calendar, including official and unofficial dinners, receptions and other events outside of official meetings.  Maintains invitation/RSVP log, and Residence-hosted guest lists. Prepares invitation decision-memos for Ambassador’s decision on attendance.

    Visit Planning

    • ·       Assists in planning for Ambassador’s guests and coordinates Ambassador’s schedule with trip planners. Works closely with Senior Protocol Officer, Scheduler, Advance Person, Social and Cultural Team, and PR & Communications to ensure synchronized planning.
    • ·       Arranges for transportation and accommodation of VIP visitors
    • ·       Ensures smooth execution of Ambassador’s schedule

    Event Planning

    • ·       Assists with organizing Ambassador’s official events in coordination with Chief of Staff, DCM, Social and Cultural Office, and other event planners
    • ·       Formulate events’ guest lists for Ambassador-hosted events and manages RSVP/attendance.
    • ·       Determine event location and dress code
    • ·       Send invitations and arrange to receive visitors
    • ·       Arrange seating plan based on ranks, positions and guest relationship in coordination with Senior Protocol Officer
    • ·       Determine order of speakers (if applicable)
    • ·       Maintains continuous liaison with Residence staff for event planning and execution.

    Other Related Tasks

    • ·       Prepare, on behalf of Ambassador, birthday/ condolence notes, gifts and salutations
    • ·       Develop, in collaboration with PR & Media Relations Specialist, Ambassador's trip briefs
    • ·       Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholder secretary counterparts in order to stay apprised of significant life events (e.g., birthdays, anniversaries, etc.)
    1.     Qualifications
    • ·       Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (e.g. Public Relations, Communications, Journalism)
    • ·       Political Science or International Affairs Studies are highly preferred
    2.     Experience
    • ·       10+ years’ experience as protocol specialist
    • ·       Proven experience in hands-on event planning and team management
    • ·       Proficiency in both Arabic and English


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