Interagency Coordination Advisor (Oman)
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 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).
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