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This Task Order will provide training curriculum requirements, to assist the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (OUSD(P)) and the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (DISCS). These training courses will build capacity for DISCS’s education and workforce development missions in support of security cooperation workforce competencies and job/tasks, as developed by the DCSA Workforce Development Directorate. Candidate will assist DISCS in developing and updating workforce development curricula based on DoD security cooperation AM&E policy, identified needs, and SC Workforce competencies and job/tasks.
The training team will develop an SC AM&E Practitioners Toolkit for conducting partner assessments and Initiative Design Documents, and a hybrid online and resident AM&E course to support development of workforce capacity. The training team will also provide course instructions for these classes to SC professionals in the National Capital Region, and various CONUS/OCONUS Geographic Combatant Commands, as well as other locations as required. Workforce development curricula must be flexible and adaptable to the training needs of a variety of security cooperation stakeholders and should allow for courses and training modules that vary from one-hour online learning modules, to three-day in-residence courses.
Workforce development topics will include:
- Security Cooperation and AM&E basics
- How to conduct a partnership assessment
- How to develop an Initiative Design Document (IDD)
- SC theory of change and logic framework
- How to develop performance indicators
- How to conduct performance monitoring
This is a contract position that can be remote outside of the Washington, DC area.
- Designs and develops instructional approaches and strategies to meet training requirements through analysis of learning objectives, media delivery requirements, test methodology and available doctrine and documentation
- Defines test strategies, evaluation plans and validation of training
- Ensures integrity of task analysis, training needs, instructional materials and hierarchies
- Determines best approach to delivery of training including traditional and technology-based approaches
- Examines ongoing doctrine, lessons learned and course materials to develop relevant training and event scenarios for use during immersive events
- Orients live scenarios with training and course curriculum and coordinates with project managers, subject matter experts and curriculum designers
- Interacts with customer, technologists, project managers and subject matter experts
- Active DoD SECRET clearance
- Master’s degree in adult education, organizational development or a related field
- Minimum of three years’ experience in adult learning, instructional design training and facilitation
- Minimum of six years’ experience in adult learning, instructional design, training and facilitation
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to interact with individuals at all levels
- Flexibility and ability to travel; experience working or living overseas preferred
- Expertise in adult learning theory and practice
- Knowledge of learning styles, participatory methods, instructional design, whole systems design, e-learning, blended learning and related topics
- Significant experience in training and facilitation as well as needs analysis and training evaluation methodologies
- Experience with e-learning tools, job aids/performance support tools, online platforms, and other learning products
- Fluency in language(s) other than English highly desirable