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  • 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

  • 07 May 2020 4:19 PM | Anonymous member

    Job Title: Japanese Top Secret Cleared Linguist

    Location:                       Tokyo, Japan

    Citizenship:                  U.S. Citizen, required

    Clearance:                     Active Top Secret, granted by DIA, required

    Anticipated Start date:   August 2020

    Schedule:                      Full Time; 40 hours per week

     

    Language on Demand, Inc. is a government contracting firm located in Northern Virginia that offers a full range of language/staffing services including translation, interpretation, and Language instruction for federal and commercial clients.

    Description:

    LOD is seeking a Top Secret cleared full-time Japanese linguists to support the U.S federal agency in Tokyo, Japan. We are seeking a candidate who possesses the ability to work independently, as well as cohesively, to provide on-site interpretation, translation services and cultural advisory services in support of operational demands and support requirements. The detailed duties and responsibilities are listed below.


    Qualified linguists must:

    ·        Have Associates degree or 2 years of college

    ·        Have experience working in or with the military is desired

    ·        Fluently read, write, speak and understand English

    ·        Score at least a 4/4/3 (Listening, Reading, and Speaking) in Japanese as measured by the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT).

    ·        Obtain a score of at least 94 as measured by the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT scoring methodology. TOEFL will not apply to native English speakers.

    ·        Possess native proficiency in the Designated Target Language is preferred.

    ·        Provide comprehensive linguist support

    ·        Interact unobtrusively with the local populace

    ·        Function during a level of heightened state of threat, and during extended periods of high pressure and stress.

    ·        Function as an integral number of a team of highly trained professionals, engaging with host nation personnel, foreign national personnel, and members of the local populace outside the confines of any U.S. or Allied facility/base/cantonment.

    ·        Conduct consecutive, accurate translation and summarizations of material, while maintaining integrity and meaning.

     

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    ·        Linguists operating in a contingency environment will work up to 84 hours per week. The number of linguists will also increase according to mission needs.

    ·        Responsible for knowing and adhering to the SOFA governing their assigned.

    ·        Provide direct translation services in support of liaison operations, intelligence collection, interrogations, and other force projection operations.

    ·        Independently coordinate, receive, triage, prioritize, screen, translate, transcribe, interpret, report, disseminate, store, and archive captured, seized, or otherwise acquired hardcopy or electronic documents and media.

    ·        Must be able and willing to review raw, unfiltered media.

    ·        Provide the cultural and ethnic context of conversational engagements, and provide information to the supported officers regarding the cultural and ethnic significance of statements, conversations, situations, documents, etc.

    ·        Provide effective and accurate real-time interpretation between English and Japanese, including colloquial, military, and slang words/phrases that may alter meaning

    ·        Attend meetings and provide real-time interpretation support to the government officers engaging with various foreign nationals, and to participate in relevant pre-mission planning and post-mission analysis/debriefings

    ·        Provide cultural familiarization and intercultural awareness advisory support.

    ·        Understand all styles/forms of speech in the target language and English, and have a strong sensitivity to sociolinguistic and cultural references.

    ·        Conduct consecutive interpretations during in-person and telephonic engagements.

    ·        Write effectively in most formal and informal exchanges.

    ·        Quickly visually scan and process a large amount of material for critical and essential elements.

    ·        Understand speech in a standard dialect, including inferences and emotional overtones, while rarely having to ask for paraphrasing or explanation.

    ·        Facilitate tailored language to fit an audience to counsel, persuade, negotiate, and/or represent a point of view based on Government guidance.

     

    Scheduling:

    ·        Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day. May be required to work more than eight hours per day based on mission requirements.

     

    Salary and Benefits:

    ·        Salary: It will be determined based on an experience.

    ·        100% Medical/Dental/Vision insurance provided

    ·        Life/STD insurance

     

    To apply, please send a resume to Elizabeth von Groeller at chicagoprofessional@hotmail.com (she is working remotely at this time, and using her personal email account).  For more information about our company, please visit www.visitlod.com.

     


  • 13 Feb 2020 6:13 PM | Anonymous member

    https://careers-qedgroupllc.icims.com/jobs/1879/director-of-security-sector-governance-assistance/job

    QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.

     

    The Director of Security Sector Governance Assistance is an experienced former Department of Defense (DOD)/Department of State (DOS) official with experience and name recognition and ability to open doors to grow QED’s presence in the Security Assistance/Security Cooperation (SC/SA) market. S/he is responsible for leading the execution of QED’s strategy to win new business in the SC/SA market. Responsibilities includes leading capture for specific DOD and DOS opportunities, providing technical content and solutioning for proposals, providing thought leadership and communications, setting up key meetings within the Pentagon and State Department, identifying new opportunities and potential partners, and positioning QED in this market to win business. S/he will work with the QED team and help build internal capacity.

    Responsibilities

    • Meet with key people at DOS and DOD to position QED for upcoming opportunities
    • Provide strategic capture advice for specific bids/proposals
    • Help open doors and find ways to increase QED’s name recognition within SC/SA
    • Identify key people as well as key organizations to partner within the SC/SA space
    • Provide written content for specific sections of the proposals

    • Serve as a technical and lead writer for proposals

    • Author various pieces and represents QED in practice area thought leadership
    • Identify new growth opportunities for QED
    • Respond to ad-hoc requests for technical input on other QED projects, and other activities and tasks as needed
    • Provide leadership, guidance, and mentorship to the QED team

     

    Qualifications

    • Advanced degree in international affairs and/or relevant sectors
    • At least 15 years’ experience in SC/SA
    • At least 2 years’ experience in U.S. DOD field operations and management outside the U.S.
    • Active or inactive security clearance; minimum Secret level
    • Outstanding written and oral communications skills
    • Well-organized, attentive to detail, and able to seamlessly handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Works well independently and in teams
    • Proactive in anticipating work requirements and completing tasks in a fast-paced environment

    • Experience building capacity of host-country counterparts desirable
    • Proposal development experience for DOD is an advantage


  • 13 Feb 2020 6:12 PM | Anonymous member

    https://careers-qedgroupllc.icims.com/jobs/1842/training-specialist---assessment%2c-monitoring%2c-and-evaluation/job

    QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.

     

    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 Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DCSA) Workforce Development Directorate. The candidate will assist DISCS in developing and updating workforce development curricula based on Department of Defense (DoD) security cooperation (SC) Assessment, Monitoring, & Evaluation (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 (NCR), 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

    Responsibilities

    • Oversees, facilitates, and evaluates conferences, trainings, symposia, meetings, workshops and focus groups
    • Possesses skills in facilitation, training methodology development and evaluation, process reengineering across all phases, identifying best practices, change management, business management techniques, organizational development, activity and data modeling, or information system development methods and practices
    • Experience is also required in information systems development, functional and data requirements analysis, systems analysis and design, program design, workshop and focus group facilitation, and documentation
    • Designs scope of facilitation process, identifying level of effort required, participants, key stakeholders, and decision points
    • Diagnoses and analyzes organizational problems, often through focus or workshop groups
    • Ensures that session minutes, conclusions, and decisions are documented and distributed
    • Engages in team building, coaching, leadership development, and consensus building

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Active DoD Secret clearance
    • Master's + 4 years’ experience, preferably in Education
    • Bachelor’s + 6 years of direct experience with facilitation of training or exercise events
    • Prior experience with Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Masters degree+ 6 years’ experience in area relating to the project, 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
    • Experience in adult learning theory and practice
    • Significant experience in training and facilitation


  • 13 Feb 2020 6:09 PM | Anonymous member

    https://careers-qedgroupllc.icims.com/jobs/1871/contract-curriculum-developer---assessment%2c-monitoring%2c-and-evaluation/job

    QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.

     

    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. 

    Responsibilities

    • 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

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • 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

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • 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


  • 12 Feb 2020 9:25 PM | Anonymous member

    QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.

     

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is part of the Department of State’s (DOS) multi-faceted response to transnational crime. Dedicated to strengthening criminal justice systems, impeding the movement of illegal narcotics, addressing corruption, and building capacity to counter many types of transnational crime, INL’s Office of Western Hemisphere Programs (INL/WHP) plays a key role in leading the development and synchronization of U.S. foreign assistance in the region. INL/WHP’s support is tailored to bolster the capacity of partner countries through regional and country-specific programs. Monitoring and evaluating (M&E) foreign assistance programs is imperative to the efficient administration of effective assistance and accountable reporting to Congress and others in the oversight community.

     

    INL/WHP requires the services of an M&E contractor to develop M&E policies and procedures; create realistic and feasible performance measures; support, manage, and conduct data collection efforts across the hemisphere; and develop and maintain an M&E data management, analysis, and reporting system and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). This contract will help INL/WHP comply with the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2016 (FATAA), which codifies reporting on the performance of U. S. foreign assistance and its contribution to the policies and priorities undertaken by the Federal Government.

    Responsibilities

    • The Criminal Justice M&E Specialist shall work with INL/WHP program officers, M&E Coordinator, Posts, implementers, and in country M&E Specialists to determine appropriate performance indicators for programs and projects related to criminal justice
    • This person shall become a subject matter expert in all INL/WHP criminal justice programs and research how other entities in the citizen security realm measure similar programs. They shall work with their in-country counterparts, implementers, and Post in order to determine how the data will be collected, displayed, and reported
    • They shall oversee ensuring all measures are recorded accurately in PMDFs and VDFs. This individual shall oversee managing the overall reporting cycle and data collection for all criminal justice measures and producing analysis and reports of findings to INL/WHP and other stakeholders
    • This individual shall brief decision-makers when requested and will ensure continuity of operations by guaranteeing the transfer of all data, standard operating procedures, and knowledge are transferred to the appropriate INL/WHP staff upon completion of the contract
    • This individual may be called on to help with other duties as assigned
    • This position may require travel throughout the Western Hemisphere. This position is open to U.S. Citizens or Third Country Nationals and will not be housed in INL/WHP facilities. The contractor shall provide off-site office space in the D. C.-metro area. This position may require on-site access.

    Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree
    • At least five (5) years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, foreign assistance, and/or performance management
    • U. S. Citizen or Third Country National
    • Ability to obtain and maintain MRPT certification
    • Based in the D.C. metro area and able to attend meetings at the INL/WHP office space
    • FSI Level 4/4 English or equivalent
    • At least one (1) year of supervisory experience managing other staff
    • Proven ability to deliver a quality written product and visual presentations
    • Proven knowledge and experience working in the Western Hemisphere
    • In-depth knowledge and/or experience with criminal justice
    • Ability and experience presenting results in presentations and written reports
    • A high level of experience and competency with data analysis and producing quality descriptive data visualizations
    • Moderate knowledge of statistical analysis and software such as SPSS
    • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

    Preferred:

    • Spanish, French, or Dutch language skills
    • Experience with technical writing or report production
    • Knowledge or experience with international narcotics and law enforcement-related programs.
    • Experience supporting the U.S. Department of State, Department of Justice, USAID or other similar government partners
    • High level of competency with statistical analysis and statistical programs such as SPSS or STATA
    • Experience in survey design and implementation and/or qualitative in-person interviews
    • Experience with Tableau, Power BI, or other similar business intelligence software
    • Experience supporting Non-governmental Organizations 

    https://careers-qedgroupllc.icims.com/jobs/1895/criminal-justice-m%26e-specialist---international-narcotics-and-law-enforcement-%28inl%29-m%26e-support/job

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