Strategic Opportunities International is looking for a candidate to fill the role as the Professional Military Education Advisor at the Armed Forces Academy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The candidate will provide critical training and advising to the Armed Forces Academy to encourage the AFA to continue implementation of modern pedagogical teaching techniques addressing lesson and course development, learning objective identification with increased emphasis on critical thinking, readings selection, question formulation, use of the media, student knowledge measurement, and program assessment.
Background: The Uzbekistan Armed Forces Academy (AFA), in coordination with the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) and Ministry of Defense Advisor (MoDA) Program, has taken steps to update and modernize its mid-level officer Professional Military Education (PME) course with experience gained from recent NATO and U.S. operations. Over the last two years the Uzbek AFA has engaged the DEEP program and developed a Joint Strategic Plan. The AFA requested a MoDA advisor to complement efforts under the DEEP Strategic Plan and expand U.S.-led engagement at the AFA beyond the currently agreed subject matter. This MoDA program has been in place since September 2016. The MoDA Uzbekistan is embedded in the AFA.
Minimum 3 years of experience with War College or Staff College (or equivalent) curriculum development.
Fluency in Russian (reading, listening, and speaking) is highly desired. In the absence of such skill, must be willing to pursue pursue elementary reading and speaking facility in Russian.
A working knowledge of Uzbek, or willingness to study the language, is desired
Familiarity with DEEP and NATO strategic goals as it relates to military education.
Substantial research experience and publications preferred. Need to possess familiarity with research methods and writing for academic publication
If you feel you are qualified and are interested - please send a military focused resume in line with the above qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply at our website at http://www.strategicopportunities.net/careers.html