• 18 Mar 2022 5:39 AM | Anonymous member


    Senior Advisor - Iraq National Security Strategy

    Culmen International is recruiting for three Senior Advisors who will work with the Government of Iraq (GOI) to implement the GOI’s national security strategy. These Advisors support the Department of State’s Global Defense Reform Program (GDRP) and will work as a team undertaking quarterly visits to and quarterly work in Baghdad, Iraq.  Some work will be performed remotely as well.

    Established in 2004, Culmen International is committed to enhancing international security, strengthening homeland defense, optimizing government operations, and providing humanitarian assistance around the world.  We provide technical and management expertise, develop innovative technology solutions, and deliver youth care services, logistics, training, and language services worldwide.  With experience in over 126 countries, Culmen supports our clients to accomplish critical missions in challenging environments.

    Through GDRP, the United States seeks to provide an intermittent advisory team to the Government of Iraq’s (GOI) Working Group on Defense and International Security (WG) as part of the GOI’s overall security sector reform (SSR) framework. The Advisory Team will work with the WG on the GOI’s overall security sector reform framework. The Advisory Team will work to ensure that the GOI’s SSR Committee increases utilization of the WG system to target and support the rollout of select strategic reforms tied to the NSS. The Advisory Team will work to improve inter-ministerial communication and internal policy development with respect to proposed internal reforms and their implementation timelines.

    The roles and responsibilities of each advisor include but are not limited to: 

    1. Strategic Planning
      1. Focus on the utilization of the WG to guide and support the rollout of strategic reforms tied to the updated National Security Strategy
    2. Policy Development
      1. Assist the GOI, WG, and key national security organizations as appropriate, to adopt and apply internal policies that bolster reorientation of defense priorities
      2. Assist the GOI, and WG members as appropriate, in developing the institutional capacity required to advance security sector reform initiatives tied to the NSS
    3. Interagency Communication
      1. Assist the GOI to increase inter-ministerial communication on proposed internal reforms, policy developments, and their respective timetables
    4. Act as trusted advisor for the GOI’s SSR Committee; providing technical assistance to build the institutional capacity of the GOI and key national security organizations in support of the overarching objectives
    5. Coordinate with the U.S. Embassy Baghdad Political Section
    6. Where other barriers to institutional change with regards to NSS implementation exist, identify these barriers, make recommendations to overcome them, and, where possible, work to address them in support of the desired end state

    Basic Qualifications of each of the three advisors:

    • 15+ years of professional experience working in the security sector
    • 5+ years of experience in strategic planning or interagency coordination
    • 5+ years of experience advising foreign military or senior government officials
    • Minimum rank of O-6 in the military or equivalent in a civilian capacity
    • Experience with individual and organizational capacity building and aptitude to share knowledge, mentor, and coach others
    • Experience working or living in a developing country for a minimum of one year
    • Experience working with service, combatant, strategic, or ministerial level headquarters (
    • Proficient in Arabic at a level equivalent to DLPT 3/3 or Foreign Service Institute 3/3
    • Secret Clearance
    • Master’s degree in areas such as National Security, Homeland Security, Public Policy, International Relations, or a similar field
    • US Citizenship

    Preferred Additional Qualifications

    • Minimum rank of O-7 in the military or equivalent in a civilian capacity
    • Proficiency in Arabic at a level equivalent to DPLT 4/3 or Foreign Service Institute 4/3.

    At Culmen International we are committed to creating, promoting, and sustaining a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our commitment to these values is unwavering across all our work around the world.  We include and celebrate employees of diverse races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, ethnicities, nationalities, socioeconomic statuses, languages, (dis)abilities, ages, and religious commitments. These differences drive innovative solutions to meet the needs of our employees and clients. Culmen is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • 02 Mar 2022 8:50 PM | Anonymous member

    Sincerus Global Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce that we are seeking three experienced, professional senior advisors who will work on an intermittent schedule throughout the year advising the Government of Iraq in the area of Security Sector Reform.  The Advisors will work directly with the MOD, MOI and Counter-Terror Service (CTS) senior leadership to help them achieve milestones and objectives outlined in their National Security Strategy. 

    For more information and to apply: https://sincerusglobal.isolvedhire.com/jobs/535277.html  or go to the https://sincerusglobal.com/

    For any questions feel free to contact mailto:christopher.forbes@sincerusglobal.com

    Senior Intermittent Security Sector Reform Advisors to the Government of Iraq

    Security Clearance Requirement: Secret

    Citizenship: United States

    Place of performance: Baghdad Embassy Complex and the Green Zone on an intermittent basis and telework at home of record for the remainder of the time.   

    Are you looking to make a difference in security sector reform?

    Sincerus is looking for experienced professionals to provide expert advisory services to support the U.S. Department of State's Global Defense Reform Program (GDRP) within the Government of Iraq's (GOI) Security Sector. Through GDRP, the United States seeks to provide three (3) intermittent advisory team members to the GOI's Working Group on Defense and International Security (WG) as part of the GOI's overall security sector reform (SSR) framework. The WG is designed to facilitate Security Sector Reform (SSR) involving the Ministries of Defense (MOD) and Interior (MOI), the Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) and the Office of the National Security Advisor (ONSA) in concert with guidance from the Prime Minister's High Committee on Security Sector Reform (the GOI's SSR Committee) to support the update and implementation of Iraq's new National Security Strategy (NSS).

    The GDRP is a US State Department-funded program that, in close coordination with US Department of Defense, focuses on assisting Partner Nations with defense reform and civil-military institutional capacity building efforts. Advisors will serve intermittently during a twelve-month period advising the GOI's MoD, MoI, CTS. During a 12-month period, advisors will serve 4 quarterly cycles. Each cycle will involve 1 month in the U.S., 1 month in Baghdad, and 1 month off.

    The intermittent advisory team will work with many key GOI national security organizations; including, but not limited to the MOD, Ministry of Interior, Counter-terrorism Service, and the Office of the National Security Advisor as appropriate, to support a professional, transparent, and efficient organization capable of implementing Iraq's new NSS. Additionally, the intermittent advisory team will coordinate with the European Union Assistance Mission-Iraq, NATO Mission-Iraq, and other international partners as part of the WG, providing effective support and assistance to the GOI.

    REQUIRED Qualifications for Senior SSR Advisors (Iraq) focused on National Security Strategy

    The Advisors shall be qualified for the work performed as documented by education, certifications, licenses, permits, test reports, judgments, and similar documentation. At a minimum, the Advisors shall possess the following qualifications:

    • Master's degree in areas such as National Security, Homeland Security, Public Policy, International Relations, or a similar field AND at least fifteen (15) years of professional experience working in the security sector.
    • Have reached, at a minimum, the rank of O-6 in the military or equivalent in a civilian capacity (i.e. FS-01/GS-15).
    • Minimum five (5) years of experience in strategic planning or interagency coordination.
    • Minimum five (5) years' experience advising foreign military or senior government officials.
    • Proven success in individual and organizational capacity building and aptitude to share knowledge, mentor, and coach others.
    • Prior experience working or living in a developing country for a minimum of one year.
    • Prior demonstrated experience working with service, combatant, strategic, or ministerial level headquarters (e.g., OPNAV, OSD, Joint Staff, USCG, ONI, ministries, or interagency partners).
    • Technical and professionally proficient in Arabic at a level equivalent to DLPT 3/3 or Foreign Service Institute 3/3.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance issued by the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) prior to contract/task order performance.
    • U.S. citizen.

    PREFERRED Qualifications for Senior SSR Advisors (Iraq) focused on National Security Strategy

    • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance issued by the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) prior to contract/task order performance.
    • Have reached, at a minimum, the rank of O-7 in the military or equivalent in a civilian capacity (i.e., FE-OC/SES).
    • Technical and professionally proficient in Arabic at a level equivalent to DLPT 4/3 or Foreign Service Institute 4/3.


  • 06 Jan 2022 11:28 AM | Anonymous member

    Culmen International LLC is pleased to share that we are recruiting for a Senior Cybersecurity advisor to support the Ministry of Defense of Argentina. This is a funded position, and we are looking for immediate availability. Spanish fluency is a must, and some regional experience is required. 

    This position is in support of the State Department's Global Defense Reform Program (GDRP) which is a flexible program that seeks to enhance partner nation security sector governance and institutional capacity at the service, ministerial, and national levels to ensure security is provided in an effective, transparent, and accountable manner.

    For more information and to apply: Careers - Culmen International (recruitingbypaycor.com) or go to the www.culmen.com. 

    For any questions feel free to contact simon.limage@culmen.com.

    Senior Cybersecurity Advisor Argentina

    Security Clearance Requirement: Secret

    Citizenship: United States

    Place of performance: Buenos Aires

    Culmen International is recruiting for a Senior Advisor who will support the Argentine Ministry of Defense and Joint Staff to increase their cybersecurity capacity.

    Position Description

    The Senior Advisor will provide expert guidance and training as well as advice and technical assistance needed to develop and implement cyber reforms and policies at the Joint Staff. The Senior Advisor shall also advise the Ministry of Defense and support effective interagency coordination on cybersecurity within the Government of Argentina, as required.

    Role and Responsibilities

    The Senior Advisor will be embedded with the Argentine MoD in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Senior Advisor shall work with the Argentine MoD, CCCD, and other (GoA) entities to assist in building the capacity of the CCCD, improve cyber security within the MoD, and develop joint cyber defense coordination within the service branches and interagency.

    REQUIRED Qualifications

    a.     Master’s degree in areas such as Public Administration, Business, International Relations, Computer Science, Cybersecurity or a similar field AND at least six (6) years of U.S. military and/or U.S. civilian professional experience with cybersecurity, including but not limited to experience as a former officer or government official in the field of Cyber Programs (Programming/Execution) or Cyber Strategy (Planning/Programming), at least at the O-5 or FS-02/GS-14 level or industry equivalent,

    OR

    a Bachelor’s degree in the aforementioned areas and at least ten (10) years of prior professional experience working in the relevant specialized discipline(s).

    b. Have reached, at a minimum, the rank of O-5 in the military or equivalent in a civilian capacity (i.e., FS-02/GS-14 or industry equivalent).

    c. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience developing cybersecurity and cyber defense strategy, policy, or procedures.

    d. Minimum three (3) years’ prior experience advising foreign governments or militaries.

    e. Demonstrated understanding of cybersecurity challenges in emerging markets.

    f. Fluency in Spanish in professional and technical environments, including speaking, writing, reading, and listening at a level equivalent to a Foreign Service Institute 3/3 or DLPT 2+/2+/2+.

    g. Minimum three (3) prior years’ experience working in the Latin America on defense or national security projects.

    h. Minimum two (2) years of experience working either on Joint Staff or another Major Staff, or within the Office of the Secretary of Defense or equivalent cyber-responsible office in the Department of Defense.

    i. Minimum two (2) years of experience in establishing and institutionalizing cyber programs and processes inclusive of the management structure, procedures, and skills necessary to develop defense or national security plans in the cyber domain.

    j. Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance issued by the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) prior to contract/task order performance.

    k. U.S. citizen.

    PREFERRED Qualifications

    a. Minimum one (1) year demonstrating experience conducting negotiations in a business or advisory setting or formal training in negotiations.

    b. Minimum one (1) year demonstrating experience in cyber defense and IT security at the national and inter-ministerial level.

    c. Prior demonstrated experience leading cybersecurity capacity building initiatives in a bilateral and/or multilateral environment.


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