United States of America: OTI SOCOM Conflict and Stabilization Advisor (SA) (Multiple Positions)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 27 Sep 2018

The OTI SOCOM Conflict and Stabilization Advisor (SA) (Multiple Positions) is a full-time Personal Services Contract (PSC) position at the GS-14 equivalent level and located in Tampa, Florida. Applications for this position are due no later than September 27, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern Time. For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please read the entire solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.

INTRODUCTION:

The SOCOM Conflict and Stabilization Advisor is a member of USAID’s Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/OTI Field Programs Division (FPD), and is considered an expert in the field of political transition and stabilization programming overseas with a strong civil-military background, program and budget management experience, and operational skills. The Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Conflict and Stabilization Advisor is a senior-level position in support of OTI’s numerous field programs, including handling multiple high-level civil-military engagements, planning efforts, and reporting lines. The SOCOM Conflict and Stabilization Advisor offers intellectual leadership, coordination, and reach-back to USAID/OTI in order to coordinate strategies, policies, programs, systems, trainings, and partnership mechanisms; providing essential advice on wider conflict, stabilization and transition issues to SOCOM in line with guidance provided by the USAID/OTI Senior Civil-Military Transition Specialist and the USAID SOCOM Senior Development Advisor (SDA).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Advise and inform SOCOM directorates on strategic planning efforts to integrate and elevate conflict, stabilization and transition assistance implementation; promote relevant USAID/OTI policies and strategy within SOCOM strategic and policy-level discussions and doctrine integration;

  • Provide expert advice to SOCOM and to USAID/OTI on change management and internal business process improvements, particularly concerning joint civil-military strategy and planning, to improve USAID/OTI civil-military effectiveness and enhance conflict, stabilization and transition impacts in support of national security goals and objectives;

  • Facilitate harmonizing USAID/OTI assessment and program efforts with SOCOM strategic planning and operations, providing regular reporting and analysis on political and security developments;

  • Establish and support regular information and product exchange to ensure unity of effort between USAID/OTI, SOCOM, and relevant Theater Special Operation Commands (TSOCs);

  • Serve as a liaison between USAID/OTI and SOCOM to ensure that USAID/OTI assessments and program strategies are informed by emerging security and political developments on the ground;

  • Educate SOCOM on conflict, stabilization and transition issues pertaining to USAID/OTI-led Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), media support, service delivery, and other USAID/OTI assistance activities;

  • Identify, manage, and integrate USAID/OTI into relevant SOCOM trainings and exercises;

  • Respond to OTI requests for information critical to decision-making and forward planning.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master’s degree with seven (7) years of work experience;

OR

A Bachelor’s degree with nine (9) years of work experience;

AND

  • Six (6) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, domestic or international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization, in community development, economic development, mediation/arbitration, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, and/or human rights activities;

AND

  • Two (2) years of overseas field experience working in a developing country.

AND

  • Three (3) years of supervisory experience.

Please direct questions about this position or the application process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov.

How to apply:

Please direct questions about this position or the application process to the OTI Recruitment Team at otijobs@usaid.gov.

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