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.


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).


  • 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.


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


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


  • 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;


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


  • 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.