SAIC is seeking Command and Staff Operations Trainers for work in various African countries partnered with the US State Department's GPOI (Global Peace Operations Initiative) training program.
GPOI has absorbed the Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) program. GPOI manages the program under the Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs in collaboration with the Bureau of African Affairs / Security Assistance (AF / SA).
The program provides mentoring, advising, and training support and assistance to Host Nation (HN) training centers, their cadre, and units (company to brigade size and including multi-national force headquarters) in training for peacekeeping missions.
This training may include extensive field training as well as training, equipment and infrastructure support for the training center and its staff and instructors.
Positions are located in English and non-English speaking countries.
The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following :
Mentor, advise, assist, and / or train Host Nation military personnel in a variety of military skills to include commanders and staffs in PSO command and staff operations skills and procedures.
Develop POIs, lesson plans, and training support packages for directed staff training
Support the preparation of partner country battalions and brigades for PSO deployments
Focus on operations center organization and operations, staff functions, Intelligence Preparation of the Area of Operations (IPAO), and the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP)
Ensure all training scenarios are based on the most current mission area information
Provide training involving classroom instruction and hands on assistance in Peace Support Operation (PSO) based Command Post Exercises.
Conduct training in the training language of the Host Nation Military.
AA / AS Degree from an accreditedinstitution
Minimumof fifteen (15) years military operations and training experience (Experiencecan be military, civilian, or contractor, or a combination of the three)
Subject matter expert in at leastone (1) Combat Arms, Combat Support, or Combat Service Support
Staff experience at battalion orbrigade level
Have a unique blend of skills,experience, and knowledge that will allow individual to best support the goalsand tasks
Familiar with standard militarytraining concepts, practices, and procedures.
U.S. Military combat and / or PKO experience at the O-3to O-6 or E7 to E9 level who has completed U.S. Military Education Level 3 or 4 Command and General Staff College or equivalent or is a graduate of the Battle Staff NCO course.
Recent OIF / OEF / OIR experience
Language (primarily French) proficiency level equivalent to 2 / 2 or higher for non-English speaking countries.