ABOUT THE EMPLOYER :
Our Client is a premier National Security and Foreign Policy advisor helping solve our nation's most complex National Security challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets.
In a complex world, improving the readiness of U.S. National Security, Diplomacy, and International Development is more important than ever.
With more than 60-years of experience supporting U.S. strategic objectives across the globe, our Client has a long history of collaborating with leaders in government, civilian agencies, and commercial businesses to advance U.
S. National Security Objectives.
The Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) is a U.S. Department of State security assistance program focused on building international peacekeeping capacity worldwide in close collaboration with the U.
S. Department of Defense (DOD).
Our client has immediate availability fora Team Lead position in Ivory Coast .In this role, you will be responsible for assisting the Program Manager in overall contract execution and mission management. .
This is a mission critical, high visibility position. As the Team Lead, you will directly support the Peace Operations Training and Assistance in Ivory Coast, and the Program Manager
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
The Team Lead (TL) will be the Program Manager's primary point of contact for contract execution and coordination of the U.
S. Department of State's complex, multifaceted Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) Program in a designated African country.
The TL is the in-country manager of the workflow process at the deployed location and manages all aspects of mission completion.
The TL is the primary interface with the US Embassy, Partner nation military leadership, US military, international partners and other stakeholders associated with the training of peacekeepers.
The TL receives guidance from the PM and GPOI and is responsible for providing in-country direction and management for all contract and task order activities.
The TL manages personnel assignments and reassignments to different in-country GPOI Program training tasks and missions as required.
Maintains professional standards of accountability, quality, and effectiveness of all deployed personnel on his team.
Monitors and tracks movement of all task order contractors traveling to, working in, and departing from the country the TL is deployed to.
Responsible for the conduct of individual and collective training as specified in the Task Order.
Provides direction and oversight of day-to-day operations in country for training.
Coordinates and manages all in-country personnel and logistical support for contractors on this Task. Responsible for all aspects of training management and execution in coordination with the partner nation and GPOI.
Ensures all instructor / trainers are prepared to teach in accordance with standards defined in GPOI task orders. Inspects and supervises all in-country training.
The TL is the senior instructor / leader on the ground managing all aspects of training ensuring development of the PMTC Training Center to include partner nation trainers.
Education & Experience (Required) :
U S. Citizen.
Minimum of fifteen (15) years of military operations experience, which includes service after September 11, 2001.
Attainment of military grade of E9 or O-4 and higher,
Demonstrated experience as a senior mentor / advisor to a senior foreign security partner with directly related experience in capacity building and unit-level assessments.
Relevant military operations or foreign security force (police or military) training experience in the last 5 years.
French language proficiency
Preferred) Regional Experience in Sub-Saharan Africa.
An Equal Opportunity Employer : Our Client is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Our Client is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age,