Peace Support Operations | Staff Trainer (CLIN X008 OCONUS)
Duties and Responsibilities: The Senior PSO Staff Trainer will be the Country Manager’s principal Peacekeeping Operations (PKO) staff instructor for African military units receiving U.S. This individual also serves as the Deputy CM performing tasks as required in support of the CM and the APO. The Senior PSO Staff Trainer also performs in a mentor and assist role to the host nation cadre and African Battalion Commander and his staff throughout training. The Senior PSO Staff Trainer will instruct and supervise PKO unit staff operations training for African company, battalion and brigade sized units deploying to PKOs. Staff Operations training shall focus on operations center organization, operational command and control, staff functions, Intelligence Preparation of the Area of Operations (IPAO), and the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) in accordance with African partner SOP’s, UN, NATO and US doctrine integrated as appropriate for positive effects. Senior PSO Staff Trainers will develop POIs, lesson plans, and training support packages for collective training carried out as noted in each ACOTA Program Office (APO) task order. Training shall support the preparation of partner country battalions and brigades for deployments to and sustained operations in multinational peacekeeping operations in Africa by training African commanders and staffs in PSO command and staff operations skills and procedures. Senior Staff Trainers shall ensure all training scenarios are based on the most current mission area information from Areas of Operation that African PKO battalions and brigades will deploy to. Training will involve classroom instruction, Peace Support Operation (PSO) Command Post Exercises, and Computer Assisted Command Post Exercise. All classes shall be taught in the training language of the Host Nation Military.
Minimum Qualifications: The Senior PSO Staff Trainer shall have the following education, experience, and military background unless otherwise approved in advance by the Program Director, ACOTA.
Education: A minimum of a BA/BS Degree from an accredited institution
Experience: The Senior PSO Staff Trainer shall be a Combat Arms or Combat Support subject matter expert (Combat Arms is preferred) with staff experience at battalion or brigade level. The Senior PSO Staff Trainer shall have a relevant blend of military skills, experience, and knowledge that will allow that individual to best support the goals and tasks of the ACOTA Program.
Training: Minimum of fifteen (15) years military operations and training experience (or civilian equivalent) required.
Other: The Senior PSO Staff trainer must be familiar with standard military training concepts, practices, and procedures.
Preferred Qualifications:. Preferably an individual with U.S. Military combat and/or PKO experience at, O-5, and O-6 E-8, or E-9 (or civilian equivalent) level and possess the managerial ability to fill the role of CM if required. Experience operating in areas with limited life support and in hardship conditions is preferred. Individual having completed Military Education Level 3 or 4 (Command and General Staff College or equivalent) is preferred. Preferred language requirement of level equivalent to 3-3 for non-English speaking countries. Advanced degree