HUMAN RIGHTS SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT (CLIN X017 OCONUS)
Duties and Responsibilities: The HR SME serves as the Contractors’ primary expert in all areas related to Human rights, Protection of Civilians (POC), and Sex and Gender-Based Violence in PKO issues. In this capacity, the HR SME will advise on Human Rights/ International Humanitarian Law, and Protection of Civilians training strategy to ensure training POI’s, lesson plans and scenarios remain relevant. The HR SME will assist in evaluating and developing Programs of Instructions (POI), and Training Scenarios. The HR SME will serve as a subject area "expert" to the Program Manager and the field team on establishing standards, processes and procedures in the discipline of Human Rights training for peacekeepers and other security sector practitioners such as law enforcement. The HR SME should have the capacity to work closely with the APO and with various officials throughout the U.S. Government in areas relevant to Protection of Civilians and Human Rights advocacy, as well as, the private sector and non-governmental agency representatives.
Minimum Qualifications: The HR SME shall have the following education, experience, and military background unless otherwise approved in advance by the Program Director, ACOTA.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited intuition in Behavioral or Social Science is required; specialization in Human Rights preferred.
Experience: Ten (10) years of directly related experience with human rights and democracy goals, objectives, programs, and relationships to provide advisory services and with three (3) years of experience working on Human Rights issues in sub Saharan Africa. Experience providing advice and guidance on Human Rights issues that influences the decisions and actions of senior officials. Africa experience and travel; knowledge of the different languages in the region, history, geography, and demographics of sub-Saharan Africa.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of the history of conflicts, and those presently arising, within the relevant African countries. Availability to travel in Africa. Experience with: Humanitarian NGO’s, US or International Militaries and UN Peacekeeping Operations are desired. Language capability, Fluency in French (3/3 level) desired. Ability to write effectively, including the ability to plan, develop, formulate, and deliver reports and presentations on the subjects researched. Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Other: Active Secret clearance per clause H-013.