In-Country Team Lead, Global Peace Operations Initiative Capacity Building Assistance

Tetra Tech

Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

 

Proposal Summary:

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). The GPOI program’s mission is to strengthen the effectiveness of the United Nations (UN) and regional peace operations by enhancing partner countries’ capacities to prepare, deploy, and sustain peacekeepers and reinforcing UN and regional organizations’ performance and accountability frameworks. State’s Bureau of Political Military Affairs, Office of Global Programs and Initiatives, Peace Operations Capacity Building Division (PM/GPI/POCB) serves as the GPOI Program Office.

 

Please note: U.S. work authorization is required for this position

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Team Leader (TL) serves as the Project Manager’s primary point of contact for contract execution, coordination, and management of GPOI contract activities in the respective African country. The TL is the primary interface with the U.S. Embassy, Host Nation military leadership, U.S. military and international trainers, and other stakeholders associated with contract execution. The TL manages personnel assignments across training tasks; maintains professional standards of accountability, quality, and effectiveness; monitors conduct and discipline and tracks the movement of his or her team members traveling to, working in, and departing from the host country; and ensures the conduct and quality of all task order activities and requirements. This position is contingent upon award.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of military experience, which includes service after September 11, 2001.
  • Attainment of military grade of CW-3, E9, or O3 and higher.
  • Demonstrated experience as a senior mentor/advisor, military or civilian, 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) capacity building experience in the last 5 years.
  • Regional experience in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • (Preferred) Experience in organizational development, conducting activities intended to drive institutional improvement and self-sufficient organizational change.
  • (Preferred) Experience as trained and certified Foreign Area Officer (FAO) with regionally focused expertise, including in an Office of Security Cooperation or Defense Attaché Office.
  • (Preferred) Commanded a combat arms battalion level unit (combat arms is defined as infantry, armor, cavalry, engineer, field artillery, special forces, or special operations forces) in the U.S. or NATO military land forces.
  • (Preferred) Previous GPOI experience working with the TPDF.
  • (Preferred) Experience in a U.S. or NATO military training and doctrine development organization, or permanent assignment to a U.S. or foreign military training school or combat training center.

 

At MSI Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. MSI Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state and federal authorities.

 

MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.

 

We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

 

MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.

 

Reasonable Accommodations:

MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

 

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Additional Information
  • Requisition #21600002144

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