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Old 12 July 2019, 08:28
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Senior Military Advisor - Beirut, Lebanon

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Senior Military Advisor - Global Advisory Security Services (GASS) - Beirut, Lebanon

BlueForce, Inc. is seeking former US MIL Field Grade Officers interested in an OCONUS Advisory position. The Senior Military Advisor will support the Global Defense Reform Program (GDRP) and the Global Advisory Security Services (GASS) in Beirut, Lebanon.

The Global Defense Reform Program (GDRP) is a Department of State (DOS), coordinated with the Department of Defense (DOD) program assisting the Lebanon Ministry of Defense and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF).

CONTRACT: US DOS GDRP/GASS
POSTION: Senior Military Advisor - Lebanon
LOCATION: US Embassy Beirut, Lebanon
COMPENSATION: Salary Commensurate with Experience Level Working OCONUS, Life Support/Housing/Corp Benefits/etc..

For more information log onto: https://blueforceinc.com

Interested candidates can send a resume to: Careers@blueforceinc.com

Direct PMs welcome.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Senior Military Advisor supports the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Staff College by providing advisory services to the LAF Staff College in the area of curriculum development for strategic level planning. The LAF Staff College is a senior officer professional military education institution, equivalent to the War Colleges in the U.S. Other tasks include:

TASK A: Conduct an Initial Landscape Assessment that includes a Gap Analysis;
• Achieve an initial understanding of LAF planning and decision-making processes including at a minimum: review of current strategic planning approach, current approach to teaching planning and strategy in the Lebanese professional military education cycle, and identification of key stakeholders within the LAF and Staff College who influence the strategic planning and education process
• Identify associated gaps in achieving an integrated joint strategic planning process
• Identify ways to address those gaps within the context of professional military education process, and may include developmental activities and initiatives at the Ministerial and LAF levels, and utilization of U.S. International Military Education and Training.

TASK B: Facilitate Development of a Country Action Plan;
• The Country Action Plan shall be developed in partnership with LAF and in close coordination with the Political Section of the U.S. Embassy, ODC, and GDRP Program Office. The Country Action Plan shall be approved by LAF senior leadership.
• Advise the U.S. Embassy of any steps needed to build the necessary political support for the changes and process identified.

TASK C: Develop and Regularly Update a Work Plan;
• Develop a Work Plan that outlines Country Action Plan objectives, milestones, and corresponding activities that the Advisor shall undertake until the end of the performance period. The Work Plan shall also list the required tasks over the thirty (30) days.
• Brief the U.S. Embassy team on a monthly basis, which shall include at minimum the Political Section and ODC.

TASK D: Provide Advisory Services to Implement the Country Action Plan;
• Serve as the trusted advisor for LAF.
• Provide technical assistance and expert guidance and advise the LAF to execute the Country Action Plan and ensure a foundation is set for improved Lebanese joint strategic planning to achieve national objectives.
• Attend LAF staff meetings and planning sessions, as well as ODC contractor meetings.
• Interface with other international military advisors to stay current on needs, and de-conflict assistance requirements.

TASK E: Maintain Performance Monitoring Framework and Support Data Collection Activities;
• Track progress against the aforementioned Work Plan and Country Action Plan, both of which are to be captured in the monthly progress reports.
• Work with the GDRP Program Office to determine the specific objectives, as well as the frequency of data collection and definition for each indicator in the corresponding framework.
• Collect all M&E indicators, as provided by GDRP Program Office.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
• U.S. citizen
• Must have six (6) years’ experience as a strategic planner with the U.S. military, either as an active-duty uniformed service member or DOD civilian or contractor
• Master’s degree and at least six (6) years prior professional experience OR a Bachelor’s degree and at least ten (10) years of prior professional experience working in strategic planning and curriculum
• Must have reached, at a minimum, the rank of O-5 in the military or equivalent (i.e. FS-02/GS-14) in a civilian capacity.
• Must have demonstrated professional experience developing training material or developing curricula for consumption by senior military officials
• Must have demonstrated experience in a joint operating environment
• Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) certification issued by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS/SI/PSS)
• Intermediate user level of computer systems; Microsoft office software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook), Primavera Project Management software, database and documentation control systems
• Experience in conflict resolution and mentoring
• In the event of US military service, must have an honorable discharge
• Must have a valid passport
• Must be willing to deploy OCONUS
• Must be able to pass a physical approving for overseas work
• Strong written and oral presentation skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Proven ability to work both collaboratively and autonomously
• Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
• Ability to work outside normal work hours including weekends
• Ability to work in a remote and potentially austere location
• Ability to manage multiple pursuits simultaneously (personnel, budgets, materials, and time)
• Ability to communicate company practices with senior executives and employees
• Ability to identify problems, suggest solutions and react to change with a high degree of attention to detail and foresight

PREFERRED
• Two (2) years’ experience teaching at a U.S. military education institution (e.g. War College, National Defense University, Command and General Staff College
• Prior demonstrated experience advising foreign military or government at the operational or strategic level.
• Two (2) years prior experience working or living abroad, preferably in the region.
• If a former military service member, O5 or above.
• Competency in spoken Arabic (Modern Standard or Levantine) or French, with a preference for Arabic

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

BlueForce employment is contingent upon individual’s providing legal proof of identity and satisfactory background check results. Please note if applying for a position in the United States: All applicants must furnish legal authorization to work in the United States within three (3) working days of time of hire. If a Government clearance is required, applicants will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

BlueForce is firmly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce and in providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, veteran status, and any other basis protected by applicable law.

BLUEFORCE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, AND A DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE[/QUOTE]
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