The Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) in the School of International Graduate Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) invites applications for the position of lecturer/senior lecturer as the Defense Governance and Management Team (DGMT) Western Hemisphere (WHEM) Regional Program Lead (RPL). We are seeking candidates with expertise in defense institution building (DIB), the political and institutional dynamics of the Western Hemisphere region, and experience working with country teams and partner-nations in a consultative type environment. Further, we seek candidates with skills in the areas of: project curriculum development and instruction, research and analysis, project and activity coordination and synchronization, and monitoring and evaluation.
We are seeking a colleague to join an entrepreneurial and growing team dedicated to working with partner nations, U.S. country teams, U.S. Southern Command, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, and OSD Policy to enable partner nations in developing effective, transparent, and accountable defense establishments in support of U.S. and other regional objectives. DIB programs managed by the DGMT, including the Defense Institution Reform Initiative (DIRI), serve as the primary Defense Department DIB tool for working with partners and allies to support development and reform of their defense sector, defense institutions and key functions, and are a core element of the Department’s broader security cooperation activities.
The WHEM RPL instructs, oversees, and facilitates DIB project and workshop planning for a rapidly expanding program of six active countries in the Western Hemisphere region (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Guyana, and Trinidad & Tobago). The incumbent serves as lead for three of these countries and serves as back-up for other DIB Western Hemisphere portfolios. He/she also serves as senior faculty member/facilitator for priority engagements and participates in project design and scoping for new projects. This role includes overseeing all country activities and supporting government experts and contracted subject matter experts (SMEs) in all phases from development to completion. He/she supports DIB leadership in identifying expertise, building teams, ensuring quality control, and appropriate training and education. He/she also supports the development of necessary materials to bring in government or contracted subject matter experts to support these efforts and the oversight and review of materials to be developed and instruction provided by these SMEs.
The position is responsible for maintaining documentation and reporting on all engagements to ensure accountability, quality control, and a record of activities. Additionally, the position is responsible for coordination and synchronization, working with country teams and partner nations to coordinate and schedule activities. The incumbent will be responsible for monitoring and evaluation, working with the DGMT knowledge team to capture lessons learned, best and common practices, common challenges and best/appropriate practices and incorporate them into relevant projects and activities in the region.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications must include up-to-date curriculum vitae. Three letters of reference will be required of candidates who are selected for the interview phase of this recruitment action. A writing sample will be requested for candidates selected to be interviewed.
Applications will be accepted through 31 July 2017.
Applications should be sent to:
Relocation package, including recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized.
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NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, you are strongly encouraged to: Identify your Veterans’ Preference on your resume or elsewhere in your application package (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service)
Requires a graduate degree in a relevant functional area: international relations, political science, foreign affairs, defense and strategy, economics or related field that supports the DGMT’s research, analysis and monitoring needs
Evidence of teaching aptitude
Experience working with the leadership of foreign defense sectors (ministry, joint/general staff, Service Headquarters) in DIB focus areas (strategy, policy, and planning; human resource management; resource management; and logistics) is preferred
Must currently hold or be eligible for a Secret clearance
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