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) Middle East Regional Program Lead. We are seeking candidates with expertise in defense institution building, the political and institutional dynamics of the Middle East region, and experience working with country teams and partner-nations in both contemporary education and consultative / mentoring environments. In addition, DGMT seeks candidates with skills in the areas of: project and course curriculum development and instruction, practical scholarly research and analysis, educational project and activity coordination and synchronization, and program 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. Central Command, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, and OSD Policy to enable partner nations in building effective, transparent, and accountable defense establishments in support of U.S. and other regional objectives. DIB projects and activities executed by the DGMT – including the Wales Initiative Fund Defense Institution Building (WIF-DIB) program and the Defense Institution Reform Initiative (DIRI) – are the primary Defense Department DIB efforts responsible for collaborating and supporting partners and allies to strengthen and develop the defense sector, build defense institutions and key functions, and are a core element of the Department’s broader security cooperation capability.
The Middle East Regional Program Lead: 1) instructs, leads, oversees, and facilitates DIB project and workshop planning, monitoring, and analysis for active and emergent DIB projects in the Middle East region, 2) acts as the lead instructor and implementer for DIB activities with one or two countries within the area of responsibility, 3) leads DGMT facilitation and expert reach back support to DIB efforts in Afghanistan, and 4) provides additional DIB project support (to include facilitation, instruction, and/or oversight) to DGMT efforts in the Middle East and Eurasia. The incumbent will serve as the team lead and senior faculty member/facilitator for priority engagements and co-lead project design and scoping of new projects. This role includes overseeing all country activities and directing and mentoring government experts and contracted subject matter experts (SMEs) in all phases from development to completion. He/she supports DIB leadership in identifying expertise, building educational and training teams, ensuring educational and training quality control, and appropriate training and education. He/she also leads and oversees the design, development, and review of curriculum, training support tools, and other necessary materials with and by government and/or contracted subject matter experts to support DGMT projects and activities. He/she also provides oversight of government and contracted experts providing instruction and conducting activities in the regional area of responsibility.
The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer is responsible for monitoring and maintaining documentation and reporting on all projects and activities to ensure accountability, quality control, objective analysis and review, and a record of activities. Additionally, the position is responsible for project coordination and synchronization, working with USG country teams and partner nations to coordinate project / activity content and topics, schedule activities, and ensure awareness and fidelity with the USG country team and appropriate partner nation personnel. 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 incorporating them into relevant projects and activities in the region.
Job location is negotiable upon selection.
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 30 June 2017
Applications should be sent to:
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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 training, education, research, analysis and monitoring requirements
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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