Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Asia Pacific Regional Program Lead)
Naval Postgraduate School
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March 26, 2018
Higher Education Institution
Defense Governance & Management Team
Center for Civil-Military Relations
School of International Graduate Studies
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
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 Senior Lecturer / Lecturer as the Defense Governance and Management Team (DGMT) Asia Pacific Regional Program Lead. We are seeking candidates with expertise in defense institution building, security cooperation, the political-military dynamics of the Asia Pacific 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, monitoring and evaluation, and leading and managing high op-tempo teams.
We are seeking a colleague to join an entrepreneurial and growing team dedicated to working with partner nations, to support institutional capacity and capability development and the enabling of effective, transparent, and accountable defense establishments in support of U.S. and other regional objectives. We seek a colleague who will pursue this objective in collaboration with U.S. country teams, U.S. Pacific Command, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff. CCMR’s DGMT program is a primary USG and Defense Department mechanism supporting Allies and partners working to build the capacity and capability of the defense and security sectors, institutions and critical functions. The selected candidate will be joining DGMT as the program has become a core element of the DoD security cooperation enterprise as a result of changes to security cooperation authorities in 2017 and 2018 legislation.
The Asia Pacific Regional Program Lead instructs, oversees, and facilitates DIB project and workshop planning for a rapidly expanding program in the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility. The incumbent will act as the primary lead or back-up lead for the countries with active DGMT programs in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, and Nepal and supporting USG initiatives such as the Maritime Security Initiative (MSI) and the Indo-Pacific Strategy. The selected candidate will also support DGMT in designing and implementing enhanced institutional capacity building programs in the region that advance U.S. foreign policy and defense objectives.
The Regional Program Lead will lead and oversee teams of subject matter experts (SMEs) conducting projects in the Asia-Pacific region. The incumbent will serve as the team lead and senior faculty member/facilitator for priority engagements and participate in project design and scoping for new projects for assigned countries. 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 will support DGMT lead faculty in identifying expertise, building teams, ensuring quality control, and appropriate training and education approach. He/she also will support 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.
Additionally, as part of the U.S. security cooperation workforce, the position is responsible for supporting broader security cooperation coordination and synchronization and to work with country teams and partner nations to synchronize activities. The selected candidate will be responsible for monitoring and evaluation, working with DGMT colleagues to identify and document lessons learned, best and common practices, common challenges and best/appropriate practices and incorporate them into relevant projects and activities in the region and across DGMT programming. The position is responsible for maintaining documentation and reporting on all activities to ensure accountability, quality control, and a record of activities.
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 27 April 2018.
Applications and related questions should be sent to:
The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at http://www.nps.edu
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
Ability and willingness to travel
Job location will be in the Monterey CA, Washington DC, or Honolulu HI areas.
Internal Number: DGMT 3517985
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