This position is located in the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), Building Partner Capacity (BPC) Directorate, Institute of Security Governance (ISG) in Monterey, CA. DSCA's mission is to advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign security forces to respond to shared challenges. DSCA leads the broader U.S. security cooperation (SC) enterprise in its efforts to train, educate, advise, and equip foreign partners.
ISG is the Defense Department’s center of excellence for Institutional Capacity Building (ICB), primary ICB implementer, and an international security cooperation schoolhouse. ISG advances national security and foreign policy objectives by building partner institutional capabilities, advancing knowledge, and enhancing the conduct of the ICB field to address security challenges. At the foundation of this work is the development of functioning, accountable, and effective defense and security institutions that enable the long-term success of security cooperation and partner capability development. ISG’s approach is oriented to meet partner institutional capacity and capability, education, and professional development needs, grounded in American values, and tailored to meet partner requirements.
ISG is seeking a Senior Lecturer to join the team as a Regional Program Lead for Africa and the Middle East. Strong candidates for this position will have experience and education in Institutional Capacity Building, the Africa and/or Middle East regions, change management, security cooperation, and broader national security and defense policy. As a senior instructional faculty member, this position is responsible for advising partner defense and security institutions, enabling ICB within U.S. security cooperation, facilitating and developing project learning objectives, and formally teaching in multiple environments in support of ISG missions and activities.
Primary duties include:
Instructing, overseeing, and facilitating ICB program, project and activity implementation, integration and workshop planning as the lead for assigned region(s).
Leading and oversight of the tasks of subject matter expert teams and advisors conducting projects in assigned region(s).
When assigned, serving as a designated ICB Integrator for all DSCA-aligned ICB programs in area of responsibility.
Supporting ISG, DSCA, and other SC / ICB elements in scoping partner institutional capacity, planning and designing ICB programming, advising on ICB development and resourcing, implementing projects, and developing complementary monitoring plans.
Supporting ISG Director and senior leadership in identifying expertise, building teams, ensuring quality control, and identifying appropriate training and educational approaches.
Teaching, instruction, and facilitation of resident courses and mobile engagement teams.
Oversight of and support for the documentation and reporting on all activities to ensure accountability, quality control, and a record of activities.
As directed, supporting development of ICB curriculum, methodology, approaches, and supporting courses and activities.
Conducting research, analyzing, reviewing and producing original content related to regional ICB programming, ICB best practices and lessons learned, common challenges faced by partners, and associated SC networks and systems, policy and planning, and related functions.
ISG is a Defense Security Cooperation Agency institute. We are tasked with developing the field and practice of ICB within the Department of Defense, advising and enabling partner-nation defense and security institutions, and providing education and professional development programming to international military personnel and security and defense civilians. U.S. citizenship is required and salary is competitive. Monterey is a short drive south from the Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay area, and is ideally situated along the spectacular central California coast.
Applications should be received by August 7,2020: A resume and a statement of interest, professional expertise, specialty, and relevant research and publication should be included. Names and contact information for letters of reference may be requested. A copy of your transcripts are required. Official transcripts not required until Contingent offer extended. Please address e-documents to:
Institute for Security Governance
This position will be located in Monterey, CA or Tampa, Florida
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about DSCA, please refer to the website at http://www.dsca.gov.
NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, Veteran’s preference is treated as a positive merit factor for ISG faculty positions. We strongly encourage you to indicate if you are a veteran in your application when applying to ISG positions and you must provide a copy of your signed DD-214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation.
Are you a current active duty service member? If yes, you are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Please note: you will be ineligible if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days from the date of application.
About the Institute for Security Governance
The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) advances U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives by building partner institutional capabilities, advancing knowledge, and enhancing the field and practice of ICB to address security challenges. ISG is the Department of Defense’s Center of Excellence for Institutional Capacity Building, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)’s leading ICB implementing organization, and an International Military Education and Training (IMET) schoolhouse, operating within DSCA's broader security cooperation mandate to train, educate, advise and support our foreign partners. Located on the campus of the Naval Postgraduate School at the Naval Support Activity Monterey in Monterey, California, ISG executes over 400 activities annually, with a faculty and staff responsible for leading, directing and executing diverse programs and activities from inception through completion.
Master's degree in an appropriate discipline required: International Relations / Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security Studies, Regional Studies, Political Science, Economics, institutional change, organizational management, or in a generally related field required
Significant experience in the region and/or with ICB, change management, organizational design, and broader security cooperation
Proven ability to lead diverse teams
Experience working with the leadership of foreign defense sectors (ministry, joint/general staff, Service Headquarters, defense and security agencies) to accomplish institutional capacity building and broader security cooperation objectives
Experience in the oversight of multiple complex, globally dispersed programs
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving ability
Internal Number: ISG-DG22
About Institute for Security Governance
DSCA’s mission is to advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign security forces to respond to shared challenges. DSCA leads the broader U.S. security cooperation enterprise in its efforts to train, educate, advise, and equip foreign partners.Organization Type: Government AgencyDSCA delivers effective, enduring, and timely partner capabilities that advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.