This position is located within the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), Defense Security Cooperation University within the International School of Education and Advising in the Institute of Security Governance (ISG), with a duty location in Monterey, CA or Arlington, VA. 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 a leading DSCA international schoolhouse. ISG advances national security and foreign policy objectives by building partner institutional capacity and capabilities, advancing knowledge, and enhancing the field and practice of ICB. The development of functioning, accountable, and effective defense and security institutions is critical to enabling the long-term success of security cooperation and partner capability development, is a focus across the security cooperation enterprise, and is foundational to ISG. 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 Lecturer to serve as an instructional faculty member working within the Advising and Consulting team. As a faculty member, this position will play a supporting role in establishing and driving ISG’s advising and consulting programs. This position provides support in the form of coordination among key stakeholders and agencies involved in ICB and Security Cooperation programs to include assisting in coordinating and implementing program design and supplementing supervision when necessary. This individual will assure contracting personnel are meeting established objectives necessary based on the guidelines set forth by the Senior Lecturer/Regional Program Lead. They will also provide guidance when directed to support ICB program deployment, monitoring and evaluation.
This person with perform monitoring and evaluation, documenting lessons learned, best practices, common challenges and may contribute to case studies and incorporate lessons into relevant ICB projects. They will work within the USCENTCOM area of responsibility.
Primary duties include:
Support the planning, development, execution, analysis and reporting of education, training, and exercise activities.
Support contracting activities to procure adjunct instruction and curriculum that is educationally appropriate to achieve ISG and sponsor objectives.
Facilitate, develop, execute, and monitor ISG’s institutional
capacity building (ICB) efforts.
Enable partner-nations (PNs) to strengthen and develop effective and accountable defense and security institutions that can govern, manage, and operate forces.
Implements the Regional Program advisory to partner nations, various ICB programs, senior leaders / planners / managers within the Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs).
Contribute to and/or support academic knowledge creation teams within the subject area resulting in curricula, best practices, articles or other content-rich outputs.
Analyze and provide recommendations for the prioritization, resourcing, planning, monitoring, and adapting of country projects and other activities implemented by ISG.
Oversee the documentation and reporting on all activities to ensure accountability, program monitoring, quality control, and a record of activities.
Master's degree in an appropriate discipline required: international relations, foreign affairs, Defense/Security Studies, Regional Studies, or related field that supports ISG’s research, analysis and monitoring.
A broad range of experience in the field of study (typically 1 to 2 years or more) with progressively higher responsibilities in an academic, instructional or advising and or other capacity building environment.
Knowledge of and experience with the development, and assessment or management of educational and capacity building programs.
Proven ability to work with and lead diverse teams
Experience in the oversight of multiple, complex, dispersed programs
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving ability
Must be able obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
ISG is an Institute within Defense Security Cooperation Agency. We provide advising, education, and professional development 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 are accepted from September 13, 2021, through midnight September 26, 2021.*
*if you applied previously, you do not need to re-apply.
Please include: A CV/resume and a statement of interest which includes (professional expertise, specialty, and relevant research, publications) and a copy of your Masters' Transcript(s) are required. Names and contact information for letters of reference may be requested later. (The system only allows you to send three documents. Any additional documents can be sent to the e-mail address below). An official transcript is not required, but a transcript must be included that shows achievement of your Master's degree. An official transcript must be provided prior to a Contingent offer can be extended. Please address e-documents to:
*Salary range for this position depends on the locality.
Relocation package, including recruitment/relocation incentive, leave accrual and superior qualifications may be authorized depending upon availability of funding.
This position may be offered situational telework.
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.
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.