IDS International is building a winning team to assist the U.S. Department of State’s African Contingency Operations Training Assistance (ACOTA) Program. The ACOTA Program is meant to provide training, logistics, and construction support to African countries and organization to enhance their capacity. IDS is currently looking for a PSO Soldier Skills Trainer to support ACOTA. The PSO Soldier Skills Trainer will be responsible for
providing Peacekeeping Operations (PKO) soldier skills instruction to military units receiving assistance from the U.S. Government. The PSO Soldier Skills Trainer position requires deployment to Africa.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• The PSO Soldier Skills Trainer will instruct and supervise PKO soldier skills training in country for local-national company grade officers and their soldiers who shall deploy to PKOs.
• Soldier Skills Training shall include BRM, CQM, Movement formations and techniques, Infantry squad and platoon battle drills, route clearance & convoy operations, CQM/CQB, C-IED, Recon, Checkpoint operations, crowd control and cordon and search.
• Trainers will also instruct local-national soldiers in human rights (to include gender respect, elimination of sexual exploitation and child protection), individual health maintenance, individual first aid, HIV/AIDS prevention, and an orientation in United Nations peacekeeping operations all in the context of the tactical PSO environment.
• The candidate will assist in the development of POIs, lesson plans, and training support packages for individual and collective training.
• Minimum of ten (10) years of U.S. military operations and training experience in a Combat Arms Specialty required.
• The PSO Skills Trainer shall have a relevant blend of military skills, experience, and knowledge that will allow that individual to best support specific task order objectives and goals and tasks of the Soldier Skills Training Program.
• PSO Soldier Skills Trainers shall be subject matter experts in at least one Combat Arms U.S. Military Occupational Specialty, Branch, or Functional Area.
•The ideal candidate will have recent U.S. Military combat and/or PKO experience at E-5 thru O-3 level. Directly related experience in OCONUS overseas program operations focused on training local national military personnel and units preferred.
• Recent OIF/OEF experiences preferred.
• Experience with either U.S. State Department, United Nations, or African Union experience preferred.
• Former Special Forces A Team or Combat Arms Non-Commissioned Officer or Warrant Officer preferred and familiar with standard military training concepts, practices, and procedures.
• Preferred language requirement of level equivalent to 3-3 for non-English speaking countries.
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