Chief Instructor, Afghan National Police (ANP) EOD Branch School

Employer: Raytheon 
Location: Afghanistan

Job Description 
The ANP, EOD Branch School Chief Instructor (CI) – will assist the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) CIED/EOD Program Manager (PM) in supervising the completion of assigned Task Orders within the time frame specified, within budgeted amount, and provide scheduling and supervision of assigned personnel, to include sub-contractors to complete tasks as scheduled within assigned areas. Provides oversight for ANP EOD/IEDD Branch instructor cadre and EOD Mobile Training Teams (MTT) as required. Ensures training objectives are completed on schedule following established procedures. Conduct and monitor daily training of ANP EOD Branch students, school staff, and actively assist or provide direction and guidance to the ANP EOD/IEDD/ROV FSR instructor cadre. Plan, schedule, and arrange course activities in accomplishing objectives in accordance with established training curriculum. The ANP EOD Branch CI assists in the preparation, and submission of accurate and timely required reports. The specific area of responsibility (AOR) for the ANP EOD Branch School CI is Kabul, Afghanistan.

Specific Duties Include
· Assign schedules/tasks and review work of ANP EOD/IEDD/ROV FSR Branch School Instructor cadre.
· Assist in delivery of all ANP EOD instruction and training of ANP EOD Branch School staff as required.
· Responsible for curriculum management and quality control to include: course documentation - training learning objectives (TLOs), programs of instruction (POIs), lesson plans and training support packages.
· Liaison between the ANDSF CIED/EOD PM, subcontractor, and Instructor cadre.
· Provide leadership and management of ANP EOD Branch School Instructor cadre to include instructor certification and cross training
· Assist the ANDSF CIED/EOD PM in the preparation of Statements of Work to meet Warfighter’s CIED/EOD training requirements
· Work directly with the supported units and subcontractors to identify, design and manage the ANP EOD training requirements
· Participate in post-course evaluations
· Participate in continual process improvement
· Assist in the development of ANP EOD training curriculum as required.
· Provide post-training assessments of students and ANP candidate instructor performance and present feedback during After Action Reviews (AAR) at the conclusion of training.
· Supervise administration and support of students and ANP candidate instructors.
· Assist the Materials Project Manager as required with logistical support for assigned region
· Assist the Operations Specialist as required with completion of program administration.
· Utilize Train the Trainer (T3) techniques
· Other duties as assigned

Required Skills
· Extensive military background is required with at least 6 years of related experience
· Must possess formal instructor qualification and strong supervisory skills
· Master EOD technician/EOD officer
· Qualified EOD Operator with experience training and conducting operations in the Middle East and/or host nation
· Prior military officer/NCO (E7 or higher), qualified as an EOD Team Leader with at least 10 years leadership experience in C-IED and/or EOD operations
· One deployment as Officer in Charge (OIC) or Team Chief of EOD Team deployed to Afghanistan
· Previous experience working with/using interpreters
· Sufficient knowledge of current EOD operations in Afghanistan area of operations to provide relevant and responsive advice and recommendations.
· Detailed knowledge of EOD/IEDD training processes to include operational/tactical and staff/leadership programs
· Knowledge and experience in Counter Insurgency (COIN)
· Knowledge of technical/sensitive site exploitation, graduate of post-blast course of instruction
· Proficient with Microsoft Office products such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel
· Good interpersonal, networking, and social skills
· Must be willing to work and live in Afghanistan with an understanding that there could be further assignments to any location in Afghanistan based upon the needs of the U.S. Government to include hostile areas
· Must be able to obtain an interim DoD Secret Security Clearance prior to start

Desired Skills
· Completion of the U.S. Army (89D MOS) EOD Team Leader Certification program or service equivalent.
· Recent experience, within last 12 months (Afghanistan preferred) training local nationals
· Experience working on a staff with CIED or EOD task force divisions.
· Involvement with ANDSF forces on deployed operations
· Involvement with training Afghanistan military forces
· A thorough understanding of US and coalition military organizations, roles and missions
· Combat experience with any of the following; EOD or Counter-IED
· Curriculum development experience, specifically in continual improvement efforts.
· Incorporation of Lessons Learned and TTP’s
· Experience working with IED-D TADSS, and a practical working knowledge of IED-D and Counter IED organization and doctrine is preferred
· Demonstrated ability to understand and work in Muslim culture
· Active DoD Secret Clearance

Required Education
·Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field. May consider an additional 8 years of experience in lieu of educational requirements.
Must be able to work 60 hours per week.

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