Country Manager (ACOTA) , Africa

Employer: PAE
Location: Bamako , Mali
Job ID : 2015-20530

PAE is currently seeking a Country Manager (CM) to support the African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) Program. The ACOTA Program CM will be the Program Manager's (PM’s) primary point of contact for contract execution and coordination of PAE’s ACOTA Program in the assigned country. The ACOTA Program trains African Union peacekeeping personnel to prepare them for deployment to African Union, United Nations or Regional Peacekeeping Missions. The CM is responsible for managing the in-country contract execution and the country workflow process through mission completion. The CM receives mission guidance from the PM and relays this information to Senior Trainers and/or Team Leaders for execution. The CM manages personnel assignments and reassignments to different in-country ACOTA Program training tasks and missions. The CM manages and maintains accountability, quality control, and efficiency standards for the productivity of subordinate in-country personnel. The CM monitors and tracks the movement of all PAE ACOTA program personnel and subcontractors traveling to, working in, and departing the country. The CM manages the delivery of individual and collective training to established and /or newly formed PSO units. The CM provides direction to, and oversight of, the day-to-day operations of the ACOTA training program. The CM coordinates and manages all in-country personnel and logistical support. The CM ensures that all instructor/trainers are prepared to teach and teach to the standards stipulated in APO task orders. The CM inspects and supervises all in-country training. The CM liaises with the host nation, the US Government, and ACOTA Program Office (APO) representatives.

The CM requires a unique blend of skills, experience, and knowledge to accomplish the goals and tasks of the ACOTA Program. Successful candidates will possess:

A minimum of 10 years military operations and training experience (or civilian equivalent) is required.
A minimum of three to five years of increasingly responsible experience as a PM or Project Manager in the field of military training or in a related area.
A strong background in overseas program operations is required.
Willingness and ability to live and work in remote and austere field environments is required
Ability to pass a pre-employment screening process to include background check and drug screen is required.
Prior experience in working with the ACOTA, AU and/or ECOWAS strongly preferred.
Staff experience at battalion, brigade, or Special Forces B Team level (or civilian equivalent) is preferred.
Any combination of training, experience, and/or education equivalent to completion of college course work leading to an advanced degree, preferred.
U.S. Military combat and/or PKO experience at 0-3, 0-4, 0-5, E-8, or E-9 (or civilian equivalent) level is preferred
U.S. Military Education Level 3 or 4 (Command and General Staff College or equivalent) is preferred.
Experience operating in hardship conditions is preferred.
PAE is an equal opportunity employer and drug- free workplace.

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