Aug 26, 2020

Lead Mentor and Advisor - Somalia

Employer: Sincerus Global Solutions Inc
Location: Somalia

Sincerus Global Solutions is searching for a Team Leader to support the Department of States' Bureau of African Affairs mission to mentor and assist the Uganda Peoples' Defense Force (UPDF) with the Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). This position will take place entirely in Somalia, within the AMISOM area of operations. Primary goals of this mission include but are not limited to:
Successful mentoring of UPDF units to carry out their mandated security tasks effectively in support of the approved Somali Transition Plan (STP), updated concept of operations (CONOPs), and United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs).
The mentored UPDF engage safely, professionally, and constructively with Somali communities to establish conditions that facilitate transition from AMISOM to Somali security forces in the effort to stabilize southern and central Somalia.Duties and Responsibilities: The TL serves as the Program Manager's in country primary point of contact for contract execution, coordination, and management of all contract activities in the respective country. The TL is the primary interface with the U.S. Embassy, Host Nation military leadership, U.S. military and international trainers, and other stakeholders associated with contract execution. While in this position the TL will directly provide and oversee combat support (CS) and combat service support (CSS) to the UPDF. The TL and his team will provide mentorship to support AMISOM and will stand prepared to deploy to the field as required by the GOR and U.S. Embassy Somalia for short periods of time with strict prohibition on engaging in combat or directing combat operations. The TL manages personnel assignments across mission tasks; maintains professional standards of accountability, quality, and effectiveness; monitors conduct and discipline and tracks the movement of his or her team members traveling to, working in, and departing from the host country; and ensures the conduct and quality of all task order activities and requirements.

Required Qualifications
U.S. Citizen.
Minimum of ten (10) years of US military experience.
Minimum of three (3) years of counter insurgency experience.
Demonstrated experience as a senior mentor/advisor, military or civilian, to a senior foreign security partner with directly related experience in combat support and combat service support to host nation entities.
Minimum of two (2) years working in developing countries.
Experience living & working in austere environment for extended periods of time.
Regional experience in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Possess an understanding of the need to conduct oneself in a diplomatic and culturally sensitive manner.
Capable of moderate physical exertion to include the ability to lift and carry items up to fifty (50) pounds, be able to conduct travel and work within an equatorial environment with a limited support infrastructure.
The Team Leader must be proficient with personal computers and possess the professional knowledge to efficiently use Microsoft office products such as word, power point, and excel.Preferred Qualifications
(Preferred) Attainment of military grade of CW-3, E9, or O4 and higher.
(Preferred) Served in a combat arms MOS for a majority of their time in service.
(Preferred) Deployment to a combat theater while serving in a combat arms MOS.
(Preferred) Experience in organizational development, conducting activities intended to drive institutional improvement and self-sufficient organizational change.
(Preferred) Experience as trained and certified Foreign Area Officer (FAO) with regionally focused expertise, including in an Office of Security Cooperation or Defense Attach Office.