full-time   employee


  SAIC is seeking Senior Logistics SME’s for work in various African countries partnered with the US State Department's GPOI (Global Peace Operations Initiative) training program. GPOI has absorbed the former Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) program. GPOI manages the program under the Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs in collaboration with the Bureau of African Affairs/Security Assistance (AF/SA). The program provides mentoring, advising, and training support and assistance to Host Nation (HN) training centers, their cadre, and units (company to brigade size and including multi-national force headquarters) in training for peacekeeping missions.  This training may include extensive field training as well as training, equipment and infrastructure support for the training center and its staff and instructors. 

Positions are located in English and non-English speaking countries. Foreign language (primarily French) capability is required for consideration in non-English speaking locations.


The PSO Senior Logistics SME will:


Mentor, advise, assist, and/or train Host Nation military personnel in UN Logistics utilizing relevant UN doctrine/publication/procedures.

Develop POIs, lesson plans, and training support packages for directed training

Support the preparation of partner country battalions and brigades for PSO deployments

Synchronize and coordinate Logistics training with all other staff training

Provide training using classroom instruction and hands on assistance in Peace Support Operation (PSO) based Command Post Exercises.

Conduct training in the training language of the Host Nation Military.


Education & Experience (Required): 


Minimum of fifteen years of logistics, transportation or quartermaster experience in the U.S. military or foreign military equivalent required.

Previous service in a United Nations mission as either a battalion, sector or force logistics officer in the last five (5) years required.


French language ability at a 3-3 level qualification required in Francophone countries.


Have a blend of skills, experience, and knowledge that will best support enhancing Host Nation capability.


Desired Qualifications


Education & Experience (Preferred):

Recent OIF/OEF/OIR experience

UN Peacekeeping experience

Experience in Africa and previous GPOI missions

Experience operating in areas with limited life support and in hardship conditions