GPOI SENIOR STAFF TRAINER - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee


  SAIC is seeking Senior Command and Staff Operations Trainers 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 highly desired for consideration in non-English speaking locations.



The PSO Senior Staff Trainers will:


Mentor, advise, assist, and/or train Host Nation military personnel in a variety of military skills to include commanders and staffs in PSO command and staff operations skills and procedures.


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


Support the preparation of host nation battalions and brigades for PSO deployments


Focus on operations center organization and operations, staff functions, Intelligence Preparation of the Area of Operations (IPAO), and the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP)


Ensure all training scenarios are based on current mission area information


Provide training using both 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): 

A minimum of a BA/BS Degree from an accredited institution


Minimum of fifteen (15) years military operations and training experience (Experience can be military, civilian, or contractor, or a combination of the three)


Subject matter expert in at least one (1) Combat Arms, Combat Support, or Combat

Service Support


Staff experience at battalion or brigade level


Have a unique blend of skills, experience, and knowledge that will allow individual to best support the goals and tasks


Familiar with standard military training concepts, practices, and procedures.

Desired Qualifications


 U.S. Military combat and/or PKO experience at the O-3to O-6 or E7 to E9 level who has completed U.S. Military Education Level 3 or 4 Command and General Staff College or equivalent or is a graduate of the Battle Staff NCO or Special Forces Operations and Intelligence course.


Recent OIF/OEF/OIR experience


UN Peacekeeping experience


Experience in Africa and previous GPOI missions


Language (primarily French) proficiency level equivalent to 2/2 or higher for non-English speaking countries


Bachelor’s degree or higher