Senior Advisor, Senior Staff - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee


Job Description:

The U.S. Government (USG) Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan (CSTC-A) has a requirement for continued in-depth functional and programmatic contractor support to advise, teach, and mentor the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and Afghanistan Security Institutions (ASI). This position will be based in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Senior Advisor, Senior Staff conducts engagements with ANDSF and/or ASI officials as required.

Required Hours:

Work may include nights, holidays, and weekends on short notice. Standard will be to conduct training management and oversight up to 60 hours per week while at OCONUS work site(s) and a standard 40 hour work week while at CONUS work sites.


  • Develop enduring relationships with ANDSF/ASI based on candor and trust.
  • Prepare ANDSF for their key engagements and meetings.
  • Advise the ANDSF/ASI on how to develop, manage, and execute plans, programs, and policies under the strategic direction and guidance of the requiring activity.
  • Advise the ANDSF/ASI on how to develop and refine staff processes and systems that are standardized, effective, and aligned vertically and horizontally throughout the ASNF and other appropriate GIRoA agencies and functions; in order to develop and improve sound and effective decision making.
  • Advise the ANDSF/ASI on how to ensure proper inter- and intra-office communication and dissemination of tasks and correspondence; through horizontal and vertical integration.
  • Advise the ANDSF/ASI on how to develop leaders to effectively lead the staff and manage the force to include requirements, planning, alignment, and execution.
  • Advise the ANDSF/ASI on how to develop individual and section roles and responsibilities.
  • Advise the ANDSF/ASI on how to build quality POIs and training efforts upon implementation.
  • Advise the ANDSF/ASI on how to ensure execution in standard office practices in areas such as meeting preparation, travel planning, correspondence handling, and computer use.
  • Advise the ANDSF/ASI on how to improve job descriptions.
  • Advise the ANDSF/ASI on how to establish plans for overall national security incidents and natural disasters response.
  • Advise the ANDSF/ASI on how to master the MDMP process.
  • Establish national plans for national events with the ANDSF.
  • Advise the ANDSF/ASI on how to create and implement processes in planning, managing, and monitoring operations.
  • Advise the ANDSF/ASI on how to design, establish, and develop an exercise capability that allows the senior leadership to test operational plans and train staffs.
  • Advise the ANDSF/ASI on how to improve branch team management, map reading, operation coordination, reporting and briefing procedures, standard operating procedure revisions, and overall decision- making process.
  • Guide ANDSF/ASI officials to develop policies and systems that are transparent, accountable and have the appropriate oversight mechanisms in place to combat corruption.
  • Ensure policies are understood, distributed, and executed.
  • Assist the ANDSF in the forming of working groups and the conduct of effort to ensure a clear understanding and delineation of authorities and responsibilities.
  • Assist the ANDSF in doctrine development.
  • Provide the ANDSF guidance in developing decrees.
  • Provide the ANDSF guidance, recommendations and suggested courses of action regarding staff packages and decision briefings.
  • Deliver developmental training programs for members of the ANDSF.
  • Develop and maintain current terms of reference. Terms of reference describe the purpose and structure of an organization or group of people who have agreed to work together to accomplish a shared goal..
Required Qualifications and Skills:
  • Must have related functional background and job expertise at the combatant command (COCOM) level.
  • Previous military experience at the O-5+ level; or government experience at the GS-14+ level.
  • Has joint professional military experience and/or expertise.
  • Master’s degree in a field related to the specific advisory position from an accredited institution of higher education; or, eight years position-related experience PLUS a Bachelor’s degree in any field.
  • United States citizen with a US Passport having at least 6 months or remaining eligibility
  • Must be able to obtain an Afghan Visa
  • At least 6 months experience providing security assistance to Iraq or Afghanistan.
  • Interpersonal communication, influence, and interaction skills that are effective in a complex strategic environment.
  • Creative problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with harmony and tact in a cramped, austere, combat environment.
  • Possess a final (not interim) DoD SECRET Level Security Clearance before deployment and maintain that clearance.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment:
  • Must be willing to deploy to and reside 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 and austere areas.
  • Must be willing and able to travel outside of protected areas via military convoys or MILAIR, and wear protective clothing and equipment as required. In the conduct of their training contractors may encounter hostile forces.
  • Must be able to attend and pass USG deployment requirements at CONUS Replacement Center (CRC), Fort Bliss, Texas or equivalent location. Must meet the medical requirements for the position being offered as determined by a pre-employment medical screening and in accordance with published CRC and USCENTCOM medical deployment standards. Must be able to walk or stand on level and/or inclined surfaces up to eight (8) hours per day and sit for up to three (3) hours per day, also must be able to routinely climb / descend stairs or rough terrain..
  • Must be able to routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows / knees, and reach above / below shoulders. Must be able to read and interpret newspaper and typewritten print, and communicate by voice and detect sound by ear. Employee may be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, under extreme weather conditions, within a hostile environment.
  • The individual may be exposed to extreme noise from aircraft, hostile fire, and other acts of aggression associated with this region. Physical requirements include but not limited to the wear of body armor and helmet Personal Protective Gear, unassisted lifting and carrying of duffle bags not exceed the weight of 70 lbs per piece, and the unassisted movement over uneven terrain.
  • In country hires who have previously attended CRC may not have to attend CRC but must still meet all medical and other deployment requirements.
  • Must comply with drug testing/screening requirement every six months.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Familiar with relationships between Resolute Support, CSTC-A, and the ANDSF.
  • Prior experience with Defense Contracting, ITAR's, and Import/Export Regulations.
  • Current or prior working experience on this contract

Contractor personnel shall comply with all theater command policies, regulations, and General Orders. All tours are unaccompanied.

This position requires a U.S. Person 133100