Advisor, Strategic Planning and Processes - 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 Advisor, Strategic Planning and Processes advises and provides security and police consultation to the Minister of Interior’s deputies on the organization, function, and professional development of Counter Narcotics mission requirements including ministerial, administration, and support entities.

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.


  • Mentor the Deputy Minister for Counter Narcotics regarding implementation of Afghan-led initiatives related to strategic boards and monitoring and evaluation systems for a wide-range of efforts that include, but are not limited to Security for the populations, counter narcotics, law enforcement and counter-crime, strategic communications, human resources, training, logistical support and leader development - with a principal focus on the overall strategic planning effort.
  • Mentor the Deputy Minister for Counter Narcotics regarding research, studies, and planning to improve monitoring and evaluation efforts, development of policies, programmatic planning, and information systems requirements.
  • Train, advise, and assist the staff of the Deputy Minister of Counter Narcotics in developing, staffing, and publishing products, policies, and monitoring and evaluation tools that directly support the Minister of Interior's strategic planning and execution.
  • Train, advise, and assist the Deputy Minister Counter Narcotics staff in basic staff functions, reporting, management, and administration.
  • Train, advise, and assist the Deputy Minister Counter Narcotics in the development of effective strategic boards and other strategic processes.
  • Train, advise, and assist the Deputy Minister staff to conduct a thorough review and rewrite of the MOI Strategic Plan when required.
  • Train, advise, and assist the General Directorate of International Cooperation within the MOI to organize and align the contributions of the international community to effectively and efficiently support the MOI Strategic Plan.
  • Train, advise, and assist the Deputy Minister Counter Narcotics staff in targeting drug trafficking organizations, and main narcotics processing centers
  • Train, advise and assist the Deputy Minister Counter Narcotics staff in strengthening regional cooperation, information exchange, and combined cross-border operations with neighboring countries.
  • Train, advise, and assist the Deputy Minister Counter Narcotics staff in strengthening borders, entry points, custom units, airport security, and placing professional police in the aforementioned locations in order to prevent drug trafficking.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
  • United States citizen with a US Passport having at least 6 months of remaining eligibility
  • Must be able to obtain an Afghanistan 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.
  • Automated data processing knowledge: possesses working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, graphics presentation, databases, E-mail clients & web browsers, and web content management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite Applications (i.e., Power Point, Word, and Excel).
  • Master's degree with 4 year's or Bachelor's degree with 6 years' experience as a civil servant in a law enforcement organization at the strategic level.
  • Management experience of 2 years.
  • Understanding of and experience with ministerial or service component programs for either a technical or programmatic perspective.
  • Ability to effectively communication with senior Coalition and Ministerial officials through written reports, briefings, and oral presentations.
  • Capability to be effective in a complex strategic environment through influence and interaction. Strong analytical skills using appropriate quantitative and qualitative tools and methods.
  • Prefer experience with the international community in multi-national environments and /or NATO efforts, particularly with regards to strategy and law enforcement
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