Advisor, Capability Development Support Analyst - 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 Capability Development Support Analyst Advisor assists in the delivery of effective force management, requirements validation, and capability development to the ANDSF.

Required Hours:
Standard will be 60 hours per week while OCONUS and 40 hours per week while CONUS.


  • Provide cost and performance analyses support in the form of Capability Based Assessments (CBA), Cost Benefit Analyses (C-BA), Multi-Attribute Decision Matrices (MADM), and other appropriate forms of alternative comparison analyses for the Resolute Support Coalition as they collaborate to explore solutions to significant warfighting challenges confronting today’s Afghan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF) such as shortcomings to protect Soldiers and Police.
  • Teach, Train, Coach, and Mentor (TTCM) identified Afghan Soldiers and Police to conduct simple, but sufficient, analyses to develop a competency within the ANDSF in order to prepare them for Coalition departure.
  • Provides technical advice and assistance on analysis processes to evaluate performance, risk, and cost trades to identify the optimal solution within resource constraints.
  • Assists in the delivery of effective requirements validation and capability development to the ANDSF.
  • Assists and advises the ANDSF on the formulation and development of doctrinal organizations, personnel, and materiel requirements required to successfully accomplish the unit’s assigned doctrinal mission.
  • As required, develops policies and procedures for the Afghan equivalent of Tables of Organization and Equipment (TOE), Basis of Issue Plans (BOIPs), Force Management, and Total Army Analysis (TAA) for the ANDSF.
  • Trains, advises, and assists ANDSF capability developers; Colonel and below (O-6 or OF-5), civilian equivalent, and Contractors.
  • Provides advice and assistance to ANDSF leadership for mentorship and leader engagements (LE) with Afghan senior leaders, Colonel (O-6 or OF-5) and below or civilian equivalent. As requested, accompanies ANDSF leadership on senior key leader engagements (KLE).
  • Trains, Advises, and Assists ANDSF capability developers in order to set conditions to transfer the requirements validation and capability development function to ANDSF stakeholders.
  • Participates in the development and conduct of the Command Plan Review (CPR) process, and assists ANDSF stakeholders as required.
  • Advises ANDSF capability developers on the implementation of rules for submission of out-of-cycle modifications to personnel and equipment documents.
  • Provides concise assessments, reports, and updates on topics within his/her specific area of expertise (ANA or ANP), if assigned.
  • Monitors, analyzes and reports on relevant developments within his/her specific area of expertise (ANA or ANP), if assigned.
  • Provides advice on future force structure and changes in order to optimize the ANDSF. Must consider the need for these items of equipment, the specific function they support; alternative methods, and economic feasibility and benefits of equipment; impact of not having the equipment versus cost of ownership; and so forth.
  • Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the mission commander with the ANDSF.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum of 6-years' experience in conducting analyses to support Commanders' critical decisions PLUS a Bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Minimum of 2-years' experience with international missions in active-insurgency/conflict/post-conflict environments
  • Must possess and maintain a final (not interim) DoD SECRET Security Clearance before deployment.
  • United States citizen that possesses a US passport with at least 6 months of remaining eligibility
  • Must be able to obtain an Afghanistan Visa
  • 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 working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, graphics presentation, databases, E-mail clients & web browsers, and web content management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite Applications

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:

  • Master's degree in Operations Research, or Systems Engineering preferred.
  • Familiar with relationships between Resolute Support, CSTC-A, and the ANDSF.
  • Experience training and advising foreign military soldiers and 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