Advisor, ANA, Artillery and AMoD Reserve Affairs
- Military veterans preferred
2019-04-10 Raytheon (www.raytheon.com)
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 Afghan National Army (ANA), Artillery and Afghan Ministry of Defense (AMoD) Reserve Affairs Advisor provides advice to ANA/MoD counterparts on all aspects related to Artillery and Reserve Affairs as they relate to the continued development and sustainability of the ANA and MoD.
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.
Train, Advise and Assist (TAA) the ANA Chief of Artillery (BG Position), the Assistant MoD for Reserve Affairs (LTG Position), and the DA MoD and his staff on all aspects related to the continued development of the ANA Artillery and MoD Reserve Affairs.
Advise and mentor ANA Chief of Artillery (BG) on the training, supplying, equipping, employment, maintenance, and sustainment of the ANA artillery personnel and equipment.
Advise and mentor AMOD Reserve Affairs (LTG) on the mobilization, training, equipping, slotting, employment, and demobilization of the MOD Reserves.
Provide advice on planning and staff processes to RS’s ANDSF advisory efforts to support the MoD Reserve Affairs.
Identify existing shortfalls and gaps for the ANA Artillery and the MoD Reserve Affair to allow ANDSF and Coalition officials to adjust and prioritize their future efforts of work towards achieving ANDSF long- term sustainability.
Advise and mentor the ANA Chief of Artillery and the MoD Reserve Affairs on doctrine development and integration into current and future operations.
Travel to various Resolute Support TAACS in Afghanistan to meet mission requirements.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
Must possess a final (not interim) DoD SECRET Level Security Clearance before deployment and maintain that clearance.
Master’s degree in a field related to the specific advisory position from an accredited institution of higher education; or, six years position-related experience PLUS a Bachelor’s degree in any field
United States citizen. Possess a current United States passport with 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.
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).
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.
Familiar with relationships between Resolute Support, CSTC-A, and the ANDSF.
Previous experience training and advising foreign military soldiers.
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.