Advisor, Resolute Support Security Partner (SYP) - 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, Resolute Support Security Partner (SYP) provides training, advising, and assisting for the Afghan National Police in planning, resourcing, and executing large scale effective national security campaigns and operations.

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.


  • Training, advising, and assisting the Afghan National Police on providing security for the Parliamentary and Presidential elections, including designing and developing SOPs and procedural guides for the Afghan National Police in providing this security support.
  • Attend and support all required meetings, training courses, and programs used for Afghan Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defense election security planning.
  • Provide comprehensive written analyses and reports on the concepts and plans produced by Afghan security institutions (ASI-MoI [lead/supported] and MoD [supporting]) as they relate to security and the security plans being developed by ASI. Draw on this analyses and reports to inform the ASI and when training, advising and assisting the Afghan National Police.
  • Facilitate the Afghan National Police to coordinate with other ministerial and staff offices to fulfill its respective national security missions.
  • Provide detailed weekly updates (oral and written) on the status of election security activities in Afghanistan and advise the Afghan National Police on improving security plans for elections.
  • Assist with the Afghan National Police archiving of files of translated documents and publications for future reference or until obsolete.
  • Advise and assist the Afghanistan National Police on the creation of reports and tracking mechanisms to support future election security plans.
  • Ensure that under no circumstances directly train, advise, or assist the International Election Commission of Afghanistan or any other private or governmental entities outside of the Ministry of Interior/Afghan National Police. Also, under no circumstances to take actions that could be construed as to influence the results of an election or perform duties that promote free and fair elections, outside of the security assistance to be provided to the Afghan National Police.

Required Qualifications and Skills:
  • Must have minimum of 10 years of experience with national security issues, planning and executing large scale security operations, preferably including security aspects of national level elections.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a field related to the advisory position from an accredited institution of higher education, OR, upon approval of the procuring KO and RO, at least 2 years significant experience in a field related to both the position as well as security assistance.
  • Experience working with large and diverse stakeholder groups, including international donor organizations
  • Possess a final (not interim) DoD SECRET Level Security Clearance before deployment and maintain that clearance.
  • Must meet CENTCOM health requirements for DoD civilians.
  • United States citizen with a US passport having at least 6 months of remaining eligibility
  • Must be able to obtain an Afghan Visa
  • Automated data processing knowledge: possess working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, graphics presentation, databases, E-mail clients & web browsers, and web content management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Working knowledge of 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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiar with relationships between Resolute Support, CSTC-A, and the ANDSF.
  • Prior experience with Defense Contracting, ITAR's, and Import/Export Regulations.
  • Prefer a Master's Degree in military studies or international /development affairs or public policy
  • 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