GPOI-Senior Trainer: Soldier Skills-Cote d'Ivoire - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee



SAIC is seeking a GPOI Senior Soldier Skills Trainer for work in Cote d’Ivoire with the US State Department's GPOI (Global Peace Operations Initiative) training program.


Job Duties:

  • Will be the Team Lead’s senior peace operations soldier skills instructor and assist with ensuring the program successfully provides mentoring, advising, and training support.

  • Provides assistance to Host Nation (HN) training centers, their cadre, and units (company to brigade size and including multi-national force headquarters) in training for peacekeeping missions.



Required Education and Experience:

  •  HS/GED and 19 years of experience OR Bachelors and 15 years or more of related experience; OR Masters and 13 years or more experience; OR PhD or JD and 4 years or more experience.

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of U.S. or NATO military experience in a combat arms specialty (combat arms, Army or Marines, is defined as armor, cavalry, engineer, field artillery, infantry or special forces).Attainment of military grade of E-7 and higher (or NATO equivalent)

  • Experience deployed to an overseas contingency operation since September 11, 2001.

  • Relevant military operations or foreign security force (police or military) training experience in the last 5 years. 

  • Experience as a senior trainer to a foreign security partner with directly related experience in capacity building and unit level assessments.


Desired Experience:

  • French language proficiency (2:2).

  • Experience as an instructor in soldier skills training unit developing individual and collective skills intended to develop technical and tactical proficiency.

  • Regional experience in Sub-Saharan Africa.