Security Cooperation Analyst, Mid

Key Role:
Provide security cooperation policy, process, authorities, and planning subject matter expertise to a DoD client. Conduct analysis of security cooperation programs, including partner nation assessments, program design, resourcing, activity execution, and monitoring and evaluation. Identify requirements to integrate changes mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in security cooperation program and exercise development, with specific focus on the elements of significant security cooperation initiative (SSCI) planning and execution. Support the development, organization, and maintenance of a local repository of  security cooperation documentation, including initiative design documents, partner assessments, and monitoring and evaluation documentation. Attend conferences, military-to-military events, and exercises to support client requirements, as required.

Basic Qualifications:
-6+ years of experience in working with US government entities
-3+ years of experience in working with the DoD security cooperation or security assistance programs
-Experience with current security cooperation planning and execution processes mandated by NDAA 17 and NDAA 20, including SSCI centric planning and Initiative Design Document (IDD) development
-Experience with researching and analyzing the DoD and Department of State policies and directives and developing and presenting recommendations to support client requirements
-Experience with coordinating and leading planning teams, working groups, and meetings with large groups
-Ability to travel through the EUCOM and AFRICOM AORs 

-Active Secret clearance
-BA or BS degree in International Relations or Foreign Policy


Additional Qualifications:
-Experience with researching and analyzing legislation and federal regulations, with an emphasis on security cooperation topics

-Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and SharePoint 
-Knowledge of formal DoD and US Air Force staffing processes
-Knowledge of US government security cooperation authorities and resources, including Chapter 16 of the FY17 NDAA
-Knowledge of DoD institutional capacity building and assessment, monitoring, and evaluation guidance and processes 
-Knowledge of project management concepts and processes

-Ability to be a self-starter, work independently and as part of a team, manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment, analyze complex data, and prioritize tasks
-Possession of excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
-MA or MS degree in International Relations, Foreign Policy, or related field

-Completion of DISCS Security Cooperation Management, Security Cooperation Management Policy, Programs, and Planning, or other similar courses or Security Cooperation Basic Certification

Clearance:

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.

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