Security Cooperation Analyst, Senior

Key Role:

Provide security cooperation policy, process, authorities, and planning subject matter expertise to a DoD client. Gather data and conduct gap assessments to provide recommendations for security cooperation operations, activities, and investments that gain access and build requisite Allied and partner nation security force capabilities and capacity in partnership with US interagency and international contributors. Support the development of pseudo-foreign military sales (FMS) requirements definition and documentation, to include partner nation assessments and training, equipment, and services lists. Support the development and implementation of a US Air Force client assessment, design, monitoring, and evaluation (ADM&E) program that meets component, Combatant Command, and Air Force AM&E requirements. Attend conferences, military-to-military events, and exercises to support client requirements, as required. This position requires travel through the EUCOM and AFRICOM AORs.

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 federal 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

-Knowledge of DoD institutional capacity building and assessment, design, monitoring, and evaluation guidance and processes 
-Ability to travel through the EUCOM and AFRICOM AORs 

-Active Secret clearance
-BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:

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

-Knowledge of US government security cooperation authorities and resources, including Chapter 16 of the FY17 NDAA
-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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