Cayuse Holdings
  • 05-Nov-2021 to Until Filled (HST)
  • Cayuse Technologies
  • Stuttgart, DEU
  • Full Time

Cayuse Government Services (CGS) is committed to excellence by providing innovative and flexible solutions to State, Municipal and Tribal government clients. CGS also provides mission-critical technology delivery as a shared service in our Oregon Technology Delivery Center, which also provides support to CGS' Federal Government clients. Core service areas for CGS include Information Technology Consulting & Integration Services, Centers of Excellence (CoE's), Document/Image Management & Processing, and Service Desk/Help Desk (L1, L2, L3, Deskside) Support Services.

Job Description:

This FMPC position supports the Office of Regional of Peace and Security in the Department of State's Bureau of African Affairs (AF/RPS). As such the contract employee shall assist in advancing U.S. foreign policy goals in sub-Saharan Africa by developing and implementing peace and security policies and programs to create a more secure, stable, and prosperous Africa. Program activities support a range of requirements including capacity building in support of post-conflict or transitional security, defense reform, transnational issues like border and maritime security, strengthening institutions, and counterterrorism efforts.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Respond to technical guidance from the Department of State COR, and program stakeholders;
  • Participate in relevant AFRICOM sponsored meetings, SVTCs, teleconferences, and conferences, as designated by senior staff as requested;
  • Travel to relevant AFRICOM security cooperation conferences, as approved;
  • Travel twice a year to Washington, DC, for a period of up to two (2) weeks, to participate in program related meetings;
  • Be prepared to travel up to five (5) times per year to Africa to meet Embassy representatives and bilateral or multilateral stakeholders, conduct site visits, and discuss the status of PKO military assistance programming;
  • Assist Dept of State client including DC-based program staff and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Team in the oversight of PKO programs. In particular, the employee shall assist in the collection of program activity and financial data, participate in M&E teleconferences, and respond to requests for information from the COR designated M&E team personnel;
  • Draft memos and other materials on PKO military assistance programs for client's taff consideration;
  • Communicate with Embassy country teams and State's Africa Bureau's desk officers to provide information to government client to ensure that PKO programming is aligned with country and regional strategies;
  • Provide information to the designated Dept of State program office to assist with the development of military assistance strategies to guide PKO military assistance programming;
  • Coordinate with the Department of Defense and other U.S. government stakeholders on implementation of PKO military assistance programs and related security assistance strategies;
  • Act as the subject matter expert for PKO programming for the directorate. This shall include informing AFRICOM components, AFRICOM J-staff directorates, and all Offices of Security Cooperation (OSCs) at PKO partner nation Posts, of PKO programs objectives and requirements;
  • Provide information to the program staff, through engagement with State Department offices and U.S. government stakeholders, to ensure coordination and de-confliction between PKO military assistance and law enforcement assistance;
  • Provide information to the government client, through engagement with State Department offices and U.S. government stakeholders, to ensure coordination and de-confliction between PKO military assistance and DoD capacity building programs including, but not limited to section 333, 2282, Counterterrorism Partnership Fund, and Counterterrorism Fellowship Program;
  • Track, analyze and provide information to State Department program staff on political and security developments in Africa that may affect current and future PKO security assistance programs;
  • Participate in program review meetings and attend meetings that pertain to on-going programs and new requirements, as required;
  • Provide information and expertise to program staff, AFRICOM relevant implementers and OSCs to assist in writing proposals, Statements of Work, contract modifications, and related contractual documents for PKO military assistance programs;
  • Coordinate with the relevant implementers (including, but not limited to, USARAF, MARFORAF, AFAF, SOCAF, AFRICOM J2) to facilitate providing financial and programmatic updates on PKO funded programs.
  • Provide information to Department of State program staff to assist in ensuring supporting contractors for PKO military assistance programs comply with assigned SOW requirements and specifications;
  • Participate in the development of a final report documentation (discovery, lessons learned and recommend best practices).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum Associates Degree and/or 4-8 years of direct, relative experience (in lieu of degree) supporting AFRICOM Political-Military Affairs and strategic objectives
  • Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct experience in Sub-Saharan counterterrorism program support and PKO operations
  • Experience with U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Africa Affairs

Working Conditions:

  • Stuttgart location:
  • General office working conditions
  • Normal physical conditions
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time looking at computer screen
  • Willing to work non-traditional schedules as required especially during times of travel
  • May be asked to travel for business purposes
  • Travel to austere Sub-Saharan locations that may have less than optimal normal office amenities

In accordance with President Biden's Executive Order 14042, you must be able to meet all health requirements, including but not limited to, current and future vaccination requirements to infectious diseases such as COVID-19. The Executive Order requires that all federal workers and federal contractor employees be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021.

As an equal opportunity employer, Cayuse Government Services is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact our Operations Department at (541) 278-8200 for assistance.

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