Senior Counterterrorism Advisor (SCTA), Miracle Systems
By Miracle Systems
Jan 8, 2018 - 1:29:46 PM
We are looking for one (1) qualified candidate to assume the roles of Senior
Counterterrorism Advisor (SCTA) in
Niamey, Niger. The position needs to be filled immediately.
* MUST be US citizen and possess
or be able to obtain a
The Senior Counterterrorism Advisor (SCTA) will
serve as a national-level strategic, operational and administrative advisor to host
nation security forces in Cameroon. The SCTA will be responsible for the
implementation of program objectives set forth by the Office of Antiterrorism
Assistance (DS/T/ATA). The SCTA serves as the senior in-country DS/T/ATA
authoritative interface between select national-level Host Nation Security
Forces (HNSF) officials, the Regional Security Office (RSO), and all Chief of
Mission (COM) stakeholders. The SCTA provides strategic guidance on planning
and processes that build and sustain counterterrorism programs and operational
units. The SCTA is responsible for increasing HNSF capacity by developing the
subject matter expertise, promoting counterterrorism best practices, long-term
sustainability, internal and external accountability, interagency coordination,
integration of human rights and community engagement. The SCTA develops and
maintains sustainment training schedules, monitors local national instructors,
participates in ATA training deliveries, and develops sustainable
organizational capabilities to manage resources and support the performance of
functional duties. The SCTA administratively reports to DS/T/ATA in Washington,
D.C., and to the RSO abroad. Overseas deployment may involve long and
strenuous travel and living under adverse conditions. The security situation at
the deployment locations may be extremely volatile and the incumbent will be
required to use personal protective equipment and exercise special safety
precautions. Additionally, unscheduled
night, weekend, and holiday work may be required.
Duties and Responsibilities
to the Regional Security Office to provide strategic, operational and
administrative guidance to national-level host nation officials for DS/T/ATA
in-country training programs.
and mentor on strategic planning and processes that enhance organizational
design and efficiency and law enforcement capability through direct, frequent,
engagements with senior HNSF officials.
senior HNSF officials on counterterrorism and law enforcement best practices
that include, but are not limited to, developing antiterrorism training
programs; establishing and developing explosive ordinance disposal operations, managing
critical incidents; developing intelligence-led policing; and coordinating
information and resources with interagency and potentially other nation
on the development of sustainable organizational capabilities through strategic
planning across numerous functional areas to include: budget and procurement;
human resources; policy, planning and operations; internal and external
accountability; community engagement; strategic communication and reporting;
and training management and administration.
HNSF in the development of law enforcement and explosive ordinance disposal
unit standard operating procedures and integration into national response
guidance and support on operational matters concerning DS/T/ATA training
deliveries and other Embassy stakeholders as necessary. Serve as on-site
monitor and provides pre-deployment orientation, preparation, and support for
attendees of training in the US or at third-country training centers.
for conducting classroom instruction and facilitating training activities
utilizing DS/T/ATA developed or approved curriculum in accordance with
guidelines and directives set forth by DS/T/ATA.
and manages grant/loan equipment inventories to partner nations, coordinates
with Embassy management on all DS/T/ATA and Regional Security Office inventory
and reporting and acquisition requirements.
locations without an ATA Resident Program Manager, regularly briefs the RSO,
Ambassador, Deputy Chief of Mission and/or other stakeholders on program
developments and sustainment training activities.
compliance with U.S. and foreign laws, regulations, directives, standards, and
for completing all monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements set forth
by DS/T/ATA. Completes a monthly checklist to ensure program management
concerns are documented and milestones are being met.
· Must be
US citizen and possess or be able to obtain a SECRET clearance.
certification from a recognized local, county, municipal, state, or federal law
enforcement institution or military organization.
(15) years of experience as a full-time, law enforcement officer in a U.S.
local, state or federal law enforcement agency with experience in a supervisory
or managerial position involving operations, management, organizational
development, and/or strategic planning. This experience must be recent, within
the past 5 years. Must have held the managerial position above for least three
of those years.
interacting on a professional level with foreign nationals.
military candidates should be able to demonstrate experience as a field-grade
officer with a law and order assignment.
degree from an accredited university or five (5) additional years of law
of FBI National Academy, Senior Executive Service Leadership Law Enforcement
Training, or other recognized advanced training program.
experience implementing law enforcement principles, methods, and practices to
provide subject matter expertise in advising, mentoring, planning, development,
and oversight in law enforcement programs.
serving as a strategic mentor/advisor focusing on building organizational
capacity for a recognized local, county, municipal, state, international, or
federal law enforcement institution or military organization. Experience
embedded in providing guidance to unit leadership is preferred.
possess knowledge of the operations of a U.S. law enforcement agency, to
include patrol, criminal and counterterrorism investigations, rural border
control operations, crisis response and tactical experience, crime scene
management, intelligence analysis, intelligence-led policing, internal affairs
and media relations.
knowledge of a variety of specialized tactical and investigative disciplines to
provide mentoring and advice to DS/T/ATA partner nations.
have effective interpersonal skills for interacting with various subject matter
experts and senior US and foreign officials (cross-cultural sensitivity is
to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to provide advice and
guidance, interpret policies and directives, justify plans and proposals,
prepare and present high level briefings, and represent the Embassy and
Department in a wide variety of internal and external forums.
knowledge of MS Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, Outlook,
level fluency in the native language of the country of assignment is generally
preferred and may be mandatory depending upon the English skills of the foreign
(4) month, rotational position
Location: Niamey, Niger
Apply online (www.miraclesystems.net/pages/careers.html); or
email your resume to:firstname.lastname@example.org
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