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The Advisor’s primary  focus shall be the Advise aspect of the Train, Advise, and Assist (TAA) mission. Advising is the facilitating and influencing by means of counsel the improvement of the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). Advising includes observation, evaluation and reporting on the performance of ANDSF in order to focus efforts and resources. The Advisor should assess the current ANDSF situation and conditions, understand the coalition intent, and set expectations and standards, based on all variables. Standards need to be commensurate with the ANDSF capabilities. The Advisor should set goals, objectives, expectations, and standards. The Senior Advisor will advise at the higher echelon in the Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Ministry of Interior (MoI).

Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • Provide multi-echelon analyses of ANDSF requirements, resource management and acquisition information related to planning and executing strategic initiatives that build enduring capability with in the ANDSF
  • Advise and mentor the ANDSF staff as required to conduct quantitative or qualitative analysis of ANDSF programs and readiness data to provide senior coalition decision makers with the necessary knowledge.
  • Advise and mentor the ANDSF staff at the National and lower levels on the full range of cradle-to-grave procurement core competencies to include, but not limited to: requirements generation; contract process and procedures; policy generation; contract administration; contract management and contract inspection and auditing functions.
  • Mentor and train the ANDSF Contract Management or Contract Administration personnel on contract-closeout procedures.
  • Mentor and advise the ANDSF to build capacity by serving as an expert and consultant to the Procurement Department and/or the Budgetary Units.
  • Advise and mentor on the ANDSF Afghan Procurement Law, Policy, and Procedures.
  • Advise and mentor the ANDSF Procurement personnel in the development of contract specifications, work statements, and terms and conditions used for procurement of specialized materials, equipment, and services.
  • Advise and mentor ANDSF Procurement personnel in preparing requirement packages, conducting bidder/vendor conferences, analyzing and evaluating proposals, negotiating contract provisions, developing awards, administering contracts, and negotiating and coordinating additions, deletions, or modifications to contracts.
  • Advise and mentor ANDSF Procurement personnel in adhering to budgeting and funding procedures applicable to selected procurement method and associated contract pricing procedures.
  • Advise and mentor ANDSF Procurement personnel in evaluating other selected factors (e.g. quality, Contractor management facilities, delivery, etc.).
  • Advise and mentor ANDSF Procurement personnel with contract-closeout procedures.
  • Advise and mentor ANDSF Procurement personnel on the methods of continuously improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the vendor pay process
  • Advise and mentor ANDSF Procurement personnel on formulating contracting policies and procedures as well as analyzing established policies and procedures necessary to improve the ANDSF Procurement system and its customer support.
  • Advise and mentor the ANDSF on how to manage the procurement system and data-flow from ANDSF Contracting sites to the Ministerial Approval Authorities, and ensure transparency and accountability of funds from contract- award to contract close-out.
  • Submit reports when requested.

Minimum Requirements and Education

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, acquisition/procurement finance, contracting, or a related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of Planning and Programming Experience at a major governmental institution (armed service, ministry, or large department). Directly applicable experience may be substituted for education (i.e. experience in the same or similar position).
  • DAWIA Level III Certification in Contracting
  • United States citizen.
  • At least 6 months experience providing security assistance in Iraq or Afghanistan.
  • Interpersonal communication, influence, and interaction skills that are effective in a complex strategic environment.
  • Creative problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with harmony and tact in a cramped, austere, combat environment.
  • Possess a final (not interim) DoD SECRET Level Security Clearance before deployment and maintain that clearance.
  • Automated data processing knowledge: possesses working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, graphics presentation, databases, E-mail clients & web browsers, and web content management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite Applications (i.e., Power Point, Word, and Excel).
  • Additional requirements may apply depending on the position.

If you would like to be considered, please complete an online application via our website, www.ottrainingsolutions.com under “Careers & Job Postings”. Also please provide cover letter outlining your experience, and any other items you want to include.

OT Training Solutions, LLC is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that provides valuable services for training system support, and for business development to commercial and governmental organizations. OTTS delivers its services worldwide. Our skilled staff is available to provide expert monitoring and impart the real-world knowledge that leads to mission success.

OT Training Solutions, LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability status