SoSi Advisor, Logistics and Support (USN Advisors) in Afghanistan
For 25 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in New York City, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance employment of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
4-160630-4467: Advisor, Logistics and Support (USN Advisors)
Job Category Logistics/Transportation
Duty Location Overseas - Afghanistan
Type of Position Full Time
Requisition Number 4-160630-4467
**This position is contingent upon contract award**SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking individuals to serve as advisors for senior government officials in the Islamic State of Afghanistan in the area of Logistics and Support. Candidates will provide in depth security assistance advising, mentoring, training, subject matter expertise and assistance to this program in order to assist the Afghan National Army and Police Forces in assuming full responsibility for the nation’s security needs. Advisors will provide the requisite skill sets and experience to assist in the development of the core management and operational systems essential to enabling the Afghans to independently and effectively plan, program and manage their national army and police forces. Essential Job Duties: • Provides advising, teaching and mentoring in the following areas regarding Logistics and Support: • Plans, directs, manages, coordinates, initiates, analyzes, evaluates, approves, disapproves, or makes recommendations on equipment requirements and authorizations in the Afghan equivalent of Tables of Equipment (TOEs) or Modified Tables of Equipment (MTOEs)• Provides technical advice and assistance on business processes and performance and efficiency of logistics management functions• Assists and advises on the formulation and development of doctrinal organizations, and materiel requirements• Trains, advises, and assists ANDSF force managers; colonel and below (O-6 or OF-5), civilian equivalent, or contractors• Participates in the development and conduct of the Command Plan Review (CPR) process, and assists Afghan force managers as required• Provides advice on future force structure and force structure changes in order to optimize the ANDSF
• Education. Bachelor’s degree or higher in a field related to the advisory position from an accredited institution of higher education. • Minimum of 4-years’ experience in force management and development.• Minimum of 2-years’ experience with international missions in active-insurgency/conflict/post-conflict environments. Requirement may be waived based on exceptional experience. • Experience successfully working with and building consensus among high-level contacts within the host government. • Experience working or coordinating closely with (without dictating to) US and international partners and stakeholders.• Military experience, CW2 or higher or Major (O4) or higher; or equivalent experience in a civilian career field.• Must have a final (not interim) DoD SECRET Level Security Clearance before deployment and maintain that clearance• Automated data processing knowledge: possess working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, graphics presentation, databases, E-mail clients & web browsers, and web content management.• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.• 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
Work Environment:• Living and working conditions at the assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable. • Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions