This position is open to Internal applicants of Naval Postgraduate School
The Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) in the School of International Graduate Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) invites internal applications for the position of Defense Governance and Management Team (DGMT) Deputy Program Manager. Candidates require significant expertise in defense institution building (DIB) / institutional capacity building (ICB) and security sector reform, along with extensive experience working with the U.S. security cooperation enterprise, implementation of programming under Wales Initiative Fund and the Defense Institution Reform Initiative funding, and engaging with partner nations in order to prepare and manage teams of experts toward ICB objectives. Further, we seek candidates with proven skills in the areas of: management and development of senior government personnel, stakeholder and sponsor engagement, complex project design and development, project and activity coordination and synchronization, monitoring and adaptive planning, and forming and managing high operational tempo teams.
The Deputy Program Manager transforms the mission and vision of the program into action, particularly though the development and leadership of DGMT Regional Program Leads and as an integral member of the program’s leadership team. This role is carried out through the prioritization, resourcing, planning, monitoring, and adapting of country projects and other activities implemented by DGMT. These projects and activities are conducted with partner nations worldwide and in support of the security cooperation objectives and priorities of Geographic Combatant Commands and the Department of Defense. The selected candidate will also support CCMR DGMT in designing and implementing enhanced institutional capacity building programs in the region that advance U.S. foreign policy and defense objectives. The incumbent will be the supervisor of multiple CCMR faculty supporting the work of DGMT.
The Deputy Program Manager will apply the approaches and methodologies proven to advance partner nation outcomes and U.S. security cooperation objectives as well as to contribute to the advancement and proliferation of these approaches more broadly across the security cooperation community. This role includes overseeing all DGMT country projects and supporting the integration of ICB activities across DoD programs. He/she will support CCMR DGMT in identifying and shaping requirements, defining the approaches and expertise required, building teams, ensuring quality control, and appropriate training and education of program personnel and others across the SC and ICB communities. He/she also will establish the level of effort appropriate for meeting project objectives and ensure the returns on the investment of efforts are appropriate given the context and the expectations of sponsors and stakeholders.
Additionally, as part of the U.S. security cooperation workforce, the position is responsible for supporting broader security cooperation coordination and synchronization and working with country teams and partner nations to synchronize activities. The selected candidate will be responsible for monitoring and adaptive planning of projects as well as working with DGMT leadership team colleagues to identify and document lessons learned, best and common practices, common challenges and best/appropriate practices and incorporate them across DGMT programming. The position is responsible for overseeing the documentation and reporting on all activities to ensure accountability, quality control, and a record of activities. The candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to scholarly articles and journals in relation to their work, and contribute to the growing literature on security cooperation and institutional capacity building.
Current NPS faculty
Requires a graduate degree in a relevant functional area: international relations, political science, foreign affairs, defense and strategy, economics or related field that supports the DGMT’s research, analysis and monitoring needs
Evidence of teaching aptitude, particularly for the development of senior government personnel
Experience working with the leadership of foreign defense sectors (ministry, joint/general staff, Service Headquarters) to accomplish institutional capacity building objectives
Experience in the oversight of multiple complex projects, globally dispersed, and through senior government leads
Must currently hold or be eligible for a Secret clearance
Ability and willingness to travel
Job location will be in the Monterey, CA.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications must include up-to-date curriculum vitae.
Applications will be accepted through 16 NOV 2018.
Applications and related questions should be sent to:
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NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, you are strongly encouraged to: Identify your Veterans’ Preference on your resume or elsewhere in your application package (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service)
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