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Job Title: Logistics Advisor
- Will support efforts to build Ghana?s logistic institutions to support Peacekeeping Operations (PKO).
- The advisor will provide in-country mentoring and advice on logistics to include organizational and infrastructure requirements, management, personnel, training, and logistics operational support planning and management. The advisor will be embedded with the Director General for International Peace Support Operations (DG-IPSO) or an appropriate Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) element, pending formal approval from the Ghanaian government.
- The advisor will work with the Ghanaian military to plan, coordinate and refine institutional capabilities to more rapidly train, equip, and deploy units for emerging PKO missions and requirements.
- The advisor will support the development of a deployable PKO logistics capability. The advisor will assist GPOI/APRRP funded efforts to develop this capability, respond to needs as they arise during its development, and work toward an end state with a functional self-sustaining institutional logistics capability. Additionally, the advisor will help ensure that Ghanaian logistics capabilities are interoperable with the U.S. military and facilitate bi-lateral logistics engagements.
- The advisor will also facilitate the coordination of inter-agency activities with the Government of Ghana, USG agencies, UN, African Union (AU), or other international agencies.
- The advisor will help Ghana create a strategically and tactically focused logistics institutional model to strengthen procurement, improve supply chain management, refine transportation planning and execution, and enhance tracking, monitoring, inventory management, warehousing, storage, and distribution of supplies and equipment.
- The advisor will also help Ghana develop a proper training curricula and program that will train staff, logistics officers and technicians at each level to include planning, implementation, and monitoring with adherence to standard operating procedures.
- The advisor will assist Ghana with creating a model for analyzing all aspects of its logistics institutions to ensure cost effectiveness and efficiency and apply analytical methods to understand, predict and control operations or processes. This will require a continuous review of national and regional logistics activities for ways to improve efficiencies and coordinate with other lines of effort to support PKO deployments.
- The advisor will apply logistics knowledge and expertise with skills developed as an LNO or FAO to work daily with GAF military counterparts to assess current infrastructure and existing logistics procedures for supporting deploying PKO elements. Once gaps and shortfalls have been identified, solutions will be developed to resolve the issues. Procedures necessary for receiving, inventorying, storing, issuing, and maintaining accountability of supplies and equipment will be reviewed and refined. Training programs will be reviewed and updated to ensure personnel are capable of operating, repairing, maintaining / sustaining, and ensuring readiness of equipment. All related efforts will be integrated to ensure a coordinated plan for supporting GAF PKO deployments.
- The advisor?s goal is to help Ghana achieve a sustainable level of independence and self-sufficiency with an established institutional foundation that enables it to train, equip, and logistically sustain its deploying PKO elements in support of UN, AU or other regional missions.
- ACTIVE Secret clearance required
- MUST BE A US CITIZEN
Highly Desired Experience:
- Language: English (native speaker).
- Military experience as a Senior Captain/O-3.
- Joint Professional Military Education II (JPME II); branch qualified with multifunctional logistics experience: U.S. Army Logistics Branch/Ordnance/Quartermaster / Transportation.
- Brigade/Support Group-level logistics planning & support experience.
- Ability to work with GAF military personnel; assess/evaluate armed forces logistics programs with a focus on supporting and sustaining rapid deployment of GAF elements in support of emerging crisis response situations; offer recommendations for improvement; plan and coordinate activities in support of institutional capacity development.
- Interpersonal skills: ability to work one-on-one, and in small groups.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision while keeping U.S. government leadership informed of issues and progress on a weekly basis verbally, a monthly basis via written reports, and as otherwise directed.
- Willing to relocate to Accra, Ghana for up to 24 months.
- Military experience as a Lieutenant Colonel/O-5.
- Liaison officer (LNO) or Foreign Area Officer (FAO) with African experience.
- United Nations (UN) or multinational military logistics expertise with experience in west Africa.
- Experience with commercial logistics companies (freight forwarder, transportation services, warehousing, etc.). Knowledge of challenges and issues related to logistics in west Africa is preferred