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Expeditionary Culture & Language Expert

US-NC-Camp Lejeune | AF
1 week ago
Secondary Job Title
Cultural Advisor - Afghanistan
Category
Language

Overview

This position will advise USMC Commander(s) in methods to be applied when interacting with host nation military and civil counterparts.Ideal candidate will be a former Cultural Advisor who worked with USMC Battle Staffs (Regimental, Division or MEF) in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

 

The candidate must have the ability to operate effectively under pressure adhering to the ProSol Core Values of Agility: rapid adaptation to the changing requirements and environment of our clients; Excellence: Service quality that exceeds the expectations of our clients; Integrity: Accountability and honesty−always doing the right thing; and Long Term Commitment: Unquestioned loyalty and dedication to our clients, partners and employees.

Responsibilities

  • Ideal candidate will be a former Cultural Advisor who worked with USMC Battle Staffs (Regimental, Division or MEF) in Helmand Provence, Afghanistan.
  • Advise USMC Commander(s) in methods to be applied when interacting with host nation military and civil counterparts.
  • Participate (passively or actively at the discretion of the Commander) in key leader engagements and meetings; prepare remarks for the Commander prior to all key leader engagements.
  • Be an independent thinker who can interact with and advise Senior Marine Leaders.
  • Observe organizational/unit use and understanding of operational culture and language, identifying both performance shortfalls and performance mastery, and make recommendations to resolve observed deficiencies. 
  • Must take instruction and absolutely must be a team player with a clear understanding of Marine Corps terminology, philosophy, and mission.
  • Maintain a thorough and complex understanding of current developments in the region by maintaining personal contacts and tracking media outlets and geopolitical shifts to be able to advise USMC leadership upon primary, secondary and tertiary effects of USMC action on the HN, and how HN actions will affect the Marines.
  • Integrate operationally focused cultural considerations into the Marine Corps Planning Process (MCPP) and be an active participant of the OPT during planning exercises and while deployed.
  • Contribute to planning and execution in the areas of information operations, effects/targeting planning, civil-military operations, and intelligence analysis.

Qualifications

  • Must possess a thorough understanding of USMC operational doctrine, operations and the Marine Corps Planning Process (MCPP).
  • Must be able to advise USMC Commander's in methods to be applied when interacting with host nation military and civil counterparts.
  • Possesses the requisite professional experience, to include living and working in, the region where deployment will be conducted. 
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of the complexities of regional culture through research, analysis, and studies. 
  • Possess an operationally relevant topical vocabulary, and have the ability to clearly communicate orally and in writing, in Pashto, Dari, Farsi, and English. 
  • Possesses demonstrated experience in developing briefs. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively organize, prioritize, multi-task, and manage time effectively to meet deadlines. 
  • Possess CULAD experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and with outside stakeholders to accomplish complex tasks.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Experience in the Afghan culture and language to educate Marines that are preparing to deploy.
  • Must possess a background working with US and HN military.
  • Must possess a maturity level necessary to interact with Senior USMC leaders (Colonels & Generals) and their military and civilian counterparts

Language Skills & Proficiency

  • Must read, speak, and write Pashto, Dari, Farsi, and English at a 3/3/3 Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) level. 
  • Must be computer literate and posses the ability to use MicroSoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Security Clearance

Secret

Additional Clearance Information

  • Must possess a DoD Active Secret clearance.

 

 

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to deploy and support the USMC in hostile theaters
  • Must be able to live and work in austere field conditions
  • Must be able to lift 100 lbs
  • Must be able to walk (unassisted) for up to 3 miles
  • Must be able to wear 50 lbs personal protective equipment

Schedule

  • CONUS: Monday through Friday (unless otherwise specified).
  • Afghanistan: Saturday through Thursday (unless otherwise specified).

Standard Work Hours

  • CONUS: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (NTE 40 hours unless otherwise specified).
  • Afghanistan: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (NTE 70 hours unless otherwise specified).

Travel Expectations

  • First 30-60 days in Camp Lejeune, NC.
  • Deploy to Afghanistan for up to 4 months.
  • Must possess a valid US Passport with an expiration not before 1 June 2018

Travel Schedule

  • Based on the needs of the Government
  • Will require travel aboard USMC aircraft and vehicles
  • May require travel outside of NC and Afghanistan

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