Position: DOS Resident Program Manager
The Resident Program Manager (RPM) is responsible for: coordinating all ATA activities in-country; providing liaison with RSO, Embassy, partner nation officials; representing ATA interests in-country; monitoring ATA personnel in-country and assuring the successful delivery of training and equipment; and reporting to the DS/T/ATA Program Manager at DS/T/ATA Headquarters, Dunn Loring, VA. The RPM is under the oversight of the Regional Security Officer (RSO) and works closely with the RSO and other US Government agencies as appropriate. The RPM receives policy directives from ATA and is responsible to ensure the implementation of these directives. The RPM is responsible for coordinating and monitoring the activities of all in-country ATA staff and contractors to include the Deputy Resident Program Manager, Logistician, and Foreign National administrative support person(s). This position is critical to the successful management of the Country Implementation Plan. This position may also serve in “pre-pay” program support, DoD program support, or any other funding status to support any program administered by DS/T/ATA. The Contractor shall be able to accomplish the following objectives:
Provides liaison with RSO and other US Embassy personnel to identify ATA mission priorities and coordinate mission requirements;
Briefs United States Government (USG) officials on the program, initiatives and status of the in-country ATA program;
Ensures all ATA personnel and program activities comply with requirements of the Chief of Mission;
Provides liaison with partner nation officials to facilitate training and equipment delivery, identify training venues and determine future training requirements;
Monitors program to determine that training is scheduled when needed, is meeting predetermined objectives, is being provided to appropriate host country personnel, (vis-à-vis assignment, rank, responsibility and organizational membership), etc.;
Oversees all ATA in-country personnel; monitors, reviews and evaluates performance, provides advice and guidance, assigns work, and resolves day-to-day operating problems; coordinates instructor team activities during in-country deployment;
Ensures training facilities are adequate to support training and mission requirements and oversees construction, refurbishment, facility operations and maintenance;
Records lessons learned during training and recommends methods of improving future activities;
Prepares cables, reports, briefs, and other documentation of in-country ATA program activities; submits situation reports to DS/ATA Program Manager assuring timely and accurate reporting of all program activities, sensitive issues and successes; immediately reports any emergencies to ATA and the RSO; facilitates ATA in country communications (e-mail, R/R radio, cellular phone, landline and satellite phone);
Under the guidance of the RSO, takes the lead in the development of the Mission Strategic Plan as it pertains to the ATA program;
Represents ATA in the identification, development and oversight of all ICASS-related services;
Oversees Administrative Fund and all other expenditures as required to support mission;
Assists the DS/T/ATA Program Manager by providing fiscal data, monitoring budgets, drafting justification and suggesting clearance of expenditures to the DS/T/ATA Program Manager;
In cooperation with RSO, establishes and briefs, to all in country personnel, an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) to include procedures for emergency notification and evacuation of all in country personnel in the event of an emergency; requires security briefing attendance as mandated at Post; briefs all incoming ATA personnel upon arrival on local safety, health, driving and political/cultural conditions; stays aware of and briefs ATA personnel on current threat levels; maintains personnel data and emergency contact information for deployed personnel.
Arranges for billeting and local transportation of ATA personnel and instructors in-country;
Coordinates the local purchase of equipment, supplies, and materials as required to support training; advises DS/ATA Program Manager of any pending equipment requirements to conduct training; coordinates the receipt of all ATA shipments on behalf of the RSO, process through customs, arranges for delivery to training site; stores, safeguards and accounts for all equipment and materials.
US citizen and eligible for a Secret Clearance based on a single scope background investigation and able to obtain and maintain TS/SCI access if required;
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
A combination of ten years of law enforcement, operational and/or training experience;
Previous senior level experience in liaison or management in an overseas environment;
Ability to work within the context of political and operational security organizations at the national and international levels; possess an understanding of logistical and fiscal support of overseas operations and have the ability to solve real-world problems under short deadlines;
Excellent writing and communication skills; experience in preparing and presenting oral and written briefings;
Previous international experience that establishes ability to work within foreign cultures is required; previous experience working in the specific country or region is preferred;
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Office Project;
Language proficiency as appropriate for the partner nation is preferred.
ITA international is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.