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Location: Arlington, VA

Department: Training

Type: Contracted

Min. Experience: Experienced

IDS International is a fast growing national security government services firm and the leader in "soft power" training and support. IDS combines expertise in defense, diplomacy, and development to solve training and operational challenges of contemporary conflict, including counterinsurgency, stability operations, and disaster relief.

Role: We are currently seeking professionals with recent experience working in Iraq, Afghanistan, and/or Africa to work as trainers on a consultancy basis at training centers throughout North America and in Europe. Trainers participate in a number of activities, including but not limited to classroom briefings, roleplaying, and scenario and exercise design. Advanced degree and ability to obtain and maintain a US granted personnel security clearance are preferred, but not required (foreign nationals with extensive experience will be considered for certain assignments). Trainers may be based anywhere in the US, as travel to and accommodation at training center locations is provided for the assignment period (typically 1-3 weeks).

Specific areas of work experience (gained in-country in Iraq, Afghanistan, and/or worldwide):

  • Department of State (Ambassador, DCM, Consular Officers, RSO, and PRM experience desired)
  • USAID (including OTI and OFDA)
  • Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) or District Stabilization Teams (DSTs) 
  • UNOCHA, UNHCR, and other UN system organizations
  • International NGOs
  • USDA and Agriculture sector support work
  • Law Enforcement Professional (police trainers, DEA)
  • Village Stability Operations (VSO) and Security Force Assistance Team (SFAT)
  • Infrastructure development work
  • Host-country government advisory or capacity building work; governance issues, elections support; sub-national governance development
  • Experience working with international or host-country security forces
  • Gender advisors
  • Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
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