PAE, Inc Logistics Advisor in Arlington, Virginia
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This position is located in Liberia and is contingent upon position availability.
A Logistics Advisor will support, assist, and advise INL in its efforts to develop the Liberian National Police (LNP) in Liberia. In particular, the Logistics Advisor will be embedded within the LNP’s National Police Training Academy (NPTA) however they are to provide full-time mentorship to all of the LNP to include the ERU. PSU, and NPTA staff, on logistics matters.
The Logistics Advisor shall communicate regularly with the INL Director in Monrovia and coordinate efforts with the CO and/or COR, in order to make certain such effort remains within policy objectives as determined by the U.S. Ambassador to Liberia. Such communications and coordination will not involve any change to or expansion of the scope of work, costs, or contractual obligations. If, in the opinion, of the Contractor such communications and technical direction from the COR calls for effort outside the scope of the task order or is inconsistent with the requirements, the Contractor shall notify the CO in writing within ten working days after the receipt of any such instruction. The Contractor shall not proceed with the work affected by the communications and/or technical direction unless and until the Contractor is notified by the CO that such communications and/or technical direction is within the scope of the task order. Additionally the Contractor and Contractor Personnel should not participate or engage in training activities with any local or third country national until they have been screened by Embassy Monrovia and passed Leahy Vetting.
The Logistics Advisor may work in Monrovia or in other parts of Liberia.
Shift work may be assigned.
Duties shall include the following:
Assist/mentor the LNP and NPTA logistics staff in developing procedures, logistics and procurement policies, guidelines, regulations, policies, directives, and plans to facilitate sustainable NPTA operations;
Provide assistance in updating the SOPs to reflect best practices and enhance efficiency and accountability;
Assist/mentor LNP and NPTA staff to develop effective methods of accountability, security, and maintenance of NPTA assets;
Assist/mentor LNP and NPTA staff to institutionalize an effective, sustainable inventory control and management system; and complete 100% inventory of NPTA assets;
Assist/mentor LNP and NPTA staff to schedule and prioritize logistics tasks including subcontractor management, deliveries, and customs clearance;
Assist/mentor LNP and NPTA staff to develop requirements-based budgets that will enable the NPTA to justify future resources in order to sustain training support;
Mentor and advise the LNP Chief of Logistics on implementing and managing protocols;
Review and develop a sustainable budget for the NPTA and LNP;
Create a new inventory management system to keep track of all items (including those issues out to personnel) at the NPTA and LNP Headquarters;
Communicates regularly with INL Monrovia to insure proper accountability and information flow is maintained
Ensures all required reports and correspondence are submitted.
Schedules, hosts, and/or attends meetings and working groups required.
Ability to possess/maintain MRPT certification;
A Bachelor Degree in logistics, business, accounting, or related field from an accredited college or university;
Minimum two years of experience in a developing country environment;
Possess demonstrated knowledge of the principles and methodologies of logistical support, and associated standardized business processes including project assessment and evaluation;
Possess the ability to assist, motivate, and train counterparts in the development of standardized policies and programs within the Liberian National Police Force;
Expert knowledge of FAR/DFAR clauses for movement of US Government cargo to include compliance with the US Cargo Preference;
Experience with import and export of goods to and from the United States;
Supervisory experience including coaching, training and motivating a team;
Proven ability to analyze complex transportation issues, prioritize workload, train all level of personnel, manage multiple teams, monitor performance and create effective reports on related activities;
Ability to build and maintain key relationships in a culturally diverse environment and negotiate the resolution of conflicting views to enable project implementation;
Must be able to communicate in English with accuracy and fluency in order to participate fully and effectively in conversations on a variety of topics in formal and informal settings from both concrete and abstract perspectives;
Must be able to discuss their interests and special fields of competence, explain complex matters in detail, and provide lengthy and coherent narrations, all with ease, fluency, and accuracy. If a verification of English competency is requested by INL, candidates must receive a superior level rating from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL);
A working knowledge and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
In possession of a current and valid driving license for at least one year;
Must satisfy the requirements for Specialist Advisor III.
Master’s degree in logistics or a related field;
Knowledge of U.S. contracting practices and experience in contract oversight;
Experience working or coordinating with U.S. agencies;
Experience working in Liberia with Government of Liberia agencies.
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