• Legislative Transparency & Reform Advisor (Kosovo)

    Job Location
    Pristana, Kosovo
    # of Openings
    Security Clearance
    Active Secret
    Percentage of Travel Required
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Conduct an initial capability assessment of the MKSF legal office specifically, and the MKSF generally, regarding capabilities in the realm of legislative transparency. Once the capability assessment has been completed, it will inform training requirements and advisory schedule deliverables.


    • Perform capability assessment by examining the following aspects:
      • Organizational structure
      • Security Force Structure
      • Determine Capability Gaps
      • Information sharing protocols and procedures
      • Laws governing MKSF operations
      • Information management systems, procedures, and content
      • Technology capabilities
      • Networking capabilities
      • SOPs, doctrine, and policies that define legislative coordination
      • Management planning and operational capabilities and procedures.
      • Short term and long term planning
      • SOPs, doctrine, and policies that define daily operational requirements, roles, responsibilities, and staff structure to support these requirements
      • Existing infrastructure and equipment including SOPs, doctrine protocol, and technical capabilities.
      • Current legislative liaison efforts
      • Formal document hierarchy
      • Pending legislation
      • Fiscal practices and financial planning capabilities, as they pertain to the legislative enterprise, to include Operations and Maintenance (O&M) budget requirements.
      • Legislative plans, programs of instruction, and training schedules
      • Documentation of individual and unit training and MKSF civilian and military training for those involved with legislative functions.
      • Oversight and inspections of training programs
      • MKSF legal office personnel training pipelines, SOPs, doctrine, policies that direct career progression and professional development
      • Analyze existing processes and define existing and desired outcomes
      • Partner National ability to plan for long term solutions to gaps and deficiencies
    • Develop a capability assessment report that shall include both short, mid- and long-term objectives and key performance indicators, to include a roadmap for initial reform as well as initial projections for a defense reform roadmap, to measure effectiveness
    • Identify training requirements that can be recommended to the MKSF legal office, the Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC), and European Command (EUCOM)
    • Conduct a quarterly gap analysis to measure actual performance against key performance indicators developed during the initial capability assessment and examine all aspects listed above and present key findings to the MKSF and make recommendations for sustainable improvement for each aspect
    • Make adjustments to short-, mid-, and long-term objectives and key performance indicators developed during the initial capability assessment to address instances where the actual outcome fails to meet desired outcome
    • Develop a work plan forecasting daily activities that address identified gaps from quarterly gap analysis, including a breakdown of timelines, milestones, and training schedules and update work plan quarterly at minimum along with weekly meetings with MKSF legal office, ODC, and EUCOM to develop and refine the work plan. 
    • Coordinate and de-conflict with the existing Defense Government Management Team (DGMT) program implemented
    • Identify, advise, coordinate, and conduct training on Legislative Transparency
    • Identify and coordinate training requirements developed in the Work Plan that address critical capability gaps and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the available military legislative capabilities
    • Advise on the training requirements based on the needs identified by the embedded advisor for the MKSF’s defense reform working group and relevant personnel
    • Be responsible for mentoring and assisting the military staff as they plan, design, and conduct training
    • Ensure coordination/de-confliction/integration with U.S. EUCOM’s engagement plan and other programs
    • Coordinate with ODC to ensure de-confliction of training events
    • Conduct training on an ad hoc basis or support already scheduled training including equipment procurement and developing a program of instruction and curriculum for the MKSF
    • Provide training and training support services to familiarize personnel with legislative liaison functions
    • Perform the following activities to support training as needed:
      • Provide course design and development activities using the DOD-sponsored training materials, if applicable training references, conduct training planning and design all training materials
      • Provide qualified instructors to train participants in accordance with DOD-sponsored training materials, if applicable training references
      • Develop an assessment methodology that measures training effectiveness
      • Provide an after action report that identifies impediments to training implementation and develops a mitigation strategy.
    • Provide Advisory Services to the MKSF, specifically the MKSF legal office.
    • Attend MKSF legal office’s staff meetings and planning sessions, as well as OSC contractor meetings
    • Provide expert technical guidance and advise the MKSF to develop professional, effective, and accountable military legislative coordination capabilities and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
    • Provide technical assistance to adapt the MKSF SOPs to reflect:
      • Greater defense institution capacity, resulting in enhanced communication between the KSF and the Kosovo Parliament
      • The establishment of a legislative specialist position within the KSF
    • Interface with other international advisors to stay current on needs, and de-conflict assistance
    • Conduct follow-up interviews with training participants and mentored staff to determine impact of training and assistance
    • Monitor and evaluate data collection for all indicators, as provided, and conduct such on a regular and continuing basis from the time that each Performance Monitoring Framework is approved until the task order is completed


    • Education:
      • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred
    • Required Knowledge/Experience:
      • Capacity to manage and respond to ongoing and imminent operational requirements
      • Five (5) years’ hands-on U.S. military legislative coordination management, or civilian Legislative Coordination, experience
      • Two (2) years’ experience in a joint military environment
      • Two (2) years’ experience advising foreign military or government
      • Two (2) years’ experience providing training in an overseas environment
      • Prior demonstrated professional experience writing business documents, such as reports, SITREPs, briefings, AARs, memoranda, letters, electronic mail, and training material, for consumption by military Commanders or civilian managers
      • Prior demonstrated Professional experience presenting briefings, SITREPs, training, and AARs for consumption by military Commanders or civilian managers
      • Highly-rated teamwork and collaboration skills, as demonstrated by awards, or above average performance reviews
      • Two (2) years’ experience working or living abroad
      • U.S. Passport is required

    Other Responsibilities

    • Perform other tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of the department/contract
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Management


    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


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