• Human Resources & Financial Resource Management Advisor (Madagascar)

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

    Conduct an initial capability assessment of the Malagasy MOD capabilities in the realm of human and financial resources management. Once the capability assessment has been completed, inform training requirements and advisory schedule deliverables.


    • Maintain information management systems, procedures, and content of:
      • Technology capabilities
      • Networking capabilities
      • SOPs, doctrine, and policies that define human and financial resource management
    • Perform capability assessment to examine the following aspects:
      • Organizational structure
      • Military Force Structure
      • Determine Capability Gaps
      • Information sharing protocols and procedures
    • Provide management planning and operational capabilities and procedures
      • Short term and long term planning
      • Capacity to manage and respond to ongoing and imminent operational requirements
      • 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
      • Fiscal practices and financial planning capabilities, as they pertain to the logistics enterprise, to include Operations and Maintenance (O&M) budget requirements
      • Human Resources and Financial Management plans, programs of instruction, and training schedules
      • Documentation of individual and unit training
      • Documentation of MOD civilian and military training for those involved with Human Resources and Financial Management functions
      • Oversight and inspections of training programs
      • Human and financial management resources command personnel training pipelines, SOPs, doctrine, policies that direct career progression and professional development
      • Capability Gaps that prevent the partner for attaining self-sufficiency.
      • 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 10-year defense reform roadmap, to measure effectiveness, identifying training requirements that can be recommended to the Malagasy military, OSC, and AFRICOM
    • 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, present key findings to the Malagasy military, 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 activity that address identified gaps from quarterly gap analysis, including breakdown of timelines, milestones, and training schedules to be updated quarterly, and interface with Malagasy military, OSC, and AFRICOM on a weekly basis to develop and refine the work plan
    • Participate in regularly scheduled OSC contractor meetings
    • Identify, advise, coordinate, and conduct Training for Human Resources and Financial Management Resources Personnel
    • 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 human and financial management resource capabilities; training events may include equipment procurement and developing a program of instruction and curriculum for the Malagasy military
    • Advise on the training requirements and be responsible for mentoring and assisting the military staff as they plan, design, and conduct training
    • Ensure coordination/de-confliction/integration with U.S. AFRICOM’s engagement plan and other programs
    • Coordinate with OSC to ensure de-confliction of training events
    • Be responsible for building a training plan and de-conflicting with other AFRICOM engagements
    • Conduct training on an ad hoc basis or support already scheduled training; coordination for training events may include equipment procurement and developing a program of instruction and curriculum for the Malagasy military
    • Provide training and training support services to familiarize personnel with human and financial resource management
    • Plan, design, and conduct special staff training, designed to provide for the professional development of the human and financial resources special staff, in accordance with Department of Defense sponsored training
    • Perform the following activities to support training:
      • 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 Malagasy MOD, specifically the Malagasy Defense Reform working group
    • Attend Malagasy military staff meetings and planning sessions, as well as OSC contractor meetings
    • Provide expert technical guidance to the Malagasy military to develop professional, effective, and accountable military human and financial resource management capabilities and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
    • Advise the Malagasy military on scheduled inspections, management, and acquisition
    • Provide technical assistance to adapt the Malagasy military SOP’s to reflect:
      • Sustainable defense reform that realign the Malagasy military along present day missions and threats
      • Human Resource plans that right size the branches of the Malagasy military
      • Financial Management plans that right size actual costs against operations and acquisitions, rather that personnel costs.
    • Interface with other international advisors to stay current on needs, and de-conflict assistance
    • Provide ongoing monitoring
    • 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


    • Education:
      • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
    • Required Knowledge/Experience:
      • Ten (10) years’ hands-on U.S. military human and financial resource management, or civilian human and financial resource management, experience at the S-1, G-1/8, or J-1/8 battalion level, or higher
      • Advanced French language skills required (speaking, listening, and reading) with a minimum 3/3/3 on the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) or equivalent
      • 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 in Africa
      • US Passport 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.


    Invest in a company that invests in you! Copper River provides its employees with ample opportunities for career growth and development. Tuition reimbursement is offered to help employees further their education and skillset. Other perks include 401k matching with immediate vesting, Medical, Vision, and Dental coverage.


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