Nov 25, 2019

Job ID 2019-3401 US-DC-Washington, DC Military Human Resources / Force Development Advisor - Albania

  • OBXtek Inc
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
Full-Time Defense Government Human Resources Other Professional Services Training

Job Description


  • Military Human Resources / Force Development Advisor - Albania

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington, DC # of Openings 1 Category Professional Services Agency/Project Dept. of State Job ID 2019-3401


OBXtek Inc. is an established, award-winning, service disabled veteran owned business providing information technology and professional management services to the federal government. Our corporate growth has coincided with our investment in our employees as well as in outreach to our civilian and military community.


OBXtek is currently staffing for a strategic-level Military Human Resources / Force Development Advisor in Albania (revised 10.21.19) to support the Albania Ministry of Defense on the Global Defense Reform Program (GDRP).


The GDRP is a flexible, multi-year, State-funded program, coordinated with the Department of Defense (DoD), to assist select partner nation armed forces, at both the service and Ministry of Defense (MOD) level, with providing security
in an effective, transparent, and accountable manner to civilian authorities, while advancing U.S. national security objectives. GDRP is intended to be a flexible, global program to assist defense reform.


Through GDRP, the United States seeks to reform the Government of Albania’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) in the areas of Human Resources and Manning Evaluation:


The goals and objectives of this GDRP proposal include helping the Albanian Armed Forces (AAF) redefine the roles, missions, capabilities, command and control, as well as overall force structure of the Albanian military in a manner consistent with national objectives.


The objective is also to identify any existing legal and policy frameworks that may be inhibiting a force restructuring, as well as to provide recommended language for establishing new and relevant legal and policy frameworks.


The Human Resources / Force Development Advisor tasks will be to:

  • embed with the MOD and develop and implement a plan to restructuring the Albanian forces.start the project with a capabilities assessment in order to identify strengths and potential challenges of the relevant Albanian institutions.
  • conduct quarterly training with a target audience primarily from the Human Resource (HR) Management office in order to train on gaps identified during the capability assessment phase.
  • will focus on human resource management, force management, resource management, and procurement forecasting, as well as training management policies, plans, and practices derived from those objectives.


The HR support program courses of action (COAs) will be designed to support efforts of the MOD and the General Staff (GS) to strengthen linkages between national strategic and military objectives.


The job will be a 40-hour work week, Monday-Friday.


Once selected, the candidate will attend a three-week orientation training in Washington D.C., provided by the GDRP Program Office, prior to deployment.


Must be a US Citizen and be able to retain a Secret clearance.

  • Minimum ten (10) years’ hands-on human resource management (military,government or corporate) wit hfocus on retention and retirements., 
  • Familiarity with military force structure
  • At least two years of overseas experience, briefing, advising, and training the most senior levels of foreign military
  • At least two years experience in a joint military environment (EUCOM, PACOM, CENTCOM, any other COM)
  • 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.
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience working or living in a NATO country or major non-NATO ally.

Preferred Qualfications:

  • Experience at the S-1, G-1/8, or J-1/8 battalion level, or higher.
  • Prior demonstrated experience working in service, combatant, and strategic level headquarters, e.g., OPNAV, OSD, Joint Staff, USCG, ONI, and/or COCOM staff, highly desired.
  • Experience advising foreign military or government at the operational or strategic level.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an environment with limited resources and to apply innovative and creative solutions to resolve problems.
  • Proven self-starter who can be successful working independently at various organizational levels and with executives/managers/leaders/staffs from multiple functional areas and cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with counterparts to help them achieve goals through the provision of quality advice, support, and mentoring.
  • Proven success in individual and organizational capacity building and aptitude to share knowledge, mentor and coach others.


Company Information

Headquartered in McLean, Virginia and founded in 2009, OBXtek is a fast-growing leader in the government contracting field. Our mission is Our People…Our Reputation. Our people are trained professionals who enhance our customers’ knowledge and innovation using technology, collaboration, and education.


We offer a robust suite of benefits including comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, matching 401K, paid time off, tuition reimbursement plans and much more.


As a prime contractor for 93% of our current work, OBXtek pairs lessons learned across disciplines with industry standard quality practices such as CMMI-Dev Level III, ITIL, 6Sigma, PMI, and ISO. Our rapid growth has been recognized by INC500, the Washington Business Journal, and Washington Technology magazine.


OBXtek is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. 

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