Senior Conflict Specialist/Trainer

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AMEX International, Inc., a Washington, DC-based international development firm, seeks to employ a Senior Conflict Specialist/Trainer to perform training facilitation and design services in conflict assessment and mitigation, under AMEX's contract with USAID's Office of Military Affairs (OMA).

 Duties include:
•Provide analysis and guidance in the development and implementation of detailed training for civilian and military officers, in anticipation of their deployment to Iraq, Afghanistan, or other conflict countries.
•Provide training and disseminate information in conflict assessment and management.
•Play an active role in monitoring, evaluating and determining best practices for conflict-related programs and activities.
•Help with USAID/OMA's efforts to mainstream conflict management and mitigation programs and activities within USAID's more traditional development and humanitarian sectors, operating in a complex environment requiring interaction and negotiations with senior level USAID, DOD and other donor officials.
•Work full-time, primarily in downtown Washington, DC, with some possible travel to conflict zones, Europe, and one or two US military bases.


Job Requirements
•U.S. Citizenship is required, in order to be eligible for a security clearance.
•Have solid expertise on the causes and consequences of conflict, including the policies and practices of developing countries and regions as they relate to and influence conflict issues dealing with security sector reform.
•Have practical knowledge in the areas of conflict management and mitigation practices, fragility frameworks, early warning, support to peace processes, reconciliation, and security sector reform.
•Be familiar with USAID's Tactical Conflict Assessment Framework (TCAF).
•Have practical as well as theoretical knowledge of stability operations in non-permissive environments, such as Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Sudan.
•Have experience developing and delivering training programs.
•Have a minimum of eight years' experience in a relevant international development field, working on program designing, planning and management.
•Minimum Level of Education: Hold a master's degree in a field relevant to development and program planning in the area of conflict, such as conflict studies, international relations, political science and/or related area sufficient to design, facilitate and evaluate technically appropriate conflict management and mitigation activities. Holding a Ph.D. is a plus.


If you meet the qualifications and are available in the near future, please email (1) your most current and complete resume, (2) a TCAF skills summary form that addresses your qualifications and experience in each of the above-specified requirements, (3) a cover letter that specifies your earliest availability for this position, and (4) a USAID 1420 form to: resumes@amexdc.com with the subject line "TCAF Conflict Training Specialist." The skills summary and 1420 forms can be found on the Recruitment-Job Openings page of www.amexdc.com.

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