Iraq Familiarization Course Coordinator
McColm & Company (McCO) is a mission-driven consulting firm working to help clients achieve critical development and diplomacy objectives in fragile states and vulnerable communities. We work with clients to build skills and connections that catalyze stability and growth.
McCO offers a suite of cross cutting core capabilities to design and implement solutions across three primary areas of practice, including policy & diplomacy, economic growth and trade, and strategic partnerships. The firm’s core capabilities include training and capacity building, research and evaluation, program management, and performance improvement. The sustainable transfer of skills, the empowerment of women, youth, and vulnerable populations, and the leveraging of technology are cornerstones of our program design and implementation approach.
McColm & Company seeks an Iraq Subject Matter Expert instructor to design, deliver, and coordinate the Iraq Familiarization course at the U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Institute.
The Iraq Familiarization course is mandatory for all Foreign Service, Civil Service and Military Service employees of the Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, Department of Defense, Department of Treasury and other agency personnel who will serve in Iraq under Chief of Mission authority.
This course is designed to provide an orientation to Iraq for all personnel assigned under Chief of Mission authority. It focuses on behaviors that will be productive and effective in interactions within the U.S. Mission in Iraq and with Iraqis. This course will draw on an overview of Iraq’s history, culture, and modern political development. It also presents brief descriptions of the agendas and backgrounds of the principal political actors in Iraq today. The course provides familiarity with basic Arabic phrases and describes and demonstrates useful behaviors, which will assist in developing positive, productive relationships with Iraqis. Scenarios presented include: office colleagues and employee interactions; training and advisory relationships; and the conduct of negotiations on political and/or reconstruction-related issues with Iraqi officials. The course also includes an overview of life/work conditions within the U.S. Mission and the diplomatic security support provided by the Regional Security Office in Iraq. Personal and family support training includes advice on stress management from the Department of State's Deployment Stress Management program; family support service available from the Family Liaison Office; and personal affairs advocacy and support available from the Office of Casualty Assistance.
Core responsibilities of the Iraq Familiarization Course Coordinator include but are not necessarily limited to:
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Please submit a detailed CV highlighting Iraq subject matter expertise and teaching/training experience via this webform.
The deadline for applications is 22 November 2019 at 1700 EST. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted and interviewed on a rolling basis, early applications encouraged. We are unfortunately not able to answer questions over the phone.
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McColm & Company is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap. We value diversity.
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