Skip to Main Content

Senior Maritime Advisor to Ministry of Defense

Sincerus Global Solutions Inc
Arlington, VA
  • Expired: November 17, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Are you looking to make a difference in security cooperation?

Sincerus is looking for experienced professionals to provide expert advisory services to Partner Nations, security force organizations/units, and US Embassy teams across the Pacific region in support of Global Defense Reform Program (GDRP) initiatives. GDRP is a US State Department-funded program that, in close coordination with US Department of Defense, focuses on assisting Partner Nations with defense reform and civil-military institutional capacity building efforts. Senior Advisors will serve a twelve-month commitment abroad in the Host Nation and will support the development of their Maritime Domain Awareness and Security Capacity.

Role and Responsibilities

The contractor serves as the Senior Advisor to the host nation's ministry of defense (MOD) on the behalf of the U.S. Department of State. The Senior Advisor is responsible for conducting an initial landscape assessment and gap analysis of the host nation's maritime domain awareness capacity at the strategic level. Based on assessment and gap analysis, the Senior Advisor will work closely with the host nation's MOD and U.S. Country Team to develop a Country Action Plan and a Work Plan that will support the development of the host nation's maritime domain awareness capacity. The Senior Advisor will be responsible for assisting working groups, advising on focused gap areas, identifying subject matter expert injects, and capturing progress in a monthly progress report to the U.S. Department of State. In addition, the Senior Advisor will measure and evaluate progress reporting status of the metrics that will inform the program management office's Performance Monitoring Framework. The Senior Advisor shall work with the program management's office to determine the specific objectives, as well as the frequency of data collection and definition for each indicator in the corresponding framework. Both strategic advising and data collection shall be conducted on a regular and continuing basis from the time that each Performance Monitoring Framework is approved until the task order is completed.


The Senior Advisor will serve as the trusted guide for the host nation's MOD concerning the development of their Maritime capacity. The Senior Advisor provides technical assistance and expert guidance and advises the MOD on how to best execute the Country Action Plan. The strategic/operational-level Maritime Domain Awareness Senior Advisor will work with the host nation in its efforts to establish a strategic Country Action Plan to address the identified core competencies required to enable a professional, ready maritime capacity capable of defending its territorial integrity and effectively monitoring, patrolling, and enforcing its laws in its EEZ. The Senior Advisor's efforts will enhance the host nation's maritime governance by strengthening the core maritime safety and security competencies within the ministry and its naval and coast guard forces, including personnel readiness and professionalization, small boat maintenance and logistics, and maritime law enforcement strategy and policy.

Qualifications and Requirements

10+ years of experience (civilian or military) in the U.S. Coast Guard or U.S. Navy and earned a Bachelor's Degree or 6 years of experience in the U.S. Coast Guard or U.S. Navy and earned a Master's Degree.

Must have obtained the rank of O-5, FS02, or GS-14.

Prior demonstrated experience in two or more of the following areas: operations, planning, exercises, training, developing and implementing standard operating procedures, developing and implementing watch stander job qualifications and requirements, or managing operations center personnel.

Minimum five (5) years of experience in one or more of the following fields: maritime strategy, maritime law enforcement and security operations, maritime information and intelligence fusion, maritime security policy, and maritime security matters at the operational and strategic levels required.

Prior demonstrated supervisory experience in a U.S. Coast Guard sector/district command center, U.S. Navy maritime operations center or other maritime domain awareness-focused operations center with experience in command and control, maritime domain/situational awareness, and information/intelligence management.

Prior demonstrated experience as a U.S. Coast Guard command center chief, USCG Command Duty Officer, or Navy Battle Watch Captain.

Prior demonstrated experience working in service, combatant, and strategic level headquarters, e.g., OPNAV, OSD, Joint Staff, USCG, ONI, and/or COCOM staff.

Experience advising foreign military or government at the operational or strategic level.

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.

Able to obtain a Secret level clearance issued by the DCSA.

Computer knowledge and use: Word, Outlook, general keyboard/typing skills.

Must be a U.S. citizen.

Sincerus Global Solutions Inc


Arlington, VA
22201 USA