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International Engagement Specialist
Systems Planning And Analysis, Inc. Alexandria, VA

International Engagement Specialist

Systems Planning And Analysis, Inc.
Alexandria, VA
Expired: February 22, 2022 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) delivers high-impact, technical solutions to complex national security issues. With over 50 years of business expertise and consistent growth, we are known for continuous innovation for our government customers, in both the US and abroad. Our exceptionally talented team is highly collaborative in spirit and practice, producing Results that Matter. Come work with the best! We offer opportunity, unique challenges, and clear-sighted commitment to the mission. SPA: Objective. Responsive. Trusted.

The Joint, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Interagency Division provides expert support services to a range of customers spanning across the Department of Defense, Federal Civilian, and international markets. JOID provides a diverse portfolio of analytical and programmatic capabilities to help our customers make informed decisions on their most challenging issues.

The Industry and Security Analysis Group (ISAG) within JOID provides analytical, technical, and program support to promote, grow, and protect the U.S. industrial base. ISAG's support spans the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Commerce, and other agencies to deliver critical decision support to national security leaders. Our team informs policy decisions, enables execution of comprehensive strategies and monitors and reports on the effectiveness of implementation. This enables senior leaders to execute strategies for developing and sustaining a robust industrial base that meets our nation's strategic resource objectives. From policy to practice, we are a team of economic and national security professionals providing innovative solutions for our Nation's most pressing security challenges.

SPA has an immediate need for an International Engagement Specialist to provide support onsite at the Mark Center in Alexandria, VA.


SPA is seeking an International Engagement Specialist to support the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy (ASD(IBP)) mission to ensure a healthy Defense Industrial Base (DIB) is able to meet Warfighter needs. In this role, you will plan and execute senior leader outreach and dialogue with international stakeholders, and departmental and interagency partners, to improve collaboration, communication, and security of supply for materials critical to national defense. Specific actions include facilitating the identification, advancement, and implementation of DoD's: cooperative research, development, testing, and evaluation of defense technologies, systems, or equipment; joint production, sustainment and follow-on development of defense articles; and procurement of foreign technology, equipment, systems or logistics support solutions that uniquely meet U.S. needs.


  • 5+ years of experience in foreign affairs, security cooperation, international armaments cooperation, or international programs support
  • 3+ years of experience conducting outreach, engagement, or strategic communication activities
  • Bachelor's degree in or International Studies, Regional Studies, Political Science, or other related field
  • Active Secret clearance
  • Experience researching complex policy topics on short notice and developing read aheads, position papers, country papers, and talking points for senior leaders
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Experience as a Foreign Area Officer, International Affairs Specialist, or Country Desk Officer; service as a Liaison Officer or Exchange Officer; assignment with the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA); assignment(s) with Combatant Commands involving routine official interaction with allies and international partners
  • DoD Major Staff (OSD, Joint Staff, Senior Service Staff) experience
  • Master's degree in a related field


Systems Planning And Analysis, Inc.

Alexandria, VA
22311 USA



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