Management Systems International (MSI)

Security Cooperation Strategic Planner (Assessment, Monitoring, & Evaluation)

Management Systems International (MSI)

Job Description

Security Cooperation Strategic Planner, Assessment, Monitoring, & Evaluation (AM&E), Various Locations Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 40-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, peace and stability, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

Project Summary:

MSI is now accepting applications from senior assessment and monitoring professionals interested in providing support services to U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Geographic Combatant Commands (GCC) under the Assessment, Monitoring, and Evaluation (AM&E) indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. The AM&E IDIQ supports reform of institutional Capacity Building of partner nations' ministries of defense.

**Please note: Only U.S. citizens are eligible for this position Position Summary:

The Security Cooperation Strategic Planner will lead the team's strategic planning in support of security cooperation (SC) efforts between the U.S. and partner nations. The Strategic Planner will support the partnership and initiative Design-development" id="link" class="link">Design Development process. This full-time role is contingent on client funding.


  • Conduct security cooperation design planning efforts to assist the government in achieving strategic objectives and priorities with respect to the partner nation
  • Support the GCC with Analysis, strategic planning, development of staff packages, briefings, note taking, and other staff work related to SC as needed
  • Enable client leadership to improve security cooperation investment decisions through the use of objective and meaningful performance measures
  • Translate organizational strategies and goals to develop a set of outcomes and associated performance measures
  • Maintain, enter, and update data in various systems
  • Collect, analyze and report all data required for data calls, actions and requests
  • Document meeting minutes and summaries of security cooperation meetings
  • Create briefing materials for related security cooperation meetings
  • Lead meetings specific to security cooperation
  • Review, edit and approve organizational submissions of performance data
  • Recommend process improvements
  • Facilitate Security Cooperation Training

  • A bachelor's degree in a relevant field is required
  • Minimum of five years of experience supporting security cooperation planning activities at a GCC
  • Demonstrated experience with strategic and tactical planning, project management, Change Management, and implementing process improvements across large, diverse organizations with multiple cross-functional stakeholders
  • Demonstrated knowledge of GCC strategic planning processes, organizational structure, and operating environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of great power competition
  • Strong oral and written skills, and ability to communicate effectively with disparate groups
  • Demonstrated abilities and success with identifying and addressing client needs
  • Ability to effectively work with senior US government officials
  • Demonstrated experience effectively and independently managing project work with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated understanding of security cooperation activities and their links to the national defense strategy and national security strategy is preferred
  • Knowledge of 332, 333, and other title 10 authorities within a GCC area of responsibility is preferred
  • Knowledge in USG budgeting and financial policy, Data Management fundamentals, and U.S. Foreign Assistance fundamentals is preferred
  • Eligibility for a secret Security Clearance is required
  • English fluency is required
Reasonable Accommodations: MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email with Reasonable Accommodations in the title. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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