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NNC J5 Gender Advisor

at ITA International, LLC

Posted: 9/26/2019
Job Reference #: 2880
Keywords: planning

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  • Job LocationUS-CO-Colorado Springs
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  • Overview

    ITA International (ITA) is a provider of integrated support services to include analysis, planning, training, acquisition management, cyber/intelligence, engineering, logistics, and maritime support services to government, non-governmental organizations and commercial customers worldwide.

    ITA is anticipating an upcoming opportunity for a Gender Advisor supporting USNORTHCOM for our Colorado Springs, CO location in September 2019. This position is contingent upon contract modification.


    In accordance with the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019 (P.L. 115-245) and the 2017 Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Act (P.L. 115-68) N&NC/J59 requires a Gender Advisor.
    The GENAD support services will consist of recommendations for the planning of gender activities, training, integrating knowledge and process management to support all-source operational and mission planning for ongoing, emergent, contingency, and crisis operations. Task areas include WPS integration initiatives within the USNORTHCOM Area of Operations (AOR), whether implemented within or through the headquarters or its subordinate commands. Requirement also includes specialization in the developing, coordination, and implementation of policy and strategy for WPS initiatives, gender advising activities, capability implementation support and training, and prevention of sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian response and disaster relief in USNORTHCOM’s AOR. Duties include:
    - Provide technical and functional recommendations to the USNORTHCOM staff on implementing U.S. Public Law 115-68 (WPS Act), the U.S. National Action Plan (NAP) on WPS, the Department of Defense (DoD) WPS Implementation Guidance, and UNSCR 1325 and related resolutions and guidance in the planning, execution, and assessment of operations and security cooperation activities.
    - Apply political-military expertise to understand country and regional context and environment relevant to the implementation of WPS in USNORTHCOM AOR, with a focus on The Bahamas, Canada, and Mexico.
    - Identify opportunities and provide planning support, review, reporting, assessment and monitoring for WPS efforts in building the capacity of foreign security forces under all applicable security cooperation authorities
    - Monitor all cross-functional planning and working groups to ensure gender perspectives are considered. This will include all USNORTHCOM planning efforts, mission analysis, course of action development and analysis, operational concept development, all-source operational materials and mission planning for ongoing, emergent, contingency, and crisis mission and operation execution.
    - Recommend collaborative WPS/GENAD planning efforts with OSD, JS, Department of State, Intelligence Community, Combatant Commands (CCMDs), Components, Military Services and the Interagency, and avenues for de-conflicting and synchronization of activities. Additionally, track and monitor the coordination of gender planning with these agencies and stakeholders.
    - Provide recommended WPS/GENAD training modules for USNORTHCOM and subordinate command staff, and integration of gender mainstreaming initiatives within USNORTHCOM activities and with partner nations, to include operations, exercises, training, and engagements. (Example: developing vignettes to incorporate gender mainstreaming and prevention of gender-based violence training into exercises that train deploying forces.) The training should include the obligations for reporting and monitoring severe violations against the population, especially for deployed force elements.
    - Coordinate the execution of an annual Operational GENAD Course (OGC) at USNORTHCOM.
    - Be a source of information regarding WPS and gender integration related issues for all levels within the gender network, and shall provide recommendations in order to promote information sharing.
    - Provide documentation of support activities, including but not limited to, trip reports, after action reports, minutes or summaries of meetings attended, weekly activity reports, and operations summaries.
    - Track and monitor all violations against the population that breach domestic and international law, including Gender-Based Violence, trafficking in persons, and sexual exploitation and abuse, for reporting compliance by deployed force elements.
    - Gather and provide informational reports pertinent to WPS/GENAD data collection, reporting, and interview activities to support internal and external reporting, capture lessons learned and best practices, prepare executive-level documents to report the details and status of USNORTHCOM WPS initiatives, and assess and monitor WPS/GENAD activities.
    - Provide in-person presentations as needed and support and improve the development and execution of WPS/GENAD relevant conferences and meetings, including research, preparation, and execution of senior leader forums and distinguished visitor events; preparing working group minutes, issue papers, briefings and agenda items; and tracking and monitoring WPS/GENAD action items generated as a result of the working group actions.
    - Conduct gender studies, analyses, evaluations, military utility assessments, and capabilities-based assessments in support of NORAD and USNORTHCOM missions to include Homeland Defense, Defense Support of Civil Authorities and Theater Security Cooperation (TSC).
    - Review all strategies, policies, plans, procedures, publications, and instructions for a gender perspective in design and implementation and provide executive summaries of USG and interagency policies and issues regarding WPS initiatives and analyze relevance and or effects to USNORTHCOM.
    - Supports USNORTHCOM security cooperation strategy, policy and planning activities ranging from Initiative Design Documents to administrative support for security cooperation venues such as workshops and synchronization meetings.


    • Minimum 5 years of experience supporting DoD or U.S. Government in developing strategy, policy, doctrine and operational planning documents
    • Exceptional oral and written presentation skills
    • Ability to prepare both rapid turnaround analyses and in-depth reports for audiences at multiple levels of organization and leadership, and to collect, compile and assess comments, meeting notes for adjudication for staffing coordination
    • Prior military service, with experience using the Joint Planning and Execution System
    EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: Bachelor degree in International Affairs or an equivalent discipline relevant to the position, plus at least 5 years of professional experience; or bachelor’s degree plus at least 8 years’ relevant professional experience. Completion of U.S. Army SAMS or equivalent course of instruction is preferred.
    Must have a broad knowledge of N & NC missions, DoD policies regarding strategic direction, policy guidance, and current operational responsibilities in the AOR.
    SECURITY CLEARANCE: MUST be a U.S. citizen and possess an active DoD SECRET clearance.

    ITA International is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status or any status protected by applicable federal, state, or local discrimination laws.

    Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

    In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), ITA International would like to ensure that your application process goes as smoothly as possible. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with ITA, please contact us by phone at 757-246-6781 or email us at