African Military Education Program – Subject Matter Expert

Culmen International, LLC
  • Location
    Fort McNair, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Dec 02

Position description

Culmen International, in support of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS), is searching for a Subject Matter Expert in African Military Training (AMEP) at African Military Centers for higher learning.  The SME will support programs in Africa and 90% of training occurs on the African Continent.  


  1. Develop successful programs with partnered countries that meet both DoS, ACSS mission goals, specifically: 
    1. Improve the effectiveness of professional military education (PME) institutions in Africa. These institutions include; War Colleges, Staff Colleges, Officer Schools and Courses, Pre-Commissioning Schools, and Non-Commissioned Officer Education and Training Courses and Schools. 
    2. The purpose is to promote the long term professionalization of African Militaries. 
  2. Programs are reviewed semi-annually at Department of State and ACSS Director Level for evaluating the overall programs success, management, direction, vision and mission.
  3. Receive 85% or greater positive participant feedback on the program. - Measured by program evaluations provided at the end of the program. 
  4. Develop efficient processes that integrate AMEP requirements with Chief Management Office (CMO) business practices.


  • U.S. citizenship
  • Ability to obtain a secret security clearance
  • 3+ years of experience living and working on the African continent with a background in mil-to-mil partnerships, conflict management, and/or on issues related to African security sector governance. 
  • Ability to speak French at a working level (3/3/3)
  • Experience as an instructor/faculty member and/or administrator at a Professional Military Education institution.
  • Excellent written communication skills (need for writing sample) a. Ability to manage several remote teams, assign tasks and timelines, and coordinate efforts within the framework of overall program objectives.
  • Experience working in an overseas embassy.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of U.S. foreign policy in Africa. 
  • Ability to travel 30-50% time (mostly to Africa).


  • Master's degree in security studies, international relations, African studies, or related field. 

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