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ACOTA Team Lead, IDS International
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  • Full Time
  • Ghana, Accra
  • Salary: GH¢ 700 - GH¢ 15,000

IDS International

Why IDS? 

IDS believes in resolving conflict and building innovative approaches to do so. Combining operational expertise with an intimate understanding of today’s greatest challenges to bring our customers the solutions required for success in a complex and multidimensional world. We tailor solutions for a diverse range of government, military, nonprofit, and public-sector clients. 

IDS International is seeking a Team Lead to support the African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) contract. The Team Lead (TL) will be the Program Manager’s primary point of contact for contract execution and coordination of the U.S. Department of State’s complex, multifaceted Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) Program in Ghana. 

The TL is the in-country manager of the workflow process at the deployed location and manages all aspects of mission completion. The TL is the primary interface with the US Embassy, Partner nation military leadership, US military, international partners and other stakeholders associated with the training of peacekeepers. This position is contingent upon award. 


  • Receives guidance from the PM and GPOI and is responsible for providing in-country direction and management for all contract and task order activities.
  • manages personnel assignments and reassignments to different in-country GPOI Program training tasks and missions as required.
  • Maintains professional standards of accountability, quality, and effectiveness of all deployed personnel on his team.
  • Monitors and tracks movement of all task order contractors traveling to, working in, and departing from the country the TL is deployed to.
  • Responsible for the conduct of individual and collective training as specified in the Task Order.
  • Provides direction and oversight of day-to-day operations in-country for training. Coordinates and manages all in-country personnel and logistical support for contractors on this Task.
  • Responsible for all aspects of training management and execution in coordination with the partner nation and GPOI.
  • Ensures all instructor/trainers are prepared to teach in accordance with standards defined in GPOI task orders.
  • Inspects and supervises all in-country training. Liaises with GAF, USG, and GPOI representatives.
  • Managing all aspects of training ensuring development of the PMTC Training Center to include partner nation trainers.

Required Qualifications:

  • Completed U.S. or foreign equivalent Military Education Level 4 (Command and General Staff College).
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years military operations and training experience cumulative with directly related experience in overseas program operations.
  • Demonstrated experience as a senior mentor/coach to a senior foreign security partner with directly related experience in capacity building and unit-level assessments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in organizational development, conducting activities intended to drive institutional improvement and self-sufficient organizational change.
  • Attainment of military grade of O-5 or higher.
  • Commanded a combat arms battalion level “armor, cavalry or infantry” in the U.S. or foreign military land forces that will allow that individual to best support the task order objectives and goals while mentoring the peacekeeping battalion leadership.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Regional Experience in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Experience in a U.S. or foreign military training and doctrine development organization, or permanent assignment to a U.S. or foreign military training school or combat training center.

Employee needs to be able to sit at a workstation for extended periods; use hand(s) to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.

Most positions require ability to work on desktop or laptop computer for extended periods of time reading, reviewing/analyzing information, and providing recommendations, summaries and/or reports in written format.

Must be able to effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing. Employee may be required to occasionally lift and/or move moderate amounts of weight, typically less than 20 pounds. Regular and predictable attendance is essential. 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, and local law. 

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