Strategic Planning and Gaming Specialist
- Job Category: Program & Project Management
- Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
- Clearance: SECRET
- Shift: Day Job
- Req ID: TUV03046
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CSO is increasingly called upon to provide expertise for interagency, embassy-level, and civil-military strategy development and operational planning. In the second half of 2022 alone, CSO is designing and executing two large interagency exercise on responses to economic coercion, scenario planning exercises with Embassy Kampala and Yaoundé’s country teams, a major international exercise for the 27 participating states in the ASEAN Regional Forum, and a joint U.S.-Korean tabletop exercise. CSO has supported the Department’s planning for Ukraine’s recovery from Russia’s ongoing invasion; this work is being increasingly recognized by our partners across the Department and interagency and by Department leadership. CSO has also supported the Department’s planning for Ukraine’s recovery from Russia’s ongoing invasion.
The Planning and Gaming Specialist will work within the Office of Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation (DME) to support CSO’s Planning Advisor in designing and executing strategic planning processes, including tabletop exercises and other forms of strategic gaming, in both Washington and the field. Examples of this include: using tabletop exercises to integrate host country and civil society perspectives into long-term stabilization strategies or leverage their partnership on strategy implementation; preparing atrocity prevention contingency plans; developing plans requested by Department leadership for low-probability, high-impact scenarios; and strengthening Defense Department operational and campaign plans to support stabilization efforts.
In cooperation with CSO’s knowledge management experts, they will also draw on the experience and insights from the bureau’s cadre of planners to update and maintain CSO’s planning framework and templates to ensure they are responsive to policymaker needs. To grow CSO’s pool of planners, they will work with CSO’s training specialist and Planning Advisor to identify – and, as needed, develop, and execute training on strategic planning and gaming. They will also assist the Planning Advisor in launching and sustaining a community of practice.
Support CSO’s Planning Advisor in designing and executing strategic planning processes, including tabletop exercises and other forms of strategic gaming.
Update CSO’s planning framework and templates and develop new tools as needed.
Work with CSO’s Learning and Training Specialist and Planning Advisor to identify external training resources, and, as needed, develop, and execute in-house supplemental training on strategic planning and gaming.
Support the Planning Advisor in launching and sustaining a strategic planning and gaming community of practice.
Bachelor’s Degree required and at least one year of experience.
Knowledge of and experience using strategic and scenario planning, strategic gaming, or red teaming analytic techniques.
Able to independently research and identify improvements to organizational approaches to difficult strategic or operational problems.
Ability to write and present clearly, succinctly, and insightfully.
Basic competency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
Effective listening and other interpersonal skills.
Experience successfully running an event with over 25 people.
Solid organizational skills.
A history of creative problem solving and successful collaboration.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Active Secret Clearance.
Training and experience in training or adult education.
Experience with knowledge management.
Background in conflict management.
Experience working or studying abroad.
Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field of study.
Experience working in or with the U.S. Department of State. Familiarity with the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations a plus.