In-Country Team Lead

In-Country Team Lead (TOGO) – Overseas Training Contract

Obera, LLC supports global initiatives that enhance security and improve lives for people around the world. In broad mission goals there is clarity: to properly train and integrate mission-essential solutions, strengthen host nations’ capacity for drug interdiction, to bring power to a remote community, to enhance peace keeping operations. Objectives may be easily understood; however, solutions themselves are often complex and require a partner with local knowledge and experience in delivering logistics, systems development, sustainment operations, and training services in your area of operations.

Obera is deeply committed to legal, moral and ethical behavior; as it is the cornerstone of our culture and the way in which we conduct business. We offer challenging roles, an inclusive environment to perform our best work and a sense of pride that we are valuable partners in work that matters. Join us and make an impact. The right job is here for you.

Position Description

Obera is looking for a dedicated In-Country Team Lead (TL) to support the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI), a U.S. Department of State security assistance program focused on building international peacekeeping capacity worldwide in close collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). The PM supports the following contract objectives:

  • Support partner countries’ development of critical mission capabilities
  • Enhance partner countries’ peace operations planning, training, and readiness competencies
  • Enable partner countries to conduct effective operations and sustainment
  • Reinforce UN and regional organizations’ performance and accountability frameworks.


The TL serves as the Project Manager’s primary point of contact for contract execution, coordination, and management of GPOI contract activities in the respective African country. The TL is the primary interface with the U.S. Embassy, Host Nation military leadership, U.S. military and international trainers, and other stakeholders associated with contract execution. The TL manages personnel assignments across training tasks; maintains professional standards of accountability, quality, and effectiveness; monitors conduct and discipline and tracks the movement of his or her team members traveling to, working in, and departing from the host country; and ensures the conduct and quality of all task order activities and requirements.


The In-Country Team Lead shall have the following qualifications unless otherwise approved in advance by the COR.

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of military experience, which includes service after September 11, 2001.
  • Attainment of military grade of CW-3, E9, or O4 and higher.
  • Demonstrated experience as a senior mentor/advisor, military or civilian, to a senior foreign security partner with directly related experience in capacity building and unit-level assessments.
  • Relevant military operations or foreign security force (police or military) capacity building experience in the last 5 years.
  • Previous professional experience (in a military or civilian capacity) in Togo or region [region is defined as Sub-Saharan Africa]
  • Examples of previous experience working with training and military resource management issues at the operational level
  • (Preferred) Experience in organizational development, conducting activities intended to drive institutional improvement and self-sufficient organizational change.
  • (Preferred) Experience as trained and certified Foreign Area Officer (FAO) with regionally focused expertise, including in an Office of Security Cooperation or Defense Attaché Office.
  • (Preferred) Experience in a U.S. or NATO military training and doctrine development organization, or permanent assignment to a U.S. or foreign military training school or combat training center.

Code of Business Ethics & Conduct

Obera LLC abides by a code of business ethics and conduct designed to clearly communicate respect for human rights and the dignity of human beings as well as the prohibition of bribery and other crimes. Our code informs all our employees of the company’s expectations and of their responsibilities and obligations as they relate to our fundamental values.

Human Rights Policy

At Obera, adhering to, and living by, the principles of humanitarian law and human rights, is central to our core values and beliefs. As a part of our commitment to conducting operations in a legal, ethical and moral manner, Obera has adopted an organizational-wide human rights policy to further inform and educate our employees. The policy states that Obera’s business conduct should be guided by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other applicable human rights documents and principles.