The Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) is recruiting a supervisory attorney (international) position as an Operations Director at Naval Station Newport, RI. DIILS is a joint agency activity under the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), within the Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) Directorate.
DSCA's mission is to advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign security forces to respond to shared challenges. DSCA leads the broader U.S. security cooperation enterprise in its efforts to train, educate, advise, and equip foreign partners. DSCA administers security cooperation (SC) programs that support U.S. policy interests and objectives.
DIILS is the lead Defense SC resource for legal institutional capacity building (ICB), legal education and training, and dissemination of international humanitarian law and human rights training. DIILS conducts SC and ICB programs with partner nation security sector officials, trains partner units on international human rights standards, and hosts resident legal education programs for international students at the DIILS Education Center in Newport, RI.
As Operations Director, the incumbent provides the strategic direction, management, and oversight of the Operations division and staff. Develops and recommends to the DIILS Director the best approaches to implement and improve upon Operations division organizational strategies, policies, and procedures as part of DIILS and DSCA overall policy development. Builds and maintains strategic partnerships and/or professional relationships with DSCA, DSCU, Institute for Security Governance (ISG), and other DSCA and DoD entities, and with inter-agency partners within the Department of State (DOS), Department of Justice (DoJ), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other counterparts to maximize coordination of operational mission and goals. Ensures the appropriate development, staffing, implementation, and assessment of the programs and activities of the division.
Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2021.