Europe Liaison Support Program Manager

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Updated: August 1, 2018
Job ID: 214066
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bruchmuehlbach-Miesau, RP, Germany

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Europe Liaison Support Program Manager to support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) with their European Operations. This position is located at the DPAA offices in Miseau, Germany.  The mission of the DPAA is to provide the fullest possible accounting for missing personnel to their families and the nation.  Within this mission, DPAA searches for missing Department of Defense (DoD) personnel from World War II (WWII), the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Gulf Wars, and other recent conflicts.  Their research and operational missions include coordination with hundreds of countries and municipalities around the world. This position will support DPAA partnership efforts in Europe (Europe Liaison Support or ELS)

Specific Activities:

  1. As directed, seek new partners in the region that are credible, capable, and cost-effective, most especially for conducting archaeological recovery operations in accordance with DPAA requirements.  Attend events to identify possible partners.
  2. Assist in arranging discussions with potential partners and, as directed, assist with arranging negotiations to establish formal relationships with these entities, with notification of such discussions to DPAA.
  3. Help ensure that DPAA partnership activities are in compliance with all relevant host nation laws/policies, assist in determining permit requirements, and, after coordination with DPAA, support permit applications by partners to ensure that such permits are secured in a timely manner. 
  4. Provide in-region expertise and perspective during both the DPAA partners' mission planning cycle and mission execution. 
  5. After coordination and as directed, assist in host nation permitting and liaison functions required to enable DPAA’s investigative and recovery partnership teams to operate effectively within Europe and the Mediterranean region. 
  6. Provide in-region expertise and perspective during both the DPAA partners' mission planning cycle and mission execution.
  7. Assist in conducting post-mission assessments and provide timely feedback for future mission adjustments. 
  8. Assist with coordinating, facilitating, and tracking all phases and aspects of DPAA partners' field efforts to include host nation permits, customs and immigration procedures, equipment and supplies importation, determining field team locations, lodging, local procurement/contracting of goods and services, occasional field investigative functions, and any other required processes.
  9. Provide weekly reports, in electronic format, outlining activities conducted during the week.  Other reports or assessments of potential partners or partner activities will be delivered upon request.


  • Helping to identify and evaluate prospective partner organizations and individuals in Europe.
  • Arranging/participating in/assisting with negotiations to establish formal relationships with these entities, to include attending events to identify possible partners.
  • Contributing to the monitoring, management, and oversight of partner operations in Europe and the Mediterranean region. 
  • Assisting with logistics, permissions, and host nation permitting.
  • Helping to utilize best practices of program management when engaging in any partner development or implementation and oversight activities.

Minimum Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.  Degree or substantial course work in anthropology or archeology a plus.
  • Education and/or 2 to 4 years related experience in project or program management or   
  • Must be able to legally work within the European Union (EU) without restrictions during the period of performance. Candidate must be a Trailing Spouse of an active duty US Military member!
  • Should have proficiency in another principal EU language where there are likely high numbers of unaccounted-for Americans (such as spoken and written German, French, Dutch, or Italian).
  • Ability to travel frequently and occasionally short-notice travel requirements within Europe

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.