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Head of International Policy and Strategy for the Levant and North Africa

The Deputy Director International Policy and Strategy for the Levant (Iraq, Syria, Jordan Lebanon, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories) and North Africa (Egypy, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Counter Migration) is responsible for developing policy and strategy for all Defence activity in those regions. This also includes leading the UK’s contribution to the Global Coalition to Counter Daesh with a focus on Iraq & Syria. The successful candidate will lead Deputy Director engagement with the cross-Government national security community for the regions for which they have responsibility, as well as with international partners. The role focuses on some of the highest priority – and most contentious and complex – regions for the MOD and HMG. The successful candidate will provide a supportive and empowering environment for a mixed civilian/military team of around 25 in London and oversee a network of some 40 staff across the countries of responsibility. The international focus of the post means that some overseas travel will be required.

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