Position Description

Financial Analyst
Location Norfolk, VA
Job Code 6253
# of openings 1
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MCR is a fast-growing global company headquartered in McLean, VA that supports defense and civilian agencies, NATO, and European ministries that face some of the most complex mission challenges in the world. If you are the best at what you do, we are looking for you. At MCR, you will contribute to programs and projects that matter—to your career, to your fellow citizens, and to your nation. You will use the latest technologies, techniques, and tools. You will be trusted to work independently and make decisions. You’ll be rewarded with top-tier compensation and benefits.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) established Headquarters Allied Commander Transformation (HQ ACT) in Norfolk, VA, in 2003 to lead transformation efforts and improve military capabilities to meet 21st century security and defense requirements.

Deputy Chief of Staff Capability Development (CD) acts as the Supreme Allied Command Transformation’s Director for guidance, direction and co-ordination of the activities and resources of the Capability Development Directorate. The Capabilities Division will coordinate the development of capabilities from capability planning through acceptance and the disposal with the management entities, NATO Headquarters (HQ) staff and the NATO Governance structure

The Program Management Office (PMO) provides a capability development quality assurance process, advising senior management in the composition of the portfolio and its progress against plans, and serves as a hub for information allowing efficient use of relevant and updated data, promoting and facilitating the distribution of project and project information between management layer capability development stakeholders.

The PMO also ensure consistency of delivery across the portfolio, programs and projects providing standards, methods and processes, knowledge management, assurance and mentoring & coaching.

The PMO reporting is a programmatic overview for the entire portfolio through entire life Cycle.

The PMO also provides transparency of capability program information to Nations.

The scope of work includes a direct support of existing PMO tasking, in supporting the quality improvement of information management; NATO Enterprise-wide programmatic & functional integration of data.

PMO competencies for contracted services will be focused primarily on following tasks:

  • Primary - Quality Assurance:
  • Maintain processes;
  • Quality control on management products addressed to governance (Gate reviews);
  • Incorporate LI to appropriate documentation and inform directives according to taxonomy;
  • Ensure compliance with standards/good practice;
  • Enable quality assurance of portfolio management products;
  • Coordinate quality reviews of portfolio documents and deliverables;
  • Oversee the quality review process for contractual supplier deliverables;
  • Liaise with internal or financial audit functions.
  • Secondary - Reporting
  • Develop and maintain reporting process for ACT CD;
  • Liaise with internal or financial audit functions.
  • Incorporating governance's reporting requirements into management reporting processes;
  • Ensure quality of reporting is in line with reporting requirements;
  • Facilitate management reporting towards governance through CMF framework;
  • Report portfolio status to boards - timely and accurate information focused on decision-making;
  • Develop and maintain a single comprehensive picture of the portfolio (portfolio management dashboard, balanced scorecard);
  • Provide a single source of truth for reporting - single report/data feed - consolidated/aggregated reports to different audiences.
  • Secondary – Risk Management
  • Establish and maintain an efficient two-way flow of information between the portfolio, programs and their projects, regarding risk handling and escalation;
  • Establish and maintain the portfolio risk register;
  • Monitor portfolio risk register to ensure that all risks have a nominated owner and actioner;
  • Monitor portfolio risk register to ensure that the agreed risk mitigations are planned, resourced and implemented;
  • Support sharing of risk registers with supplier community;
  • Advise on risk mitigation and contingency planning;
  • Facilitate risk escalation to higher authority (e.g. strategic/business management).
  • Thirdly - Consultancy
  • Provide tailoring advice and guidance;
  • Provide programs or project rescues (help programs/projects in trouble with reviews and analysis, hit squads or recovery plans);
  • Promote good PPM within the organization;
  • Advise Capability Directors (CD)/Capability Monitors (CM) and management boards of appropriate frameworks/governance models.
  • Additional Tasks as directed by COTR.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • University degree in program management, Quality Assurance or another equivalent or closely related discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years in project management of communications or information systems, using PRINCE2 or PMI methodology;
  • Minimum 3 years in providing Quality Assurance for programs or projects;
  • Minimum 3 years in providing risk management for programs or projects;
  • Minimum 3 years collecting and processing lessons learned;
  • Minimum 1 year within last 15 years in working in NATO or in one of 29 Nations national military at project or program level.
  • Demonstrate minimum NATO or National SECRET clearance with the appropriate national authority for the duration of the contract;
  • Demonstrated working level knowledge with MS Office tools (Outlook, Project, Word, Excel and Power Point, Share Point);
  • Demonstrate the availability to travel to any NATO entity within the 29 Nations (valid passport with no travel restrictions to NATO nations).
  • Desirable:
    • Knowledge about NATO at program level within capability package process;
    • Knowledge of C3 capability management in NATO;
    • Knowledge about program management and program management office;
    • Experience in the management of modern communications and C2 programs with the emphasis on their implementation;
    • Knowledge of NATO or national governmental acquisition policy and procurement procedures;
    • Prior experience of working in an international environment comprising both military and civilian elements;
    • Excellent communication and management skills and the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, using tact and diplomacy, with good briefing and presentation skills;
    • Knowledge of NATO responsibilities and organization, including NCI Agency, NSPA and ACO.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

MCR, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.

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