Operational Analysis

  • Operations
  • Full time
  • 3 years ago

Job Information

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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Education Level Bachelor

Job Description



DURATION: 1 year


CONTRACT: Consultant

START DATE: 3rd of February

SALARY: Negotiable daily rate


  • The main role for this junior contractor position is to conduct a range of Operational Analysis (OA) related tasks, particularly in support of the Defense Planning (DP) project, under the supervision of OA SL analysts
  • Conducting DP-related analysis using a variety of analytical supporting tools
  • Producing, under time pressure, accurate (i.e. validated and consist ent) data sets using MS Office tools at expert level
  • Applying a range of OA tools to support analyses such as MS Excel (spreadsheet analysis), conducting so me VBA coding and macros development as required, and potentially some use of GIS, simulation and statistical software
  • Carrying out data collection, collation and analysis using a range of tools (predominantly MS Excel and MS Access)
  • Summarizing results to be presented in MS PowerPoint presentations and MS Word documents
  • Supporting OA SL staff in the development and update of documentation/reports


  • Recent experience in applying Operations Research techniques for the analysis of military problems, preferably in military planning
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office suite, in particular MS Excel, MS Access and the use of VBA
  • Knowledge and ability to develop models and tools using Access
  • Ability to develop and apply simple programmes in NCIA tools to support analysis
  • Ability to undertake detailed review and analysis of large data sets using in-house tools (based on MS Excel)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment providing fit for purpose, rapid analysis under the direction of OA SL staff
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing


  • Working knowledge in at least one of the military components/ domains such as aerospace, land, maritime and enabling/logistics
  • Knowledge and ability to create and manipulate SQL databases
  • Previous experience working on the Defence Planning project managed by the NCIA OA SL
  • A university degree (BSc/MSc) in science / mathematics
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