Principal Administrator (Head programme support)
Posted on Feb 11, 2020 by LA International Computer Consultants Ltd
PROJECT DESCRIPTION - SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS
NATO Communications and Information Agency
The Agency was established on 1 July 2012 as part of a NATO reform, but its predecessors have been supporting Allied operations long before. Today, NATO is in the midst of a fundamental transformation in the way it performs its mission by more effectively exploiting information technology and reforming its business processes.
We acquire, deploy and defend communications systems for NATO's political decision-makers and Commands; we are on the frontlines against cyber-attacks, working closely with governments and industry to prevent future debilitating attacks
LA International Computer Consultants Ltd
LA International has worked directly with NATO and the majority of Systems Integrators, Defence Primes and Consultancies that work within the NATO market for over a decade. This has enabled them to support a significant percentage of NATO projects and programmes which gives them an unparalleled insight into the Sector.
LA International has been appointed as a Prime supplier to the NCI Agency through the Advisory and Assistance Services Framework (A&AS), a contract that enables them to call off Project/Programme Management, Administration & HR, Commercial, ICT, Scientific, Engineering, and Military functional expertise in order to support essential NATO operations.
Job Title: Principal Administrator (Head Programme Support)
Required Security Clearance: NATO Secret
Start Date: 01 April 2020
End Date: 31 December 2020
Under the direction of the Chief Business Management Mons, the incumbent will perform duties such as the following:
*Exercising financial control during the execution stage of funding allocations, ensuring compliance with NATO and Agency regulations, and guidance provided by the NCI Agency Financial Controller;
*Providing financial expertise to Fund Managers, Project Managers, Service Owners, Account Management, and Acquisition staff;
*Providing analyses and producing management reports (for both internal and external use) regarding revenues, costs, variances from targets, productivity, and other aspects of management control;
*Assist the Senior Finance Staff in Customer Reviews;
*Assessing in-year affordability of requirements, and assisting to develop recommendations for requirement prioritization;
*Supporting financial analysis of customer requirements, coordinating the cost estimation and financial planning associated with negotiation of Service Level Agreement (SLA) and delivery of ICT services;
*Assisting in the preparation and review of Agency price proposals, and the cost elements of Service Level Agreements (SLAs);
*Billing of customers in accordance with terms of SLAs;
*Providing technical advice and functional support to the Chief, Business Management, and to other managers within the Finance organization;
*Assisting in serving as a point of entry for all local financial matters;
*Perform the administration and clerical functions for all financial records and files;
*Assist to Identify/verify the proper funding categories for all purchases and services requested;
*Perform other duties as may be required.
Skills and Experience
*Vocational training at a higher level in a relevant discipline, or equivalent combination of appropriate qualifications and experience;
*At least 5 years' relevant experience;
The incumbent must be able to show:
*Demonstrable skills and experience in areas such as financial management, resource planning and budgeting, cost analysis using automated financial management systems;
*Experience in preparing financial reports;
*Demonstrated ability to work as an integral member of financial management team charged with implementing financial plans and policies;
*Experience in planning, preparation and production of budget submissions;
*Microsoft Excel skills;
*Proven ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
*University Degree in a relevant discipline;
*Knowledge of NATO Financial Regulations;
*Knowledge of CIS systems and experience in managing CIS logistics support;
*Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel;
*Previous use of Oracle R12;
*Knowledge and/or experience with customer funding;
*Prior experience of working in an international environment comprising both military and civilian elements;
*Knowledge of NATO responsibilities and organization, including ACO and ACT.