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ACT INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME (ACT DIR 50-7)

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR POSSIBLE INTERNSHIP 2019

DIVISION: Capability Engineering & Innovation

BRANCH/SECTION: Operational Analysis

DETAILS OF PROJECT:

Operational Analysis is the discipline of applying structured analytical methods to problems, in order to provide evidence-based advice for better decision making. The Operational Analysis Branch provides analytical support to a wide variety of projects within Headquarters Supreme Allied Command Transformation. An intern will be expected to work on the following:

  • Essential Core Duties:
    • Problem definition, structuring and scoping techniques for research studies, concept development and other projects
    • Study design, data collection and analysis for experimentation
    • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis
    • Document research and conducting literature reviews
  • Additional Duties as Required:
    • Note-taking and report writing for workshops and seminars within the HQ
    • Writing presentations and speaking notes, briefing senior military staff
    • Website development and maintenance

EXPECTED DELIVERABLE(S):

Deliverables will be tailored based on experience of the selected intern and the specific project.

TYPE OF BACKGROUND/EDUCATION PREFERRED:

  • Essential:
    • Current or recently graduated Post Graduate student in operations research, mathematics, business, management, economics, public administration, public policy, social science or natural science
    • Experience in planning and designing research projects, conducting data collection, analyzing quantitative / qualitative data, and presenting results
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio
    • A strong interest in military affairs
  • Desirable:
    • Graduate level degree work in one of the above subjects
    • Access database and Visual Basic programming skills; Knowledge of SPSS / PASW / Statistica or other statistical program
    • Military experience or previous work experience in defence institutions