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Capability Analyst

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 07/08/2016
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The Role:

1. Provide expert advice and guidance on modern interactive digital training including Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Interactive Digital Training Courseware (IDTC).

2. As part of the TI Phase 2B Project, work ‘hand in glove’ with:
a. The courseware/LMS supplier and the GPT Course specific Training Instructor, to adapt the existing Level 0 technical systems courseware into defined Level 1,2 and 3 modern IDTC;

b. The LMS supplier to deliver a comprehensive on-line LMS, with particular focus on training planning and career management. Once implemented, the Capability Analyst must ensure that the respective data is fully populated and maintained within the LMS through close working with the LMS administrator, MOD and SANG SC;

c. The GPT IT Service Desk Team to ensure that the modern IDTC and LMS work seamlessly on the Virtual Desktop Hosting environment.

in order enhance the training delivery to produce a more professionally trained Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG) soldier.

3. Key GPT responsibility for the development, testing and acceptance of the LMS and IDTC through successful employment of Agile delivery methodology.

4. Ensure effective introduction into service of the LMS and IDTC through training provision and ongoing supervision.

5. As part of the Technical Institute (TI) Project Team, support the Project Manager (Training/ TI) with preparation of Acquisition and Project documentation and plans. , ensuring that full Training methodologies (DSAT) are understood and adopted within the Project Team.


1. Responsible for leading development and delivery of the LMS and IDTC with the respective Suppliers as part of the agile development of the training deliverables. Specifically, familiar with release and backlog management.

2. Development, Testing and Acceptance of the LMS and IDTC to ensure Technical Transfer of the contracted TI Phase 2B project deliverables is successfully achieved within Time, Cost and Scope.

3. Ensuring accurate reporting of Sprint and Project progress primarily through the use of ‘burn down’ charts and Earn Value reports.

4. Provide high-level expert advice, guidance and support to the TI2B project team on equipment and system training matters

5. Once TI Phase 2B Project deliveries are completed, prepare appropriate training material on the delivered LMS and respective courseware in order to then conduct training to SANG Students on the use of the delivered LMS and modern IDTC.

6. During Training Delivery, provide ongoing support and assistance to SANG students on the LMS and IDTC

7. Responsible to the SPM, but working within the TI Phase 2B proposals/ implementation team on a daily basis.

8. Liaise with NGSS staff to aid planning and maintain knowledge of current training and ongoing developments.

9. Liaise with the UK MoD, GPT Programme Portfolios, OM&T departments, SANG and courseware/LMS developers as directed to gather information on identified tasks.

10. Support NGSS Training and Development Staff where required with tasks relating to training development.

11. Potential travel to regions to assist other departments with the delivery of TI Phase 2B training or External Validation (EXVAL) process as required.

12. Support Training scoping activities and meetings, engaging with MOD/SANG personnel and Sub-contractors.

13. Provide advice and support where required to both Internal and External Validation (INVAL/EXVAL) on related courses delivered by the project.

14. Work with the SANG SC and MOD to define, agree and develop the associated trade structures and career planning within the LMS and ensure full data population/migration.

CONTACT WITH OTHERS (Internal/External/Meetings):

The Capability Analyst (Training) is an important representational role for GPT. The post-holder will be expected to manage effective business relationships with a wide stakeholder group including officers from the SANG Signals Corps and the UK MOD, together with international suppliers and sub-contractors at senior management level.

Empowered to drive LMS/Courseware development to meet the required deliverables.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline.

Detailed understanding and experience in the use and delivery of Learning Management and Learning Content Management Training Systems;

Detailed understanding and experience in the development of IDTC through the use of Agile Methodologies

Understanding of information modeling. i.e who will have access to what information, what interaction is required between the various sub systems, how best to represent the information to the student.

Experience in facilitating User Acceptance Tests. i.e understanding the ‘test and adjust’ process to bringing the system into operation.

Sound understanding of bid management and commercial practice
Excellent Customer relationship experience.

Strong standard of written and spoken English.

Business experience in the design, development and delivery of training projects.

Experience in implementation of ‘Adoption Strategies’ in order to get both students and instructors o

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Working knowledge and understanding of Defence Systems Approach to Training Quality Standard (DSAT QS).

Arabic Language Skills
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