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IT Governance and Strategy Senior Consultant

Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company
Bethesda, Maryland
Start date
Sep 17, 2022

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We are currently searching for a IT Governance and Strategy Senior Consultant  to support the IT Governance and Strategy services provided by the Center of Information Technology (CIT), Business Transformation Office (BTO). Provide effective and high-quality IT Governance and Strategy services to CIT’s Senior Management, Service Area Leads, and Governance bodies. Provide senior management consulting services to include strategy development and execution, IT Governance, and project and portfolio management. Support the management of high visibility projects and report out to senior executives.  This is a full-time, on-site opportunity in Bethesda, MD.  

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Review scientific papers, reports and manuscripts prepared by others, prior to submission.
  • Develop strategic and tactical deliverables to include following: strategic plans, high quality business cases and reporting for IT investments, implementation plans and roadmaps, responses to E-Gov external inquiries, presentations tailored to various audiences, and research of industry best practices, white papers and strategic plans.
  • Identify institute-wide digital strategy and target audiences to translate the strategy into user-friendly interfaces that successfully present content, features and functionality appropriately for each audience.
  • Write and edit scientific/technical products for a variety of audiences, including the scientific community.
  • Provide strategic management planning and execution, business management, strategic planning, process improvement, metric assessment and measurement, acquisition planning, program management and governance.
  • Analyze current processes and develop strategies to improve them.
  • Provide leadership for and coordinate the overall strategic direction and planning for the program.
  • Conduct and perform current state assessments; perform gap analysis; target ‘as-is’ state development and formulate the to-be state with associated execution strategy and roadmap project schedules.
  • Provide analyses, evaluations, technical assessments, feedback and support in the planning and implementation of activities.
  • Make recommendations on aspects of efficiency and continuous process improvement.
  • Plan and implement solutions to address gaps and improve performance related to general management practices, management of scientific projects and programs.
  • Provide creative counsel on data reporting and formatting.
  • Provide advisory services and staff support to executives and senior managers on a full range of issues related to the support of all divisions and centers.
  • Respond to public inquiries in consultation with staff.
  • Support the development of high-quality business cases, quarterly reports, project plans, closeout reports, and presentations for high visibility initiatives. Work collaboratively with stakeholders across CIT and NIH to complete.
  • Support the Governance Framework for lifecycle management of IT investments through idea initiation, business case development, investment approval, acquisition, and execution and for compliance with laws, regulations, and policies related to Security, Privacy, Enterprise Architecture (EA), IT Acquisitions, Asset Management, etc.
  • Project Management activities such as facilitate interviews and discussions to determine the scope, purpose and objectives of project. Prepare project documentation to include charter, schedule, resource plans and budgets. Create project in designated project management software and ensure all necessary staff have access. Recommend and support routine project management meetings, updates and prepare a variety of status reports and dashboards. Assist staff coordinate project management activities, to include routine meetings and development of reports.
  • Support Business Process Reengineering activities including As-Is/ To-Be assessments, Gap Analyses, S.W.O.T. Analyses, Analysis of Alternatives, process mapping, selection of appropriate IT tools in support of IT Governance and Strategy functions.
  • Develop the associated processes and reporting requirements for CIT’s IT Governance Model and collaborate with the Project/Program/Portfolio management function to implement the required tracking and reporting mechanism.
  • Support the IT Governance process and collaborate with the Portfolio Management function to ensure that: IT investment decisions support business needs, IT delivers best value, IT investments are optimized, and redundancies are eliminated, strategic IT resources are managed and monitored in accordance with law and NIH policy, organizational risk is assessed in all IT decisions.
  • Provide the support required for the meetings with the IT Governance boards including the development of presentations and briefings to executive audiences.
  • Work with staff to build and guide the execution of individual project plans for prioritized initiatives; manage and track the status.
  • Collaborate with staff on the alignment of any proposed changes to enhance the delivery of services and organizational development within the Institute.
  • Review plans for future programs based on draft and final forms.
  • Work with staff to strategize about future budgeting; provide written recommendations concerning strategies for future budgeting.
  • Work with staff to define a target state for the organization, processes, tools and technology required to meet the evolving needs of the Institute, including responsiveness to scientific and technological advances.
  • Provide broad support of the institute's agenda, including strategic and tactical activities, and executive-level interfacing.
  • Provide input on complex inquiries.
  • Review budget spreadsheets and answer questions related to the budget.
  • Perform research in support of strategic planning.
  • Provide services on a full range of issues relating to administrative management and operational support of the business transformation office.
  • Lead enterprise level assessments in collaboration with the technical Service Area Managers to inform CIT’s strategy with focus on CIT’s customer requirements, IT industry drivers and compliance requirements.
  • Conduct benchmarking and industry best practice research.
  • Develop white papers, reports, memos, decision papers, strategic roadmaps, etc. as needed to inform the development and execution of CIT’s Strategic Plan.
  • Provide input as needed for policy documents and strategic plans related to Federal IT and e-government activities and priorities.
  • Collaborate with CIT’s business partners and customers to ensure continuous feedback on CIT services and capture new requirements that would impact CIT’s services/ products portfolios.
  • Develop and coordinate a plan for outreach and communication about the program.
  • Work with staff to develop dynamic web-based and educational content for the program.
  • Prepare and lead presentations about program to NIH leadership, recruitment venues and meetings.
  • Lead and/or attend and participate in working groups, meetings and conferences.








  • Master’s degree in Business Management and Administration or related disclipine
  • At least 11 years of experience
  • Preferred, Project Management Professional (PMP)



  • IT Strategy
  • IT Governance
  • Business Case development
  • Financial management
  • Project management
  • Organizational management
  • Subject matter expert
  • Business management
  • Portfolio analysis
  • Excellent writing skills and presentation development skills and techniques to address various audiences.
  • Proficiency at translating complex IT concepts into plain language and communicating those concepts to a variety of audiences both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to synthesize information into comprehensive reports, recommendations, and presentations at a level appropriate for executives and senior managers.
  • Excellent communication skills and customer management skills.
  • Project and portfolio management, business transformation, process analysis and refinement, strategic planning, and facilitation of integrated project teams.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and provide quality deliverables with minimal oversight or guidance. Be proactive in ensuring that upcoming tasks are being worked on.
  • Solid understanding of the IT Industry, specifically the technologies that are critical to IT Infrastructure.
  • Solid understanding of the IT Governance functional area and its associated policies, requirements and regulations.
  • Broad understanding of government mandates related to business and technology management.
  • Familiarity with the Federal budgeting process and current Administration priorities and initiatives, specifically those pertaining to IT, eGovernment, and Budget.
  • Familiarity with Federal IT and e-government requirements (e.g., OMB circulars and memoranda, legislation and Congressional drivers, GAO reporting).
  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to provide clear direction to direct rapports.
  • Experience compiling research from a variety of sources (such as best practices from other government agencies, Gartner, Forrester, industry best practices, etc.) and preparing a recommendation based on that research
  • Ability to interact professionally with a diverse group including executives, managers, developers, and subject matter experts
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities
  • Excellent at multi-tasking and working well under pressure
  • Creative, flexible, and innovative team player
  • Knowledge of common business software, project management programs and IT systems.
  • Risk management
  • Attentive to details and proactive in ensuring tasks are completed on time and meet high quality standards.
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Office, including SharePoint, Outlook
Company Description

Dovel Technologies and its Family of Companies (Medical Science & Computing and Ace Info Solutions) was acquired in October 2021.


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies.


Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.


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Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company, is a trusted government partner that blends deep domain expertise with advanced technologies to help our customers solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. The Dovel Family of Companies combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to support agency missions in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management. 

MSC has long supported Federal health organizations like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and applies deep understanding of missions, goals, and operations to discover and implement innovative approaches for streamlining and disseminating research efforts, enhancing knowledge sharing, and improving public health. 

Together, Dovel and MSC offer a diverse set of complex biomedical, scientific, and technology services, coupled with attentive and purpose-driven program management to serve mission critical organizations and drive meaningful change in the world.


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