Communications and Logistics Assistant Job in Kenya

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Communications and Logistics Assistant Job in Kenya

Communications and Logistics Assistant

Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.msiworldwide.com.


Project Summary: 

The five-year USAID Communication for Development Support project will support the implementation of Outreach and Communication Strategies, as well as regional communications for USAID/Kenya and East Africa and USAID/Somalia. The project will use strategic communications approaches to engage stakeholders within Kenya, East Africa, and Somalia on U.S. Government strategic objectives.

**Please note: Only Kenyan citizens are eligible for this position.**

Position Summary:

The Communications and Logistics Assistant will be a part of the team supporting the USAID/Kenya and East Africa and USAID/Somalia missions. The Assistant will provide a hybrid of technical and operational support to the team, based on project needs. The position will report to the Somalia Team Lead and be based from MSI’s Nairobi field office.

Responsibilities:

Operational

  • Work closely with the Finance and Operations Manager to provide operational support to project activities, specifically for USAID/Somalia team.
  • Support financial needs by processing payments, preparing tax forms, and scanning financial documents in a timely manner.
  • Assist in arranging and coordinating travel for both long- and short-term staff, including facilitating booking of venues for accommodation, meals, conference facilities, and other related services.
  • Support and lead compliant procurement actions as needed (e.g., for materials for workshops).
  • Ensure asset inventory control and management, facilities management, and coordinate transportation.
  • Perform errands in support of assigned tasks, such as post-office deliveries, pickups, project purchases, or other miscellaneous tasks.

Technical

  • Assist Communications Specialists in supporting strategic communication tasks required by USAID, such as the development and production of information products and publications, event coverage, field work, photography, social media management, and writing.
  • Contribute to the professional presentation and execution of communications products and services and contribute to systems to track metrics/indicators.
  • Work with the project team to produce compelling and relevant content that adheres to USAID branding and style guidelines.
  • Participate in and contribute to presentations, strategy, and performance review meetings.
  • Be a part of the editorial and creative process, bringing new and creative ideas to the table based on expertise and research.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required.
  • Minimum three years of relevant professional experience is required, including experience with media management, public relations, and/or digital technologies such as Meta Ads, Twitter Ads, or Brandwatch.
  • Experience working and traveling in Kenya and Somalia and in-depth understanding of Kenyan and Somali culture, geography and development issues is required.
  • Experience managing operational tasks in Somalia, including coordinating travel, planning events, and processing payments is strongly preferred. 
  • Experience working with non-governmental organizations, donors and/or agency or mass media is preferred.
  • Experience in developing content for social media is preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and team management skills are required.
  • Strong written and verbal fluency in English is required. Proficiency in Kiswahili and/or Somali languages is strongly preferred.

How to Apply

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MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.

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