Communications and Logistics Assistant

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.



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.



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.



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.


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More effective public administration in Iraq. Enhanced roles for women in conflict-affected areas in Colombia. Decreased child labor and more children in schools in Morocco. Fairer oral trials in Mexico. Stronger organizations to address HIV/AIDS prevention in Zambia. We are always driving toward results. For the last 30 years, MSI has helped to deliver development results across the developing world. We care deeply about the global issues we tackle. Our projects drive governments and organizations toward better results, helping the people they serve to live better lives. We work in partnership. We are proud to have worked with USAID, the private sector, local organization partners, universities and foundations to create solutions to global needs. We collaborate with our partners in some of the most challenging political and economic climates in the world. We are defined by our staff. They are global citizens. We hail from 20 countries, speak more than two dozen languages and have a grounded feel for the places in which we work. We believe in sustainability. Today, we work hand in hand with local partners, including local, regional and national governments, media and civil society organizations, in South Sudan, Pakistan and Afghanistan and more to provide the tools and know-how to sustain the reforms long after we depart. Our staff are development experts. We possess a core group of development experts in the fields of monitoring and evaluation, public sector reform, governance and anti-corruption who forge close relationships with our clients and partners to achieve the most effective development outcomes. More than 80 percent of MSI’s core technical work is performed by a group of 100 in-house professionals. We’ve expanded our global reach. In 2016, Tetra Tech acquired MSI - expanding our technical expertise and offering to a broader global market. We focus on the outcomes. Our innovative tools and methodologies build capacity and ensure sustainability - all with a focus on development effectiveness. We see the future. Ultimately, we aspire to create a poverty-free world in which governance and rule of law are the basis for a better life.