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May 042018
 

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Mali
Closing date: 01 Jun 2018

Logistics and Security Assistant,

USAID Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Platform Project (PMEP),

Bamako, Mali

Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.**Project Summary:**

Awarded in July 2015, the Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Platform Project (PMEP) provides technical support and training to USAID/Mali staff and implementing partners to meet the Mission’s management information needs, facilitate program management decisions, and shape long-term strategic direction and decision making. One of the primary objectives of the project is building the capacity of Mission staff and selected implementing partners to conduct high-quality performance monitoring and verification. The platform will be implementing third party monitoring, especially in the North of Mali.

**Please note: This is a local position. Only Malian citizens are eligible for this position

Position Summary:

The logistics and security assistant, based in Bamako, Mali, will support the finance and administration team. S/he will provide support in duties related to daily office administration and logistics, as well as security, supporting the operations and finance manager in daily activities essential to ensuring that the project runs smoothly. This position is anticipated to run until the end of the project in June 2020.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the management of staff travel requests; keep track of pending and ongoing travel in coordination with the travel agency.
  • Support organization of event logistics and planning; maintain a file of any related approval documentation.
  • Perform follow-up calls to provide confirmation of receipt of official correspondence, reservations, and other important communications.
  • Maintain an up-to-date list of vendors.
  • Coordination & Networking:
    • Build and maintain strong professional networks that can help MSI easily access areas in which M&E activities take place.
    • Ensure regular updating and sharing of safety information with staff and monitoring two-way communication on safety issues.
  • Communication & Monitoring:
    • Search various sources for safety-related information to be disseminated and shared with staff through weekly reports.
    • Submit security incident reports through regular reporting to the Global Security & Operations Officers and send security alerts to staff through SMS as needed.
    • Monitor the security environment in operational areas and update risk assessments.
    • Support the development of a safety culture by strengthening procedures and disclosing best practices.
  • Organize and archive information, as needed, related to project functions and administration.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the chief of party (COP).

Qualifications:

  • University degree in a relevant subject.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in logistics and administrative and/or financial management.
  • Ability to implement and manage program activities tasks proactively, without waiting for instructions.
  • Open communication style and ability to communicate and foster collaboration with colleagues, partners and external agencies.
  • Demonstrated capability for time management, organization and prioritization.
  • Ability to use judgment regarding the safety of personnel, analyze and understand complex situations, and translate this into specific policy advice.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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