Administrative and Logistics Support, IDEA Activity

  • Full Time
  • Colombo

Website Tetra Tech

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

Project Summary:

The Increased Demand and Engagement for Accountability (IDEA) is a six and a half year USAID funded activity to strengthen the civil society sector with an emphasis on working in all regions of Sri Lanka. Currently, the project is in the final year of implementation. Its objective is to support CSO work on national and local governance issues and to build capacities of CSOs and networks.
• *Please note: Only Sri Lankan citizens are eligible for this position**

Position Summary:

The Administrative and Logistics Support will be responsible for the day-to-day administrative needs of the Capacity Building team for IDEA. This position is based in Colombo.

Coordinate logistics, budgeting, and processing of payments in support of capacity building activities in the Colombo office. Coordinate and communicate with consultants to arrange workshop logistics. Prepare budgets in consultation with consultants and staff. Review budgets of capacity building partners to ensure cost containment policies are applied and costs are in line with market value, in collaboration with the Finance Manager. Provide procurement support. Support in data entry and translations. Collect and collate resource materials.

Minimum Advanced Level (A-Level) degree, Sri Lankan advanced degree equivalent to an associate’s degree, required. Minimum two years of experience working as an administrative assistant, secretary, or technical support for a public organization, NGO, or international organization required. Experience supporting senior staff preferred. Experience working with USAID-funded projects preferred. Knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and/or PowerPoint required. Strong organizational, time management, and communication skills required. Fluency in English and one national language such as Sinhala and/or Tamil required. Proficiency in a second national language such as Sinhala and/or Tamil preferred.

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.

We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.

Reasonable Accommodations :

MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

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