Administrative Assistant, Increased Demand and Engagement for Accountability (IDEA), Vavuniya, Sri Lanka

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Job Description

Administrative Assistant,

Increased Demand and Engagement for Accountability (IDEA),

Vavuniya, Sri Lanka

Project Summary:

The Increased Demand and Engagement for Accountability (IDEA) Activity aims to strengthen Sri Lanka’s civil society sector, with an emphasis on working in all regions of Sri Lanka and supporting civil society organization (CSO) participation in national and local governance processes. IDEA is a four-and-a-half-year (4.5) project ending on August 7, 2022.

**Please note: Only Sri Lankan citizens are eligible for this position**

Position Summary:

The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for managing the day-to-day administrative tasks of the IDEA Project in Vavuniya. The candidate will report to the Regional Manager – based in Vavuniya. This is a short term technical assistance position set for approximately five months.


  • Manage the reception desk, receive office visitors, mail and other deliveries

  • Manage all Vavuniya office communications

  • Keep accurate records and filing

  • Provide logistical and procurement support

  • Maintain petty cash and distribute effectively


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or any other relevant field required

  • A minimum of two years of experience supporting senior staff, experience working as an administrative assistant, secretary or technical support for a public organization, NGO or international organization

  • Prior experience working with USAID-funded projects preferred

  • Knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Strong organizational, time management, and communication skills

  • Fluency in English and one national language (Sinhal and/or Tamil) required, proficiency in a second or third national language preferred

Reasonable Accommodations: MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email with “Reasonable Accommodations” in the title. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

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

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website,

About the Organization

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. 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 United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

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