Management Systems International (MSI)

Communications and Reporting Specialist (Protection of Human Rights & Environmental Defenders and Journalists)

Management Systems International (MSI)

Job Description

Communications and Reporting Specialist, For the Protection of Human Rights & Environmental Defenders and Journalists, Mexico City, Mexico Company Profile:

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:

This USAID activity, Por la Protección de Defensores y Periodistas (PDP)/For the Protection of Human Rights & Environmental Defenders and Journalists, will seek to improve the capacity of the Government of Mexico and non-state organizations to prevent and to counter violence and threats against human rights advocates, environmental defenders, and journalists in Mexico. The project will support five target states in Mexico, along with indirect assistance to four additional states, as possible.

**Please note: Only Mexican citizens are eligible for this position

Position Summary:

The Communications & Reporting Specialist will support PDP's learning and specialized support team. They will provide guidance on communications between PDP and local stakeholders as well as between local partners and potential beneficiaries, such as vulnerable journalists, human rights defenders, and environmental activists. The selected candidate will also support the integration of collaboration, learning, and adaptation (CLA) principles into PDP programming, to ensure program activities respond to evidence of both success and challenges.


  • Manage strategic communications to ensure clear and proactive messaging about PDP's role and activities, ensuring positive visibility and recognition of USAID support.
  • Support the integration of CLA principles into PDP activities.
  • Support the collection and reporting or relevant indicator data to support internal project evaluations.

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field is required.
  • Minimum five years of experience coordinating communication efforts.
  • Experience implementing CLA principles strongly preferred.
  • Strong writing skills are required.
  • Fluency in Spanish and proficiency in English is required.
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 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.

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