Research Assistant (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Unit)

Scott Wilson Nepal

S.W. Nepal Private Limited ( is a national consulting firm to enhance the development results working together with government institutions, development agencies and private sector. In doing so, SWN aims to bridge the policy, research and implementation gap in Nepal through capacity building, policy influencing and applying sustainable solutions. The company values include a) enhancing the outcomes from the investments…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 2 + Years
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    Job Category Development & Project
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Jul 12, 2022

Job Description

Position: Research Assistant (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, MEL)

Gross Salary: Attractive package reflecting competencies and experience.

Working Days: 5 days a week (Mon-Friday, 900am to 530pm)

Contract: Long Term

Location: Maharajgunj, Kathmandu (Central Office)

Reporting to: MEL Coordinator

We are seeking a proactive individual to join our team as a Research Assistant (MEL Unit). As an aspirant for this position, you will provide support in the execution of all projects undertaken the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Unit.

Detailed job description and requirements

  • Engage in project activities in coordination with project team as appropriate and agreeable
  • Support marketing and documentation/proposal works
  • Participate in the development and testing of qualitative and quantitative research tools and facilitate the data collection, cleaning and entry process
  • Visit project sites and collect data when required.
  • Undertake data analysis, interpretation and reports preparation.
  • Assist in overseeing that timelines and benchmarks are being met for our clients.
  • Keep record of submitted and to be submitted proposals, project data, photo sheets and timesheets.
  • Liaise and interact with the clients and stakeholders

Required Qualification & Experience

  • University Degree preferably in Social Science, Economics, Statistics, or related fields
  • Possess strong report writing skills.
  • At least 2 years of experience in the development projects
  • Experience in conducting field research using qualitative and quantitative techniques
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project locations Proficiency/familiarity in computer based statistical packages and data management tools (ODK, Access, Stata, SPSS, R etc.) will be an advantage
  • Ability to plan and establish priorities, meet deadlines and initiate and implement activities with minimal oversight and supervision
  • Excellent communicator in both English and Nepali languages

Other considerations:

  • Good understanding of the development sector
  • Available for interview week commencing 13th July 2022 (video conference if necessary)

How to Apply

SWN offers a dynamic and exciting work environment and attractive staff benefits, including flexible working hours.

If you are an action-orientated and astute individual who would like to join our team, to support a dynamic and growing business, please apply by sending your CV mentioning your detailed current address no later than 22nd July 2022 at

*Covering letter NOT required at this stage*

We give priority to candidates who live within a comfortable commuting distance from SWN office in Maharjgunj/Panipokhari, Kathmandu