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MEL Assistant - Zambia Alternatives to Charcoal

The USAID-funded Alternatives to Charcoal project in Zambia, implemented by Tetra Tech International Development ( is currently accepting expressions of interest for a MEL Assistant. This position will be located in the main office in Lusaka.


The purpose of USAID Alternatives to Charcoal Activity (A2C) is to reduce charcoal energy consumption in Zambia, and catalyze an increase in the use of private sector-led low emissions charcoal alternative technologies and/or fuels in order to reduce deforestation directly attributed to charcoal production.


MEL Assistant: Reporting to the MEL Manager, the MEL Assistant is responsible for supporting the implementation of the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan (AMELP), which describes all data collection, analysis, and reporting tasks to be conducted over the life of Activity including collecting and reporting key metrics on a monthly basis. The MEL Assistant will support the implementation of the A2C MEL system, process and activities to measure progress and lessons-learned against the A2C activity’s established performance milestones. The MEL Assistant supports the MEL Manger to provide training, mentorship, and quality control on MEL systems and procedures to technical staff, subcontracting partners, and grantees.



* Master’s degree or higher, in relevant field;

* Must have at least six (3) years’ experience in MEL program development and management for international development, preferably with USAID contract experience;

* Must be computer literate (in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.);

* Experience with mobile data collection and database management required;

* Experience using GIS or any other database software program application is preferred;

* Specific knowledge of MEL in the context of private sector engagement or natural resource management or related programming is an asset.

* Professional fluency in English is required