WASH Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) Advisor

  • Full-time
  • Contract type: National employment contract

Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has over 1250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.

In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation - by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation and invest in making knowledge flow to and from the frontline.

Under WASH sector, SNV Nepal is seeking qualified Nepalese for WASH MEAL Advisor. The WASH MEAL advisor will be in charge of monitoring, evaluation and learning in the WASH projects of SNV Nepal. Supervised by the WASH sector leader, she/he will work closely with SNV WASH advisors and project leaders. The position requires close communication and coordination with all the staff involved in the project implementation to support applied research as outlined in the project plans. In addition, the MEAL advisor can be involved in the selection and supervision of service providers or consultants employed in MEAL-related activities.

Job Description

  • The WASH MEAL Advisor leads and is in charge of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for all the WASH projects SNV conducts in Nepal, including planning, data collection, analysis and report drafting.
  • Ensure that established M&E frameworks are adhered to in all projects, as per guidelines by SNV and by project donors.
  • On the basis of projects’ M&E frameworks, plan effectively and in due time M&E qualitative and quantitative surveys.
  • Take part in the selection and training of service providers or consultants for data collection or analysis. 
  • Supervise data collection in SNV project areas and ensure the data collected are of high quality and suitable for analysis.
  • Carry out data analysis in collaboration with SNV colleagues in Nepal or internationally as per guidance, including data cleaning if required, ensuring high-quality analysis.
  • Contribute to report writing based on M&E surveys, according to the projects’ reporting obligations.       
  • In close collaboration with the WASH sector leader and the project leaders, ensure that project teams and implementing partners are aware of the existing M&E plans and of the projects’ expected outcomes and impacts.
  • Provide support to WASH advisors or other SNV colleagues in need assessments or formative research.
  • As SNV collaborates with research institutions from Nepal or abroad, if applicable, support data collection and analysis as part of research activities.     
  • Support learning and innovation processes in SNV, in close collaboration with the WASH sector leader, project leaders and all relevant colleagues and partners, including if applicable SNV sectors other than WASH. 
  • Take part in preparing lessons learned or other knowledge management outputs documenting good practices and innovations.  
  • Assist the WASH sector leader and project leaders to establish or maintain databases of M&E data and any information relevant to project and organisational learning, such as photos, videos, reports, factsheets, MoM, etc.
  • Any other duties occasionally agreed with the line manager.    


  • Minimum five(5) years of experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning.    
  • University degree in a relevant field required. Masters preferred.
  • Strong familiarity with designing, planning and carrying out quantitative and qualitative data surveys.
  • Familiarity with digital data gathering via smartphones or tablets.  
  • Fluency in the MS Office package, in particular Excel for quantitative analysis.  
  • Report writing and data presentation experience.    
  • Knowledge of common M&E approaches, requirements and systems.
  • Desirable knowledge of statistical tools and additional data analysis software.
  • Fluency in oral and written English.
  • Outstanding accuracy and attention to detail, and capacity to deliver high-quality outputs.  
  • Willingness to devote much of her/his time to quantitative data management.
  • Capacity to successfully work in teams and to establish effective work relations with colleagues, stakeholders, implementing partners, consultants and service providers.
  • Ability to manage his/her own time and to abide by workplans and deadlines.
  • Willingness to be based in SNV office in Kathmandu and to travel to SNV project areas frequently, occasionally at short notice.

Additional Information

Report to: WASH Sector leader of SNV Nepal

Duty Station : Kathmandu with frequent field visits

Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type : Employment Contract

Required Number of Position : 1

How to Apply:
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV (not more than 3 page) with motivation letter (not more than 1 page) by clicking on the "I'm interested" button before 18 May 2020


For more information on SNV, please refer to our website: www.snv.org

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