MEL Assistant – Zambia Alternatives to Charcoal

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MEL Assistant – Zambia Alternatives to Charcoal
Practice area(s): Environment
Location(s): Lusaka, Zambia
Duration: Full-Time Employee
Classification: Project
Hire Type(s): In-Country Applicant
Experience: 1-5 Years

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

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV in reverse chronological format

Please ensure that your Cover Letter and CV/Resume are uploaded and any additional requested documentation, if noted, as part of your application. Incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees – 20,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 450 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

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