Apply before 7th  June 2023

Terms of Reference (TOR)

Position: Research Associate (Monitoring, Evaluation Learning, MEL)
Financial Remuneration: Attractive package reflecting competencies and experience
Working Days: 5 days a week (Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
Contract: Long-term
Location: Maharajgunj, Kathmandu (Central Office)
Reporting to: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer

 Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Design research framework for MEL projects which may include, but is not limited to, quantitative methodology, data analysis plan, and data visualization products.
  • Prepare analytical reports by organizing, cleaning, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data from primary and secondary sources.
  • Quantitative data analysis using various statistical techniques, e.g., descriptive and inferential analysis.
  • Program tools into Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) platforms, preferably KoboToolbox.
  • Assist the team in preparing proposals, project deliverables, data collection instruments, marketing materials and many more.
  • Responsible for the overall management and organization of quantitative and qualitative data generated through MEL projects.
  • Undertake any other tasks assigned by the MEL Officer.


Master’s degree, preferably in statistics, economics, and development studies.

Professional Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in monitoring, evaluating, and learning research projects.
  • Strong experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis, and production of reports.
  • Demonstrated progressive experience in preparing high-quality analytical reports for development partners e.g. I/NGOs, IGOs, donors or Nepal Government.
  • Strong experience in quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methods, statistics, data collection instruments and analytical approaches.
  • Expertise in analyzing data using statistical software, e.g. MS Excel, R, Stata, and SPSS.
  • Expertise in data visualization using software, e.g., Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, R, and Python.

Core Competencies and Technical/Functional Expertise:

  • Excellent ability to work effectively under pressure, prioritize and implement multiple tasks within strict deadlines and produce high-quality deliverables.
  • Excellent ability to work well within a team as well as independently.
  • Demonstrates high levels of moral integrity, discipline, and sincerity.
  • Proactive and detail-oriented
  • Strong interpersonal capacity with a positive attitude and a good sense of humor.
  • Can easily adapt to varying work schedules, e.g., working on weekends and during off hours.
  • Ability and willingness for field travel.

To apply:

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

If you are an action-oriented and astute individual who would like to join our team, to support a dynamic and growing business, please apply by sending your CV indicating your current address in Kathmandu (cover letter NOT required at this stage), no later than 7 June 2023 at

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

 We encourage potential applicants to visit for more details on our team, location, and services.