Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Assistant

Project: USAID Green Annamites
Office: ECODIT, 5 th Green Plaza, 223 Tran Phu street, Da Nang, Vietnam
Position: Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Assistant
Duty station: Da Nang, Vietnam
Work area: This position will be based in Danang, Vietnam and may travel to the Project’s sites
Starting date: As soon as possible
Probation period: 2 months


ECODIT is implementing the USAID-funded Green Annamites activity (GA Project) in Quang Nam (QN) and Thua Thien Hue (TTH) provinces in central Vietnam. The purpose of the Green Annamites activity is to assist Vietnam’s transition to climate-smart, low emission, and resilient development that protects people, landscapes, and biodiversity in Vietnam’s priority forested provinces. The project’s overall period of performance is September 26, 2016 to December 16, 2020, subject to the availability of funding, and includes three main tasks:

  1. Increased application of low emission land use: conserve the existing carbon sink; stop emission from small scale deforestation and degradation, and unsustainable agricultural practices; and increase carbon sequestration from restoration of degraded landscapes. A key component of Green Annamites’ intervention strategy is the focus on livelihood improvement and value chains, aiming at generating sustainable revenue streams for communities living in forested areas and in or around protected areas.
  2. Strengthen biodiversity conservation: mitigate threats to the globally significant biodiversity in central Vietnam, including poaching and activities that destroy habitats for wildlife and cause habitat fragmentation (e.g., deforestation, forest degradation, and conversion of natural forest into plantation)
  3. Increase resilience for vulnerable communities: ensure that results of activities supported under the two other components are not affected by climate change impacts. In addition, under this task the Program conducts standalone activities to build resilience for vulnerable communities. Much of these activities reflect findings and recommendations from the climate vulnerability assessment findings.

A central component of Green Annamites’ intervention strategy is the focus on livelihood improvement and value chains, aiming at generating sustainable revenue streams for communities living in forested areas and in or around protected areas. Experience shows that with adequate level of support, forest communities reduce their impact on forested ecosystems when other income-generating alternatives to deforestation and forest degradation are available.

Key program results include improving the livelihoods of 20,000 forest dependent people; improving biodiversity of over 400,000 hectares of natural forest, mobilizing at least $20 million in public and private resources for sustainable livelihoods and forest conservation; and avoiding and/or removing the equivalent of at least 7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.


Under the overall oversight of the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and the direct supervision of the M&E Specialist, the M&E Assistant (national) will performance in the following tasks:

  • Assist the Project M&E Specialist and other stakeholders in data collection and data entry for the Project’s activities;
  • Ensures regular quality checks of data entered into the database and reports regularly to the Project M&E Specialist on the progress and inaccuracies of the data entered into excel, Access, the project online tracking system, etc.
  • Support the M&E Specialist in updating regularly the online M&E tools and monitor indicator results;
  • Support the M&E specialist in performing field visits to monitor Project activities on the ground. This includes monitoring and reporting on environmental compliance, according to USAID regulations.
  • Assist the M&E Specialist in new and innovative ways for data collection, monitoring, and evaluation;
  • Provide information for the preparation of communication products and regular project reporting to USAID and project partners
  • Implement other tasks or activities as may be requested by the M&E Specialist and DCOP.


  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience working with data management, M&E, data entry or similar;
  • Knowledgeable about relational databases and information management;
  • Very good command of computer;
  • Proficient in MS Office including Excel, Word, and Access, and surveying tools (Monkey survey, Google form), SPSS, or similar;
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • Proficient in Vietnamese;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in English;
  • BSc. /MSc. in computer sciences or information sciences;
  • Literacy in GIS software (ArcGIS, MapInfo) is an advantage.
  • Basic knowledge of what livelihood and biodiversity activities are, is desired but not a requirement.
  • Familiarity with Quang Nam and Thua Thien Hue districts and availability for travel within the provinces.

Interested candidates should send an application package including:

  • A cover letter
  • Latest CV, and
  • Three references.

By March 7th, 2018 to the following address: [email protected]

No phone calls please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Da Nang
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2018-03-07