Dec 19, 2020

Local Note takers

  • Social Impact (SI) Inc.
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Job Description

EPMES is developing a roster of notetakers to document events, meetings, and workshops. The ideal candidate will be someone with contextual knowledge and understanding of monitoring and evaluation, and learning (MEL) principles, knowledge of international development (especially USAID), and fluent English listening and writing, and the ability to document and synthesize key points and important take-aways. Specific sectoral knowledge within international development may be an asset for certain tasks.

**Only candidates based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia will be considered. EPMES encourages qualified Ethiopian and expatriate candidates based in Addis Ababa to apply.**


The notetaker must have the following requirements:

  • The ability to document discussions accurately and synthesize information quickly and effectively based on meeting/workshop objectives
  • The ability to maintain high-quality work with minimal supervision and tight deadlines
  • Fluency in listening, written, and spoken English, including typing, and impeccable spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Notes should require minimal to no editing.
  • Excellent professionalism, including focus and discretion
  • Demonstrable experience in English notetaking in a professional environment
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word
  • Certain tasks may require familiarity or expertise in a given sector, and any areas of expertise should be noted on candidates’ CVs

The notetaker will undertake the following tasks:

  • Meet with EPMES staff before events to understand the event objectives, flow, and notetaking priorities
  • Take clear, understandable notes based on the event, including documenting notes from the discussion and flipcharts/report outs, and synthesizing key information
  • Use correct English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and syntax
  • Ensure deliverables are in line with the client’s preferred format (e.g. consistent use of hyphens, capital letters, heading colors, etc.)
  • Share draft and final versions of notes, including addressing EPMES and client feedback
  • As requested, provide minimal on-site facilitation support (such as distributing handouts or taking photos)