Request for Expression of Interest: Short Term Consultants at GEF IEO

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) provides support to address global environmental concerns related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, chemicals and waste. Since its inception in 1991, the GEF has provided over US $ 19 billion in grants through 4700 projects spread over 170 countries. The GEF Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) has a central role in ensuring the independent evaluation function within the GEF.

The consultants will work at the GEF IEO and contribute to preparation of GEF IEO’s Annual Performance Report (APR) 2020. The report will cover reporting on the performance of completed projects, performance of GEF Agencies, and performance of the System for Transparent Allocation of Resources (STAR) used by the GEF for its seventh replenishment period (GEF-7). The consultants will develop intermediary products for preparation of APR 2020.

The GEF IEO is based in Washington DC. It is administered by the World Bank but it is independent of its management as well as the management of the GEF.  The Director of the IEO reports directly to the GEF Council - the GEF governing body. All contracts with the Office are World Bank contracts. More information about the GEF IEO can be found at Office’s website: www.gefieo.org.  

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The consultants will perform one or more of the following tasks:

  • Prepare terminal evaluation reviews – GEF Agencies prepare terminal evaluations at completion of project implementation. Terminal evaluation reviews are conducted to desk validate the findings reported in the terminal evaluations. The validated ratings and findings are then reported in a standard template.
  • Portfolio analysis and statistical modeling for assessing effect of changes in the STAR design for the GEF-7 period
  • Qualitative analysis of terminal evaluation reports and post completion evaluations to assess determinants of project performance and sustainability, and mechanisms through which these determinants affect performance.

Qualifications

Candidates must have all of the following qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree or higher in environmental and public policy or other relevant social sciences.
  • Work experience in environmental issues, evaluation, and international development research and/or data analysis.
  • Skilled at preparing synthesis reports and other analytical outputs.
  • Fluent in English.

Candidates must have at least one or more of the following skill sets.

  • Proven ability to conduct desk validation, systematic reviews, synthesize information, and edit written work in English.
  • Strong quantitative skills: ability to conduct statistical modeling and run macros in excel for data analysis. Skilled at use of Stata, R and/or other statistical software.
  • Proficiency in conducting qualitative research and use mix-methods approaches. Demonstrated ability to work with NVivo for qualitative research.

Contract duration

The tasks need to be accomplished during the period December 2019 to April 2020, with a preference for candidates that are available for full time work during this period. The proposed positions are for about 40 to 80 work days, depending on the skill sets and availability of the candidates, and the business needs of the GEF IEO.

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Instructions

The interested candidates should submit their CV along with a Cover Letter to gefevaluation@thegef.org with in the subject line “Consultant IEO for APR2020”. The CV should provide information on academic training including academic accomplishments (academic performance, awards & scholarships, scholarly papers and publications, etc.) and relevant work experience. The total size of all attachments should be less than 5MB.

Please note the deadline for this application is November 25th, 2019.