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01/04 2020
Senior-level Short-Term Consultant for Evaluation of the Role of Medium Size Projects (MSP) in the GEF Partnership

Background

The IEO is conducting an evaluation of the role of medium size projects in the GEF partnership, hereafter referred to as the ‘MSP evaluation’. The main objective is to evaluate the progress made since the last evaluation and assess the extent to which the MSP modality is achieving its intended role. The evaluation will also assess the relevance of the MSP within the GEF suite of modalities, asses the efficiency of MSPs in the GEF, and provide recommendations on the way forward for the MSP.

The MSP evaluation is being conducted through a mixed methods approach encompassing both quantitative and qualitative methods and tools (see the Approach Paper). Selection of case study countries draws upon ongoing national and regional projects and projects which have been completed in 2013 or later, having Annual Performance Review (APR) ratings for outcomes and sustainability.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The IEO is seeking a consultant to contribute to the MSP evaluation. The consultant will primarily be responsible to conduct an assessment on the role of the MSP as a GEF instrument, the use of MSPs, the impact and scalability, and the governance and administrative procedures applied to the use of MSPs as an instrument of the GEF. The tasks include:

  • Interviews with management, country focal points and project team leads on the utility and effectiveness of the MSP as an instrument, and the complementarities with other GEF instruments
  • Provide advice on, and assist in the development of desk reviews, selection of case studies and field visit protocols for the evaluation
  • Analyze data and information gathered through document and portfolio reviews, meta-evaluation, quality-at-entry reviews, interviews, and field visits and complete three case studies
  • Contribute to data and method triangulation, gap analysis
  • Complete a draft evaluation report to be discussed with stakeholders

The IEO will provide quality assurance, methodological support and technical inputs (such as the project documents database) as well as access to the documentation.

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01/04 2020
Senior-level Short-Term Consultant for Evaluation of the Role of Medium Size Projects (MSP) in the GEF Partnership

The IEO is conducting an evaluation of the role of medium size projects in the GEF partnership, hereafter referred to as the ‘MSP evaluation’. The main objective is to evaluate the progress made since the last evaluation and assess the extent to which the MSP modality is achieving its intended role. The evaluation will also assess the relevance of the MSP within the GEF suite of modalities, asses the efficiency of MSPs in the GEF, and provide recommendations on the way forward for the MSP.

The MSP evaluation is being conducted through a mixed methods approach encompassing both quantitative and qualitative methods and tools (see the Approach Paper). Selection of case study countries draws upon ongoing national and regional projects and projects which have been completed in 2013 or later, having Annual Performance Review (APR) ratings for outcomes and sustainability.

Responsibilities and accountabilities

The IEO is seeking a consultant to contribute to the MSP evaluation. The consultant will primarily be responsible to conduct an assessment on the role of the MSP as a GEF instrument, the use of MSPs, the impact and scalability, and the governance and administrative procedures applied to the use of MSPs as an instrument of the GEF. The tasks include:

  • Interviews with management, country focal points and project team leads on the utility and effectiveness of the MSP as an instrument, and the complementarities with other GEF instruments
  • Provide advice on, and assist in the development of desk reviews, selection of case studies and field visit protocols for the evaluation
  • Analyze data and information gathered through document and portfolio reviews, meta-evaluation, quality-at-entry reviews, interviews, and field visits and complete three case studies
  • Contribute to data and method triangulation, gap analysis
  • Complete a draft evaluation report to be discussed with stakeholders

The IEO will provide quality assurance, methodological support and technical inputs (such as the project documents database) as well as access to the documentation.

Qualifications

The specific qualifications required for the job are:

  • Master’s or advanced degree in social, environmental or development science or other related studies
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in project, program, strategic or thematic evaluation in the areas of environment or sustainable development, with a general understanding of global environmental issues
  • Strong understanding of the GEF, its mode of operations, and the implementing Agencies
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills; spoken and written English. Knowledge of other languages is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work in multidisciplinary teams

Terms of the contract and duration

All contracts with the GEF IEO are World Bank contracts and follow the relevant rules and regulations of the Bank. The contract offered to the selected candidate would be for a maximum of 40 days from  April 15  to August 30, 2020 and may require travel if current restrictions on travel are lifted. The IEO will provide access to a cloud-based background documentation repository or provide access in another way to a full set of documentation and portfolio data.

The selected candidate will be expected to work at his own home or office, using their own facilities. Out-of-station travel will be done following the World Bank rules and procedures. Separate and specific terms of reference will be provided for such trips.

The IEO requires that all consultants sign a “Declaration of Interest” in which the consultant explains any previous involvement with the GEF (Annex 1 of “GEF Evaluation Office Ethical Guidelines” July 2007).

Submission

Interested consultants are invited to submit expressions of interest (CV and cover letter) to gefevaluation@thegef.org with in the subject line “Senior Consultant – MSP Evaluation”. The total size of all attachments should be less than 5MB. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2020.

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31/03 2020
MONITORING AND EVALUATION LEAD

MONITORING AND EVALUATION LEAD, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (Maximum Duration contract of 2 years, renewable) The position is based in Geneva within the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation team and reports to the Knowledge Lead based at the World Economic Forum. The incumbent collaborates with colleagues across the Forum and the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, including team members at the ICC, CIPE and GIZ.

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31/03 2020
MEL officer at Media Legal Defence Initiative

Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) are recruiting for a MEL Officer to lead on the implementation of our monitoring and evaluation frameworks for our legal defence and strategic litigation. We are seeking applicants with strong data-analysis skills, self-starters and analytical mindsets. Knowledge of our areas of work including press freedom and International Human Rights Law is desirable but not essential.

The job is based in London, UK and applicants must have the right to work in the UK. Please see the attached Job Description for full details, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is appointed. We will be flexible with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and organise for interviews to happen online. Please apply to: recruitment@mediadefence.org

 

 

31/03 2020
Short-Term Consultant (Evaluation Analyst) for the Evaluation of Institutional Policies and Engagement

Evaluation Overview

The IEO is conducting an evaluation of institutional policies and engagement at the GEF. The objective is to assess the main mechanisms that the GEF uses to engage with stakeholders as described in the Stakeholder Engagement Policy and corresponding guidelines. Additionally, the evaluation will provide updates to recent IEO evaluations that covered topics related to the Stakeholder Engagement Policy: Evaluation of Gender Mainstreaming in the GEF; Evaluation of GEF Engagement with Indigenous Peoples; Review of the GEF Agency Minimum Standards on Environmental and Social Safeguards; and Evaluation of the GEF–Civil Society Organization Network.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

This evaluation is being conducted using a mixed methods approach encompassing both quantitative and qualitative methods and tools.

The Short-Term Consultant – Evaluation Analyst will contribute in the following ways:

  • Development of a project document database and organizing and maintaining and archive of related project documents
  • Review and analyze project documents and other sources of project information using a portfolio review protocol developed by the evaluation team
  • Support design and administration of an online stakeholder survey using Survey Monkey (including piloting, outreach, follow up, and summarizing findings)
  • Perform any other data entryand/or analysisrelated task that may be deemed necessary
  • Produce writeups of preliminary findings and other inputs as requested

The consultant will ideally start in May 2020. Inputs need to be provided by November 2020.  The evaluation has a delivery date of December 2020.

The IEO will provide quality assurance, methodological support and technical inputs, as well as an initial portfolio database, project documents and draft review protocols.

The consultant will be provided with a desktop computer and workstation at the IEO office but may also be expected to work from their own laptop (not provided by IEO).

Qualifications

The specific qualifications required are:

  1. Master level degree, with an educational background and/or work experience in environment, international development and/or evaluation
  2. Minimum two years’ experience in conducting desk study based and web-based research and reviews
  3. Excellent skills in Excel and experience in the use of Survey Monkey preferred
  4. Demonstrated ability to work in multidisciplinary teams
  5. Skilled at preparing reports and other analytical outputs
  6. Excellent presentation and communication skills
  7. Fluency in English, written and spoken
  8. Knowledge of and/or experience with the GEF and its Agencies is an added advantage
  9. Experience with policy analysis and/or familiarity with stakeholder engagement, gender or safeguards is an added advantage

Terms of the contract
All contracts with the IEO are World Bank contracts and follow the relevant rules and regulations of the Bank. The contract offered to the selected candidate is for a maximum of 60 days starting work in May 2020 with final delivery before October 2020. Any need for additional days and compensation will be discussed and approved by the IEO prior to the beginning of extra work. The consultancy will take place both at the GEF IEO office, as well as the STC’s own place of work.

https://www.gefieo.org/news/short-term-consultant-evaluation-analyst-evaluation-institutional-policies-and-engagement

31/03 2020
Short-Term Consultant (Evaluation Analyst) for the Evaluation of Institutional Policies and Engagement

Evaluation Overview

The IEO is conducting an evaluation of institutional policies and engagement at the GEF. The objective is to assess the main mechanisms that the GEF uses to engage with stakeholders as described in the Stakeholder Engagement Policy and corresponding guidelines. Additionally, the evaluation will provide updates to recent IEO evaluations that covered topics related to the Stakeholder Engagement Policy: Evaluation of Gender Mainstreaming in the GEF; Evaluation of GEF Engagement with Indigenous Peoples; Review of the GEF Agency Minimum Standards on Environmental and Social Safeguards; and Evaluation of the GEF–Civil Society Organization Network.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

This evaluation is being conducted using a mixed methods approach encompassing both quantitative and qualitative methods and tools.

The Short-Term Consultant – Evaluation Analyst will contribute in the following ways:

  • Development of a project document database and organizing and maintaining and archive of related project documents
  • Review and analyze project documents and other sources of project information using a portfolio review protocol developed by the evaluation team
  • Support design and administration of an online stakeholder survey using Survey Monkey (including piloting, outreach, follow up, and summarizing findings)
  • Perform any other data entryand/or analysisrelated task that may be deemed necessary
  • Produce writeups of preliminary findings and other inputs as requested

The consultant will ideally start in May 2020. Inputs need to be provided by November 2020.  The evaluation has a delivery date of December 2020.

The IEO will provide quality assurance, methodological support and technical inputs, as well as an initial portfolio database, project documents and draft review protocols.

The consultant will be provided with a desktop computer and workstation at the IEO office but may also be expected to work from their own laptop (not provided by IEO).

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31/03 2020
Manager of Evaluation

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Office of Community Health and Research is seeking a program evaluator to manage evaluations of community health programs.

The Community Health and Research team is leading the way to improve health outcomes for all Arkansans. We seek to identify and understand health needs through research and programs, and work to create an environment where every person has access to their best health. The Office of Community Health and Research operates and evaluates a number of grant-funded programs to improve health outcomes for residents of Arkansas and beyond.

Our team of evaluation managers currently evaluates projects funded by CDC, HRSA, USDA, and private philanthropic foundations. This position is located in Fayetteville, AR, which was recently ranked #4 in Best Places to Live in the USA by U.S. News & World Report. All experience levels welcome to apply. Copy and paste the following url to view our Manager of Evaluation position:

https://external-uams.icims.com/jobs/64416/manager-of-evaluation/job?hub=6.

We have other evaluation positions available that have not yet been posted. Email Jessica Presley at jpresley@uams.edu for more information. 

31/03 2020
Senior Program Development Specialist (Team Leader)

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31/03 2020
FRANCOPHONE FOOD SECURITY AND RESILIENCE GENDER TECHNICAL ADVISOR

CARE is a leading humanitarian and development organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice with a special emphasis on rights programming, gender equality, and women and girls. CARE works in a variety of contexts from protracted crises to stable development settings, as well as contexts in the nexus between these two types, and recognizes that the underlying drivers of food and nutrition insecurity are poverty, gender inequity, non-inclusive governance, poor adaptation to climate change and the inability to manage other economic and political shocks and stressors. To address these underlying drivers of poverty, the CARE Food and Water Systems (FWS) Global Team has developed the "She Feeds the World" (SFtW) framework, which underlies all of CARE's food and nutrition security (FNS) programming. The SFtW framework leverages CARE's experience and tools to bring about access to productive assets and resources to women and vulnerable groups, build capacities to improve their productivity, increase incomes through agriculture and other livelihoods, increase the awareness of the negative impacts of climate change and how to mitigate them, increase access to critical nutrients and the adoption of effective behaviors to reduce malnutrition, ensure healthy lives for all members of society, and increase the capacity of women, men, boys and girls to adapt to and absorb shocks and stressors to effectively sustain their FNS. Achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is at the center of achieving these outcomes in all of CARE's FWS programs, and all participants must be able to express their views and influence the quality of service delivery and assistance regardless of the context. Wherever possible, CARE also works at the systems level to develop responsive governance systems that address the immediate and longer term needs of food insecure populations. At the same time, CARE works with market actors and systems to build their responsiveness to poor households, women and youth to enable their full participation and benefits from these systems. CARE's FWS programming worldwide integrates these elements to reduce food insecurity and malnutrition and increase gender equality, women's empowerment, inclusive governance and resilience.

Interested in applying, follow this link https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CAREUSA&cws=52&rid=4960

31/03 2020
DEADLINE EXTENDED - Everis Brussels - Consultant in evaluation and impact assessment’

Everis (www.everis.com) is currently looking for a Consultant in Evaluation and Impact Assessment to join their team in Brussels in the Public sector.

Application deadline: 1.3.2020

Further details can be found HERE.