Request for Expression of Interest: STC - OPS8 Broader Adoption Evaluations



  1. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) provides support to address global environmental concerns related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, and chemicals and waste. Since its inception in 1991, the GEF has provided developing countries and countries with economies in transition US $25 billion in grants and mobilized more than US $138 billion in cofinancing. These grants are implemented on the ground through a network of 18 accredited agencies (GEF Agencies). The GEF receives its funds through a four-year replenishment cycle.
  2. The GEF Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO) has a central role in ensuring the independent evaluation function within the GEF. The GEF IEO is based in Washington DC. It is administered by the World Bank but is independent of its management as well as the management of the GEF. Its director reports directly to the GEF Council, the GEF governing body. All contracts with the IEO are World Bank contracts.
  3. The GEF IEO is conducting the 8th Comprehensive Evaluation of the GEF to inform the negotiations for its next replenishment cycle. It is undertaking several evaluations, studies and reviews that will contribute to the Comprehensive Evaluation.
  4. The GEF IEO is hiring a short-term consultant to assist in the review of project documents on the themes of policy coherence and behavior change in the GEF, and the broader adoption of GEF-supported interventions by key stakeholders, as outlined in the GEF IEO’s theory of change framework. More information about the GEF IEO can be found at the Office’s website:

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The consultant will perform the following tasks:

  1. Review terminal evaluations and other project documents.
  2. Code and analyze qualitative data on policy coherence, behavior change, and broader adoption.
  3. Prepare briefs on the results of the analyses.
  4. Assist in development and conduct of an online survey to gather stakeholder perceptions related to these topics.
  5. Contribute to other evaluations being conducted by the GEF IEO as requested.


The position is an entry level position. Candidates must have the following qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree or higher in environment, public policy, international development, or other relevant subjects.
  • Some field-related experience in environment and international development.
  • Highly skilled in conducting qualitative analysis and preparing synthesis reports.
  • Deep skills in qualitative analysis packages such as Nvivo. Deep skills in at least one statistical package (e.g. Stata, R.) and fluency in Excel (including pivot tables and running macros) a plus.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Fluency in English.

Contract Duration

The tasks need to be accomplished during the period June 2024 to April 2025. The selected consultant will work for 120 workdays.


The interested candidates should submit their CV along with a cover letter at with a “STC OPS8 Broader Adoption Evaluations” as the subject line. The last date of submission is 30th of April 2024. The CV should provide information on academic training, professional skills, writing skills, and relevant work experience.