Request for Expression of Interest: STC - Policy Coherence



  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. The GEF IEO reports directly to the GEF Council, the GEF governing body. All contracts with the IEO are World Bank contracts. More information about the GEF IEO can be found on its website:
  3. The GEF IEO is conducting the Eighth Comprehensive Evaluation of the GEF (OPS8) to inform the negotiations for its next replenishment cycle. It is undertaking several evaluations, studies and reviews that will contribute to OPS8.
  4. The GEF IEO is hiring a short-term consultant to support the evaluation of policy coherence in the GEF.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The consultant will perform the following tasks:

  1. Assess GEF corporate strategies, programs, tools and activities against indicators of policy coherence.
  2. Assess GEF programs on their approach to analyzing policy contexts.
  3. Compare the GEF’s approach to policy coherence across replenishment periods, and with that of other multilaterals.


The position is a senior level position. Candidates must have the following qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree or higher in public policy, environment, or other relevant fields
  • At least 10 years’ experience in researching, designing or evaluating for policy coherence in international development, ideally in the environment sector
  • Excellent analytical, synthesis and writing skills
  • Fluency in English.

Contract Duration

The tasks will be undertaken in the period from June to October 2024. The selected consultant will work for 20 days.


The interested candidates should submit their CV along with a cover letter at with a “STC Policy Coherence” as the subject line. The last date of submission is 16th of May 2024. The CV should provide information on academic training, professional skills, writing skills, and relevant work experience.