Evaluation Analyst

The IEO has the central role of ensuring the independent evaluation function within the GEF; of setting minimum requirements for evaluation; of ensuring oversight of the quality of evaluation systems at program and project level; and of sharing evaluative evidence within the GEF. The IEO has the responsibility for undertaking independent evaluations. These evaluations are typically at the strategic level, on focal areas, or on cross-cutting themes. Institutional evaluations, such as assessing the resource allocation mechanism, or governance, are also undertaken.

The IEO’s work program is designed to help the GEF enhance its impacts and better address the most relevant environmental and related development challenges faced by recipient countries. With the completion of the Seventh Comprehensive Evaluation of the GEF (OPS-7), the IEO has embarked on a new evaluation work program for the eighth replenishment period of the GEF (GEF-8). The ongoing and planned evaluations will feed into the Eighth Comprehensive Evaluation of the GEF (OPS8), to be completed by the fall of 2025, in time for the next replenishment of the GEF. 

During the eighth replenishment period of the GEF (2022-2026), the IEO seeks to deepen the evidence on GEF’s results and performance through ex-post evaluations as well as provide real time feedback on recent shifts in the GEF’s strategy and programming, such as those related to country level strategies and integrated programs. The IEO will also strengthen its work to scale up learning and knowledge sharing, improve evaluation methodology and quality assurance, and enhance cost-effectiveness of evaluations. 

Organizational structure:

IEO is led by the Director of Evaluation, who reports directly to the GEF Council. The Evaluation Analyst will report to the Team Leader/Chief Evaluation Officer under the overall guidance of the IEO Director.

Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Review project documents (approvals, implementation reports, reviews, and evaluations)
  • Analyze data and information gathered through document reviews
  • Prepare analytical tables and reports as inputs into evaluations
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Other portfolio analysis tasks as requested

Selection Criteria:

  • Master’s degree in statistics, economics, finance, business administration, public policy or other related fields applicable to the duties & responsibilities of the position, with advanced courses in statistics, programming and econometrics. 
  • About three years of relevant experience with hands-on experience in using complex databases; ideally to assist portfolio and evaluation related work.
  • Strong conceptual and research/analytical skills with attention to details and contextual backgrounds. 
  • Knowledge of evaluation or related research methods and approaches.
  • Proven track record in working simultaneously and effectively on a variety of tasks, independently adjusting to priorities and achieving results within agreed objectives and deadlines.
  • Proficiency in the use of Excel, PowerPoint and statistical packages such as R, N-Vivo, STATA.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. 
  • A keen interest in environmental evaluation works & proven ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Demonstrated skills at taking initiative with proven ability to work across boundaries. 
  • Good verbal and written English communication skills.

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