World Wildlife Fund, Inc. (WWF) policies and procedures for all GEF financed full-sized projects require a midterm evaluation (MTE). The following terms of reference (TOR) sets out the expectations for the MTE for the project: Securing the Future of Peru's Natural Protected Areas, hereafter referred to as the “Project.” The technical consultant(s) selected to conduct this evaluation will hereafter be referred to as “evaluator.”
The Project Objective is to promote long-term financial sustainability for the effective management of the National System of Protected Natural Areas of Peru for the protection of globally important biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Peruvian Amazon. This is a child project for the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program and contributes directly to the program by supporting an innovative financial model and developing key institutional and technical capacities that will ensure that Peru’s Amazon protected areas have adequate and long-term sustainable financing to consolidate a standard level of management across the PA system and significantly improve their management effectiveness.
SCOPE AND Objective for the evaluation
WWF is seeking an independent consultant to undertake a Midterm Evaluation (MTE) of the Project. The scope of the MTE will cover only the GEF financed components of the child project and review the project co-financing delivered. The objective of this evaluation is to examine the extent, magnitude, sustainability and potential for project impacts to date; identify any project design problems; assess progress towards project outcomes and outputs; and draw lessons learned that can improve the project effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of project benefits. Based on this assessment, it is expected that the evaluator will provide feasible recommendations that could be applied for the remaining duration of the project.
The evaluation will adhere to the relevant guidance, rules and procedures established by WWF and align with guidance from the GEF Terminal Evaluation and Ethical Guidelines. The evaluation must provide evidence‐based information that is independent, participatory, transparent, and ethical. The evaluator must be unbiased and free of any conflicts of interest with the project and will state so in their proposal. The evaluator is expected to reflect all stakeholder views and follow a participatory and consultative approach. There should be close engagement with government counterparts, the GEF operational focal points in each country, the Executing Agency project management unit (PMU), partners and key stakeholders. Contact information will be provided.
The Evaluation process will include the following, with deliverables marked by “*”:
The WWF GEF projects emphasize an adaptive management approach, which relies on testing the assumptions of the project theory of change and making necessary changes to improve the project. The evaluator is expected to question project assumptions and provide recommendations to improve the theory of change by framing their analysis on the seven core criteria of relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, results/impact (where feasible), sustainability and adaptive capacity. Definitions of each of these criteria are provided with ratings classifications, a sample summary table and report outline (Click to see annexes A - D).
Expected Content of Evaluation Report
The Midterm Evaluation report will include:
 See annex A
A team of consultants is welcome to expand the expertise, and regional or language abilities.
Required Qualifications and Experience
Preferred Qualifications and Experience
Payment Modalities and Specifications
Payment, expense reimbursement, and other contractual terms and conditions are outlined in the consultant agreement made between WWF and the evaluator(s). Payments are according to deliverables submitted. Twenty-five percent of payment will be delivered with completion and approval of the Inception Report. Fifty percent of payment will be paid with submission and approval of the Draft Report and debrief presentation. The final twenty-five percent will be delivered with the submission and approval of the Final Report. The budget shall not exceed $30,000 including fees and reimbursable expenses.
Applicants are requested to apply by e-mailing their full application to email@example.com by June 25, 2021. Consultants are invited to submit a technical proposal and financial proposal with their curriculum vitae. The financial proposal should include both fee and expenses. The selection of candidates and contractual agreements will be in compliance with WWF procurement policies and subject to GEF requirements. WWF applies a fair and transparent selection process that will take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals. Women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply.