World Wildlife Fund, Inc. (WWF) policies and procedures for all GEF financed full-sized projects require a midterm review (MTR). The following terms of reference (TOR) sets out the expectations for the MTR for the project: Integrated Landscape Management to secure Nepal’s Protected Areas and Critical Corridors, hereafter referred to as the “Project.” The technical consultant selected to conduct this evaluation will hereafter be referred to as “evaluator.”
The Project seeks to promote integrated landscape management to conserve globally significant forests and wildlife. The Project was organized into the following components:
SCOPE AND OBJECTIVE FOR THE EVALUATION
WWF is seeking an independent consultant to undertake a midterm review (MTR) of the Project. The scope of the MTR will cover the WWF GEF financed components.
The objective of this evaluation is to examine the extent, magnitude, sustainability and potential for project impacts to date; identify any project design or management issues; 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.
 See project website and related documents for more information.
Location: Flexible, ideally presence in Nepal
Reporting to: Amelia Kissick, WWF-US
Preferred timeframe for Review: August - October 2023
Potential sites to visit: Kamdi corridor/Banke, Banke National Park and buffer zone, Bardia National Park and buffer zone, Karnali corridor/KailaliLocation: Flexible
Reporting to: Amelia Kissick, WWF-US
Implementing Agency: WWF GEF Agency
Executing Agency: Nepal Ministry of Forests and Environment (MOFE)
Total GEF Approved Budget US $ 6,697,248
Period to Be Evaluated: August 6, 2019 – through time of evaluation
The evaluation will adhere to the relevant guidance, rules and procedures established by WWF and align with GEF policies and 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. 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 “*”:
EXPECTED CONTENT OF THE REPORT
The Midterm review report will include (see Annexes for details):
 For additional information on evaluation methods adopted by WWF, see the WWF Evaluation Guidelines , published on our WWF Program Standards public website.
 Please see Evaluation Policy and Monitoring Policy.
 Please see the GEF Ethical Guidelines as published on GEF website. Please reference GEF Terminal Evaluation Guidelines, which may be adjusted for midterm reviews.
 See annex A
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 correspond with completion and approval of Inception Report. Fifty percent of payment will correspond with submission and approval of the debrief presentation and the Draft Report. The final twenty-five percent will be delivered with the submission and approval of the Final Report.
Interested consultants are invited to submit a technical and financial proposal with their curriculum vitae, a relevant writing sample and references. The financial proposal should include fee and reimbursable expenses, such as travel costs, if applicable. The budget shall not exceed USD $34,000. Individual or team applications are welcome. Applicants are requested to send their application to Amelia.firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2023.
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.
See full terms of reference with annexes at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ImABn6YBZ0Tg8s-62T8HRRPHkIUD-JiI?usp=sharing
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