Mesoamerican Reef ecoregion (Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras)
July to October 2023
Potential sites to visit
Sites to be determined during inception period.
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. (WWF) policies and procedures for all GEF financed full and medium-sized projects require a terminal evaluation (TE) upon completion of project implementation. The following terms of reference (TOR) set out the expectations for the TE for the project “Integrated Ridge to Reef Management of the Mesoamerican Reef Ecoregion (MAR2R)” hereafter referred to as the “Project”. The technical consultant selected to conduct this evaluation will be referred to as “evaluator” throughout this TOR.
The Project seeks to support regional collaboration for integrated ridge to reef management of the MAR ecoregion by demonstrating its advantages and improving regional, national, and local capacities for integrated management and governance of its freshwater, coastal, and marine resources. The project has four interrelated components designed to scale up existing baseline programs to address key threats and barriers to the integrated management and conservation of the MAR:
See the WWF GEF project website for additional details and project documents.
SCOPE AND Objectives for the evaluation
WWF is seeking an independent consultant to undertake a Terminal Evaluation of the Project. The scope of the TE will cover the GEF financed components.
The objectives of this evaluation are to examine the extent, magnitude and sustainability of any project impacts to date; identify concerns as well as best practices; assess progress towards project outcomes and outputs; and draw lessons learned that can both improve the sustainability of benefits from this project and aid in the enhancement of future related projects. The evaluator is expected to frame the evaluation effort using the seven (7) core criteria of relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, results/impact, sustainability and adaptive capacity. Particular emphasis will be placed on effectiveness, efficiency, results/impact and sustainability. Definitions of each of these criteria will be provided as well as summary table templates and a report outline (See annexes A - C).
Evaluation approach and method
The evaluation will adhere to the guidance, rules and procedures established by WWF and the GEF Terminal Evaluation and Ethical Guidelines. The evaluation must provide evidence‐based information that is independent, participatory, transparent, and ethical. The evaluator(s) must be unbiased and free of any conflicts of interest with the project. The evaluator(s) is expected to reflect all stakeholder views and follow a participatory, inclusive and consultative approach. There should be close engagement with WWF GEF Implementing Agency (IA), government counterparts, the GEF operational focal points in each country, CCAD as the Executing Agency (EA) / 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 Terminal Evaluation report should include:
 Deliverables submitted to GEF Secretariat will be in English, however, for full stakeholder participation, it is recommended that all deliverables under contract be in Spanish and English. At a minimum, the draft and final reports should be in both languages. Please account for translation services, if necessary, for both interviews and deliverables.
Required Qualifications and Experience
Preferred Qualifications and Experience
Payment, expense reimbursement, and other contractual terms and conditions will be outlined in the consultant agreement made between WWF and the evaluator(s). Payments will be made following submitted and approved deliverables. Twenty-five percent of payment will correspond with completion and approval of the Inception Report. Fifty percent of the 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 in English with their curriculum vitae, a relevant writing sample and three professional references. The financial proposal should include fees and reimbursable expenses, such as travel costs, if applicable. The budget shall not exceed $47,000. Individual or team applications are welcome. Applicants are requested to apply by sending their applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 24th, 2023.
The selection of candidates and contractual agreements will be in compliance with WWF procurement policies and subject to GEF requirements. In addition to accounting for financial proposals, references and writing sample, a selection committee will rate technical proposals based on quality of the proposal, understanding of the terms of reference and meeting required and desired qualifications. Women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply.
For full terms of reference with annexes, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hB0wCUhuNByzP3fTnjoKI_ZXi7vnGRUJ/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=101431196757707270045&rtpof=true&sd=true