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Director of the Independent Evaluation Office

Director Internship at Independent Evaluation Office.

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City: Washington, DC
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Director Internship at Independent Evaluation Office (The World Bank)

Consistent with the GEF Evaluation policy and the GEF ethical guidelines for M&E for the avoidance of conflict of interest in independent evaluation, the position will be offered on the basis of a 5 year term. The Director can only be removed by decision of the Council. The Director Internship at Independent Evaluation office is ineligible for (re)employment in the GEF or in the GEF units of GEF Agencies. The Council reviews, discusses and approves the four year work plan and budget of the Office for a replenishment period, which includes the Comprehensive Evaluation of the GEF, which informs the next replenishment period. The position will become vacant for Five Years. 

Duties and Accountabilities of Director Internship : 


  • The IEO Director reports directly to the GEF Council, is accountable for evaluation matters, and their performance is reviewed annually by the Selection and Review Committee.
  • Salary adjustments are proposed to the GEF Council within the World Bank’s salary framework.

The functions and responsibilities of the IEO over which the Director will have accountability are as follows.
1. Implementation of the strategic direction and oversight provided by Council in the:

  • Preparation and drafting (or updating) of the GEF Evaluation policy for GEF Council decision.
  • Preparation and drafting of four-year work plans for replenishment periods and annual work programs and budgets for Council decisions.
  • Arrangement of special meetings with Council members, when appropriate and necessary.

2.  Providing overall direction in the management of resources as follows:

  • Preparation of plans and work programs covering methodology development as well as evaluations at the portfolio, program, strategy, and overall GEF level.
  • Ensuring sound budgeting and resources management in evaluations and operations of the Office, in line with World Bank rules and procedures.
  • Implementing the work program and managing its component activities within budget, staff and time constraints.

3. Management and Coordination of Staff and Team Performance:

  • Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, and retention of the most qualified professional candidates for the IEO, while fostering and developing a culturally diverse workplace.
  • Assignment of evaluation tasks.
  • Managing IEO staff and coordinating the inputs of GEF Secretariat, STAP and GEF Agencies and other stakeholders on evaluation issues.
  • Monitoring team performance; appraise staff and provide timely constructive feedback, to develop and foster professional excellence.
  • Maintaining open communication, fostering teamwork and resolving conflict within the IEO and across stakeholders.

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4. Strengthening Institutional Relationships:

  • Between the GEF and its member countries, the Secretariat, the GEF Agencies, STAP, and other key stakeholders on M&E maters.
  • The IEO collaborates with various international evaluation units and organizations to maintain best practices.

5. Feedback and Knowledge Management:

  • Ensuring feedback of evaluation results into the decision-making processes in the GEF at policy, strategy, program and project levels.
  • Tracking and reporting follow-up on all evaluation related decisions of the GEF Council through the Management Action Records.
  • Participating in the development and maintenance of a comprehensive GEF knowledge management system based on evaluation findings and lessons.

Selection Criteria

  • The ideal candidate should have a strong record of leadership in evaluation and at least 15 years of management experience, including a minimum of 5 years as an evaluation manage.
  • Recognized internationally as a leader in evaluation.
  • Required: Advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred) in a relevant field, e.g., Evaluation, Social Sciences, Economics, Climate Change, or Environmental Sciences.
  • Strong analytical aptitude, with substantial background and direct experience in evaluation and relevant analytical work.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of operational strategies, processes and instruments of the GEF partnership.
  • Knowledge and experience with public and private sector interventions.
  • Knowledge and communication abilities in environmental evaluation, as evidenced by participation in international conferences, publications and/or training.
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills, with the ability to operate collaboratively across organizational boundaries.
  • Seeking a candidate with strong communication, diplomacy, and partnership-building skills for a high-level, multicultural setting.
  • Proactive, inclusive and innovative, with an open and collegial work style, and the ability to listen and integrate ideas from divergent views.
  • Demonstrated management skills in leading a complex and diverse team and demonstrated capabilities to mainstream gender perspective throughout the IEO’s work.
  • Experience in, or working with, developing countries on environmental issues.
  • Willingness to travel internationally to represent the Office.
  • Complete fluency in verbal and written English is essential. Proficiency in other UN languages is a plus

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline24 October,2023
CityWashington, DC
Open toInternational Recruitment
OrganizerThe world bank



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