Agribusiness/Tourism Strategy Officer

Strategy, Programming & Innovation
1900000598 Requisition #

Agribusiness/Tourism Strategy Officer 

Background: We are currently looking for an Agribusiness/Tourism Strategy Officer to work in the Strategy Department (DSP).

The team: The Strategy Department’s primary role is to lead IDB Invest’s efforts to build, implement, and sustain its strategic vision and work to renew and define it through successive planning cycles. DSP delivers on Development Effectiveness, Public-Private Synergies, Knowledge Management, Business Analytics, Information Technology, Strategy, and Corporate Affairs.

The Public-Private Synergies Division identifies and use synergies among counterparts within the IDB and IDB Invest. We craft knowledge and research outputs that foster the alignment of IDB Invest’s Business Plan and identifies strategic areas where IDBG operations could support the development and expansion of private sector activities. 

We are responsible for coordinating with the IDB at the Country, Regional and Sector levels, all relevant strategic initiatives developed by IDB Invest, as well as the design and facilitation of associated coordination mechanisms and instruments.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop high-quality analytical inputs related to our corporates sectors, to be used in the preparation of Country Development Challenges (CDC) documents, Country Strategies, Country insights and others, including Sector Framework Documents and the Institutional Strategy.
  • Conduct rigorous technical diagnostics on sector-specific subjects relevant to private sector development at the country and/or regional levels. Keeping abreast of market trends, best industry practices, financing models, and instruments for corporate projects in LAC.
  • Lead the coordination of strategic efforts and initiatives with the relevant IDBG units associated with corporate sectors.
  • Identify potential alignments amongst the group operations through permanent review of our transactions (including loans, guarantees, investments, and technical cooperation products) in the pipeline, structuring, and portfolio stages.
  • Identify areas where IDB operations could capitalize and expand IDB Invest activity (and vice-versa) through upstream work on regulation, institutional capacity building, or market development, including the identification of bottlenecks in institutional and regulatory frameworks and business environments.
  • Provide inputs for presentations and analytical work as requested by the Division Chief. 


What you’ll need:

Education: You hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in Economics, Business Administration, Finance, or related field.

Experience: You have at least 7 years of relevant experience in the financial and/or development sector, with a focus on sector strategy and operations, especially in agribusiness and tourism, in Latin America. Deep knowledge of development challenges and potential strategic interventions in such sectors;  extensive experience in analyzing and structuring value chain financing.

Language Skills: You are proficient in English and Spanish. Deep knowledge of Portuguese and/or French is a plus.

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Opportunity Summary:

  • Type of contract: Fixed term
  • Modality: International
  • Length of Contract: 3 years
  • Starting date: Upon agreement with you
  • Location: Washington, DC

Our inclusive culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an employee you can be part of internal resource groups that connect our diverse community around common interests.

IDB Invest, a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, is a multilateral organization based in Washington, D.C., that is committed to the development of Latin America and the Caribbean through the private sector.

IDB Invest offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

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