Chief, Compensation, Benefits and HR Services Division

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A strong professional with best practice knowledge and experience in HR, finance, or related field.  Strong consultation skills are required in order to provide strategic guidance to business unit leaders.  Candidates should possess a keen understanding of the work of multilateral development organizations, with comprehensive views of how HR operates as a strategic partner to the business. Further, should be an effective manager of resources, fostering a culture of efficiency, good planning, and accountability. Experience in workforce dynamics, analytics, and change management in complex organizations is important, as well as the following minimum requirements:


Education Requirement: Master's degree or equivalent-level Licenciatura/advanced degree in human resources management, business administration, economics, accounting, finance, organizational development, or other relevant field.


Language Requirements:  Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and Spanish is required.  Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese is a plus.


Relevant Experience Requirements: At least 10 years of relevant experience in the HR field (or related field like finance), initiating conceptual developments and delivering results.  Seeking strong technical background, including knowledge of leading-edge HR programs, systems, and practices, particularly in the area of compensation and benefits.  A proven track record in building high performing teams with client service orientation is essential, plus: 

  • Ability to bring innovative and workable concepts and ideas to meet client’s needs, translating them into policies, processes and systems.
  • Results-orientation, with ability to meet organizational goals and client expectations while producing high-quality results.
  • Established experience in managing relations at Board level preferred.
  • Proven superior communication and presentation skills, including the ability to effectively translate complex concepts and data and convey them to Staff, Management, and the Board.
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills; demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and take difficult decisions.
  • Ability to have a “big picture” perspective but also able to understand the business, and design, implement, and manage complex processes from a strategic and operational perspective.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to quickly establish and maintain trust and credibility with all stakeholders. Sound judgment and emotional intelligence.
  • Impeccable integrity and highest ethical standards.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and experience in working in multicultural environments.
  • Collaborative team player who can inspire trust and passion in the IDB Group’s mission, establish productive relationships, and treat all individuals with fairness and respect. 
Supervisory Competencies:
  • Acting Strategically to Deliver Results: Delivers results for the client and IDB that ensure sustainability and support the organization’s strategy, mission, and vision.
  • Developing People and Teams to Deliver Results: Builds talent and capability inside the organization through coaching, mentoring, training, developmental assignments and knowledge-sharing.
  • Leading Change: Accelerates organizational transformation through the management of change and support for employee innovation.
  • Building Engagement and Commitment: Develops engagement and commitment by setting challenging goals, acknowledging employee efforts, creating involvement and participation, hearing multiple perspectives, and driving a unified approach.
  • Promoting Diversity and Inclusion: Improves and ensures a diverse environment and actively works to build, coach, and empower teams with diverse backgrounds (e.g. gender, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, background, perspective). 

The IDB offers a competitive benefits and compensation package, including relocation expenses (if applicable). 

The Compensation, Benefits, and HR Services Division Chief will be subject to the IDB Personnel Policies, the IDB Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, and IDB policies.

Applicants must be a citizen of one of the 48 IDB Member Countries in order to qualify for any type of employment at the IDB. 

Individuals with relatives working for the IDB and IIC/IDB Invest within and including the fourth degree of consanguinity and the second degree of affinity are not eligible. This includes staff members and contractuals/consultants.

To apply, please send a CV and cover memo by September 30, 2019. 

The IDB is committed to diversity and inclusion and to providing equal opportunities in employment. We embrace diversity on the basis of gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and HIV/AIDs status.  We encourage women, Afro-descendants and persons of indigenous origins to apply.

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