Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility Productivity and Innovation in Firms – Coordinator Consultant

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What you’ll need:

  • Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries. We may offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your eligible dependents.
  • Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB Group.
  • Education: The consultant should have a master’s degree in Business, Economics, Public Policy, or a related discipline. At least 5 years of professional experience relevant to private sector development. Previous experience relevant to private sector development and competitiveness issues in the Caribbean region is desired.
  • Experience:
    • The ability to design and evaluate investment projects, including financial feasibility analysis, economic profitability analysis and the assessment of overall welfare impact.
    • Strong experience in business plan development and assessment.
    • Experience in negotiating and interacting with private and public sector leaders.
    • Experience leading teams.
    • Experience coordinating and managing client relationships.
    • Knowledge and experience derived from working in/with the Caribbean private sector.
    • Knowledge and experience implementing projects funded by multilateral institutions.
  • Language:  Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
 Core and Technical Competencies:
  • Excellent communication skills are essential for this position. These should include skills in public speaking, face-to-face interaction, and the writing of material for public documents.
  • Strong planning, organization and time management skills to function in a team and contribute towards a common goal.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Capacity to explain unfamiliar concepts in easily understandable terms to beneficiaries and stakeholders.
  • Capacity to function effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, to search for common ground, to resolve problems, and where appropriate, to recommend decisive action.
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently.
  • Proven track record in the definition, discussion, and negotiation for the development of PSD projects.
  • Highest ethical standards.
 Opportunity Summary: 
  • Type of contract: Full time CNS, Monthly.
  • Length of contract:  12 months.
  • Starting date: March 16th, 2021
  • Location:  IDB Country Office in Barbados.  Travel to Caribbean countries and the USA are expected.
  • Responsible Person: Private Sector Development Lead Specialist IFD/CTI.
  • Requirements: Candidates must be individuals from any IDB member country (IDB’s 48 member countries) or non-IDB member countries recognized by the Donors of the Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility as eligible.
Our 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.

Because we are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, afro-descendants, and indigenous people to apply.


About us: At the IDB, we’re committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives.


Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.


“Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for our Region, the IDB Group is reviewing its hiring needs and re-prioritizing its areas of talent acquisition. We encourage candidates to continue to apply to the active postings, yet current job openings may be subject to further decisions in terms of timing of the processes, or other actions, in accordance with business needs. Final hiring decisions may also be conditioned to the candidate’s ability to timely relocate to the post of duty at the moment of starting service.”


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