Data Scientist Consultant – Strategic Development Effectiveness Division

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What you’ll need:

  • Citizenship:  You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries and have no family members currently working at the IDB Group.
  • 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: Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree highly desirable) from an accredited college or university in Economics, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics or related field.
  • Experience:  At least three years of experience, and:
    • Advanced experience working with cloud-based SQL. AWS Athena and Glue experience is highly desirable.
    • Advanced experience and knowledge of Python.
    • Advanced knowledge of statistical programming languages such as Stata or R.
    • High level of knowledge and experience in working in cloud computing environments (i.e. AWS, Google Cloud).
    • Advanced experience developing cloud-based data architecture and analysis pipelines in cloud-based environments.
    • Experience working with GitHub-based projects.
    • Ability to thrive with teamwork and excellent coordination skills among colleagues.
    • Ability to tackle multiple responsibilities simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail.
    • Motivation, proactivity, creativity, problem-solving and good organization skills.
  • Languages: Proficiency in English and ability to read and write in Spanish or Portuguese.

Opportunity Summary:

  • Type of contract: Consultant.
  • Length of contract: 24 months
  • Starting date: January 16, 2022
  • Location: Headquarters, Washington DC, United States of America.
  • Division/Sector: Strategic Development Effectiveness Division, Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness.
  • Responsible person: Economics Ppal Specialist.
  • Requirements: You must be a citizen of one of the IDB’s 48 member countries and have no family members currently working at the IDB Group.  


Visa and Work Permit: The Bank, pursuant to applicable policies, may offer a relocation allowance to eligible candidates and may, if needed, submit a visa request to the applicable immigration authorities for the future staff and eligible dependents.  Spouses of staff members may request a work authorization; however, the granting of the visa or work permit is at the discretion of the corresponding local authorities and subject to the applicable regulations.

Training: We also offer options for continuous training and learning options (we might include language courses in our four official languages when applicable) throughout your employment at the Bank.

Remuneration: Competitive remuneration and benefits package including a health insurance allowance, 24 days of leave per year.

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.

IDB is committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion and to providing equal opportunities in employment. We embrace diversity based on gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and HIV/AIDs status.

We are thrilled that you want to join our team. We will carefully review each application to ensure that, if selected, you will be successful in the role and beyond. We will be contacting you throughout the selection process.

"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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