IDBInvest - Development Effectiveness Lead Officer

Development Effectiveness
1900000648 Requisition #

IDB Invest Development Effectiveness Lead Officer

Background: We are searching for a dynamic professional to work under the supervision of the Chief of the Development Effectiveness Division (DVF) of the Strategy and Development Department (DSP).

The Team: Our Division is responsible for the design and implementation of IDB Invest’s Impact framework. It establishes, implements, and handles compliance with evaluation standards at each stage of a project’s life cycle (origination, preparation, implementation, and evaluation).

DVF ensures both accountability and learning for the benefit of IDB Invest’s clients, partners, and beneficiaries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Furthermore, it defines operational recommendations and is responsible for corporate reporting and cooperation with other MDBs on development effectiveness matters.

 What you’ll do:

  • Lead the implementation and review development effectiveness tools of IDB Invest’s operations. Ensure compliance with the evaluation standards embedded in IDB Invest’s Impact framework.
  • Ensure that development effectiveness objectives are met; and that quality standards are followed to ensure the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and evaluability, as well as the financial sustainability and contribution of our products and services.
  • Provide technical advice on the design and structuring of complex projects and on the definition of monitoring and evaluation plans. Provide training to IDB Invest’s teams and clients on development effectiveness matters.
  • Provide technical advice in the design of new products and services, corporate initiatives, strategies and programs, to ensure that the development effectiveness perspective is properly accounted for in the design and monitored during implementation.
  • Lead the design and implement project/program assessments, thematic/sector reviews and studies’ systemic, catalytic, and demonstration effects. May include ex-post evaluations and impact evaluations.
  • Lead the internal and external dissemination of development results. Facilitate the inclusion of lessons learned into the design of new projects and provide advice for the implementation of ongoing projects. Participate in the preparation of knowledge products focused on development effectiveness.
  • Lead the development and dissemination of evaluation guidelines, processes, and tools to promote operational and development outcomes.
  • Report on development effectiveness data to inform the Corporate Results Framework, Development Effectiveness Overview, pitch books and other communication products. Facilitate the cooperation with other MDBs on development effectiveness matters.
  • You are available for possible short-term assignments (up to 6 months) in the IDB Invest hubs in Latin American and the Caribbean. 


Skills you’ll need:

Education: You hold a master’s degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance, Public Policy or related field.


  • You have at least 6 years of relevant experience in project management or monitoring and evaluation of development projects in one or more areas of interest for the IDB Invest (financial markets and banking, transport, energy, telecommunication, agribusiness, manufacturing, tourism and other services). Experience in economic cost-benefit analysis and/or project evaluation is a plus.
  • Deep understanding of the operational work of the IDB Invest or similar experience in a multilateral institution/private sector. Knowledge and/or experience in Latin America and the Caribbean is critical.
  • Strong project management skills and experience managing complex projects, developing and implementing innovation, as well as the ability to engage partners across different levels of the organization.

Language skills: You are proficient in English and Spanish; deep knowledge of Portuguese and/or French is valuable.


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Opportunity Summary: 

  • Type of contract: Fixed-term
  • Location: Washington DC, with possibility of short-term assignment in IDB Invests’ Hubs in Latin America and the Caribbean (Bogota, Buenos Aires, Panama City and Kingston).

Our culture: Working with us you will be surrounded by a diverse group of people who have years of experience in all types of private investment development fields, including infrastructure and energy, corporates, financial institutions, financial and non-financial products and services, gender and diversity, communications and much more.


About us: IDB Invest, a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, is a multilateral organization, committed to the development of the private sector of Latin America and the Caribbean by financing loans, equity investments, and guarantees. In addition, IDB Invest partners with clients to provide advisory and training services.


We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

 We are 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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