General Manager, Budget & Administrative Services Department

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  • 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).


A seasoned and innovative finance and/or strategic planning professional with best practice knowledge and experience in areas such as results-based budgeting, multi-year budgeting, workforce dynamics, corporate administrative services, and analytics.    Candidates should possess a keen understanding of the work of multilateral development organizations, with comprehensive views of how the Budget and Administrative Services Department operates as a strategic partner to the business. Further, should be an outstanding people manager and effective manager of resources (cost management, processes, and efficiencies for overall Bank and the Department), fostering a culture of efficiency, good planning, and accountability.  Experience in change management is important, as well as the following minimum requirements:


Education Requirement:  Master's degree or equivalent Licenciatura/advanced degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, or related fields required.  


Language Requirements:  Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and Spanish required; working knowledge of Portuguese or French is desirable.

Relevant Experience Requirements:  At least 12-15 years of relevant experience, with a proven track record of 8-10 years at the senior leadership level in international organization/s, 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. 
  • Proven managerial skills with track record of building high performing teams with strong client service orientation.
  • Established experience in managing relations at Board level.
  • 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 budget and financial processes from a strategic and operational perspective.
  • Change management experience in complex organizations and process re-design.
  • 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.

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


The Budget and Administrative Services Department General Manager 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 April 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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