Human Resources Principal Specialist

Human Resources
1900000979 Requisition #
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Skills you’ll need:


Education: You hold a Master's degree or equivalent-level Licenciatura/advanced degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, organizational development, or another related field.


Experience: At least 10 years of professional experience in HR management or consulting in a multinational environment. A proven track record in building high performing teams with client service orientation is needed, plus:

  • Strong technical background, including extensive knowledge of leading-edge HR programs, systems, and practices.
  • Ability to bring innovative and workable concepts and ideas to meet client’s needs, translating them into policies, processes and systems.
  • Strong eye for business and clear understanding of market trends, competition, and culture. 
  • Ability to understand business goals and recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to drive continual improvements in strategic objectives, productivity, and development.
  • Experience in interlocution with CEOs and Management Committees and ability to build strong partnerships with leaders.
  • Ability to have a “big picture” perspective but also able to design, implement, and lead complex processes from a strategic and operational perspective.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to quickly establish and maintain trust and credibility with all partners. Sound judgment and emotional intelligence.
  • Collaborative team oriented person who can inspire trust and passion in the IDBG’s mission, establish productive relationships, and treat all individuals with fairness and respect.


Languages: You are proficient in oral and written in English and Spanish.

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Opportunity Summary:

Type of contract: Fixed term
Length of Contract: 3 years
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Location: Headquarters, Washington D.C., USA
Requirements: Candidates must be citizens of one of the IDB’s 48 member countries and have no family members currently working at the IDB Group.

About us: At the Inter-American Development Bank, we’re devoted 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.


A candidate has been pre-identified for this position and may apply. However, this remains a competitive process and other qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will be duly considered.

The IDB offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

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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