IDB Invest - Development Effectiveness - Senior Associate - Multiple Locations

Development Effectiveness
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IDB Invest - Development Effectiveness - Senior Associate


The IDB Group is a community of diverse, versatile, and passionate people who come together on a journey to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our people find purpose and do what they love in an inclusive, collaborative, agile, and rewarding environment. 

About this position

We are searching for a development effectiveness senior associate working under the supervision of the Division Chief of the Development Effectiveness Division (DVF) of the Strategy and Development Department (DSP).

Our division is in charge of the design and implementation of the IDB Invest’s development effectiveness framework. It establishes, implements, and coordinates 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 our 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. DVF manages various tools such as: ex-ante and ex-post cost-benefit analysis, the Development Effectiveness Learning Tracking and Assessment Tool (DELTA), the Annual Supervision Report (ASR), the Expanded Supervision Reports (XSR), and in-depth and impact evaluations.


What you’ll do:

  • Implement and review development effectiveness tools. Ensure compliance with the evaluation standards embedded in the development effectiveness framework.
  • Ensure that throughout the lifecycle of IDB Invest products and services, 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 financial contribution of these products and services.
  • Participate in project preparation, providing technical advice on the project design and monitoring and evaluation plans. Provide training to our teams and clients on intervention logic, indicators, data collection, and evaluation methodologies.
  • Design and implement project/program assessments, thematic/sector reviews and studies’ systemic, catalytic, and demonstration effects. Project/program assessments include, but are not limited to ex-post evaluations, impact evaluations, and thorough testing of new products and services.
  • 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.
  • 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.


What you'll need 

Education: You hold a master’s degree in economics, Business Administration, Finance, Public Policy or related field for the officer position.


At least 3 years of proven 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 or impact 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 essential.
  • Strong project management skills and experience managing complex projects, developing and implementing innovation, as well as the ability to engage stakeholders across different levels of the organization.


  • You are proficient in oral and written English and Spanish; knowledge of Portuguese and/or French is a plus.


- Countries in the CSC Region: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.·        

- Countries in the CAN Region: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Perú.


Citizenship: You are either a citizen of the country where the position is located or with a residency or legal permit to work in this country. 

    Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to the fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB, IDB Invest, or IDB Lab. 


    Type of contract and duration

    •  National staff contract, 36 months initially, renewable upon mutual agreement. 

    What we offer 

    The IDB Group provides benefits that respond to the different needs and moments of an employee’s life. These benefits include: 

     A competitive compensation package. 

    • Leaves and vacations: 24 days of paid time off + 8 personal days + sick leave + gender-neutral parental leave.
    • Health Insurance: IDB Group provides employees and eligible dependents with a robust medical benefits program that covers medical, dental, vision, preventive care, and prescription drugs. 
    • Pension plan: defined benefit pension plan that provides financial security and supports employees in planning for their future. 
    • Hybrid and flexible work schedules. 
    • Health and wellbeing:  Access to our Health Services Center which provides preventive care and health education for employees. 
    • Development support: We offer tools to boost your professional profile such as mentoring, 1:1 professional counseling, training, and learning opportunities, language classes, and mobility options, among others. 

     Our culture 

    At the IDB Group we work so everyone brings their best and authentic selves to work, willing to try innovative approaches without fear, and where they are accountable and rewarded for their actions. 

    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) are at the center of our organization. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+ people, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. 


    We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job interview process. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please e-mail us at  to request reasonable accommodation to complete this application. 

    Our Human Resources Team reviews carefully every application.  

    About the IDB Group 

    The IDB Group, composed of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB Invest, and the IDB Lab offers flexible financing solutions to its member countries to finance economic and social development through lending and grants to public and private entities in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

    About IDB Invest 

    IDB Invest, a member of the IDB Group, is a multilateral development bank committed to promoting the economic development of its member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean through the private sector. IDB Invest finances sustainable companies and projects to achieve financial results and improve economic, social, and environmental development in the region. With a portfolio of $16.3 billion in asset management and 394 clients in 25 countries, IDB Invest provides innovative financial solutions and advisory services that meet the needs of its clients in a variety of industries. 


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