IDB Invest Operational Risk Officer Washington DC

Risk Management
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Education: master’s degree in accounting, economy, finance, engineering, or other related field.

Certifications: CRISC, CISA, CISM, ISO 31000LA, ISO 27001LA, IS22301LA, and ORM are desirable.

Languages: oral and written proficiency in English and Spanish is required; knowledge of Portuguese is a plus.

Systems: Proficiency with Microsoft tools: Excel, Power Point, Visio, Power BI, and Google Analytics. Advanced user of operational risk management and data analytics tools.

Experience: Minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience (minimum of 8 years desired) in risk management practices implementation at a peer institution, regulatory agency, financial services provider, and international firms. A minimum of 4 years of business processes risk assessment experience. Extensive experience in internal loss data and scenario analysis. Vast experience in process reengineering and optimization. Strong experience in developing and implementing operational risk framework as the second line of defense. Experience in the evaluation of information technology and business continuity risks. Experience applying project management standard methodologies to manage and monitor operational risk projects and operational risk strategies implementation. Experience in the implementation of COSO and ERM frameworks will be considered a plus. Additional experiences in economic capital, market risk, ALM, or credit portfolio management will be considered a plus.

Key skillsStrong analytical capabilities to gather and analyze business data. Proven problem-solving abilities and excellent interpersonal skills to effectively work with project teams and relevant partners. Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects. Ability to synthesize complex information clearly for a broad range of audiences. 



·         Citizenship: No requirements


·         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


·         International: International 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 which covers medical, dental, vision, preventive care, and prescription drugs. 

·         Pension plan: defined benefit pension plan that provides financial security and support employees in planning for their future. 

·         We offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your family, when it applies 

·         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, mobility options, among others. 

·         Other perks: Lactation Room, Daycare Center, Gym, Bike Racks, Parking, Spouse Career Program, and others. 



Our culture 


At the IDB Group we work so everyone brings their best and authentic selves to work, willing to try new 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 maximize 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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