IDB Lab Consultant on Innovation Ecosystems in Brazil

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What you’ll need:

  • Citizenship: You are a citizen of Brazil or a citizen of one of our 48 member countries with legal or residence permit to work in Brazil.
  • Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB Group.
  • Education: A degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance or similar studies.
  • Experience:  Required: Minimum three (3) years’ experience with exposure to the Brazilian innovation ecosystem and entrepreneurship (e.g., accelerators, tech centers, entrepreneurship centers, venture capital industry, etc.). Experience in managing projects and/or monitoring of programs with innovation partners, including designing activities, convening key actors, forging partnerships, managing budgets and procurement.  Preferred: Familiarity with financial analysis, such as loans and venture capital deals, project finance, and the analysis of financial statements, and with the supervision of investments and loans. Deep knowledge of the innovation ecosystem and entrepreneurship in the North and Northeast regions of Brazil.
  • Languages: Fluency in Portuguese and English is required. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus.

Core and Technical Competencies

  • Experience with development-oriented innovation projects—operations that seek to utilize private-sector driven innovation to generate positive social and environmental impacts and financial returns, including operations that focus on building private ecosystems for innovation and impact.
  • Specific expertise and knowledge in technology and innovation are a plus (e.g., fintech, attach, healthiest, or other topics that emphasize tech-driven innovation).
  • Needs to be results-oriented, hard-working, results-driven, client-focused, flexible and have business acumen.
  • Experience with relationship building, managing multiple stakeholders and team building.

Opportunity Summary:

  • Type of contract and modality:  Consultant full time
  • Length of contract:  12 months
  • Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Requirements: You must be a citizen of Brazil or of one of the IDB’s 48 member countries with working permit to reside in Brazil, and have no family members currently working at the IDB Group.
  • Responsible person: IDB Lab Unit Chief of Discovery and IDB Representative in Brazil. The consultant will coordinate day-to-day activities with the designated IDB Lab Specialist and also coordinate, as needed, with designated specialists from different IDB Group windows (IDB and IDB Invest sector specialists and KIC’s innovation team in Brazil).
  • Requirements: The candidate must be a citizen of Brazil; or be a citizen of one of the Bank’s member countries and have permission to work in Brazil.

Our culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an employee you can be part of internal resource groups that connect our diverse community around common interests

We encourage women, afro-descendants, people of indigenous origins, and persons with disabilities to apply.

About us: IDB Lab is the innovation laboratory of the IDB Group, the leading source of development finance and know-how for improving lives in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The purpose of IDB Lab is to drive innovation for inclusion in the region, by mobilizing financing, knowledge, and connections to co-create solutions capable of transforming the lives of vulnerable populations affected by economic, social or environmental factors.

Since 1993 IDB Lab has approved more than US $2 billion in projects deployed across 26 LAC countries. As of October 29, 2018, IDB Lab is the new identity of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF).

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for our Region, the IDB Group is reviewing its hiring needs and re-prioritizing its areas of talent acquisition. We encourage candidates to continue to apply to the active postings, yet current job openings may be subject to further decisions in terms of timing of the processes, or other actions, in accordance with business needs. Final hiring decisions may also be conditioned to the candidate’s ability to timely relocate to the post of duty at the moment of starting service.

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