Innovation Specialist - Brazil

1800001297 Requisition #
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What you’ll need:

Citizenship: You are either a citizen of Brazil or a citizen of one of our 48-member countries with residency or legal 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:  You hold a master’s degree in Social Sciences , Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Communications, Marketing, Human-centered design/design thinking/design management, User experience, Innovation design/Product design, Entrepreneurship

  • You have at least 4 years of relevant experience related to the key responsibilities of the position.
  • You have experience in Brazil deploying innovation methodologies to facilitate design thinking and/or piloting processes for solutions.
  • You have an established network of connections with the innovation ecosystems in Brazil.
  • You have experience working in multi-disciplinary and/or cross-sector teams, with validated integration skills.

Other relevant skills and knowledge:

  • You have validated project management skills, including but not limited to: leadership, communication, planning, risk and cost management, negotiation, critical thinking, task and quality management.
  • You are results-oriented.
  • Your understanding of IDBG's mission, organizational structure, and business model is an advantage.
  • You are able to interpret and apply policies and frameworks that adapt to internal client needs and in the best interest of the IDBG.

Language requirement: You are fluent (written and oral) in Portuguese and English or Spanish.  Additional fluency in French is a plus.

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Opportunity Summary:
Type of contract: Fixed-term
Length of contract: 3 years, with possibility for renewal 

Starting date: Upon agreement with the candidate
Location: Brasília, 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: At the IDB, we’re committed 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.  


The IDB offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package. 

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.

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