Integration and Trade Specialist

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Integration and Trade Specialist
Integration and Trade Sector (INT)


The Integration and Trade Sector (INT) provides a wide-range of products to support the integration, trade and investment agenda of our region through; (i) the design, preparation and execution of an operational pipeline and portfolio of financial operations (loans, technical assistance, and operational inputs); (ii) support to strategic integration initiatives within the region and with external strategic partners in the Americas, Europe and Asia; (iii) support to the Public-Private development and integration agenda in the region (through initiatives such as ConnectAmericas, the Americas Business Dialogue and the organization of major international trade and investment fora); (iv) high-level policy dialogues and applied policy research on issues related to trade, investment and integration; and (v) expert technical assistance and capacity building.

The team: 

INT’s Regional Integration Unit (RIU) is responsible for: (i) leading the Bank’s work on strategic integration initiatives that require a multi sector approach, enhancing synergies and ensuring the initiatives’ progress and the involvement of the private sector, (ii) designing and implementing operations and technical assistance in the area of regional integration in collaboration with other Sectors and areas of the Bank, (iii) developing knowledge products in the area of regional integration, and (iv) strengthening the institutional capacity of relevant and multi-sector regional integration initiatives in LAC. 

What you will do:

  • Support RIU’s technical and operational work on the main regional integration initiatives.. (Pacific Alliance, MERCOSUR, Andean Community of Nations, SIECA, CARICOM, and others).
  • Coordinate the Unit’s technical and political dialogue mechanisms with the private sector on regional integration issues.
  • Support the Unit Chief’s efforts in identifying, fostering and coordinating high-level collaboration networks and partnerships to advance the Bank’s operational and knowledge integration agenda across the region with a multi sectoral approach. 
  • Collaborate in the coordination and elaboration of the Unit’s knowledge and operational products on regional integration issues with a multi sectoral approach.
  • Provide technical assistance to borrowers, executing agencies, country offices and other Divisions of the Bank in matters related to regional integration.

Education: Master’s degree in Economics, Law, International Development, International Relations, Public Policy, Government or other related fields.
Experience: you have at least 8 years of experience in the field of regional integration, and at least 5 years leading projects, dialogue mechanisms, or initiatives related to regional integration. You should also be able to demonstrate a strong expertise in the rest of the activities related to the key responsibilities of the position.
Languages: You are proficient in both oral and written English and Spanish. Knowledge of another Bank official language (French or Portuguese) is a plus.


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Opportunity Summary:  
Type of contract: Staff 
Starting date: Upon mutual agreement 
Location: Washington, DC. 
Requirements: You must be a citizen of one of the IDB’s 48 member countries and have no family members currently working at the IDB Group.   

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.

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.

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. In the event, the selected candidate cannot relocate to the post of duty, the start date may have to be postponed or temporary work agreement ratified, ad-hoc, in accordance with business needs and applicable policies, with the view of having the candidate physically present in the post of duty by July 1 at the latest, should travel regulations permit it.

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