Office of Ethics (ETH/ETH) - Investigations Consultant

Technical Support
2400000542 Requisition #

Post of duty: Washington, DC

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

The Office of Ethics (ETH/ETH) is responsible for providing impartial assistance to IDB Group employees and Management in reviewing and resolving matters regarding ethics and conduct in the workplace to contribute to good governance and helps to preserve and promote institutional integrity. 

We are seeking a dynamic, resourceful, and reliable Investigations Consultant to join the Office of Ethics. As an Investigations Consultant, you will support investigators in conducting internal administrative investigations involving allegations of workplace misconduct including harassment, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, conflicts of interest, whistleblower retaliation, fraud and corruption, violations of Bank rules and policies, and other policy violations. You will be expected to conduct these investigations thoroughly and objectively, paying attention to detail, timeliness, and cost control.

What you’ll do:

• Receive and review Misconduct allegations; assess complaints for ETH jurisdiction; assist with investigation plans and strategies.

• Participate in interviews of staff members and other involved parties.

• Obtain, review, and analyze relevant case information.

• Assist in the presentation of findings; draft case documentation; draft, review and edit investigative reports and other work products and supporting documentation.

• Support the Investigations Team in the data entry of all the information related to allegations into case management system and conduct data analysis when needed.

• Perform comparative research on law standards and best practices in comparator organizations.

• Draft and review templates and protocols.

• Prepare high quality and timely case briefing material for internal and external use.

• Contribute to special initiatives and projects and other ad hoc assignments.

• Engage in outreach and education missions to Country Offices.

• Support ETH in other areas, primarily in training and outreach activities. 

What you'll need

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent post-graduate education in one of the following fields: law, compliance, criminology/criminal justice, or other fields relevant to the responsibilities of the role.
  • Experience: You should have at least 2 years of combined similar professional experience, with a preference for experience in one or more of the following areas: investigations of employee misconduct, including harassment, sexual harassment, conflicts of interest, retaliation, and other forms of workplace misconduct/wrongdoing in public, multilateral or private sectors; criminal prosecution, and/or integrity.
  • Languages: Proficiency in Spanish and English, spoken and written, is required. Additional knowledge of French and Portuguese is preferable. 

Key skills

  • Learn continuously.
  • Collaborate and share knowledge.
  • Focus on clients.
  • Communicate and influence.
  • Innovate and try new things.


  • Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries.  
  • 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:

  • Type of contract: International Consultant Full-Time.
  • Length of contract: 18 months.
  • Work Location: On-site.

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 packages.
  • Leaves and vacations: 2 days per month of contract + gender- neutral parental leave.
  • Health Insurance: the IDB Group provides a monthly allowance for the purchase of health insurance.
  • Savings plan: ​​​​​​​The IDB Group cares about your future, depending on the length of the contract, you will receive a monthly savings plan allowance.
  • We offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your family when it applies.
  • Hybrid and flexible work schedules.
  • Development support: We offer learning opportunities to boost your professional profile such as seminars, 1:1 professional counseling, and much more.
  • Health and wellbeing:  Access to our Health Services Center which provides preventive care and health education for all employees.
  • Other perks: Lactation Room, Daycare Center, Gym, Bike Racks, Parking, 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

We work to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, we help improve health and education and advance infrastructure. Our aim is to achieve development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way. With a history dating back to 1959, today we are the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. We provide loans, grants, and technical assistance; and we conduct extensive research. We maintain a strong commitment to achieving measurable results and the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and accountability.

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