Operational/Sector Lead/Principal Specialist

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What you will need:

·       Education: Master’s or Doctorate in Economics, Public Policy, Business Administration, or other relevant fields.

·    Experience: At least ten years of operational experience in the design and implementation of development projects and use of lending and financial instruments. Experience leading operational teams and working in country offices is a plus

·       Languages: Proficiency English, spoken and written, is required. Additional knowledge of Spanish, French and Portuguese is a plus.

Key skills

·       Mentor and develop.

·       Promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

·       Focus on clients.

·       Communicate and influence.

·       Innovate and try new things.



·       Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries. We may offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your eligible       dependents.  

·       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 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, including an annual base salary expressed on a net-of-tax basis. 

·      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 that covers medical, dental, vision,    preventive care, and prescription drugs.  

·      Pension plan: defined benefit pension plan that provides financial security and supports 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 well-being:  Access to our Health Services Center that 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 diversity@iadb.org to request a 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  


The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.  


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