Operations Consultant for Housing and Urban Development Division

Technical Support
2100000313 Requisition #
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What you’ll need:


  • 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 fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB Group.
  • Education: Minimum Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Urban Development, Architecture, Cultural Heritage Management or similar area.
  • Experience: At least 5 years of work experience in urban planning, design processes, project management and at working in public policy, international development, or a related field. Experience working on development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean is a plus.
  • Languages: Fluency in English and Dutch. Spanish is desirable, other IDB languages a plus.


Core and Technical Competencies: Strong analytical, strategic, quantitative, planning, organizing, and executing skills; ability to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, and change. Public policy, applied communications, and experience managing multi-stakeholder projects or processes.


Excellent written and oral communication; strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, ability to work independently, self-initiative and responsibility. Knowledge of Bank procedures and experience working in Latin America and the Caribbean a plus.


Opportunity Summary: 


  • Type of contract: Consultant full time.
  • Length of contract: 6 months (renewable based on performance and business need).
  • Starting date: April 1st of 2021.
  • Location: IDB Country Office in Suriname (CCB/CSU).
  • Responsible Person: Sector Senior Specialist CSD/HUD.
  • 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.


Because we are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, afro-descendants, and indigenous people 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.


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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