Project Assistant Consultant of the Fiscal Management Division

Technical Support
2100001308 Requisition #

Project Assistant Consultant of the Fiscal Management Division


Background of this search:

Established in 1959, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is the main source of multilateral financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. It provides loans, grants, guarantees, policy advice and technical assistance to the public and private sectors of its borrowing member countries.

The Fiscal Management Division (IFD/FMM) supports the efforts of the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean to reinforce their fiscal policy and management at both the national and subnational levels in order to boost economic development and reduce inequality and poverty. FMM's main areas of work are tax policy and administration, public expenditure policy and administration, subnational fiscal policy and administration, fiscal sustainability, macro-fiscal policy, and fiscal transparency.

What you’ll do:

To assist IFD/FMM’s project team leaders throughout the preparation, processing, and execution of the Bank’s operations (including loans, technical cooperation’s, knowledge products, operational inputs, loans results reports). Provide technical and analytical support to the Division’s project team leaders in their operational and administrative activities.

The selected candidate will:

  • Contribute on the preparation and execution of lending operations and technical cooperation.
  • Gather information and background data for specific operations, selecting and organizing documentation to be used by the team in the development of operational documents.
  • Participate in drafting, proofreading, and processing operational documents before their submission to the different committees throughout the project cycle, in order to guarantee the consistency, integrity and quality of the final product, as well as the correct application of the corresponding guides and procedures.
  • Review project reports for loans and technical cooperation’s in accordance with Bank’s policies, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Provide guidance to project team leaders in HQ and Country Offices on the preparation, scheduling, and processing of Bank operations.
  • Establish and monitor calendar for the preparation of operations, ensuring teams understand their obligations and the relevant milestones for its final approval
  • Prepare memos and other communications required for document processing and distribution (example aide memoires).
  • As assigned, maintain and update operation and mission related activities within Bank Systems.
  • Follow up on the status of the Division pipeline of loan operations and technical cooperation, as well as PCR’s and other relevant products.
  • Publish approved documents in the Bank’s Internet website, as regulated by policy OP-102 and document GN-1831-36.
  • Work closely with the Division’s Resource Planner and Budget Coordinator to assist on administrative requirements and processes that are related to the corporate side of the Division.
  • Provide support on the processing of individual contracts and firms contracts as well as helping on the contract administration, (using pertinent bank systems) and payment processing requests.
  • Support all administrative tasks that accompany the operations under the assigned portfolio
  • Have knowledge of regulations/norms and procedures of the Bank to effectively perform each of the processes under responsibility
  • Provide logistical and administrative support in the organization of seminars, conferences, and meetings of the Division.
  • Other tasks as needed.​​​​​​​

What you’ll need:

  • Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries.
  • 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: Technical studies or associate degree in Business Administration, Economics, or any related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred. (Demonstrated equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of degree)
  • Experience: Two years of relevant work experience preferred. Having worked at the IDB is a plus.
  • Languages: English and Spanish are required.

Core and Technical Competencies:

  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office
  • Knowledge of Bank’s administrative and operational policies and procedures.
  • Ability to provide clear, concise, and timely information.
  • Ability to work independently, within initiative and responsibility, and establish work priorities.
  • Effective communication orally and in writing with diverse audiences and professional presence through clear and respectful communication.
  • Ability to work as team member to complete work assignments, achieve common goals, and contribute towards a positive work environment.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize in order to organize work. Maintain focus and attention on critical tasks, while finding ways to handle other important requests as they are generated.
  • Knowledge of the organization, understanding of the IDB's culture, its organizational structure, and the roles of the people to whom it provides support.
  • Analyzes situations from the client's perspective to determine the best client-focused response.

Opportunity Summary: 

  • Type of contract: Consultant, Full Time.
  • Length of contract: 19 months as a minimum recruitment period.
  • Location: Washington D.C., Headquarters.
  • Responsible person: Division Chief, Fiscal Management Division (IFD/FMM).
  • 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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