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Research Fellow Program for the Office of Evaluation and Oversight

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Background:The Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is seeking several Research Fellows (RF) to work at IDB Headquarters in Washington, D.C. OVE is an independent evaluation office that conducts project, program and corporate evaluations of IDB’s and IDB Invest’s activities and reports directly to these institutions’ Boards.
 
The Research Fellow program offers selected candidates the opportunity to contribute to OVE’s work program, learn about evaluation and gain work experience in a multilateral development finance institution over a period of up to three years. The program is open to citizens from IDB member countries who are under 33 years of age by January 1, 2019, (or 38 years of age for the diversity groups defined in the Bank’s Young Professionals Diversity Program) and have a graduate degree from a recognized university or accredited institution.
 
What you’ll do: RFs will work under the guidance of senior staff on evaluations of the IDB Group’s programs and activities. Work ranges from assembling, analyzing and presenting core evaluative information to preparing specific analytical pieces and background papers as inputs to evaluations led by senior staff. The Office’s work plan includes country program, corporate, thematic and project evaluations. Candidates should possess flexibility to work on various topics according to the demands of the Office. Excellent team work and an ability to work in a multi-cultural environment are also important.
What you’ll need:
  • CitizenshipYou 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: Recently completed (within three years or less) Master’s degree or higher in Economics, Finance, Public Policy, Social Policy or a related field.
  • Experience: The program is open to recent graduates (3 years or less) or current students in recognized universities or accredited institutions who are under 33 years of age by January 1, 2019. (Or 38 years of age for the diversity groups defined in the Bank’s Young Professionals Diversity Program) and possess a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.
  • Languages: Proficiency in English and Spanish/Portuguese, strong oral and written communication skills, and strong analytical skills (including proficiency in the use of qualitative and quantitative techniques and standard statistics/econometric software packages) are required.
 
Opportunity Summary:
  • Type of contract: Consultant– Full time
  • Length of contract: Initial contract 19 months, renewable up to an additional 17 months, depending on performance and business needs.
  • Starting date: First half of 2019
  • Location: IDB Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA.  The Bank will contribute toward travel and moving expenses, if applicable. If a candidate is not a citizen or resident of the United States, the Bank will apply for a G-IV visa from the Consulate of the United States in the candidate's country of origin. If a candidate cannot obtain a visa to work at the IDB, the contractual offer will be rescinded.
  • Supervisor: Economics Principal Advisor of the Office of Evaluation and Oversight
  • 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. (Up to the fourth degree of consanguinity and the second degree of affinity, including spouse).
     
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.  
 
Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications. 

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