Senior and Lead Evaluation Specialists

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  • Education: Masters or PhD degree in evaluation, economics, finance, social policy, public policy, or related discipline, with solid knowledge of international development issues.
  •  Experience: At least 8 years of relevant hands-on experience in economic development, including experience in a policy or operational position in a government, multilateral organization, donor agency, think tank, NGO, consulting firm or private financier dealing with issues of economic, environmental or social policy, project finance or development effectiveness. Prior experience working in the LAC region a plus.
Sector / technical expertise – Experience in any of the following preferred sectors would be a plus:


  • Infrastructure (e.g. energy, transport, water and sanitation, or urban infrastructure)
  • Public sector and institutions (e.g. procurement, taxation, financial management, regulation, public management, or transparency and integrity)
  • Private sector development (e.g. investment climate, financial inclusion, entrepreneurship, innovation, or business regulation)
  • Social sectors (e.g. education, health, labor, or social protection)
  •  Analytical and Critical thinking: Notably to analyze large amounts of qualitative and quantitative information on complex topics to understand, asses and develop recommendations. Need to balance attention to detail with the ability to understand the big picture, then synthesizing your insights to communicate them in a concise and persuasive way to high level executives.
  •  Technical skills: Strong analytical, writing, and verbal skills and good command of evaluation methods. Experience in one or more key IDB Group sectors. Ability to work effectively as a team member and over time as a team leader.
  •  Language: Proficiency in English and either Spanish, French or Portuguese. In case you are not fully fluent in Spanish, we will ask you to commit to training, since the skill is critical for long term success in the role.
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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.


The IDB offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.


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