Senior or Lead Transport Specialist

1800001267 Requisition #
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What you’ll need: 

Citizenship: You are either a citizen of Brazil or a citizen of one of our 48-member countries with residency or legal permit to work in Brazil.


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:  You hold an advanced degree in Engineering, Economics, Law, Public Policy or related fields with a Master’s Degree. Your PhD is also desirable.


Experience:  You have at least 10+ years of relevant experience (preferably international) in planning, designing, and evaluating transport projects, with thorough knowledge on the sector’s institutional framework in Latin America and the Caribbean, and experience with Public Private Associations, preferably regarding technical, legal, and financial structuring.


  • Your knowledge of any of the specific dimensions of private public projects, for example; engineering, finances, or law will be added value
  • Thorough knowledge of the functioning of the Brazilian public sector and vast comprehension of the reality of the country, specifically in transport issues (urban, interurban, passengers and cargo), at a technical and at an institutional level, as well as in the private sector and in the relationships with other countries, regions, credit institutions and other relevant actors.
  • Your experience regarding the economic evaluation of transport projects is desired.
  • You have at least five (5) years of specific experience regarding the execution, supervision, management, acquisition, financing, promotion, programming, design, and evaluation of infrastructure projects, as well as the handling of sector policies and good practices.,
  • Your specific experience in the development of innovative technological application in transport systems or infrastructure is desirable.
  • You have at least three or more years of experience in directing, leading or coordinating entities, dependencies or other organizational units, comprised of professionals, mainly from the infrastructure sector and preferably from the transport sector. It is important that your experience includes responsibility over the strategic management of the organizational unit, its financial and human resources, as well as the development of new products and business opportunities.

Languages: You are proficient (oral and written) in Portuguese and English; your fluency in Spanish and/or French is a plus.    


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Opportunity Summary: 


Type of contract: Fixed term


Length of contract: 3 years


Starting date: March 2019


Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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.


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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