Talent Acquisition Team Leader (HR Lead Specialist/Senior Specialist)

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Job title: Talent Acquisition Team Leader (HR Lead Specialist/Senior Specialist)

Background: The Human Resources Department (HRD) is responsible for the administration and development of the human resources in the IDB Group. It also oversees the implementation of the “Human Capital Strategy”, building and implementing programs and methodologies in direct support of our results-based business model, and focusing on the development of the Bank’s talent and technical skills capacity.

The team: The Talent Management Division (TLM) advises and supports client Departments in talent acquisition, talent management and planning, performance reviews and all other HR management actions. We are looking for an experienced Recruitment Leader to lead the end-to-end Talent Acquisition process, from marketing and outreach to hiring and on-boarding. The successful candidate will lead a team of recruiters and consultants and build the team further to ensure delivery of service at a world class level. There is a strong desire to bring the best practices' approach to talent solutions at the IDBG.

Working across 26 country offices in Latin America and the Caribbean, two regional offices in Asia and Europe, and headquarters, in Washington, D.C., HRD provides services and solutions in direct response to internal customers’ strategic objectives. HRD works to innovate and continuously improve their efforts to better serve the IDBG’s employees in the pursuit of the mission of the organization: to improve lives of all people in the region.

The Inter-American Development Bank is looking for a forward-looking, exceptional leader who can drive the IDBG strategy through our Human Resources practices including, but not limited to, overseeing the end-to-end recruitment of staff, consultants, executives, young professionals, interns, and specialized roles.

What you’ll do:

  • Ensure the ability to deliver robust and ready pipelines of diverse and qualified talent.

  • Design and lead proactive recruitment strategies for critical roles, and to ensure attraction of superior quality talent at every level.

  • In partnership with the HR Communications, promote the IDB Group employer brand in the market and ensure the IDB Group’s prominence as an employer of choice.

  • Lead the organizational transformation for Talent Acquisition, including new ATSs, processes and approaches, such as agile Talent Acquisition.

  • In partnership with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisor, develop and execute plans to reach the institution’s DEI goals, especially with underrepresented populations.

  • Facilitate strategic conversations with the leadership team to both plan future activities and examine existing programs to determine the effectiveness of recruitment efforts and where to improve.

  • Create, own and collaborate on plans and projects related to the Human Capital Strategy within the Talent Acquisition Team.

  • Develop appropriate KPIs, perform deep analysis of data to monitor and generate insights to a high-quality service for both internal clients and candidates.

  • Provide thought leadership to the Talent Acquisition team. Monitor the quality of outputs, achievement of goals, and annual objectives for the team.

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: Master's degree or equivalent advanced degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or other fields relevant to the responsibilities of the role. (PM). It would be ideal if an MBA is in innovation topics related to Talent Acquisition.

  • Experience: Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in talent acquisition. Of these, 5 years of experience in leading talent acquisition function/teams in a multinational environment, and leading major transformation in her/his team/area.

  • Technology Savvy: Management CRM-ATS process globally and innovative mindset. Data driven that allows decision making to provide great results.

  • Strong business acumen: Understanding business goals and recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to drive continuous improvement in business objectives, productivity, and development. Understanding nonprofit/ Financial/knowledge Institution, complex public/private landscape. Sensitive of creating a great candidate experience.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to quickly establish and maintain trust and credibility with all stakeholders. Sound judgment and emotional intelligence. Establishing and maintaining trust and credibility with all stakeholders and the ability to navigate complex scenarios.

  • A track record of being a collaborative team player who can inspire trust and passion in the IDB Group’s mission, establish productive relationships, and treat all individuals with fairness and respect.

  • The ability to lead by example and manage efforts via relationships and influence.

  • Languages: Oral and written proficiency in English and Spanish required; knowledge of Portuguese and/or French is a plus.

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Opportunity Summary:

  • Type of contract: Fixed-term, International Staff

  • Length of contract: 3 years

  • Starting date: As soon as possible

  • Location: Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA

Our inclusive 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 three resource groups: The Afro-Descendant Alliance Group, GLOBE (LGBT), and our Professional Women’s Network.

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 benefits and compensation package.

The IDB is committed to diversity and inclusion and to providing equal opportunities in employment. We embrace diversity on the basis of gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and HIV/AIDs status. We encourage women, Afro-descendants and persons of indigenous origins to apply.

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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