Treasury & Risk Senior Specialist – Derivatives Risk Manager

Treasury and Risk
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  • Education: Master’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, or a related discipline.  Additional Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation preferred.
  • Experience: [i] Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in Treasury, capital markets, portfolio management, or in managing risks of fixed income and derivative portfolios; [ii] outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills, with a clear ability to add value to the risk management process through creative thinking and in-depth and disciplined analyses; [iii] proven ability to apply broad and deep knowledge of international financial markets and products to address the financial risks of multi-currency investment, funding, and derivative portfolios; [iv] seasoned in the use of financial models as well as quantitative techniques; [v] knowledge of relevant banking regulation, including regulatory frameworks such as Basel III; [vi] experience in the negotiation of master netting and collateral agreements such as ISDA, CSA, or financial contracts, desirable; [vii] demonstrated ability to lead project teams and risk management functions; [viii] ability to draft well-written, coherent analyses and proposals to senior management and to engage senior decision-makers on complex risk issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to present complex and technical issues in simple terms.
  • Ability to lead project teams and risk management functions.
  • Advanced computer skills, with familiarity with specialized risk models or systems a plus.
  • Languages: Fluency in English is required. Additional knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese or French is preferred.

Key Skills 

Core Competencies

  • Collaboration, Teamwork and Inclusion: Works cooperatively with others independent of background (e.g., gender, ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, background, perspective) or organizational role, and takes a team-based and inclusive approach to projects and decision           making.
  • Innovation and Creativity: Develops imaginative ideas and solutions through creativity, experimentation and critical thinking.
  • Communication and Influence: Communicates effectively and leverages relationships and strategies to influence others.
  • Client Focus: Understands client needs and provides services that meet their expectations for quality and performance; meets the Bank's expectations for ethical behavior. 

Technical Competencies

  • Quantitative Analysis:  Uses analytical tools and mathematical processes to empirically analyze and evaluate data and information.
  • Qualitative Analysis: Investigates beyond numbers through research and intuition to determine the reasonableness of information used for decision-making.
  • Financial Market Knowledge: Understands financial market dynamics, products and economics and their implications for financial and risk management.
  • Financial Operations: Researches, analyzes, inputs and reports information on the origination, execution and monitoring of financial operations.
  • Systems and Applications Knowledge: Leverages systems and applications knowledge to enter data, process transactions, conduct relevant analyses, and generate reports.
  • Risk Awareness: Understands, analyzes, acts on and communicates risks by applying appropriate controls and risk mitigation procedures.
  • Business Acumen: Demonstrates an understanding of own functional area, the business of the Department and the IDB's needs and priorities. Understands and applies knowledge of IDB strategies, business priorities and policies to accomplish goals and execute on business area work program.


  • 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 the fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB, IDB Invest, or IDB Lab. 

Type of contract and duration 

  • International staff contract, 36 months initially, renewable upon mutual agreement. 

What we offer 

The IDB group provides benefits that respond to the different needs and moments of an employee’s life. These benefits include: 

  •  A competitive compensation package, including an annual base salary expressed on a net- of-tax basis
  • Leaves and vacations: 24 days of paid time off + 8 personal days + sick leave + gender- neutral parental leave 
  • Health Insurance: IDB Group provides employees and eligible dependents with a robust medical benefits program which covers medical, dental, vision, preventive care, and prescription drugs. 
  • Pension plan: defined benefit pension plan that provides financial security and support employees in planning for their future. 
  • We offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your family, when it applies 
  • Hybrid and flexible work schedules 
  • Health and wellbeing:  Access to our Health Services Center which provides preventive care and health education for employees. 
  • Development support: We offer tools to boost your professional profile such as mentoring, 1:1 professional counseling, training and learning opportunities, language classes, mobility options, among others. 
  • Other perks: Lactation Room, Daycare Center, Gym, Bike Racks, Parking, Spouse Career Program, and others. 

Our culture 

At the IDB Group we work so everyone brings their best and authentic selves to work, willing to try new approaches without fear, and where they are accountable and rewarded for their actions. 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) are at the center of our organization. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+ people, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. 

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job interview process. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please e-mail us at to request reasonable accommodation to complete this application.

Our Human Resources Team reviews carefully every application.  

About the IDB Group 

The IDB Group, composed of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB Invest, and the IDB Lab offers flexible financing solutions to its member countries to finance economic and social development through lending and grants to public and private entities in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

About IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.

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