Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Chief of Advisory Services Division

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Job Description

Are you passionate about promoting sustainable development? Do you have a track record advising private sector companies? Are you recognized as a forward-thinking leader? If you want to see the impact of your team on people’s lives, we want to hear from you. The role You will be promoting sustainability in our areas of focus: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Gender, Diversity and Inclusion, and MSME development, and cross cutting themes such as Digitalization and Public Private Partnerships The Advisory Services Division is part of our Investment Operations Department (INO). INO is responsible for generating a portfolio of high quality, high impact and creditworthy investment projects in the areas of Infrastructure and Energy, Financial Institutions and Corporates. You will report directly to the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and guide a dedicated team of approximately 30 full-time employees in delivering advisory services to IDB Invest’s clients throughout the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region and helping integrate sustainability in our strategy and operations. You will be leading the Advisory Service Division, a team of specialists that works closely with INO’s investment teams to offer innovative solutions to our clients. You will also work with other departments and divisions within IDB Invest, to ensure the institution “walks the talk” and adopts a sustainability culture that links our actions to our mission. Advisory services contribute to the financial sustainability of IDB Invest, by generating revenue and by attracting new and more impactful investment opportunities. You will be responsible for delivering advisory services that respond to the sustainability challenges of the LAC region and to our client’s needs. What you will do
  • Manage a team of specialists based in headquarters and field offices to deliver advisory services. Coordinate with Segment Divisions to originate sustainable investment and advisory service opportunities with existing and potential clients.

  • Strengthen and scale the advisory agenda and strategy, across departments and with our clients. Coordination and alignment with the ESG Safeguards Division and the Development Effectiveness Division will be crucial in order to ensure advisory opportunities properly address ESG risks and contribute to development effectiveness and impact. Coordinate with the relevant counterparts at the IDB to inform and bring to bear upstream work with the public sector in the region.

  • Manage and update an Advisory Services product offering aimed at supporting IDB Invest clients and partners integrate sustainability considerations into their strategies.

  • Coordinate the design and implementation of a knowledge agenda and a marketing strategy to position IDB Invest as a partner of choice for the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean to respond to the region’s sustainable development challenges.

  • Build capacity throughout the organization to increase our understanding and adoption of sustainability practices so that our values, our work with clients and our corporate practices are increasingly aligned with our mission. Ensure the organization meets its institutional targets on climate finance, gender, diversity and inclusion and MSME development.

  • Lead the development of the corporate sustainability disclosure framework following the latest industry sustainability disclosure standards.

  • Support partnership and fundraising efforts in order to mobilize public, private and philanthropic resources into our advisory agenda.

Education: You hold a Master’s in Business Administration, Finance, Engineering, Sustainability or relevant field. Experience: You have a minimum of ten years of relevant professional experience as a head of sustainability at a corporation, a bank or a consulting firm or a think tank providing advisory services. Skills: You are an entrepreneurial problem solver with a track record for translating strategy into action plans and results. You have proven skill in building relations with corporate executives using your strong interpersonal and presentation skills. You have a strong ability to collaborate cross-functionally. Languages: You are a proficient English and Spanish speaker.   Opportunity Summary Type of contract: Fixed-term, staff Location: Washington DC, USA Our culture: Working with us you will be surrounded by a diverse group of people who have years of experience in all types of development fields, including transportation, health, gender and diversity, communications and much more. About us: IDB Invest, a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, is a multilateral organization based in Washington, D.C., that is committed to the development of Latin America and the Caribbean through the private sector. IDB Invest offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package. IDB Invest 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. Additional Information

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