Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Consultant (Mainstreaming Diversity Issues in Operations)

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Job Description


Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is one of the most diverse regions in the world. However, certain social groups with distinctive characteristics and identities such as indigenous peoples, afro descendant, persons with disabilities, and people with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBT+) have been historically marginalized from development and public policy processes. They need immediate support to development.

As an international organization, the Inter-American Development Bank develops projects on health, education, social protection, water and sanitation, infrastructure, and other development areas. The Gender and Diversity Division (GDI) develops non-reimbursable technical assistance operations and analytical products that are aimed to close gaps in the areas of gender and diversity. This one-year consultancy will support the operational and analytical work at the Gender and Diversity Division.

The team’s mission:

The Social Sector (SCL) is a multidisciplinary team convinced that investing in people is the way to improve lives and overcome the development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean. Jointly with the countries in the region, the Social Sector formulates public policy solutions to reduce poverty and improve the delivery of education, work, social protection, and health services. Our objective is to advance a more productive region, with equal opportunities for men and women, and greater inclusion of the most vulnerable groups

The Gender and Diversity Division´s mission is to promote gender equality and development with identity of indigenous peoples, and the inclusion of African descendants, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ individuals in Latin America and the Caribbean through policy and strategic guidance, as well as technical assistance and Training Programs.

Objective: The objective of this consultancy is to support the Gender and Diversity Division of the Social Sector (SCL/GDI) in developing technical and operational activities. Activities include the production of knowledge related to the sector, technical inputs to support the development of country strategies, project monitoring, and participation in IDB project teams to mainstream gender and diversity issues according to the Bank's Gender and Diversity Action Plans.

What you’ll do:

Operational Support: Support the participation of indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples, through consultation processes and dialogues, as means to guarantee the inclusion of their perspectives in the Design and/or execution of projects in their territories.

Supervise the execution of projects on gender and diversity including:

Mapping of indigenous territories in Panama.

• Indigenous and Inclusive Education in Ecuador.

• Sports for Development with Identity, Inclusion, and Border Integration.

• Support for the reformulation of Operations to respond to the health Emergency Covid-19 in Honduras.

• Regional Strategy to recover indigenous and Afro-descendant economies with a gender perspective.

• Support the development of knowledge and communicational products related to gender and diversity issues.

• Collaborate with other teams to mainstream gender equality and diversity issues in projects to move forward with the Gender and Diversity Action Plans.

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: degree in social sciences or similar fields. Applied economics, Data Collection, and Analysis, research methods, impact evaluation.

Experience: 5 years of experience working in the field. Knowledge of implementation of Development Projects. Habilities for multidisciplinary work and teamwork. Work experience with indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants, or in contexts of high diversity.

Languages: Fluent in Spanish and English.

Opportunity Summary:

Type of contract: Consultant, full-time (CNS)

Length of contract: 12 months.

Starting date: July 1st2020.

Location: IDB Headquarters, Washington, DC

Responsible person: Division Chief (SCL/GDI).

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.

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.

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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