Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant (Investment Operations Department)

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Job Description


We are looking for a consultant to join the Advisory Services Team to support the goal of the Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in the Americas under the supervision of the Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Head. The Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in the Americas aims at supporting climate change transactions while having at least 40% of their operations having a gender or diversity component.

Background: At IDB Invest, we are convinced that an inclusive business is a better business. Our mission is to support IDB Invest’ clients in crafting a more inclusive business model by helping them create and implement their diversity and inclusion strategies.We do this in three ways: (1) by helping clients design gender and diversity action plans for their employees, (2) by supporting them creating new products or services that are more inclusive and (3) guiding them to have more women-owned or minority-owned businesses in their value chain. We focus on the inclusion of underrepresented groups such as, but not limited to, gender, indigenous and traditional people, people with disabilities, as well as Afro-descendants

The Team: The Investment Operations Department of IDB Invest is responsible for generating a portfolio of high quality, creditworthy, and environmentally and socially sound projects that result in significant development impact. The business cycle goes from the identification, selection, origination and execution of transactions to their monitoring. The Department follows a matrix model, with three Segment Divisions covering Infrastructure and Energy, Financial Institutions and Corporates, and three transversal areas such as the Financial Products and Services Division, the Advisory Services Team and the Portfolio Management Division.

The Advisory Services Team works closely with the Department’s divisions to prepare impactful projects, mainstreaming sustainability considerations, supporting champions in specific sectors through knowledge products and outreach activities and influencing the market through publications, conferences and other activities.

What you’ll do: Under the supervision of the Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Head, the consultant’s main functions and responsibilities include:

  • Create client strategies around diversity and inclusion by focusing on their talent, market and value chain (see IDB Invest strategy).

  • Implementation and monitoring of their D&I programs.

  • Ensure the delivery of training/workshops programs for clients in the relevant topics.

  • Consult with senior leadership teams to support local implementation and delivery, when required.

  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to amplify the work of gender, diversity and inclusion.

  • Draw upon internal and external D&I data and insights to implement targeted initiatives that support clientele business strategy.

  • Support team reporting efforts (donors reports, matrix results).

  • Create knowledge products on relevant topics.

  • Research on gender/diversity/climate topics to draw best practices and create programs that target both goals (climate change and inclusion).

  • Collaborate closely with the Communications team to amplify IDB Invest’s diversity and inclusion effort in partnership with the Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in the Americas.

What you’ll need:

Education: Master’s, MBA, or equivalent in Finance, International Development, Human Resources, Communications, Business Administration, Engineering, and/or others relevant field.

Experience: At least five (5) years of professional experience in similar positions whether in the private sector and/or development organizations. Understanding of client needs and challenges, market idiosyncrasies, and drivers of change in Latin America and the Caribbean shall be highly valued.

Languages: Proficiency in written and spoken in Spanish and English is required and a good command of French is welcome but not necessary

Opportunity Summary:

Type of contract: ConsultantLength of contract: 24 months

Location: IDB Invest headquarters in Washington DC, or any IDB Group office in Latin America or the Caribbean

Our culture: Working with us you will be surrounded by a diverse group of people who have years of experience in all types of private investment development fields, including infrastructure and energy, corporates, financial institutions, financial and non-financial products and services, gender and diversity, communications and much more.

Because we are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace diversity based on gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, and religion. We encourage women, Afro-descendants and persons of indigenous origins to apply.

About us: IDB Invest, a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, is a multilateral organization, committed to the development of the private sector of Latin America and the Caribbean by financing loans, equity investments, and guarantees. In addition, IDB Invest partners with clients to provide advisory and training services

Visa and Work Permit: The Bank, pursuant to applicable policies, may submit a visa request to the applicable immigration authorities; however, the granting of the visa is at the discretion of the immigration authorities. Notwithstanding, it is the responsibility of the candidate to obtain the necessary visa or work permits required by the authorities of the country(ies) in which the services will be rendered to the Bank. If a candidate cannot obtain a visa or work permit to render services to the Bank the Consultant offer will be rescinded

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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