Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Gender Equality Operations and Analytical Support Consultant

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Job Description

Gender Equality Operations and Analytical Support Consultant Background of this search: The Gender and Diversity Division of the Social Sector (SCL/GDI) is looking for a gender operations and analytical support consultant to contribute to the implementation of the IDB’s Gender Action Plan (GAP). The consultant should have at least five years of experience in the Design, implementation, and/or monitoring and evaluation of development projects and analytical work on development issues that includes a focus on gender issues. In August 2020, Bank approved an Update to the GAP for 2020-2021. It includes four specific objectives:
  1. Agenda Setting. Contribute to positioning gender equality issues on the public policy agenda and in development programming in IDB borrowing member countries through IDB CSs and other instruments.

  2. Supporting Gender Equality and Empowerment through Bank Operations. Improve the quality of IDB-financed operations that support gender equality and empowerment, in both project design and execution. This will include a focus on addressing gender-specific effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  3. Preventing Adverse Impacts and Gender-Based Risks. Facilitate the transition to the Bank’s new gender equality standard, outlined in the Environmental and Social Policy Framework.

  4. Knowledge Development and Capacity Building. Generate knowledge and build capacity to address gender issues in LAC and identify effective approaches to address them.

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. The objective is to advance a more productive region, with equal opportunities for men and women, and greater inclusion of the most vulnerable groups. The IDB´s Gender and Diversity Division (GDI) was created in 2007. Its mission is to promote gender equality and support development with identity for African descendants and indigenous peoples in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region through policy and strategic guidance, as well as technical assistance and Training Programs. In addition to designing and implementing its own project portfolio, the Gender and Diversity Division (“SCL/GDI” or “GDI”) of the IDB leads the Coordination and monitoring of the GAP, provides technical assistance for gender mainstreaming, develops sector and country specific analytical work on gender issues, and supports learning/capacity building activities on gender equality and mainstreaming for the institution and its member countries. Additionally, GDI facilitates the monitoring of gender-related results, both at the project and corporate levels. This consultancy will contribute to implementing priority actions of the updated GAP 2020-2021 across its specific objectives related to gender mainstreaming in operations, agenda setting, knowledge generation and capacity building. The consultant will offer a range of services including operational support and the development of analytical products associated with country level and regional gender issues. What you’ll do The main objective of the consultancy is to contribute to the implementation of IDB’s Gender Action Plan, through both operational and analytical support. The contractual will (i) provide operational support for gender mainstreaming in IDB-financed operations, (ii) contribute to the preparation and implementation of stand-alone projects that directly invest in gender equality, (iii) develop analytical inputs and knowledge products on key gender issues in the LAC region and how to address them in operations, and (iv) contribute to the design of in-house training on gender mainstreaming for IDB staff. You will work directly with the GDI, to implement the following activities:
  • Prepare analytical inputs on country-level gender issues and policy options for the IDB’s Country Strategies (including quantitative Analysis on country-level gender issues and policy recommendations).

  • Participate in the preparation and implementation of innovative projects that address gender issues in LAC as a team member of operations led by SCL/GDI or other divisions from the Bank.

  • Provide technical comment on the quality of gender mainstreaming in loan operations in preparation during eligibility and quality review processes.

  • Prepare technical and analytical inputs for GDI-led knowledge products, including technical notes/briefs that support sector-specific gender mainstreaming in operations.

  • Contribute to the design and launching of a training module on gender mainstreaming for IDB staff.

  • Support the analysis of and reporting on results from the implementation of the Update to the GAP 2020-2021.

  • Participate as a team member in the preparation of the new Gender Action Plan, 2022-2024.

  • Prepare periodic reports related to the GAP, for IDB senior management, donors, and other organizations.

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 in economics, other social sciences or another related field.

  • Experience: 5 years of professional experience, including prior work on gender analytical or operational work in an international development agency.

  • Languages: Fluency o excellent working knowledge of both Spanish and English.

Demonstrated ability to produce quality reports and presentations in a timely fashion. Core and Technical Competencies: Areas of Expertise:
  • Economics, Social Science, Statistics, or another related field.

  • Excellent analytical skills, with experience producing analytical work on gender equality and women’s empowerment issues (preferably in LAC).

  • Solid experience with survey Data Analysis and data analysis applications (e.g Excel, STATA).

  • Previous operational experience working on the design or implementation of projects that address gender issues.

  • Facility with performing detail-oriented tasks and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

  • Familiarity with the development of projects and operations systems of the IDB or other IFIs, required.

Opportunity Summary:
  • Type of Contract: Consultant (CNS)

  • Length of Contract: 24 months.

  • Location: IDB Headquarters, Washington, DC.

  • Responsible person: SCL/GDI Social Development Lead Specialist.

  • 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. Because we are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, afro-descendants, and indigenous people 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. Additional Information

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