Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Quality and Risk Consultant (Environmental and Social Risk Management Unit)

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Job Description

Quality and Risk Consultant - Environmental and Social Risk Management Unit. Background of this search: The Environmental and Social Risk Unit (RMG/ESR) within the Office of Risk Management is responsible for: (i) providing environmental and social risk oversight of IDB-financed portfolio; (ii) providing quality assurance services for the environmental and social risk management solutions of IDB-financed operations throughout the project cycle, with special attention to high and substantial risk operations; (iii) managing and reporting information on the environmental and social risk of IDB portfolio in the Operational Risk Management Committee; and (iv) transferring lessons learned to the Environmental and Social Solutions Unit under the Vice-Presidency for Sectors and Knowledge and other relevant departments, and contributing to the development of training, accreditation and guidance of environmental and social risk topics. The team’s mission: RMG/ESR requires a highly motivated Environmental/Social (E&S) risk management contractual to join our group of highly environmental and social risk management professionals that conduct quality and risk review of Bank-financed operations and monitors E&S risks at the portfolio level. What you’ll do: The objective of the consultancy is to support ESR in the following key activities:
  1. Conduct quality assurance and risk reviews of IDB financed operations (e.g. loans, grants, technical cooperation, etc.) to enhance environmental and social risk management and sustainability of Bank financed operations.

  2. Identify E&S risks and impacts in Bank financed operations and recommend course of action for managing them.

  3. Contribute to the risk monitoring of IDB portfolio by conducting specific Analysis of the portfolio, identifying trends and formulating lessons learned.

  4. Contribute to the development and the implementation of a risk reporting system to provide information and promote action on risk vulnerabilities in portfolio at the appropriate levels.

  5. Contribute to the Design, delivery and dissemination of training and knowledge products to facilitate the application of safeguards.

What you’ll need:
  • Education: Master’s degree or equivalent in environmental / social science, environmental / social management or related field.

  • Experience: At least 5 years of relevant experience.

  • The candidate will have demonstrated experience preferably in environmental and social safeguards and risk management, working with multilateral Financial Institutions, international non-government organizations, government agencies, or the private sector with an understanding of approaches to environmental and social safeguards in Latin America and the Caribbean in assessing and managing the environmental and social impacts of projects.

  • Languages: Proficiency in at least two of the Bank's Official languages (English, Spanish, French or Portuguese). Demonstrated excellence in analytical, writing and communication skills.

  • Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB Group.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.

Core and Technical 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.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Opportunity Summary:
  • Type of Contract: Consultant

  • Length of Contract: 12 months (up to 36 months)

  • Location: Headquarters, Washington, D.C. The consultancy work could also be carried out in another IDB member country within the Region where the residence of the selected candidate is located.

  • 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 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: 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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