The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is the premier multilateral development institution within Latin America and the Caribbean Region. At the IDB, the region is divided into four country departments responsible for the promotion and development of country strategies, the programming of operations and the management of resources and of their respective portfolio of operations. The Caribbean Country Department (CCB) has a regional office based in Jamaica, country offices located in Barbados, Guyana, Suriname, The Bahamas, and Trinidad and Tobago, and an office located at the Headquarters of the IDB Group in Washington DC.
CCB is transforming the way it conducts business to effectively and efficiently serve its clients. The department strives to improve lives in the Caribbean by creating vibrant and sustainable economies where people are safe, productive, and happy. Therefore, we are seeking a highly motivated individual with demonstrated administration, leadership and analytical credentials, to fill the position of Resource Planning and Administration Associate or Senior Analyst in our office in Washington DC.
The most suitable candidate will demonstrate passion for development, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be creative and good at relationship building, and have a strong commitment to corporate administration and compliance. Further, s/he must be driven, a great teammate, and a high-energy professional with digital literacy skills. S/he should also have an agile mindset with interest in using real-time, iterative approaches to meet client needs, all with the aim of promoting innovative solutions to corporate and regional development challenges.
The candidate will report directly to the General Manager of CCB and must have experience and demonstrate a holistic understanding of a wide variety of organizational functions including corporate management, budgeting, human resources, general administrative services, and corporate procurement.
The team’s mission:
CCB is responsible for the promotion and development of IDB Group country strategies and programming in The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. The department supports the processing, negotiation, and administration of regional and country specific projects and programs; leading and maintaining the relations of the IDB Group with member countries; supporting the implementation of country-specific operations; promoting and coordinating the use of the funds administered by the Bank or under parallel financing agreements and monitoring the operation-related procurement activities of Bank borrowers and beneficiaries.
What you will do:
- Facilitate and support a wide range of administrative functions, including human resources, budget & finance, travel, general administrative services, and corporate procurement.
- Support human resources actions and activities, including recruitment, onboarding & offboarding, performance management and promotion processes, recognition programs, mobility, and other related activities. Engage with other team members to standardize human resources actions across CCB Offices.
- Mobilize training and knowledge actions and activities, as well as execute the annual and multi-year training plan preparation and execution.
- Plan, execute, and monitor Financial Resources, including preparation of the administrative budget; identification of needs for goods and services; definition of targets and indicators; execution of payments & accounting, and preparation of reports for management review.
- Participate in agile teams to achieve high levels of performance and quality in delivering results that provide exceptional business value to the clients.
- Support the development of an agile and adaptive mindset within country teams and drive a willingness to solve problems by trying new and creative solutions.
What you will need:
Education: You hold a Master's Degree (or equivalent) in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Management, Human Resources, or related area.
Candidates with Bachelor’s degree in these fields will be considered for the lower functional grade under consideration. Training and certification in agile methodologies and/or Project Management certification are highly desired.
Experience: You have at least two (2) or three (3) years of relevant experience, depending on the grade, in the management of human resources, budgeting, accounting, and general administration. Knowledge of relevant IDB Group policies, procedures, systems and databases,
and management processes would be an advantage. Demonstrated knowledge of a range of on-line and offline digital communication tools to create and disseminate business content is required. Hands-on experience using digital technologies and content Management Systems with demonstrated knowledge in digital audience analytics, collection of business and system requirements, and reporting is desired.
Languages: You have excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Oral and written proficiency in a second Bank language (Spanish, French, or Portuguese) is a requirement.
Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries.
Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB Group.
Core and Technical Competencies:
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Type of contract: Fixed Term
Length of contract: 3 years
Starting date: July 16, 2020
Location: Washington, DC
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 are committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we have 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 expression of interest.
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.