Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Senior Specialist (Transparency, Integrity and Anti-corruption)

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Job Description

  The Innovation in Citizen Services Division (ICS) is looking for a senior social scientist with a proven track record and strong academic skills in transparency, integrity and anti-corruption reforms to help us advance the dialogue, policy, operational and knowledge agenda with innovative and rigorous approach. The division’s mission is to strengthen the institutional capacity of the state to deliver better services to citizens using digital solutions and innovation, to support the modernization of public management, and to promote citizen safety and security. Because of its wide range of activities, ICS is organized into four clusters. The Public-Sector Management Cluster (PSM) supports the strengthening of core government functions to enhance their capacity to implement policies. The Citizen Security and Justice Cluster (CSJ) promotes investments in social prevention, security management and Access to Justice services. The Data-Driven Digital Government Cluster (DDG) supports countries of the Region in improving the quality of services for their citizens and businesses. To do so, DDG promotes the operational efficiency in government agencies at all levels, through Digital Transformation and the use of information technologies. Finally, The Transparency and Integrity Cluster (T&I) supports efforts to promote Access to Information and compliance with international transparency and integrity standards. The team’s mission: T&I Cluster areas of work are defined by the Sector Framework Document on Transparency and Integrity [LINK HERE], recently adopted by the Inter-American Development Bank. These areas include supporting policy reforms ranging from access to information, public sector ethics, financial disclosure, as well as transparency and governance of the extractive sector, and anti-money laundering, among others. It also includes a cross-sector approach, working collaboratively with other sectors, such as infrastructure, health and BIDInvest, among others. The T&I Cluster works in helping member countries implement sound and practical policy reforms, aligned with international standards (UNCaC, OECD, FATF, etc.) and increasingly relying on the use of digital technologies. Our counterparts in the public sector include, among others, ministries of finance, supreme audit institutions, anti-corruption agencies, financial intelligence units, as well as sector ministries and agencies. What you will do:
  • Engage in identifying, designing and executing technical assistance and lending operations in transparency, integrity and anticorruption.

  • Advise and mentor Bank specialists on the Design and implementation of transparency and integrity reforms at the sector level.

  • Promote the Bank’s contributions in external and internal networks, translating academic findings into policy-relevant recommendations for our borrowing countries.

  • Originate and supervise analytical and knowledge products, including publications, training materials, courses and other knowledge and dissemination products.

  • Cultivate strategic alliances and promote technical assistance, operation identification, design and execution.

What you will need: Education: Master’s Degree, PhD degree preferred in social sciences, preferably in political science or economics with robust academic knowledge in the field. Experience: At least 8 years of relevant experience and a track record in identifying, designing and implementing policy reforms in transparency, integrity and anti-corruption. Your background includes working in the public sector in areas responsible for implementing transparency and integrity policies. Experience working in multilateral and international organizations or projects financed by these entities is desirable. You also have a robust record in publications and policy Analysis, with relevant contributions in the field. Languages: You are fluent (oral and written) in English and Spanish. Working knowledge of an additional official IDB Group language (Portuguese and French) is a plus. 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. Opportunity Summary: Type of contract: Staff, fixed term Length of contract: 3 years Starting date: as agreed with the selected candidate. 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’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. The IDB offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package. 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. Additional Information

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