IDB Invest - Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Officer - Financial Clients

Inter-American Development Bank
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 03

Position description

The Investment Operations Department (INO) 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. 

INO 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 and Blended Finance Team, and the Portfolio Management Division.


Our team: In the Gender, Diversity and Inclusion team we are convinced that an inclusive business is a better business. Our mission is to support IDB Invest clients in creating a more inclusive business by building inclusive strategies for the employees, supporting the creation of more inclusive products and inclusive value chains.  We focus on the inclusion of underrepresented groups such as, but not limited to, gender, indigenous and traditional people, people with disabilities and Afro-descendants. 


What you will do: 

Focusing on financial intermediary clients (banks, funds, and fintechs), you will advise them in the creation, implementation and monitoring of their diversity and inclusion programs with a focus on employees, products or value chains. Key activities you will be working on:  

  • Support and advise clients on the creation, implementation and monitoring of their D&I programs across our focus areas and focus themes. 

  • Ensure the delivery of training/workshops programs for clients 

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

  • Collaborate with the relevant internal teams to mainstream diversity and inclusion across all IDB Invest areas and ways of working

  • Draw upon internal and external D&I data and insights to implement targeted initiatives that support client’s business strategy

  • Improve IDB Invest external reputation by ensuring representation and public speaking at external events

  • Lead the participation in third-party surveys to drive external reputation (receiving awards)

  • Identify global external influencers and stakeholders with which IDB Invest can partner in order to drive initiatives (meetings, conferences, etc.)

  • Support the team fundraising efforts (donor governments, private foundations, multilateral development banks, other finance institutions)

  • Collaborate closely with the Communications and HR teams, among others, in order to build a targeted approach in amplifying IDB Invest diversity and inclusion programs


 In addition:

  • In collaboration with Segment Divisions, support the identification and design of diversity and inclusion interventions

  • Act as Diversity and Inclusion Advisor for Segment Divisions by building and nurturing relationships with Investment Officers

  • Handle preparation of lessons learned related to gender and diversity within and outside the IDB Group, including technical input for the design of project level communication products, including, press release, brochures, knowledge products and IDB Invest’s blog posts.




Skills you will need:

  • Education: You hold a Master’s Degree in economics, international development, public and/or international affairs, finance, business administration, engineering or other relevant field.

  • Experience: You have at least five (5) years of relevant experience working in the field of diversity and inclusion in private sector companies, consultancies or development institutions.

  • Languages: you are fluent in English and Spanish. Portuguese or French is a plus.

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