Consulting

Inter-American Development Bank
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 18

Position description

Established in 1959, the Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “Bank”) is the main source of financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean, providing loans, grants, guarantees, policy advice and technical assistance to the public and private sectors of their borrowing countries. 

The Sector Strategy on Institutions for Growth and Social Welfare (GN-2587) of March 2011, presented within the framework of the priorities set by the Ninth Capital Increase (CGI 9) aims to improve the effectiveness of the Bank in the strengthening of the institutional bases of development in the LAC region, focusing resources on areas of high added value and in which the institution has comparative advantages. 

Regarding the strengthening and modernization of institutions, the Sector Strategy includes, among other areas: promoting reforms that reduce excessive transaction costs for citizens and businesses in their interaction with governments, promoting the use of information technologies and communication (ICT), promote the improvement of the provision of public services, and the promotion of transparency, access to information and openness of government. 

The team’s mission: 

The Division of Innovation in Citizen Services (ICS) has the responsibility of addressing issues of public sector governance and institutional capacity of the State (GA-232-38) in different sectors, at all levels of government and with different State powers. Part of this agenda includes supporting the IDB member countries in their efforts to promote a better government for its citizens, understood from three key dimensions aligned with the Sector Strategy: effectiveness in achieving the expected government results; efficiency in the management of available public resources; and the opening of public institutions and the processes of formulation and implementation of policies. 

This agenda is based on the generation of capacities for public management focused on citizens and aimed at improving the provision of quality public services. All this supported by the advances that ICTs have contributed to generate in public administration, through new forms of interaction with citizens, modernization of management processes, and strengthening decision-making. In order to collaborate with the efforts that the countries of the region are making in these areas, the Bank is carrying out the following activities:

  • As part of the knowledge agenda, the IDB has analyzed and systematized case studies on innovation in citizen services in the region and the world. The extension, updating and dissemination of knowledge obtained on these issues through publications, events, training, and partnerships with communities of practice and external organizations is a permanent task.
  • The strengthening of regulatory capacities and the modernization of regulatory policies and governance in the region have been supported through products and components of operations, in addition to updating events, technical assistance and studies agreed with the countries. The importance and growing interest of governments in regulatory improvement and innovation in citizen services have had support through Technical Cooperation RG T3169 "Smart regulations and institutional collaboration for better service delivery".
  • The strengthening of regulatory capacities and the modernization of regulatory policies and governance in the region have been supported through products and components of operations, in addition to updating events, technical assistance and studies agreed with the countries. The importance and growing interest of governments in regulatory improvement and innovation in citizen services have had support through Technical Cooperation RG T3169 "Smart regulations and institutional collaboration for better service delivery".
  • In ICS, technical dialogue and technical and financial assistance to the governments of the region in the areas of service delivery, regulatory improvement and digital governance demand the preparation, approval and execution of operations (loans and technical cooperation), to which requires the preparation and analysis of project documents, terms of reference and consulting reports, as well as monitoring through the Bank's information systems.

For the development of the set of activities programmed according to the aforementioned initiatives, the ICS team will need a long-term support consultancy, whose main objective and characteristics are detailed here.

Qualifications

  • 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: Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology and / or International Relations. (Desirable Master's Degree).
  • Experience: Minimum 4 years of professional experience, including the coordination of research and international events; writing and editing of text in English and Spanish. Experience in multilateral organizations of desirable development.
  • Languages: Spanish and English proficiency; Fluency in Portuguese desirable.

Core and Technical Competencies:


Ability to organize, plan and work on multiple projects or activities at the same time, and good management of graphic applications and electronic forms are required. Excellent handling of Microsoft Office Suite. Desirable knowledge of Tableau, Stata and / or R. 

Opportunity Summary:

  • Type of contract: Consultant Full Time
  • Length of contract: 19 months
  • Location: IDB Headquarters, Washington, DC.
  • Responsible person: Principal Specialist in State Modernization (IFD/ICS)
  • 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.

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