Inter American Development Bank

Water and Sanitation Regional Senior Consultant (BB-6C043)

Encontrado en: Neuvoo CR



What you’ll need:

  • Citizenship: You are either a citizen of one of our 48-member countries with residency or legal permit to work in one of the IDB’s Country members. The consultancy work will be carried out in an IDB member country within the Region where the residence of the selected candidate is located.
  • 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: Master’s degree in water and sanitation-related field, in development studies, public policy/administration or in a relevant area.
  • Experience: A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in the region in sustainable development in general and, preferably, also in water, sanitation and hygiene. An understanding of technical, social and institutional issues relating to water, sanitation and hygiene in low and middle-income countries, both in rural, peri-urban and urban areas. A successful track record of influencing key-decision makers including governments. Knowledge of how regional agencies and key stakeholders operate in the region. A good knowledge of the social, political, policy and institutional environments of countries and the region.
  • Languages: Fluent in Spanish and English. Highly desirable to speak or write fluently French or Portuguese.
  • Core and technical competencies:

    A team player, self-starter, able to work in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-country team. Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively to high level target audiences - both professional/specialist and lay audiences. Experience in establishing contacts at the political level in the region. Experience in convening and organizing multistakeholder meetings and consultations.

    Opportunity summary:

  • Type of contract: Consultant Full Time.
  • Length of contract: 12 months with an option to renew depending on performance.
  • Starting date: TBD.
  • Location: The consultancy work will be carried out in an IDB member country within the Region where the residence of the selected candidate is located.
  • Responsible Person: Principal Specialist INE/WSA.
  • 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 all diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, afro-descendants, and indigenous people 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.

    “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.”

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