Evaluations Specialists Or Senior Associates

Inter-American Development Bank Washington , DC 20319

Posted 3 months ago

Evaluations Specialists or Senior Associates

Purpose: We are looking for Evaluations Specialists/Senior Associates to analyze and evaluate IDB's and IDB Invest's activities.

The team: The Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) is responsible for evaluating all aspects of the IDB Group's work. OVE undertakes independent and systematic evaluations of the IDB Group's strategies, policies, programs, activities, delivery support functions and systems. It disseminates findings of the evaluations so that recommendations for improvement can be used in the design, appraisal and execution of new operations, providing oversight and support for the enhancement of the effectiveness of the IDB Group's evaluation system.

What you'll do:

  • Evaluations: participate in evaluation teams examining issues of development effectiveness of IDB and IDB Invest activities at the project, sector, and country program level and undertaking special studies, annual reviews, and evaluations of important corporate policies, systems, and initiatives.

  • Support to IDB Group's Self-Evaluation System: participate in reviews and validations of management self-evaluations of public and private sector operations.

  • Outreach: work with multidisciplinary teams to help communicate evaluation findings within and beyond the IDB Group.

  • Support to OVE: contribute to high quality evaluations and skills building in OVE by participating in peer reviews of OVE products, providing guidance to consultants and Research Fellows and participating actively in ad hoc working groups and other OVE initiatives.

What you'll need:

  • Education: Masters degree in evaluation, economics, finance, social policy, public policy, or related discipline, with broad knowledge of international development issues.

  • Experience: At least 4 years of relevant hands-on experience, in economic development, including experience in a policy or operational position in a government, multilateral organization, donor agency, think tank, NGO, consulting firm, or private financier dealing with issues of economic, environmental or social policy, project finance or development effectiveness. Prior experience working in the LAC region a plus.

  • Sector / technical expertise Experience in any of the following preferred sectors would be a plus:

  • Infrastructure (e.g. energy, transport, water and sanitation, or urban infrastructure) o Public sector and institutions (e.g. procurement, taxation, financial management, regulation, public management, or transparency and integrity)

  • Private sector development (e.g. investment climate, financial inclusion, entrepreneurship, innovation, or business regulation)

  • Social sectors (education, health, labor, or social protection)

  • Analytical and Critical thinking: Notably to analyze large amounts of qualitative and quantitative information on complex topics to understand and contribute to assessing and developing recommendations. Need to balance attention to detail with the ability to understand the big picture, then synthesizing your insights to communicate them in a concise and persuasive way.

  • Technical skills: Strong analytical, writing and verbal skills, including validated knowledge of research and/or evaluation methods and experience in one or more key IDB Group Sectors. Ability to work effectively as a team member with autonomy.

  • Language: Proficiency in English and either Spanish, French or Portuguese. In case you are not fully fluent in Spanish, we will ask you to commit to training, since the skill is critical for long term success in the role.

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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.


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Evaluations Specialists Or Senior Associates

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